Conference Schedule

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Monday, April 16
2–5 p.m.: Registration — Lodge Lobby/Front Desk
5 p.m.: Welcome Reception for Pre-Conference Intensive Attendees — Inn (3rd Floor Lounge)
6 p.m.: Dinner — Dining Room

Tuesday, April 17
8 a.m.: Breakfast — Dining Room
9 a.m.–noon: Pre-conference intensives — Various rooms
Noon: Lunch — Dining Room
1–3 p.m.: Pre-conference intensives — Various rooms
2–4 p.m.: Registration — Lodge Lobby/Front Desk
4 p.m.: Welcome Reception — Cuningham-Nevius Pavilion
6 p.m.: Dinner — Dining Room
7 p.m.: Opening Eucharist — Chapel of the Transfiguration
9 p.m.: Social — Johnson Fireside Lounge

Wednesday, April 18
7:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer — Lakeside Chapel
8 a.m.: Breakfast — Dining Room
9 a.m.: Announcements and Keynote Presentation — Gooch Main
10:15–10:45 a.m.: Coffee Break — Gooch Main Foyer
10:45 a.m.–noon: Workshop 1 — Gooch (Main and Rooms A-D)

  • Creating a Visual Identity — Melissa Walker, Senior Graphic Designer, The Episcopal Church Office of Communication (Dioceses, Parishes & Organizations)
  • Crisis Communications in Action — Tamara PlummerEpiscopal Relief & Development, panel leader; Carol Barnwell, Texas; Steve Sims, Nevada; Garland Polland, Southwest Florida; Karen Mackey, Louisiana (Dioceses, plus others interested)
  • Editing Writing by Others or Yourself Sarah Bartenstein, Director of Communications, St. Stephens's, Richmond, Va. (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
  • Social Media as Tools for Evangelism Chris Sikkema, Digital Evangelism team, the Episcopal Church (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
  • iPhone Videos Jeremy Tackett, Digital Evangelism team, the Episcopal Church (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
Noon: Lunch — Dining Room
1 p.m.: Chaplain Reflection and Business Meeting — Gooch Main
2–3:15 p.m.: Workshop 2 — Gooch (Main and Rooms A-D)

  • Episcopal Asset Map Tamara Plummer, Asset Map Coordinator, Episcopal Relief & Development (Dioceses)
  • Finding and Telling Stories Jamie Coats, Director, Friends of SSJE – Society of Saint John the Evangelist (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
  • Photos for Social Media Kris Vieira, Cathedral Administrator and Assistant to the Dean,Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, N.Y. (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
  • Strategy for Email Messages Summerlee Walter, Communications Coordinator, Diocese of North Carolina (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
  • The Church in the Public Square Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager, The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations (Parishes & Dioceses)
3:30–4:45 p.m.: Plenary session on General Convention, with breakouts — Gooch (Main and Rooms A-D)
4:45–6 p.m.: Free time (with optional workshops: Photo Nature Walk; Walking the Labyrinth)
6 p.m.: Dinner — Dining Room
7 p.m.: Social — Johnson Fireside Lounge
9:30 p.m.: Compline — Chapel of the Transfiguration

Thursday, April 19
7:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer — Lakeside Chapel
8–8:45 a.m.: Breakfast — Dining Room
9–10:45 a.m.: Chaplain Reflection and Keynote Address — Gooch Main
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Workshop 3 — Gooch (Main and Rooms A-D)

  • Communication as Formation: Getting Formation Leaders to Communicate and Communications Leaders to Form Sarah Stonesifer, eFormation, Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary (Parishes)
  • Design for Non-Designers Jonathan Elliott, Director of Communications, the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
  • Google Analytics & SEO Kerry Allman, Internet Strategist, the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
  • Social Media as Tools for Evangelism — Chris Sikkema, Digital Evangelism team, the Episcopal Church (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
  • iPhone Videos Jeremy Tackett, Digital Evangelism team, the Episcopal Church (Dioceses, Parishes, & Organizations)
12:15 p.m.: Lunch — Dining Room
1 p.m.: Free time and field trips
6 p.m.: Banquet and Polly Bond Awards Presentation 

Friday, April 20

8 a.m.: Breakfast — Dining Room
9 a.m.: Airport Shuttles and Departures — Meet at Lodge


How We Speak and Listen Matters…Understanding Different Communication Styles- Denise Trevino
Getting The Word Out: Marketing your Church Fundraiser - Alyssia Turner
Asset Mapping - Katie Mears
Social Media: Real World Experiences from the Trenches - Anjel Scarborough
“Did you know . . . ?” How to make people sit up and take notice of your story - Patti Borda Mullins
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