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2016 Conference Program

 

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Schedule Overview

Sunday, June 5

4 pm – 8 pm       Registration (Addison)

Monday – Wednesday, June 6 – 8

7:15 am               Breakfast for dorm guests (Refectory)

8:00 am               Registration, morning refreshments, exhibits (Addison)

8:30 am               Welcome & orientation (Lettie Pate)

9:00 am               Workshops (Addison)

10:30 am             Break, refreshments (Addison)

10:45 am             Workshops (Addison)

12:15 pm             Lunch (Refectory)

1:30 pm                Worship (M/W: Chapel, T: Addison Lobby)

2:00 pm                M/W: Plenary (Chapel, until 3:15) / T: Workshops (Addison, until 3:30)

3:30 pm                Break, refreshments (Addison)

3:45 pm                Workshops (Addison)

5:15 pm               Break

5:30 pm                M/T: Evening Prayer (Chapel) / W: Commissioning Service (Addison Lobby)

5:45 pm               (Optional) Dinner (Refectory)

7:00 pm               (Optional) Evening Program in English and Spanish (Addison, until 8:45)

 

Session Descriptions

June 6, 2016

Breakfast

7:15 am  -  8:15 am
Refectory

For overnight guests only. Day participants are welcome to join us in Addison Hall for refreshments and exhibits beginning at 8 am.

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Registration, exhibits, refreshments

8:00 am  -  8:30 am
Addison Hall

Welcome

08:30 am  -  09:00 am
Lettie Pate Evans Multipurpose Room

Opening prayer, orientation to the schedule, and important announcements.

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Faith Formation for Every Adult in Your Community

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 201 and Webinar

It’s possible today for faith communities to provide vibrant faith formation for all adults—young adults, midlife adults, mature adults, and older adults. The abundance of high quality digital media for adults, and the new online and digital tools and technologies makes develop adult faith formation in every church possible today—regardless of you size, finances, and […]

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Facebook for Ministry: Pages, Groups, and Ads

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 207 and Webinar+

Facebook is the dominant social media platform for all ages. Are you using it effectively in your church and formation programs? Are you hosting discussion, using ads for evangelism, and boosting posts to get to your whole audience? Come to this workshop to explore some of these lesser used aspects of Facebook.

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Photography on a Budget

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 109

Digital cameras are everywhere, yet it can still be difficult to get great photography that works for your projects. This workshop will cover the ins-and-outs of basic digital photography workflow, from capture and storage to simple manipulation and final use.   We will also discuss alternate avenues for acquiring great photography, including stock and other […]

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Guiding Online Learners’ Experience: Lessons from Interaction Design

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 101

How do people relate to one another, to technology, and to one another through technology? How do users of digital tools actually behave? What does an experience look like over time? What people, objects, and systems support that experience? Interaction designers often think about these questions as they create digital products and services. This session […]

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A Guide to High-Quality Church Welcome Videos

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 213

The Episcopal Video Network aims to connect media-minded Episcopalians looking to use their creative and innovative backgrounds to foster the growth of relevant digital content that responds to the spiritual needs and desires of a modern society. EVN is about to publish a comprehensive guide to creating church welcome videos for online evangelism. This session will introduce the guide […]

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Break: Refreshments & exhibits

10:30 am  -  10:45 am
Addison Hall

Creating an Online Classroom in a Faith Formation Context

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 207 and Webinar+

Secular education institutions are using online Learning Management Systems (LMS) to organize content and create a clear path for learners to move through material and demonstrate mastery. How might churches do the same? This workshop will walk participants through the basics of an LMS, the options and opportunities LMS systems offer, and the process of […]

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Lesson Planning Lessons from the Open Source Movement

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 109

The open source movement has revolutionized the development and use of technology in almost unimaginable ways. Instead of being developed in private, profit-driven environments, the world’s biggest software projects are developed through collaborative and open efforts. Are there principles from this movement that Christian educators can adopt that can make our lives easier and even […]

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Podcasting: Taking Faith to the Gym or on the Road

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 101

Podcasting offers a means for Christians to engage with their faith during daily activities with creative audio content. The landscape of faith podcasts is far more than sermon recordings—they offer possibilities of deep engagement with scripture, wrestling with hard questions, having fun with our faith, and making surprising personal connections. This workshop will offer a […]

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Partnering for Impact: Finding and Working with Online Collaborators

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 213

This workshop will review case studies for ministry partnership and explore the implications for mission priorities, economic models, branding, and team learning.

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The Art of Providing Spiritual Counsel Online

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 201 and Webinar

Today, young adults are investigating themes in spirituality more willingly than formal religion. Across many faith traditions, the absence of young adults in traditional practices and communities is no longer an exception, but has become the norm. However, young adults are seriously envisioning new ways to care for self and community; challenge leaders and each […]

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Lunch, break

12:15 pm  -  1:30 pm
Refectory

Worship

1:30 pm  -  2:00 pm
Immanuel Chapel

Plenary: Albert Cutié (sponsored by Church Publishing Inc.)

2:00 pm  -  3:15 pm
Immanuel Chapel

Albert Cutié is author of Talking God and was the first clergy person to host a daily talk show on secular television for a major network. He has been referred to as “Father Oprah” by Newsweek, Time, and other publications. He will speak to us Monday about reaching and growing disciples in a media age. Thanks to Church […]

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Break: Refreshments & exhibits

3:15 pm  -  3:45 pm
Addison Hall

Teaching & Relating Using Screencasts

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 207 and Webinar+

Simple online video is a medium tailor-made for ministers. Learn how to get up and running quickly creating videos you can share with your congregation, group members, and even individuals. We’ll cover some best practices from the cognitive sciences and plenty of practical tips.

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Formation When You Least Expect It (sponsored by Forward Movement)

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 201 and Webinar

The days of people sitting in classrooms on command are over, if they were ever real. To form people, we have to move beyond traditional classes and offer multiple paths of entry. In this workshop, we’ll look at Lent Madness and many other examples. We’ll consider the importance of content, style, and marketing. You can […]

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Creating an Online Classroom in a Faith Formation Context

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 109

Secular education institutions are using online Learning Management Systems (LMS) to organize content and create a clear path for learners to move through material and demonstrate mastery. How might churches do the same? This workshop will walk participants through the basics of an LMS, the options and opportunities LMS systems offer, and the process of […]

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Biblical Storytelling in the Digital Age

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 213

Engagement with scripture lies at the heart of all Christian formation. Explore ways to use the gifts of the digital age to help others be formed in light of God’s stories.

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Social media as e-vangelism

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 101

Social media is the Gutenberg of this era and has the potential power of reaching people across the world and more importantly in our neighborhoods—if we learn to utilize it well. This workshop will offer ideas, strategies, and stories that will demonstrate how to gain new likes/followers and how to engage them. The basic principle is connecting with people […]

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Evening prayer

5:30 pm  -  5:45 pm
Immanuel Chapel

A chance to clear your mind and connect with God after a long day learning.

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Dinner

5:45 pm  -  6:45 pm
Refectory

Included in cost of evening program. If you didn’t register for evening program, you’ll need to purchase dinner separately.

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Clinic: There’s an App for That – Introducing “Who Are You, Jesus?”

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison 109

This clinic will introduce you to an app that offers a beautiful, inviting, and authentic encounter with Scripture that nurtures children’s inborn relationship with God. Although the app is designed based on prolonged study of the child’s developmental needs, the Scripture portions and wondering questions invite people of all ages to enter into a deeper relationship […]

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Clinic: Hands-on sound recording and editing

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison 207

This clinic will provide hands-on experience in the basics of recording, editing, getting your podcast on major platforms like iTunes and Stitcher, and building an audience. Ideally (but not required) – participants will come with some audio they’d like to share – something they’ve brought from home, or perhaps an interview you’ve recorded with a […]

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Clinic: Welcoming (Almost) Everyone – Digital information security conversation

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison 213

Our churches welcome everyone—except bad actors, computer hackers or those who spreading malicious software! Bad actors are looking for “soft targets” to gain access to passwords for bank accounts as well as personal information of staff and parishioners so they can exploit it to their advantage. Depending on the survey, some 68-90% of small businesses and nonprofits do not take […]

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Networking & Conversation Time sponsored by CEEP

7:00 pm  -  8:45
Addison Lower Level

Join your peers on the ground floor of the Addison Academic Center for networking time in the exhibit hall, Flamingo Cafe, and other spaces. Thank you to the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes for sponsoring Evening Program refreshments.

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Clinics: Additional Topics

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison Academic Center (rooms in description)

In addition to the other clinics described in the program, the following e-Formation speakers will host informal, interactive drop-in clinics on the following topics: Andrea Noel: Spiritual Guidance and Pastoral Care of Young Adults Online (Addison 110) Bethany Stolle: Using Empathy and Design to Create Experiences People Love (Addison 113) Randall Curtis: Google Tools & WordPress (Addison 201) Tamara […]

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Master Classes: Various Genres

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison Academic Center (rooms in description)

Master classes are a chance to get feedback on your online work. Experienced practitioners will offer constructive feedback on the examples you bring. Stacy Williams-Duncan: Online Learning Materials (Addison 108) Michael Gewecke: Websites, Communications Strategy (Addison 208) Scott Gunn: Social Media Presence (Addison 209) Bryan Miller: Websites, Communications Strategy (Addison 210) Bring samples of your work and a […]

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e-Formation en Español

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison 111

Nightly topics TBA. Vamos a anunciar el tema para cada noche pronto.

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June 7, 2016

Breakfast

7:15 am  -  8:15 am
Refectory

For overnight guests only. Day participants are welcome to join us in Addison Hall for refreshments and exhibits beginning at 8 am.

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Registration, exhibits, refreshments

8:00 am  -  8:30 am
Addison Hall

Welcome

8:30 am  -  9:00 am
Lettie Pate Evans Multipurpose Room

Opening prayer, orientation to the schedule, and important announcements.

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Community Outreach Tools & Learning to be Platform Agnostic

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 213

Learn how your church can connect with people using community outreach tools such as Meetup & Nextdoor. We will also discuss the virtue of Platform Agnosticism within a fast changing technology world.

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Experiencing the Bible in Images

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 109

The Bible CAN pop off the pages and into our lives. In the age of images and smartphones, that invitation is more alive than ever. This workshop will offer an experiential practice, group discussion and methods for creative, inspiring (and fun!) Bible explorations with your community back home.

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Why Twitter Still Matters: An Introduction For Beginners

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 207 and Webinar+

Twitter is 10 years old. Can we still use 140 characters to evangelize? How can churches use Twitter to engage members and followers in prayer practices and in the life of the faith? This workshop is for those who have never tweeted or who have an account and have no idea what to do with […]

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Doing Theology Online

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 201 and Webinar

“Doing theology” online isn’t just about tech savvy, but engaging in effective and incisive cross-cultural engagement. As Christians, how can we faithfully engage with marginalized perspectives in our virtual and “real world” contexts? Join us in an exploration of the work of social e-vangelism and how we can bring our theological convictions to bear in […]

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Easy Video Creation to Evangelize (sponsored by ECF)

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 101

Want to show what your church or organization has to offer? Want to have a more engaging social media presence? Video is the perfect way to do it! There are so many apps and websites that can help even a reluctant novice make professional-looking videos. Thanks to the Episcopal Church Foundation for sponsoring this session.

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Break: Refreshments & exhibits

10:30 am  -  10:45 am
Addison Hall

Post-Modern Stained Glass: Instagram, Pinterest and the rise of visual social media

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 101

Images have become a vital way that people communicate and connect online, and studies show that visual content generates far more engagement than text alone. Speaking these visual languages can be a challenge for ministry leaders in faith traditions steeped in the written word. In this workshop, Keith Anderson will provide advice for embracing the […]

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Grow, Hold, Fold: Turning around faith-based organizations for the 21st century

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 207 and Webinar+

In the face of rapid changes in religion, lifestyles and technology how do faith based organizations (congregations, seminaries & others) make the radical shifts necessary to continue to proclaim a grace-filled Gospel while renewing and revitalizing our ministries for the 21st century? Augsburg Fortress, the ELCA’s ministry of publishing, has wrestled with this challenge and […]

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Advanced Twitter Strategy and Analytics (sponsored by Forward Movement)

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 213

If you’ve been using Twitter for a while and you aren’t quite sure where to go next, this workshop is for you. We’ll talk about strategy for building audience and engagement. We’ll look at about how Twitter can fit into an overall communication plan. We’ll consider some (mostly free) analytical tools that are available to […]

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Families at the Center of Faith Formation

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 109

This workshop presents a new narrative for understanding families in the 21st century and proposes a new comprehensive approach to family faith formation that incorporates: (1) growing in faith at home, (2) developing the faith of young people, (3) building a strong family life, (4) parents becoming faith formers of young people, (5) families participating […]

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Curating the Shared Life with Intention for Youth and Young Adults

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 201 and Webinar

What does it look like to create a space for youth and young adults who are part of a generation that are the least engaged in religious life but according to the Pew Research Center also exhibits a strong sense of faith in God? How can digital technologies curate meaningful community among a generation who […]

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Lunch, break

12:15 pm  -  13:30 pm
Refectory

Worship

1:30 pm  -  1:50 pm
Addison Atria

Best Practices in Hybrid Faith Formation

2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
Addison 101

Lisa Kimball and Kyle Oliver will introduce hybrid faith formation and share case studies and best practices from the CMT’s HFF learning cohorts. If you’re looking to “flip” your faith formation classroom or otherwise combine in-person gatherings with online/at-home faith practices, this is the workshop for you.

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Virtual Incarnations: Facilitating Online Learning and Choosing Webconference Platforms

2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
Addison 207 and Webinar+

Faith formation is relational, however it is increasingly difficult to get people to physically gather. Web conferencing is a great way to meet people where they are. This workshop will provide tips to facilitating learning online and help you select a video conference platform that matches your presentation style.

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Get More From Gmail

2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
Addison 213

Gmail is a free tool to use for email. It can also be a major productivity tool when used effectively so that you can spend less time in front of your email and more time out in ministry. This workshop will explore Archiving, Labels, Canned Responses, and more advanced features of Gmail. If possible, please […]

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Creating Multilingual, Multicultural Content: How to Get Started (sponsored by ECF)

2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
Addison 201 and Webinar

As our ministries change with the times, so must the content we share. Have you wondered how or where to start? Come hear what I have learned in the 20+ years as a bilingual/ESL teacher in the public school system and 36+ years as a Latina living in the US about multiculturalism and multilingualism. Thanks […]

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Conversation: Updating child protection policies in light of digital media and technology

2:00 pm  -  3:30 pm
Addison 109

Among the e-Formation Learning Community’s most frequently asked questions are quite a number involving communication policies with children and youth. Join us for an important conversation about how the traditional principles of child and youth protection translate in the online space, and if anything gets lost in translation. Whether you have burning questions, bright ideas, or trusted resources to share, you […]

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Break: Refreshments & exhibits

3:30 pm  -  3:45 pm
Addison Hall

Integrated Communications Planning

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 207 and Webinar+

This workshop is for people who need to guide and shape the big picture of organizational communications for congregations or para-church ministries. We’ll cover setting goals, planning the calendar, choosing tools, evaluating progress, and sharing the workload. If you’re in charge of an organization or oversee its communications, this workshop is a must.

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Faith Formation in The Digital Cathedral

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 201 and Webinar

Faith formation no longer happens in one hour on Sunday morning (if it ever really did). It happens across the local and digital gathering spaces that connect our lives—conversations in pubs and coffee shops, prayers offered and received on social media, learning online and on-demand about saints, liturgy, the Bible, spiritual practices, and more. In […]

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Global and Local Digital Ministry: A Vehicle of The Holy Spirit

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 101

The church is at a point where it needs to redefine its Christology and adapt to the time in which it is evolving. We are facing different challenges such as the lack of human resources, places where there are no clergy, no musician, the speed with which printed materials are becoming obsolete, the need for […]

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Curating the Shared Life with Intention for Youth and Young Adults

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 109

What does it look like to create a space for youth and young adults who are part of a generation that are the least engaged in religious life but according to the Pew Research Center also exhibits a strong sense of faith in God? How can digital technologies curate meaningful community among a generation who […]

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Get More From Google Drive

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 213

Google Drive is a wonderful way to collaborate and store documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms for a team. It can be a free tool that equips a formation team to do great work. Come to this workshop to see these programs and projects in action. If possible, please bring a laptop and your Google account […]

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Evening prayer

5:30 pm  -  5:45 pm
Immanuel Chapel

Dinner

5:45 pm  -  6:45 pm
Refectory

Included in cost of evening program. If you didn’t register for evening program, you’ll need to purchase dinner separately.

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Clinic: Creating Innovative Faith Formation Programming & Building a Faith Formation Website

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison 109

A guided, nuts-and-bolts session on how to design a learning website for your congregation. We will examine examples of existing faith formation platforms and make plans for bringing new ones to life. Come prepared for lots of discussion and to try out your ideas.

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Clinic: Expanding your ministry with church administration tools

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison 207

From cloud-based membership management, online directories, and small group platforms to integrated bulk email, online giving, and scheduling, there’s a digital tool that can help you manage your church more effectively. If you’ve been thinking of stepping into these waters, come see demonstrations of some of the options available.

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Networking & Conversation Time sponsored by CEEP

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison Lower Level

Join your peers on the ground floor of the Addison Academic Center for networking time in the exhibit hall, Flamingo Cafe, and other spaces. Thank you to the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes for sponsoring Evening Program refreshments.

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Clinics: Additional Topics

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison Academic Center (rooms in description)

In addition to the other clinics described in the program, the following e-Formation speakers will host informal, interactive drop-in clinics on the following topics:   Shamika Goddard: Introducing the Personal Tech Audit (Addison 113) Laurie Brock: Social Media in the Life of the Congregation (Addison 209) Chris Hamby: Web & Social Media Analytics (Addison 112) Nathanael Saint-Pierre: Managing […]

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Master Classes: Various Genres

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison Academic Center (rooms in description)

Master classes are a chance to get feedback on your online work. Experienced practitioners will offer constructive feedback on the examples you bring.   Merrill Whatley: Websites (Addison 108) Chris Breitenberg: Communications Strategy (Addison 110) Kyle Oliver: Online Learning Materials (Addison 208) Keith Anderson: Personal Profiles, Blogging, Websites, Events (Addison 210) Bring samples of your work and a desire […]

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Participate in #chsocm chat

9:00 pm  -  10:00 pm
Scott Lounge

Come join other #eform16-ers who want to participate in this week’s #chsocm chat. Bring your device! From the #chsocm website: #chsocm is the hashtag being used on Twitter to identify content and conversation about church social media. Anyone interested in promoting social media to build church and faith is invited to use #chsocm to tag […]

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June 8, 2016

Breakfast

7:15 am  -  8:15 am
Refectory

For overnight guests only. Day participants are welcome to join us in Addison Hall for refreshments and exhibits beginning at 8 am.

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Registration, exhibits, refreshments

8:00 am  -  8:30 am
Addison Hall

Welcome

8:30 am  -  9:00 am
Lettie Pate Evans Multipurpose Room

Opening prayer, orientation to the schedule, and important announcements.

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Designing Community Online Resources: Lessons from the Episcopal Asset Map

09:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 101

The Episcopal Asset Map is a grassroots populated web-based resource built to serve and be populated by a mainline Christian community where the average age is over 50. This workshop is designed to not only explore the technological journey, but the organizational structures needed to support such a project. If you want to know how […]

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Content creation and curation for websites — promoting values and mission effectively

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 201 and Webinar

Denominational church is not great at engaging an audience online. In the most part our websites are functional, yet offer little to the casual observer, lurker or spiritual inquirer. Studies have shown that people are more likely to take to social media or Google to find some inspiration in their lives. So we need to […]

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Working with a Website Developer: A client and developer share their experience

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 213

You know your church website isn’t as appealing or effective as it could be, but you don’t have the expertise to update it. So you turn to a developer. Now what? Join Lisa Brown and Merrill Whatley as they discuss optimal client-developer partnerships, and share ways to work together to create a website that not […]

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Using Media Projects with Children and Youth

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 109

About 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute (up from 300 last year!). Add in Vimeo, Vine, Instagram Video, and now Blab and it’s clear: online video is a huge cultural juggernaut. How can you make use of these resources and create new content as part of your Christian formation ministry? This workshop […]

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The Art of Facilitating Online Discussions

9:00 am  -  10:30 am
Addison 207 and Webinar+

Facilitating engaging discussions involves more than throwing out a question and seeing how people respond. Whether your group gathers in person or online, the goal of the facilitator is to frame and guide the discussion. In this workshop you will learn how to best facilitate online discussions and how this is similar to and different […]

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Break: Refreshments & exhibits

10:30 am  -  10:45 am
Addison Hall

Families at the Center of Faith Formation

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 213

This workshop presents a new narrative for understanding families in the 21st century and proposes a new comprehensive approach to family faith formation that incorporates: (1) growing in faith at home, (2) developing the faith of young people, (3) building a strong family life, (4) parents becoming faith formers of young people, (5) families participating […]

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Reading, Sharing, and Creating Faith-Based Blog Content

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 201 and Webinar

From why blogs can be important tools for you church to why simply posting your sermon from Sunday is not a great use of the blog, Laurie will talk about this tried and true use of digital media for the church.

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Growing Your Content without Killing Yourself

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 101

Learn how to create top-flight content on a consistent basis. Maybe it’s a blog, videos, podcasts, or online classes; we’ll talk about how to leverage resources, get better organized, and produce things that really matter on a regular basis.

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What do parents and teachers need to know about kids and digital media?

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 109

The mall. Public parks. Friends’ houses. The lunch room. The physical spaces that were central to socialization, extracurricular learning, and identity formation for many of us have increasingly shifted to digital spaces. And there are implications for ministry leaders who work with young people, their parents, and teachers.   This session will explore digital media […]

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Easy Graphic Design Using Canva

10:45 am  -  12:15 pm
Addison 207 and Webinar+

This workshop is designed for those looking to explore a whole new way to design. Take a tour of the user interface as well as some of its features and functionality. Get ready to create great designs to support your ministry and to hit the ground running with your new knowledge of Canva and all that it offers.

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Lunch, break

12:15 pm  -  1:30 pm
Refectory

Worship

1:30 pm  -  2:00 pm
Immanuel Chapel

Plenary: Manoush Zomorodi (sponsored by ChurchNext)

2:00 pm  -  3:15 pm
Immanuel Chapel

How can we find focus when we’re constantly being interrupted? How do we stay creative when we never have a chance to get bored? How do we balance worries about privacy, security, and information overload with a love of technology and a desire to live well? As host and managing editor of Note to Self from […]

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Break: Refreshments & exhibits

3:30 pm  -  3:45 pm
Addison Hall

Spiritual Practices in a Digital Age

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 207 and Webinar+

Digital life is now ubiquitous; it’s inseparable from our everyday lives. Drawing upon both case studies and opportunities to engage in practice, we will explore some exciting possibilities (and limits!) for spiritual practice in this digital age our ours.

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Working with a Website Developer: A client and developer share their experience

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 213

You know your church website isn’t as appealing or effective as it could be, but you don’t have the expertise to update it. So you turn to a developer. Now what? Join Lisa Brown and Merrill Whatley as they discuss optimal client-developer partnerships, and share ways to work together to create a website that not […]

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Infographics: An Underutilized Formation Tool

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 101

Infographics are visual tools that convey information in an engaging and easy to access format. Professionals from advertising to big data use them to connect with people and help them understand the importance of the information being communicated. This workshop will explore how we can use infographics as formational tools and to promote programs. You […]

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What do parents and teachers need to know about kids and digital media?

3:45 pm  -  5:15 pm
Addison 201 and Webinar

The mall. Public parks. Friends’ houses. The lunch room. The physical spaces that were central to socialization, extracurricular learning, and identity formation for many of us have increasingly shifted to digital spaces. And there are implications for ministry leaders who work with young people, their parents, and teachers. This session will explore digital media trends […]

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Sending service

5:30 pm  -  5:45 pm
Addison Lobby

Dinner

5:45 pm  -  6:45 pm
Refectory

Included in cost of evening program. If you didn’t register for evening program, you’ll need to purchase dinner separately.

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Networking & Conversation Time sponsored by CEEP

7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm
Addison Lower Level

Join your peers on the ground floor of the Addison Academic Center for networking time in the exhibit hall, Flamingo Cafe, and other spaces. Thank you to the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes for sponsoring Evening Program refreshments.

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June 9, 2016

Theological Educators’ Symposium

8:30 am  -  8:30 pm

Invited gathering of theological educators active in digital literacy initiatives in seminaries and elsewhere. Activities include a preliminary report of the e-Formation program’s Digital Media for Ministry Asset Mapping project.

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June 10, 2016

Theological Educators’ Symposium

8:30 am  -  12:00 pm

Invited gathering of theological educators active in digital literacy initiatives in seminaries and elsewhere. Activities include a preliminary report of the e-Formation program’s Digital Media for Ministry Asset Mapping project.

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June 6, 2017

2017 Registration

8:00am  -  9:30am
Addison Atrium