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ACP-EC 2014 Workshops



Wednesday, April 23

3:00 p.m.    Registration open
4:30 p.m.     Newcomer orientation
5-5:30 p.m.    Walk to St. James Episcopal Cathedral at 65 E. Huron Street  (1.1 miles from hotel ) Subway transportation is also available nearby
6:00 p.m.    Opening Worship Service — Lillian Daniel, Preacher
7:00 p.m.    Reception
8:30 p.m.    Return to the Palmer House

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate outerwear for the trip to St. James. Temperatures are expected in the mid-40s with a slight chance of rain.

Thursday, April 24

7:30 a.m.     Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m.     Breakfast
9:00 a.m.     Workshop Sessions – Choose one from the list:

  • Baker’s Dozen: Cool Tips & Gadgets (Hancock Parlor) by Richelle Thompson, Forward Movement, Cincinnati, OH & Nancy Davidge, Episcopal Church Foundation, New York, NY
  • Getting the Word Out: Using Public Relations to Your Best Advantage (Grant Park Parlor) by Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church, New York, NY
  • Why the Prophets Swore and You Should, Too: Do’s and Don’ts for Investigative Reporting (Water Tower Parlor) by Robert Wildeboer,  WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Chicago, IL
  • Writing for the Internet (Spire Parlor) by Jim Skillington, New Village Media, Columbia, MD

10:15 a.m.     Break
10:45 a.m.     Workshop Sessions – Choose one from the list:

  • Backpack Journalism: A Guide to Multi-platform Story Creation (Grant Park Parlor) by the Rev. Gregg Brekke, SixView Studios, Portland, OR
  • Communicating Within el Cuerpo de Cristo (Spire Parlor) by Carmen Aguinanco, Hispanic Ministry Resource Center, Claretian Publications, Chicago, IL
  • Reviving and Rejuvenating Mature Businesses (Water Tower Parlor) by Roger Lall, Department of Marketing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Thriving in Today’s Brave New Magazine World: How Editors Need to Adapt to New Digital Formats (Hancock Parlor) by Patti Wolter, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

12 p.m.           Exhibits Open
12:30 p.m.    Lunch/Opening Plenary – Kathryn Lohre – “For Such a Time as This: the Glocal Potential for Ecumenism in a Time of Rapid Change”
3:00 p.m.     Break
3:30 p.m.     Workshop Sessions – Choose one from the list:

  • Digital Ministry: Starting With and Sticking to Strategy (Hancock Parlor) by Meredith Gould, Communications Consulting and Digital Strategy, Baltimore, MD
  • Seven Steps to Effective E-Mails (Water Tower Parlor) by Kara Araujo and Sylvestre Gug, Trinity, Wall Street, New York, NY
  • The Reign of God is Like… : What Makes for Good Storytelling (Grant Park Parlor) by Charles Whitaker, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Who Cares? Finding and Telling Compelling Stories (Spire Parlor) by Janet Kawamoto, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, CA & Luke Blount, Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Houston, TX

4:45 p.m.     Free Time/dinner on your own in Chicago

Friday, April 25

7:30 a.m.     Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m.      Business meeting & breakfast
8:00 a.m.      Exhibits open
9:30 a.m.      Break
10:00 a.m.   Plenary Session Two – Meredith Gould – “Digital Ministry for the 21st Century: Stories About Lessons Learned”
11:30 a.m.    Lunch
1:00 p.m.     Panel discussion on Social Media Best Practices with Brent Payne, Nick Knisely, Brian Kinneman, Liz Bartenstein, Gregg Brekke, Kim Maran
2:15 p.m.      Free time
6:00 p.m.     Awards Banquet

Saturday, April 26
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