The Cultivate Conference for nonprofit and church communication leaders is coming to Southern California in May. The event is being organized by Center for Church Communication (CFCC) board member Dawn Nicole Baldwin and CFCC co-director Tim Schraeder. All proceeds from the event will be donated to two charities: CFCC and InvisiblePeople.tv, a nonprofit telling the stories of homeless people.
Cultivate is May 4-5, 2011, at First Christian Church in Huntington Beach, California. Registration is $129 per person through April 4 and $159 thereafter.
“Cultivate is more of a conversation that a conference,” says Schraeder. “Oftentimes the conversations that happen in the hallways of conferences are more important than the content being shared from the stage. At Cultivate, we are bringing the hallway conversation to the stage.”
The Cultivate Conference first convened in October 2009 in Chicago where nearly 300 communication leaders gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities for churches and nonprofit organizations leveraging social media.
“We’re most excited about the opportunity to help those that are helping others,” says Baldwin, founder of the brand strategy firm, AspireOne. “These communication leaders are doing some amazing things—they just might not have a platform to share their stories. Everyone wins.”
Speakers for Cultivate 2011 include:
- Mark Horvath, founder of InvisiblePeople.tv and recipient of the 2010 SXSW Pepsi Refresh Challenge.
- Charles Lee, founder of Ideation and creator of the Idea Camp.
- Best-selling author and blogger, Jon Acuff, of StuffChristiansLike.net.
- Social media expert and author of the book Socialnomics, Erik Qualman.
In addition to the speakers, a featured panel made up of communications leaders from nonprofit, social justice and ministry organizations will help disseminate and discuss content and ideas shared by the speakers.
More information and registration details can be found online at www.cultivateconference.com.