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The live portion of the EPA 2021 convention has ended. But full access is available through July 31 for on-demand viewing of more than 40 sessions that were recorded during the live event. You can receive all the inspiration and instruction that more than 300 people enjoyed during the April convention.

On-demand Registration Fee: $99 for members, $139 for non-members. Register here.

Evangelical Press Association Convention

The annual EPA Christian media convention is your chance to step away from daily activities to engage and interact with the EPA community. Join together to explore new ideas and learn from one another through powerful seminars, workshops, discussions and presentations.

WHO WE ARE

The Evangelical Press Association is the world’s largest professional organization for the evangelical periodical publishing industry, both print and digital.

WHAT WE DO

EPA puts great focus on serving God through the written word, whether print or digital. Members of EPA share a commitment to excellence.

WHY WE MEET

The convention provides an opportunity to learn new skills and build relationships with editors, writers, designers, publishers and influential personalities in our industry.

EPA Convention

A Convention for Christian Print and Digital Media

The annual EPA convention is a source of new ideas and creative innovations. It provides an intense time of professional learning, networking and inspiration.

From writers to designers, editors to publishers and seasoned veterans to emerging talents, the EPA convention provides an opportunity to grow and become something greater. This is not just an association, but rather a unique and tightly woven community focused on professionalism, respect and commitment to God. EPA members do not just meet with Christian periodical publishing leaders — they become them.

400

PARTICIPANTS

44

SPEAKERS

37

SESSIONS

289

AWARDS

Conference Keynote Speakers

Walter Kim

Tue, April 27, 12:00 p.m. ET

Walter Kim became the president of the National Association of Evangelicals in January 2020. He also serves as pastor for leadership at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, after ministering for 15 years at Boston’s historic Park Street Church. Kim, who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, is a pastor, scholar, and thought leader whose speaking and writing bring Biblical wisdom to significant intellectual, cultural, and social issues of the day.

David French

David French

Wed, April 28, 12:00 p.m. ET

David French is senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s also a columnist for Time. He’s the author of Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, among others.

Kay Warren

Thu, April 29, 12:00 p.m. ET

Kay Warren cofounded Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick Warren, in Lake Forest, California in 1980. After the death of their son, Matthew, who lived with serious mental illness for most of his life, she founded Saddleback’s Hope for Mental Health Initiative as a way to support individuals and family members of loved ones with mental illness and suicidal ideation. Kay is a board member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

Jo Saxton

Fri, April 30, 12:00 p.m. ET

Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcast host, and leadership coach. She has dedicated her career to growing leadership teams around the world and empowering people to find their purpose in their personal lives and in leadership. Born in London to parents who immigrated from Nigeria, Jo credits her family’s unrelenting work ethic and the grace of God for the bold, tenacious approach she takes to sharing her wisdom on identity, influence, and living an authentic life.

Writers   |   Designers   |   Editors   |   Social Media Managers   |   Photographers

Managers   |   Marketers   |   Digital Content Managers

Focus on Mental Health

Mental Health is EPA’s Cause of the Year for 2021. Leading ministry and industry experts will dialogue on viewpoints, trends, and the appropriate response of Christian media to this issue.

The Gospel and Mental Health

Presented by Kay Warren

Kay will share from her own life and family experience the challenge of mental illness and how the church can follow Jesus’ example to care for and support people living with mental illness. By looking at God’s heart for people who are suffering, Kay will explain the Biblical basis for mental health ministries and practical steps for how every faith community can be part of the solution.

Writing about Mental Health and the Church

Facilitated by WellSpan Philhaven

A panel of WellSpan Philhaven mental health experts and chaplains will discuss mental illness stigma in the church, success stories of faith communities effectively addressing mental illness and mental health, and the questions of why and how writers/ editors should and can address the issue of mental health.

SPEAKERS

At the heart of EPA conventions are the breakout sessions featuring ministry and industry leaders, individuals who have risen to the top of their professions and are widely respected for their skills and knowledge. A stellar lineup of speakers present a wide variety of workshops on writing, editing, design, photography, technology, social media, management, marketing, and current issues. This is where you will be challenged, trained, and equipped to take your skills to a higher level.

Here's what convention attendees say:

  • This EPA Convention was a great time of learning, connecting, sharing, and brainstorming. It was great to be around so many other people who were passionate about Christian publishing and I left with lots and lots of ideas!
  • For my first EPA convention, I was very impressed. The event ran incredibly smoothly and was well-rounded in terms of workshop offerings and events. I had a great time and will definitely be back as often as I can.
  • The workshops were fantastic.
  • I thought the speakers were great. I found all my workshops to be helpful this year.
  • New workshops were offered on topics that I was eager to hear.
  • There was good content and good networking.
  • I was REALLY encouraged this year by a few people, and I came away affirmed in my writing ministry.
  • As a new editor, I loved meeting other people working in a similar field. It left me encouraged and challenged.
  • I greatly appreciated the feedback from the judges’ remarks on our contest entries. They are well worth the fees.
  • I think my personal highlight was just everything I came away with. I got a lot of great information and took a LOT of notes, and it’s exciting to take them home and figure out how to apply them in my context. It was also notable that every person I met seemed genuinely interested in connecting with me as a person – very rare and refreshing!

INSPIRATION. INSTRUCTION. INTERACTION.

EPA 2021 | A Virtual Convention | April 27-30, 2021

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