If you work in journalism, communications, content production or PR, and you’re interested in religion and ethics, our annual Church & Media Conference is an essential part of your year.

We’re gearing up to host our 2018 conference at St Mary’s Bryanston Square, looking at themes of change and minority voices.

We’re busy planning a packed and fascinating schedule for the day to include topical debates, fascinating keynotes and practical, professional breakout sessions.

Where - St Mary’s Bryanston Square, Marylebone

When - Thursday 18th October 2018 (830am registration and breakfast, 530pm finish)

How Much - £5o early bird (sold out), £65 standard (includes refreshments, lunch and snacks throughout the day)

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Every time I’ve been there’s been something new to learn, great networking and the sense that you’re not alone
 
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What's on the Agenda for 2018?

Main stage interview with June Sarpong MBE about diversity in the industry

God on TV: Faith in the Mainstream and the Future of Religious Programming

Future-proof: What the next year will bring in new technology for media and connecting communities
[Sponsored by the Church of England digital team]

Women in Media: What changed in 2018 and what still needs to change in 2019

The Inside Joke on Pitching: What standup can teach us about success and confidence in the media workplace 

Can we learn to disagree well? – A live ‘The Sacred’ podcast recording with Liz Oldfield

How To & Why: Podcasting – with Hussein Kesvani & Justin Brierley

Ministry of Comms: Joining Our Story with God's -  workshop with Mark Crosby

How To: Amateur Filmmaking – with Susie Attwood

CONFIRMED 2018 SPEAKERS SO FAR

June Sarpong MBE | Broadcaster and author
Kate Bottley | Journalist, media presenter, and Church of England priest
Paul Kerensa | Comedian and writer
Julie Etchingham | Newsreader and journalist, ITV
Mark Friend | Strategy and Digital Director, BBC Radio
James Poulter | Head of Emerging Platforms LEGO
Susie Attwood | Filmmaker
Mukul Devichand | Executive Editor Voice + AI, BBC
Mark Warburton | Producer Director at Songs of Praise
Bryony Taylor | Author and Church of England Priest
Lucy Denyer | Deputy Comment Editor, The Telegraph
Liz Oldfield | Director of Theos
Tobi Oredein | Journalist and fouder of Black Ballad UK
Adrian Harris | Head of Digital Church of England
Justin Brierley | Editor and Presenter, Premier Radio
Professor Tina Beattie | Writer and broadcaster
Liz Clutterbuck | Curate, blogger and researcher
Hussein Kesvani | Editor of MEL magazine and podcast producer
Mark Crosby | Director of Comms, Vineyard
Rev Sally Hitchiner | Anglican priest, broadcaster, writer and founder of Diverse Church

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The content here is really valuable, especially hearing it from people at the cutting edge of what they do