CHURCH AND MEDIA CONFERENCE 2018

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

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8:15am

REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

Join us any time from 8:15am, at the main entrance of St Mary’s, Bryanston Square, to grab your delegate packs and a drink before we sit down for the main sessions.


9:00am

OPENING PRAYER AND WELCOME

By author, speaker and our MC for the day Vicky Walker.


9:15am

MAIN STAGE INTERVIEW WITH JUNE SARPONG MBE

Broadcaster, journalist and author June Sarpong MBE joins us for our first main stage interview - opening up a conversation the conference theme this year - change, diversity and minority voices - interviewed by Chine McDonald.


10:00am

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: CHOICE OF TWO

The Inside Joke on Pitching with Paul Kerensa {Mainstage]

Join comedian and writer Paul Kerensa in this interactive workshop on what standup can teach us about success and confidence in the media workplace

Ministry of Comms workshop {Lower Floor}

In our cities are thousands of individuals who are living out their story every day, unaware that God has a better story for their lives.  As churches and charities we have tools at our disposal that allow us to reach new people every day and invite them into loving communities.  

In this breakout session Director of Communications for Vineyard Mark Crosby will cover how we can strategically use the tools at our disposal to reach our communities, tell our story and invite you to join your story with God's.


11:00am

TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

Join us at the Cafe downstairs for tea, coffee and snacks to refuel for the next sessions and workshops.


11:20am

PANEL DISCUSSION: What Does God Look Like on TV?

The BBC have pledged 'a “Year of Beliefs” in 2019, with specialist programming and documentaries about religion and faith across the BBC. What does this tell us about how faith will be represented in mainstream media? Have we seen ‘God' represented in different, less traditional ways, and is this a good thing? Are perceptions of faith tolerated more now than before? Who is leading the charge? What more needs to be done?

Rev Kate Bottley chairs this fascinating discussion with Songs of Praise producer Mark Warburton, author of ‘More TV Vicar?’ Rev Bryony Taylor, and Interactive Controller of BBC Radio and Music Mark Friend.


12:20pm

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

Join us at the Cafe downstairs for hot lunch and refreshments, plus an opportunity to network.


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1:00pm

REFLECTIVE ACT OF WORSHIP

Take time out from the conference to be still and open to God. Join conference chaplains Peter Crumpler and Liz Clutterbuck for a brief reflective act of worship on the Lower Floor.


1:30pm

INTRODUCTION TO THE AFTERNOON’S SESSIONS

A welcome back from Vicky Walker and a review of the afternoon’s events, back in the main hall.


1:45pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: FUTUREPROOF

Our panel of experts explore what 2019 will bring for new technology in media and connecting communities. Chaired by LEGO’s Head of Emerging Platforms James Poulter, with Church of England digital team’s Adrian Harris, Rev Liz Clutterbuck and BBC’s Head of Voice Mukul Devichand.

{Sponsored by the Church of England}


2:30pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: CHOICE OF TWO

The How to & Why of Podcasting {Mainstage]

Anyone can create a podcast. But, with the market now so crowded, how do you make your offering distinctive? Justin Brierley and Hussein Kesvani will give you a rough guide to podcasting, with practical tips on getting started, standing out and building an audience.

How to: Basics of Filmmaking with Susie Attwood {Lower Floor}

Whether you want to learn how to cut a professional-looking package together for broadcast, shoot b-roll from an overseas charity trip, or shoot better holiday videos on your iPhone, filmmaker Susie Attwood takes you through the fundamentals of slick looking video.


3:30pm

TEA AND COFFEE BREAK

Join us at the Cafe downstairs for tea, coffee and snacks before the final sessions..


3:50pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: GLASS CEILINGS AND PAY GAPS: WHAT CHANGED AND WHAT STILL NEEDS TO CHANGE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA?

Our panel dive into the issues women in the industry faced and are facing this year. What changed in 2018, and what still needs to change in 2019? Chaired by founder of The WTalk Tobi Olujinmi, joined by Rev Sally Hitchiner, The Telegraph’s Lucy Denyer, Professor Tina Beattie and journalist Tobi Oredein.


4:30pm

WRAP UP AND THANKS

Vicky Walker and chair of the Church and Media Network Steve Cox wrap up the conference.


5:00pm

Pub networking

Join us across the road at The Royal Oak Marylebone for networking and discussion of the day’s events

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Special screening of The Wait by Susie Attwood {45 mins}

Stay behind for a main stage screening of filmmaker Susie Attwood’s documentary.

The Wait follows the lives of Syrian Christians who have escaped the oppressive skies of their homeland and have taken refuge in a Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Lebanon. Unable to work or find education for their children, they find themselves stuck in an in-between existence: waiting for visas to the West. Centred around the Eastern Orthodox celebrations of Easter, The Wait gives an insight into their spiritual as well as physical longing.

IMPORTANCE: There are currently 1.5 million Syrian Refugees living in Lebanon with a population of around 6 million. Syrian Christians are a minority of this population. At times like these, when ethnic and religious groups are being increasingly divided across the world, it is crucial we hear from those who are trapped outside of their control and celebrate the cultural and religious diversity of the Middle East.

ABOUT THE FILM MAKER: Susie Attwood is a freelance Producer and Director who has worked across major British broadcasting networks including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. She has a special interest in the Middle East, making films in the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon in recent years.


7:00pm

If you are a filmmaker or in the film industry and some energy left after the day’s events, join the Christian Filmmaker’s Collective meet up and evening with filmmaker Vanessa Bailey over at the Evangelical Alliance offices. RSVP here! Sure to be another fascinating event.


Conference Chaplains

Throughout the day we’re pleased to be say this year our two conference chaplains Rev Liz Clutterbuck and Rev Peter Crumpler will be available for prayer and conversation. We’ll be sure to point out where they will be during the day!