Only 50 days until Church/Ministry IT staff and volunteers from across the country will descend upon Saddleback Church in warm sunny Lake Forest California to partake in 2 days of invaluable peer learning, networking and inspiration March 11-12.
If you can only attend one IT conf this year, this is the one I recommend without hesitation! Regardless of your church/org size, I guarantee you’ll leave with new knowledge, new friendships and loads of inspiration. I’ve been to every National Church IT Roundtable since 2006 and I leave each one totally amazed at what I’ve gained. Not to mention the incredible friendships I’ve built over the past few years are invaluable on both a person and professional level. So in other words – make every effort possible to get to this event. If you need me to write a note to your boss to help your plight let me know ;-)
We’re still firming up final costs, but it will be under $100…and that will include lunch and snacks both days…and if we get enough sponsors hopefully even dinner both nights.
Sponsors? Yes, we’re asking vendors to help offset the costs. Please encourage your favorite vendors to contribute. Even a small amount will be helpful. Vendors can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on how to help.
Spouses? Yes, a number of us have been informed by our spouses that they TOO will be coming to California :-) Spouses are encouraged to join us during the evening gathering times. Perhaps during the day they can form their own IT spouse support group and hang out together at the beach ;-)
Final details are still being nailed down, but here’s the schedule gist …
March 10 – optional pre-event informal gathering in the evening (possible dinner)
March 11 – Day 1 - 9am until late … Saddleback “behind the scenes” tour in late afternoon, group dinner, then a special worship service
March 12 – Day 2 – 9am until 5pm … then optional dinner for those flying out Sat/Sun