Projected Schedule

Schedule is subject to change

Revised: April 1, 2010 4:59 AM

Tue., April 6Wed., April 7Thu., April 8Fri., April 9Sat., April 10Sun., April 11

Tuesday, April 6, 2010: Pre-Congress Meetings

Time

Event

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WACC North America Executive Board

Tue., April 6Wed., April 7Thu., April 8Fri., April 9Sat., April 10Sun., April 11

Wednesday, April 7, 2010: Embracing Change

Time

Event

7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

BCA Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WACC North America Executive Board

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

UCC Editors Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

BCA Conference

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

BCA Lunch

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Pre-Congress Seminar

Pre-Congress Tour

2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Resource Plaza and Exhibits Open

3:00 - 5:40 p.m.

Odyssey Networks Meeting

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

WACC Honorary Awards

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Opening Banquet and Program

  • Welcome
  • Faith Expressions
  • Mitch Albom
  • Multi-faith comedy team: A Rabbi, a Baptist minister and a Muslim lawyer walk into RCCongress...
    • Bob Alper
    • Susan Sparks
    • Azhar Usman

Tue., April 6Wed., April 7Thu., April 8Fri., April 9Sat., April 10Sun., April 11

Thursday, April 8, 2010: Social Change

Time

Event

7:00 a.m.

BCA Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Resource Plaza and Exhibits Open

8:15 a.m.

Gathering and Celebrating the Sacred

8:45 a.m.

Plenary Sessions

11:45 a.m.

Lunch: on your own

ELCA Communicators Lunch

BCA Lunch

12:00 p.m.

Presbyterian Communicators' Network lunch at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St.

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

CEU Meeting (Required for those requesting CEUs)

1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Workshop Session 1

  • 1A Using Works to Further Your Message: How Copyright Law Applies to Communities of Faith — Kevin Keener
  • 1B Religion in the News Media: Going, going, gone? — Debra L. Mason
  • 1C Communication Rights and the Millennium Development Goals — Philip Lee
  • 1D Social Media With a Strategy — Michael Hoffman
  • 1E Peace and Justice Journalism: Covering Faith in Action Regionally and Modeling Media Responsibility — Mary Stamp
  • 1F Communications Ethics Today — Kenneth Irby

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Workshops Session 2

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Workshops Session 3

  • 3A Communication for Peace: How Digital Technologies can Enhance Empathy and Dialogue — Carole St. Laurent
  • 3B Photo Editing and Color Correction Tips in Photoshop for Experienced Users — Kevin Slimp
  • 3C Top-Notch Congregational Communication — Angela Bengtson
  • 3D Helping Kids Mind the Media in Faith Communities — Rose Pacatte
  • 3E Broadcast Radio: How to Get Started and Offer Quality Programs — Janaan Hashim and Shawn Campbell
  • 3F Gender, Media and Social Change: A case study of the Global Media Monitoring Project — Sarah Macharia

4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Resource Plaza and Exhibits Open

5:30 p.m.

Dinner: on your own

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

RCC Meeting and DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards

6:00 p.m.

BCA Dinner

7:45 p.m.

Feature Film: Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma

9:00 p.m.

NASBWACC Reunion

9:30 p.m.

Evening Prayers / Quiet Time

9:30 p.m.

Film and Video Showcase

Tue., April 6Wed., April 7Thu., April 8Fri., April 9Sat., April 10Sun., April 11

Friday, April 9, 2010: Religious Change

Time

Event

7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

BCA Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Resource Plaza and Exhibits Open

8:15 a.m.

Gathering and Celebrating the Sacred

8:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Plenary Sessions

11:45 a.m.

Lunch: on your own

UCC - OC, Inc. Lunch:
So We Might See

12:00 p.m.

National Council of Churches Electronic Programming Committee

1:00 - 2:0 p.m.

Workshop Session 4

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Workshop Session 5

  • 5A How Advertising Can Help Activate the Members of a Church — Greg Reifel
  • 5B What Makes a "Good" Religion Story Today: Relating to the mainstream media in times of social, religious and technological change — Manya A. Brachear
  • 5C When Religion Meets New Media — Heidi Campbell
  • 5D Raising Kids in a 24/7 Digital Media World: The Role of Faith Groups — Rebecca Randall
  • 5E Video in a Web 2.0 World — Tim Frakes
  • 5F Bridging the Digital Divide: Social Marketing Applied — Michael (Mhike) J. So

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Workshop Session 6

5:00 p.m.

Resource Plaza and Exhibits Close

5:30 p.m.

Dinner: on your own

6:00 p.m.

Wilbur Awards Reception, Banquet, and Program (requires separate ticket)

7:45 p.m.

Concert: Ken Medema

9:30 p.m.

Evening Prayers / Quiet Time

9:30 p.m.

Film / Video Showcase

Tue., April 6Wed., April 7Thu., April 8Fri., April 9Sat., April 10Sun., April 11

Saturday, April 10, 2010: Technological Change

Time

Event

8:15 a.m.

Gathering and Celebrating the Sacred

8:45 a.m.

Plenary Sessions

11:30 a.m.

Gala Closing Banquet Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Religion Communication Congress Closes

2:00 p.m.

A Taste of Chicago - Area Tours

  • Bahá’í House of Worship and Skokie Holocaust Museum
  • Navy Pier
  • Architecture Cruises
  • Millennium Center (The "Bean")
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Many others

Tue., April 6Wed., April 7Thu., April 8Fri., April 9Sat., April 10Sun., April 11

Sunday, April 11, 2010: Post-Congress Meetings

Time

Event

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

RCC Board Meeting

2:30 p.m.

Tour: CBS Studios