For the past 5-6 years, I’ve placed a very high value on networking both locally and nationally. I finally figured out that there are other people who do ministry way better than I do. I figured that I could either read their book (if they have one, I’ve read it) or actually I could reach out and try to get to know them. This strategy has played out very well for me as I’ve had the opportunity to meet and learn from many of the most influential voices in ministry today.

The relationships I’ve gained through networking has given the Illuminate Conference an incredible opportunity. Unlike some regional conferences, Illuminate offers an incredibly high quality experience simply because the communicators are the best of the best. Seriously, these are the same people leading breakouts at Orange, Kidmin, CPC and all the other national conferences. Yes, you actually can provide a very similar experience for your volunteers that you experienced at the conference designed for you. I did say that right. Illuminate is not the same as the big national conferences. No, Illuminate takes many of the same high quality communicators and creates a unique experience designed just for volunteers. Your volunteers.

So, who’s is speaking this year? Check it out:

Keynote speakers include Sue Miller and Reggie Joiner (amazing, huh?)

Breakout communicators include:

  • Jonathan Cliff
  • Dan Scott
  • Jenny Funderburke
  • Jenny Golden
  • Cass Brannon
  • Kenny Conley
  • Amy Fenton
  • Matt McKee
  • Annette Borman
  • Sam Luce
  • Jim Wideman
  • Amy Fenton
  • Gina McClain
  • Meghan Wall
  • Dale Hudson
  • Adam Duckworth
  • Andy Savage

For the full list and all the speaker bios (sometimes you need a picture to go with a face), click here!

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