Church and Media Conference

If you’re working in journalism, communications, content production or PR and you’re interested in religion and ethics, our annual Church and Media Conference each Autumn is for you.

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 – £50 earlybird tickets available until June 2018, £65 standard

2018 Conference Agenda

We’re developing our schedule right now, with more to be confirmed in the coming months, but you can expect some fascinating discussions and breakout sessions such as:

  • 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

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?

How To’s on podcasting, filmmaking and more

Our speakers so far include:

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
Mark Warburton | Producer Director, Songs of Praise
Bryony Taylor | author and Church of England Priest
Lucy Denyer | Assistant Comment Editor, The Telegraph
Liz Oldfield | Director of Theos
Adrian Harris | Head of Digital Church of England
Professor Tina Beattie | writer and broadcaster

2017 Conference Highlights

Just some of the fantastic speakers we heard from in 2017

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