Take the stage at Ideas to Impact 2019.

Ideas to Impact Conference is the largest training and implementation event in the nation. Every year, we bring together ministry leaders to learn, network, and have a ton of fun. Our breakout sessions consist of single and multi-speaker presentations, panels, and fireside chats. They cover beginner and advanced-level best practices around software use, implementation, and innovation in ministry. With more than 1,000 attendees expected, speaking at Ideas to Impact 2019 is an opportunity to share your achievements with many like minded folks trying to do what you've been doing.

Ministry is constantly evolving—and you’re a huge part of that! We’re looking for visionaries who have a unique story to share. We continuously strive to be inclusive and create a diverse speaker lineup comprised of folks from all sorts of backgrounds and denominations. What’s your journey? What challenges have you overcome? What successes have you found? We want to know!

Here are some of the subject areas from previous years:

  • - Communication Strategy
    - Volunteer Development/Management
    - Change Management/Time Management
    - Strategy
    - Team Development/Leadership/Vision
    - Legal/Employment Law/IRS compliance
  • - Accounting/Back Office
    - Board Governance
    - Staffing/Succession planning/hiring
    - Giving & donor development/capital   campaigns
    - Branding/Digital Marketing/Social Media
  • - Multi-generational/Millenials/Gen Z
    - First Impressions/Guest Experience
    - Church growth/Multi-site
    - Security

The ideal Ideas to Impact speaker is:

  • Fired up about sharing their ministry experiences, real-world tactics, and expertise.
  • Willing to partner with us to produce and deliver the best possible experience for our audience.
  • Ready to ignite their network and spark interest in their session and Ideas to Impact 2019.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of crowds ranging from 50-200 people.

Our deadline for speaker submissions is February 15, 2019. With the number of submissions we receive, we cannot guarantee that everyone who submits a proposal will be chosen. If you are selected to speak at Ideas to Impact 2019, you’ll hear from us by late March. Even if you aren’t chosen this year, we encourage you to submit your topic for Ideas to Impact 2020.

Know somebody who would feel at home on the Ideas to Impact stage? Nominate them below!


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For additional questions, please email conference@acst.com.

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By submitting this form, I understand that it does not guarantee me a speaking slot at Ideas to Impact 2019.