RCC 2015 Convention

2015 Convention: Faith-Based Communications: Connecting Locally, Reaching Globally

When

April 9-11, 2015

The Westin AlexandriaWhere

The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314-5700

The Westin has easy access to Washington, D.C. The hotel is a quick walk or shuttle ride to a Metro station and Old Town Alexandria. It is two Metro stops away from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).

RCC room rate: $139 single or double plus tax. Please make your own room reservations (deadline March 18, 2015).

RCC discount rate for overnight parking: $13 per night

Complimentary WIFI in guest rooms.

RCC registration

Full registration is $395 (includes workshops, meals, plenary sessions and tour of Newseum).

Save the date flyer PDF file

Trio guiding 2015 convention

Cherilyn Crowe

Cherilyn Crowe – Director of Communications, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Bill Aiken

William (Bill) Aiken – Director of Public Affairs, Soka Gakkai International - USA

Jeanean Merkel

Jeanean Merkel – Director for Member Engagement, Lutheran Services in America

2015 Convention Schedule

Convention planning is on-going; schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, April 8

Time

Event

7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Night at the Movies

Movie Title: TBD

Optional Event

 

Thursday, April 9

Time

Event

9:00 a.m.

Registration Open

at the Westin Alexandria

Morning

NewseumOptional Tour / Visit Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

1:00 p.m.

Welcome and orientation

Charles HaynesWelcome to the Newseum by Charles Haynes, Director of the Religious Freedom Center Education Project at the Newseum

1:30 p.m.

Keynote

2:30 p.m.

Religious Literacy / Trends Panel

Highlighting the need to be aware of religious trends nationally and globally, how biases affect our messages and communications

3:45 p.m.

Newseum Tour time

(closes at 5:00 p.m.)

5:30 p.m.

Reception / Mixer

Location: El-Hibri Foundation

Bud HeckmanHosted by Bud Heckman, Director of Outreach and the Mosaic Initiative at El-Hibri Foundation (Washington, DC) and Senior Advisor to Religions for Peace USA (New York City).

7:00 p.m.

Evening on your own

 

Friday, April 10

Time

Event

8:00 a.m.

Business Meeting

Continental breakfast

9:15 a.m.

Keynote

10:15 a.m.

Workshops

11:30 a.m.

DeRose-Hinkhouse Award trophyDeRose-Hinkhouse Awards Lunch

Recognize active RCC members who demonstrate excellence in religious communications and public relations.

2:30 p.m.

Media Panel

Moderator:

  • Adelle BanksAdelle Banks, production editor and a national correspondent at Religion News Service (RNS)

Panelists:

  • Michelle BoorsteinMichelle Boorstein, religion reporter for The Washington Post
  • Other panelists to be announced

3:45 p.m.

Workshops

5:00 p.m.

Evening on your own

 

Saturday, April 11

Time

Event

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Networking Time

9:00 a.m.

Keynote

The Role of Religion in International Affairs

10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.

Workshops

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon / Presentation

Faithful Responses to Local / Global Needs

2:30 p.m.

Workshops

4:15 p.m.

Networking

6:00 p.m.

Wilbur Awards Meet & Greet Winners

7:00 p.m.

Wilbur Award trophyWilbur Awards Dinner and Presentations

Recognize excellence in the communication of religious issues, values and themes in secular media.

 
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