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

When: April 9-11, 2015

Where: The Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA. The Westin has easy access to Washington, D.C. The hotel is a quick walk or shuttle ride to a Metro shop and Old Town Alexandria. It is two Metro stops away from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). RCC Room Reservations (deadline March 18, 2015)

Cost: 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

RCC 2015 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, April 8

Time

Event

Location

7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Westin Alexandria

7:00 p.m.

Optional Event

Movie Night, Title: TBD

Westin Alexandria

 

Thursday, April 9

Time

Event

Location

9:00 a.m.

Registration Open

Westin Alexandria

Morning

Tour / Visit Newseum

Newseum, Washington, DC

1:00 p.m.

Welcome and orientation

Welcome to the Newseum by Charles Haynes

Newseum, Washington, DC

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

Bud Heckman - moderator

 

3:45 p.m.

Newseum Tour time (closes at 5:00 p.m.)

 

5:30 p.m.

Reception / Mixer

 

7:00 p.m.

Evening on your own

 

 

Friday, April 10

Time

Event

Location

8:00 a.m.

Business Meeting, Continental breakfast

Westin Alexandria

9:30 a.m.

Keynote Session

 

10:30 a.m.

Workshops

 

12:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

Explore Alexandria

1:30 p.m.

Media Panel - Adell Banks to moderate

Westin Alexandria

2:45 p.m.

Break

 

3:15 p.m.

Workshops

  • Trends in Religion Reporting - Adelle Banks

 

5:00 p.m.

Free time

 

6:00 p.m.

DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards

 

 

Saturday, April 11

Time

Event

Location

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Networking Time

Westin Alexandria

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

Westin Ballroom

7:00 p.m.

Wilbur Awards Dinner and Presentations

 

 
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