RCC 2014 — Sharing the Gift of Communicating 85 Years of Excellence

April 3-5, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee

RCC 2014: Sharing the Gift of Communicating 85 Years of Excellence

Photos from the Convention

Plenary Sessions and Workshops

  • Opening Plenary: A Muslim perspective on the interrelation of religions and the role of religious communication in public advocacy — Remziya Suleyman, Director of Policy & Administration, American Center for Outreach
  • Plenary: What Do the Underground Railroad and the Internet have in Common? — Dr. Sybril Bennett, Associate Professor at Belmont University, Nashville, TN
  • Plenary: We Must Speak — Rev. Larry Hollon, General Secretary, United Methodist Communications
  • Plenary: The Role of Music in Religion Communications — Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters, Founding Pastor, Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dallas, TX
  • Plenary: Moving from Page to Presence: Religious Communication and Global Community in a Digital Age — Sarah Wilke, Publisher, Upper Room Ministries
  • Strategic Planning of Web Sites — Matt Carlisle, Founder of Big Heart Creative
  • Religion and the First Amendment — Dr. Charles Haynes, Director of the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum Institute
  • APR: Accreditation in Public Relations — Susan Barnes, APR, Fellow PRSA, retired public relations faculty, Belmont University, Nashville
  • Communicating Faith in the 21st Century — Caitlin Congdon, Communications Manager, United Methodist Communications
  • Communicating Faith in a Culture of Fear — Daoud Abudiab, President of the Islamic Center of Columbia in Columbia, Tennessee
  • How to Turn a Negative Message into a Positive — D. Greg Droubay, Director of the Media Division for the Missionary Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Making Social Media Work for You! — Joel Abramson, Community Engagement Associate at the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and Sophia Agtarap, Minister of online engagement for Rethink Church, a movement led by United Methodist Communications
  • Religion in the Mainstream Media — Bob Smietana, Religion reporter and author
  • How To Handle a Crisis In Your Congregation — Aileen Katcher, Principal of Katcher Strategic Communications
  • Copyright and the Web — Amy J. Everhart and Maria A. Spear, Attorneys at Everhart Law Firm PLC
  • Communicating Across Faith Lines — Joyce Litoff, Writer and Edtior, Office of Communications, Bahá’í National Center
  • Loving to tell the story: a hands-on writing session — Douglas F. Cannon, Ph.D., APR+M, Assistant professor of communication, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

RCC 2014 Convention News

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