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April 13, 2011

Free Tickets to Cultivate11

Upcoming event will cover ins and outs of church communication


Cultivate11, a two-day event geared toward helping church leaders think deeper about communications with staff, lay leaders, congregants, and the community, is just around the corner. It's scheduled for May 4 and May 5 in Huntington Beach, California.

Want free tickets? Keep reading this post to find out how you can get them.

I attended Cultivate in 2009 in Chicago. It's a unique experience built around conversations between participants, panelists, and speakers, more so than most conferences I attend. You can read one of my recaps to get a better glimpse of how Cultivate works.

Tim Schraeder, co-director of the Center for Church Communication and a Cultivate11 organizer, explains it this way:

What is Cultivate?
Cultivate is a two-day conversation focused on the space where culture, innovation, and communication connect inside of churches and non-profit organizations. It’s a gathering of like-minded people who are passionate about their Cause and the endless opportunities that lie in new media. Conversations at Cultivate will center around social media, the Web, texting, communication, and how all of these can be leveraged for good.
What Cultivate Isn’t
  • another conference where you go and get a ton of inspiration but little application.
  • a “how-to” or 101-level conversation about new media.
  • a flashy, over-produced event.
  • a marketing pitch from all of the speakers or presenters.
What Cultivate Is
  • a way for you to hear from leading-edge thinkers about how new media can be leveraged for good.
  • an opportunity to explore new ideas and share your insights with others.
  • a place for you to make new connections.
  • an in-depth conversation where the audience helps to drive the content.

Speakers and panelists for Cultivate11 include Mark Horvath, Phil Cooke, Mel McGowan, Danny Yount, Brad Abare, Cynthia Ware, Drew Goodmanson, Justin Wise, and Michael Buckingham.

Cultivate's organizers have offered a limited number of free tickets to this year's event.

DON'T WAIT! The first four commenters of this post will receive one each.

Related Tags: Communication, computers, Facebook, Google, social media, technology, texting, Twitter, websites


Looking forward to it!

What a great opportunity!

I agree that application is > inspiration!

Sounds awesome! Looking so forward to Cultivate.

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it to Cultivate for geographical/time limitations. That does sound like it would be a very helpful conference. It's about time this type of technology is used for what God intended it to be used for. :)

Very excited - hoping to bring my hubby!

Congrats to Matthew, Paula, Tara, and Kevin--you were our first four commenters! You'll receive an e-mail shortly regarding your free ticket.

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