• Helping publishers serve their denominations and God's people throughout the world by providing visionary leadership through the ministry of Christian publishing.

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    Save the dates!

    PCPA is partnering with ACP

    (Association of Catholic Publishers)

    to host

    a joint 2025 conference

     

     

    ACP/PCPA 2025 Joint Conference

    May 1 (starting at noon CT) & May 2 (ending at 3 p.m. CT)

     

    Optional pre-conference events

    April 29-May 1: Catholic Writers Guild

    April 30 (afternoon): ACP Board of Directors

    April 30 (afternoon & dinner) & May 1: PCPA Board of Directors & Heads of Houses

     

     

    Conference Theme

    Collaborate. Innovate.

     

     

    Event highlights

    Keynote Speakers: Hear from industry leaders and church researchers who will inspire, educate and challenge you.

     

    Practical Workshops: Gain hands-on experience with the latest tools and techniques for Christian publishing.

     

    Exhibitor Booths: Engage with 30+ company representatives sharing their expertise.

     

    Peer Group Meetings: Join discussions with people in similar roles as yours about your common joys, challenges and problems to be solved.

     

    Networking Opportunities: Connect with colleagues from across the industry over food, beverages, and during your free time.

     

    Directory of Attendees: Continue the collaboration beyond the event with a complete directory of all registrants

     

    Registration Perks

    Early Bird Discounts: Save more by registering early.

    Group Discounts: Special discounts for ACP & PCPA members registering as a group.

     

    Location

    We have arranged for a block of rooms at the deeply discounted rate of $139++ at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, IL. The conference will be held in their event space. Plus, they are offering free parking, free WiFi and other benefits to ACP and PCPA members. A discount code will be included with conference registration information coming to you soon.

     

     

    Next Steps

     

    Save the Dates! Mark your calendars now!

     

    Stay tuned! Many more details, conference registration and hotel reservation links will be sent to you in the coming months.

     

    Questions? Please contact PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis

     

     

     

     

     

    Wondering what are our conferences look like?

    Check out the photos from the 2024 PCPA conference

    2025 will be even bigger & better through our partnership with ACP!

     

    See you next spring! Watch the PCPA eNewsletter for updates.

     

  • Membership

    PCPA has four basic categories of membership.

    Publishing House Members

    include publishers that are non-profit and serve Christian individuals and communities. The roots of PCPA are Protestant denominational publishers, but we now enjoy the richness of having publishers that are ecumenical and Catholic as members. Learn more.

    Adjunct Members
    are companies that provide a wide range of products and services to help our publishing company members do their work. Learn more.

     

    Freelance Members
    are individuals who provide a wide range of freelance services to help our publishing company members do their work. Freelance Members offer expertise in writing, editing, marketing, design, research, accounting, and more! Learn more.

     

    Individual or Student Members

    Individual Members are individual people who wish to be engaged with PCPA, but who are not currently employed by a company (unless as a student intern) that is eligible to be a PCPA Publishing Member, Affiliate Member or Adjunct Member. They may be former employees (retired or no longer working) of PCPA Member Companies or students interested in exploring a career in publishing.
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  • Peer Groups

    Peer groups are one of the most consistently praised aspects of PCPA membership.

    Active groups include:

     

    Curriculum

    Design

    Editorial

    Finance, Administration & IT

    Fundraising

    Heads of Houses

    Human Resources

    Marketing

    Production and Purchasing

    Rights

    Sales and Service

    Worship

     
  • Contact Us

    We’d love to hear from you. Use this form or email beth.lewis@pcpaonline.org.