• Our 2024 Keynote Speakers

    Keynote #1: Fostering Gracism through Publishing

    In partnership with Rev. Dr. Cheryl Price, Publisher at Judson Press, Rev. Dr. David Anderson, award-winning author of Gracism: The Art of Inclusion, teaches us how to engage matters of race by extending grace to others regardless of--and sometimes because of--color, class, and culture. Dr. Anderson will reveal practical ways publishers can help build bridges across deep divides to help us understand how to incorporate diversity in publishing.
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    Rev. Dr. Cheryl Price

    Cheryl currently serves as Publisher for Judson Press a unit of the American Baptist Home Missions Society, based in King of Prussia, PA.


    Prior to joining Judson Press, she was vice president of Content at Urban Ministries Inc., Calumet City, IL.; and minister on staff at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.; Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle, WA.; and Lutheran and United Methodist congregations in New York and California. She has authored and co-authored several books.


    Price earned a B.A. from American University, Washington, D.C.; an M.Div. from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, N.Y.; and a Ph.D. from the School of Theology at Claremont, CA.

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    Rev. Dr. David Anderson

    Dr. David Anderson, founder and President of Gracism Global, is one of the world’s leading authorities on bridging the deep divides of race, faith, culture, and wealth. Known as the bridge-building voice in the Nation's Capital, Anderson hosts the daily radio talk show "Real Talk with Dr. David Anderson" on WAVA (105.1 FM) – the most listened to Christian talk station on the East Coast. As the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, Dr. Anderson reaches a multicultural congregation of over 10,000 weekly attendees from more than 60 nations, viewed online in over 100 countries, with locations in Columbia and Owings Mills, Maryland.

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    Keynote #2

    How to use Generative AI in Christian Publishing

    with facilitator Joe Wikert.

    Joe is president of Revenue Path Group, a consultancy which helps organizations maximize revenue and upskill their B2B sales teams. His career spans the publishing and technology sectors with executive roles at Macmillan, John Wiley & Sons, O'Reilly Media, Olive Software, and OSV.



    • Diem Bloom, Director of Publishing Operations for Johns Hopkins University Press, discussing AI and content research and development
    • Ken Brooks, President of Treadwell Media Group, discussing AI and production and internal operations
    • Craig Gipson, Of Counsel with Flagler Law Group, discussing ethical and legal considerations for use of AI
    • Terrell McTyer, Executive Director of Marketing & Innovation for The Upper Room, discussing AI and marketing
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    Keynote #3

    How Religion has become a luxury and what it means for the future of America

    with Rev. Dr. Ryan Burge

    • Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University
    • Author of several books on trends in religion
    • Researcher whose work has been covered in a variety of media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, Vox, 538, BuzzFeed News, the Associated Press, Newsweek, Al-Jazeera, Reuters, Christianity Today, Religion News Service, The Daily Mail, Deseret News, World Magazine, Relevant, and C-SPAN.
    • Co-founder and frequent contributor to Religion in Public, a forum for scholars of religion and politics to make their work accessible to a more general audience.
    • American Baptist pastor