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Early Bird rates running out!

There are just a few hours left to book for the Churches’ Media Conference if you don’t want to miss out on the special ‘early bookers’ rate.

The digital revolution has arrived. IPTV, social networking, blogging, gaming and mobile technology are changing all the rules. New plat forms create new possibilities. Fresh expectations from audiences demand new ways of working from producers and communicators.

This year’s Churches’ Media Conference will equip you to find your way through the digital jungle. There will be keynote sessions on convergence, media ethics, social networking, new initiatives in faith broadcasting.

We will also have challenging questions to face; who is setting the values agenda for tomorrow’s media? Does Public Service Broadcasting mean anything in the new media environment? Is Religious Broadcasting coming to an end – or is it ripe for transformation?  Thankfully we have an outstanding range of contributors to help us. They include:

former Newsnight editor Tim Gardam
BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones
theologians David Wilkinson and James Hanvey,
atheist philosopher Julian Baggini
broadcaster and church leader Bishop Nick Baines
CEO of Premier Radio Peter Kerridge
Sarah Joseph, Editor of the Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel.

We’ll also have the inside story of The McCanns and the Media from their official spokesman Clarence Mitchell. And we will have an extraordinary chance to hear from the head of the Palestinian Bible Society Labib Madanat.

We’ve also created even better opportunities to meet and work with colleagues from your particular media sector.

Of course there will also be time to network and relax. I’m delighted that BBC Radio 4 comedian Milton Jones will with us. And once again we’ll usher in the Summer with cool jazz from Still Tim e Band.

The conference will take place from Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th June 2008 at the Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire.

For more information about the conference and to book your place please click here. But remember, you must book by Friday 9th May to get the special ‘early bookers’ rate.

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.

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