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The Church and Media Conference 2011

We’re delighted to announce that bookings are open for Media Futures: The Churches’ Media Conference 2011.

The conference brings together faith leaders and media professionals to explore the creative, commercial and regulatory challenges facing the media.

This year we have a brand new format: a shorter conference; a lower price and more sessions to choose from than ever before. To reserve your place at a special reduced rate, visit  www.mediafutures.info
As usual, top speakers will address vital issues in contemporary media including …

  • Faith in the media
  • Net neutrality
  • Media ownership
  • Social networking
  • The gaming explosion

Also this year, How and Why skill-sharing sessions with industry experts who will help you develop your thinking and practice. Sessions include:
…podcasting
…using social networks for campaigning or promotion
…story telling
…turning ideas into commissions
…making news
…blogging
…creating and publishing a Smartphone app
…developing media literacy in the local church

Dates The main conference begins at 11am on Monday 13th June. It ends at 5pm on Tuesday 14th June. (BBC Local Radio Producers will have a pre-conference meeting at 9am on Monday 13th June.) A detailed programme will be published on this website nearer the time.

Venue
This will be the last year that our conference is held at the historic Swanwick Conference Centre in Derbyshire. All accommodation is en-suite and offers a high standard of comfort. The Centre is only a few minutes from junction 28 on the M1, a 20-minute bus or taxi ride from Derby Railway Station, or a 30-minute drive from East Midlands Airport.

Conference fees
A full conference pass is £250, which includes all meals and accommodation. But a discounted rate of £200 is available to the first 120 people to book.

In addition, bed & breakfast is available on Sunday 12th June for those who want to arrive early at £65.  To reserve your place at a special reduced rate, visit www.mediafutures.info

Please would you help us get the word out by forwarding this email to anyone you know who may be interested in joining us.

Best wishes
Andrew Graystone
Director, Church and Media Network

Tony is a 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 (5.45am and 9.20am). Tony is married with two children.

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