Thursday, July 24, 2008


I mentioned in a few posts back about being excited about the upcoming Echo Conference in August. For some reason I am pretty jazzed about this conference. Don’t get me wrong, I have done my share of conventions/conferences/workshops/seminars and I think they are great. Great for meeting new people, great for seeing new technology, great for winning awards (hehe:)). But the Echo clan has done a good job hyping me up for their extravaganza in Dallas.

The Echo website says the conference will encompass all things media – visual, web, music, technology – and hopes to resound the truth of Christ through the power of media and technology. It will be a gathering place for church leaders to discover new and creative forms and uses of media. We hope to inspire church leaders to creatively use media to serve the church body and to reach those outside the church.

The more we explore original uses of media in the church, the better equipped we will be to communicate the greatest message on earth. Developing our ability to express God’s truth through different forms of media better prepares us to see God’s story woven into our culture and to share that story with those around us.

I’m excited.

It may be the location. If you remember earlier this year, I, along with a fellow WCrossing staffer visited Dallas for church site seeing fun with the ADI team. Watermark Church was our first stop. We loved the raw and vibrant décor the church had. Very cool vibe. It will be a comfy place to be in for this type of conference.

It may be the people. I love being around creative people. I am looking forward to getting to see some old friends and meet some new peeps. Networking and chatting from folks who do this across the country jazzes me. To think of all those creative minds stirring on that campus over two days just percolates my mind. Who knows, we may even find our Associate Tech Dir. (yup, we are still looking)

It may be my entourage. I will be attending Echo with a few guys from WCrossing. All I have to say is that what happens in Dallas WILL stay in Dallas.

I think it may be the speakers. What a lineup of creative minds they have!

Mark Batterson
Donald Miller
Todd Wagner
Phil Cooke
Shawn Wood
Chris Seay
Tim Stevens
Greg Atkinson
Gary Molander
Matthew Paul Turner
and a number of other highly creative minds.

I can’t wait!



Blogger said...

Hey dude. Give me a shout when you're in town and you can add Bent Tree to your list of church's to tour. I think you'd enjoy it. See you in a month.

July 25, 2008 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Bill Swaringim said...

Sweet! Looking forward to it!

July 25, 2008 at 9:44 PM  

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