Dear NC’21 Workshop Presenter….

Thank you for considering and agreeing to provide a workshop at the upcoming UB National Conference.

Dates: July 14-17.
Location: At the Grand Wayne Center in beautiful downtown Fort Wayne, Ind.

Under the banner of “Make Disciples,” this year’s conference has the potential to underscore the importance of Jesus’ mandate in such a way that our churches and their constituents may never be the same.

This communication is meant to be informational so that your questions will be answered and we will all be “on the same page.” However, should you still have questions, suggestions or comments, we would love to hear them sooner rather than later.

Hybrid Event
While in-person attendees will have access to all events, online participants will have access to live-streaming of the main sessions, and pre-recorded workshop sessions.

Registration. Is now open. You can register here.

Workshops will be presented on Friday morning, July 16. They will be 45 minutes long. We will use up to 15 locations, each at 3 different time slots, with a potential of 45 workshops.

  • Workshop 1. 9:00-9:45 am.
  • Workshop 2. 10:00-10:45 am.
  • Workshop 3. 11:00-11:45 am.

For a complete list of workshops and workshop descriptions in each time slot, go to this page.

AV Equipment
Will be available in most rooms. If you are requiring access to projector and screen, be sure to indicate on the needs survey below.

Pre-Recorded Option
Each presenter has the option of pre-recording their session so that online participants can access at the same time the in-person session is held. While not required, we really, really, really would love for all presenters to provide this option. If all workshop presenters provide a pre-recorded session, we would be able to give a great benefit to our online attendees. Not only do we suggest using Zoom record, we have the following tips for you:

  • Use an evenly-lit space to record.
  • Use a quiet space to cut down on unnecessary noises and sounds.
  • Silence all devices that could make noise.
  • Sit up straight in front of the camera/computer.
  • Wear a nice, clean shirt with a simple design or no design. Intricate designs are distracting and don’t display well on ZOOM.
  • SMILE and take a deep breath before you begin.
  • Rehearse multiple times before you record.
  • Don’t shuffle papers around during the recording.
  • Make sure you’ve enabled HD for your recording. We need the highest video quality that you can provide us.
  • If you have a microphone that can be easily used in conjunction with the ZOOM recording, use it. People can deal with poor visuals, but can’t stand poor audio quality.
  • Due date: June 1, 2021
  • Send file to:

In Person Session
As of now, we plan to have rooms set up in classroom style, with skinny tables and chairs. The Grand Wayne Center will assist with social distancing if still a requirement. If you have materials to hand out, we can have a table available.

If you are attending the entire conference and staying at a conference hotel, you will have access to the parking garage. If you are attending only for presenting your workshop, we can provide a parking pass for you.

Our registration software will allow us to form “groups” for each workshop. This way, you will have access before and after the conference to communicate with those attending your workshop. You can send handouts, entertain discussion, and answer questions.

Workshop Presenter Survey

Fill out my online form.

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