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Speaker Information


Thank you for considering to be a speaker at Best Practices Ministry Conference.  We know that your time and talents are precious and we appreciate your sharing your best practices in ministry with all those that attend BPM. We are so grateful for all of you and continue to be overwhelmed by your generosity of time and talents in this way. 

Below is information about how sessions are chosen and what to expect while you are here.  In addition are the answers to a number of questions you may have about presenting at BPM in a few weeks. Please pay special attention to the dates we need your information and materials. After those dates pass, we will be unable to accommodate additional changes.

We look forward to seeing you all again in February! God’s grace to you in your preparations! If you have any questions or need assistance in the process, please contact Pastor Jeff Schrank


Pastor Jeff Schrank


Important Dates

  • August- Speaker proposal portal opens
  • October 16- Deadline Applying to speak
  • December 30- Notifications are sent for sessions chosen to present
  • January 15– Deadline for presentation needs must be submitted
    • Refer to Tech Request section
  • February 22– Speaker Check-in
    • Speakers should check-in for for room assignments and packets.

Selection Process

All applications are collected in our database.  Once the deadline has passed, all early participant registrations will vote on sessions that meet the needs of their community.  We take approximately the top 225 sessions to be presented at BPM.  You will be notified if your session is chosen.

All applications are collected in our database.  Once the deadline has passed, all early participant registrations will vote on sessions that meet the needs of their community.  We take approximately the top 225 sessions to be presented at BPM.  You will be notified if your session is chosen.

Due to space restrictions, we are unable to accommodate every session we receive.  

Not at all!  

Many of our participants choose sessions based on topics that are affecting their community or society as a whole!  These range from mental health, governance, education, social issues, volunteer challenges, international ministry and much more!

Session Speakers are donating their time & talents and are therefore responsible for their own lodging and travel.

Planning Logistics

If you make changes to your session or contact information, you will be able to edit that once the app is published.  Please maintain the overall content to match the session you proposed.

BPM uses an app to share the information regarding sessions to all participants.  You will be able to make changes to your session information once the app has been published and you create your login information.  Additional features include:

  • Updating pictures
  • Asking session questions
  • Receiving feedback from participants
  • Gathering contact information

There will be tutorials for the app once we are published to navigate and utilize throughout and beyond the conference. Below is more information regarding the BPM app.

You will receive a request to submit tech requests for your presentation in January.  It is important that you submit your tech needs so are prepared for your arrival. This could include:

  • bringing your own computer
  • audio cables
  •  multiple projections
Each presentation room comes standard with a projector with HDMI, PC computer, clicker, and audio recording device.  You are more than welcome to use your own computer, however, you will need to provide any adapters needed for HDMI.  Click on the graphic for more tech needs information.
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During the Conference

Day 1– speaker check-in is available at the entrance of the conference

Day 2 & 3– speakers can check-in at the front office.

You are required to check in when you arrive for your presentation.  This ensures that our AV team is ready to assist you and you are able to present.  This is also your opportunity to ask any last-minute questions.
There is also expedited check-in that will be given to those who have provided all information to our session organizers.  You will be notified if you qualify for expedited check-in. 

Audio recording devices are available to record your session.  While you are not required to record your session, many of our participants have requested access to sessions afterward, either because they were not able to attend, or because they want to share your presentation with others.  

Once the conference is over, we upload sessions onto our BPM Youtube Channel for all participants.  

Once you complete your session, please make sure you leave behind any supplies that were provided.  If you brought a personal device, check the room for your chargers and thumb drives, and be sure to remove the adapter for the clicker you used.  


We already have the information we need from you and you are already accounted for. Instead, download the event app (details below) to view and edit your exhibitor details as appropriate. You will continue to receive emails to the general BPM population about registering, but you are good to go!

If you have additional people associated with your booth, they may register and we will add them to your exhibitor booth contact in the app.

We are providing opportunity for electronic advertising on our on-campus screens. In addition, there are many ways to advertise and network in-app.

Download the event App.
This year, we will be utilizing the Whova event app during BPM to organize the agenda, send announcements, and provide networking opportunities. To download, click here or search “Whova” in your app store and download the event “Best Practices Ministry.”

As a speaker, please follow this link for instructions on how to utilize the app for your table. If you do not see your information there, please reach out to Lotus Kaplan.