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Carol Kent

Carol Kent

Dear Friends,

What a privilege it is to invite you to the 2015 expanded Speak Up Conference. For more than two decades many of you have attended the of the Original and/or Advanced Speak Up with Confidence Seminars, and you have asked, “What’s next?”

We made a major change during the past three years and we combined the best of the Original and the Advanced Speak Up Seminars into a single speaking track.

We also added a writing track. Since the conference is hosted in Grand Rapids, Michigan where there are so many Christian publishers, we are now offering those of you who have ideas for an article, a book, or a blog, opportunities to meet with writing professionals. One-on-one appointments with publishers, editors, and author mentors are available.

When you register, you will select one of the two tracks. There will be a few general sessions that all participants will attend, and six break-out sessions where there will be two topics offered for each of the writing and speaking tracks, plus an additional two options that are of interest to writers and speakers. Yes, you can select a workshop outside of your designated track. We want you to prayerfully consider what you most need in this conference.

Robin Rost

Robin Rost

There will be extraordinary music in our general sessions with worship leader and musical artist, Robin Rost. A former Miss Arizona, Robin is a vocalist, violinist, and pianist, with a passion for serving God.

This year we are also adding an option for you to register your spouse to attend the general sessions and the meals, if he/she is accompanying you to the conference.

This equipping seminar will be held on the campus of Calvin College at The Prince Center, a state-of-the-art conference center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are guest rooms available at The Prince Center, along with free airport shuttle service. The rooms at The Prince Center will go quickly, so register early.

One of my favorite evaluations from a past participant is: “I thought I was registering for a Christian equipping conference, but beyond the extraordinary training, my heart was revived and encouraged. The conference more than met my expectations and it has revolutionized the way I do ministry.”

If you are an alumnus of the Speak Up With Confidence Seminar, we are offering a $100 discount on your registration fee. Also, if you have never attended in the past and need financial assistance, a limited number of partial scholarships are available. For the promo code for the alumni discount or for scholarship information, please email Bonnie Emmorey.

I hope to see you there!


Carol Kent

Note: If you have any questions, please write to Bonnie. Thanks!