Has God Given you a Message to Share?

Attend this Premier Virtual Conference for Christian Writers, Speakers and Leaders

  • Select your track – Speaking, Writing, or both with the Premier Package
  • Learn how to craft a book proposal
  • Discover the latest trends from industry leaders
  • Meet with top literary agents, publishers, editors, or speaking coaches
  • Grow your platform through social media, email, and online networking
  • Gain the tools needed to move forward in an ever-changing industry
  • Network with other Christians who have a passion to speak and write for God’s glory

Important Announcement:

We have exciting news! For the first time in the history of the Speak Up Conference, we’re going virtual. And that means we’re able to offer you so much more.

With three conference packages available, anyone can afford to attend.  You can choose the speaking track or the writing track—or with our Premiere package, through the wonders of a virtual conference, you can attend both in the comfort of your own home.

Two of our packages offer one-on-one ZOOM appointments with industry professionals.  We’re eager to equip you for the ministry God has for you.

Equipping the Next Generation

of Christian Communicators

July 8-10, 2020


We offer two tracks—a speaking track and a writing track

Writer's Track

Specifically designed training sessions to help you establish your voice, and sharpen your skills as a writer.

Speaker's Track

Specifically designed to help you sharpen your speaking skills and increase your speaking opportunities.

Carol Kent Speak Up Conference

Carol Kent, Executive Director, Speak Up Ministries

Carol is a bestselling author and international speaker. She has trained Christian speakers for over twenty-five years and she has been a featured speaker at Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, and Women of Joy arena events.

With vulnerable openness, irrepressible hope, restored joy, and a sense of humor, she directs you to choices based on God’s truth.

“When God writes your story, you will be in for the adventure of a lifetime.” ~ Carol Kent

 Bonnie Emmorey, Conference Director

Bonnie is a speaker consultant for men and women across the country, assisting them in developing and organizing their messages.

She skillfully coaches emerging Christian communicators, instructing them in how to develop transformational platform presentations.  She has worked with Carol Kent in Speak Up Ministries since its inception.



Carol Kent Speak Up Conference
Carol Kent

Carol is a bestselling author and international speaker. With vulnerable openness, irrepressible hope, restored joy, and a sense of humor, she directs you to choices based on God’s truth.


Liz Curtis Higgs
Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz's messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping both sisters and seekers embrace the truth of God’s amazing, unchanging grace.


Laura Digman
Laura Dingman

Laura and her team will be leading us in worship. Laura spends most of her time creating and leading worship experiences that connect people with the story of God.


The Premier Conference

for Speakers and Writers

to Advance their Personal or Professional Ministry

What Our Attendees Are Saying

Marnie Swedberg

"WOW! Just WOW! So amazingly well planned, prayed for, and powerful! A truly must-attend for any woman with a call on her life to speak or write. BRAVO!!!!"

Marnie Swedberg

Speaker | Collaborator | Coach

Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith

"I was in the process of a new book proposal and wanted to get some feedback from industry experts and bestselling authors. This was beyond my wildest imagination! I met with editors and got their feedback on how to make the proposal stronger before I ever pitch it. The worship, prayer time, and ministry was everything I needed to feel refreshed to keep writing. I can't recommend it more. I've gone to lots of conferences but this one was by far my favorite."

Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith

Speaker | Collaborator | Coach

Dave Lambert
“Any who have ever heard Carol Kent deliver a talk know that there’s no one better to teach public speaking. She understands and has mastered each skill, basic or advanced, that you need to make your presentations the kind people can’t tear themselves away from, just as her own talks are. And in Speak Up with Confidence, she presents those skills with great clarity. Just the chapter on learning to tell your own story is worth the price of the book!”

Dave Lambert

award-winning author

“I have attended other writing conferences, but this was the first time for Speak Up. It stood out in so many ways! The conference was highly organized, including the handouts in the binder. Impressive!  And most of all, the Spirit was ever real & present! Wow! The staff on the stage & in classes & for appointments was surely led & anointed for such a time as this. Thank you! Thank you!”

Dianne Buller

God used Carol Kent's Speak Up Conference to change my life. Just 3 months after I attended, I had a literary agent and a tradition publishing deal!

Jenny Randle

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