registration information

Registration Information

Conference fee:  $550

The conference includes Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch. Lodging is optional and extra (please see recommendations here). Breakfast is included in your room charge for those staying at The Prince Center, the Comfort Inn, and Country Inn & Suites.

Breakout Sessions

In addition to the keynote sessions, there will be seven one-hour breakout sessions, offering a minimum of six different topics participants can select. Feel free to choose outside of your chosen track.

Please select one elective from each of the seven break-out sessions below. Your selections will help us to determine the size of room needed for each session.

1st-time attendee recommendations

Writers’ Track

Breakout Session 2 Writing a Compelling Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Speakers’ Track

Breakout Session 1 Speak Like a Pro
Breakout Session 2 Illustrating & Delivering Powerful Presentations
Breakout Session 3 Making the Bible Come Alive
Breakout Session 4 Outlining with Pizzazz!
Breakout Session 5 Your Choice
Breakout Session 6 Preparing Your Personal Testimony
Breakout Session 7 Aim for Results

One-on-One Appointments:

If you are in the Writing Track, you will have the opportunity to meet with at least four industry leaders. Please choose your top eight with #1 being your top pick.  Here is the link to see your options.

If you are in the Speaking Track, you will have the opportunity to meet with at least three ministry leaders. Please choose your top six with #1 being your top pick. Please choose from the options for the Speaking Track.  Your options start midway down the page.


Enhance YOUR Speak Up Conference experience.

Pre-Conference Sessions

Thursday Afternoon Pre-Conference Optional Workshops (Appointments available from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

Please select from the drop downs below when you register:

$100 – Videotaping & Critiquing of Speeches. 15-minute video/30-minute session
$100 – 7 Strategies to Secure Speaking Engagements– R. Dykstra
$100 – Book Proposal Clinic
$100 – Marketing & Platform
$100 – Video Interview with Carol Kent
$100 – Roots & Dreams
$100 – Powerful Tools for Speakers & Writers
$100 – Prepping & Polishing Your Pitch – K. Reid & M. Nietert
$50 – Professional Headshot with Turning Point Photography Joe VerWeire
$45 – Signature Style Appointment with Style Expert Shari Braendel

Thursday lunch: Baked Potato Bar – $15.
Thursday light dinner buffet: Taste of Italy – $20.

Spouse Package:

Do you have a spouse who would love to come with you to the Speak Up Conference, but is not really interested in taking the entire conference?  We have a solution!

For $150, your spouse can join you for all of the delicious meals, the four keynote addresses, and the Friday evening program!

If you are coming in on Thursday for the pre-conference activities, your spouse can join you for those meals too, for an additional $35.


$100 Scholarship available for all alumni of past Speak Ups. Contact Bonnie.

There are a limited number of $100 scholarships available for the conference. If you need financial assistance to attend, please fill out the Scholarship Application form.

If you would like to set up a payment plan, please email Bonnie.

Don't miss out on this important and fun conference!

Gain the tools needed to grow in an ever-changing industry.

Learn from ministry leaders like Jill Savage, Bruce Martin, Cindy Bultema, and many more.

Conference Location

The Prince Center
1800 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

The prince Center Speak Up Conference