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Friday, January 20

Hyatt Regency Boston
Time Event
4:00 p.m. Arrival and Check-In—Hotel Assignments/Keys Issued
(anytime between 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.)
Ballroom Foyer, 4th Floor, Hyatt Regency Boston
6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Nia Campinha-Bacote and Ryan Stewart, Augustine Collective Regional Coaches
Grand Ballroom, 4th floor, Hyatt Regency Boston
7:00 p.m. Opening Keynote Address: "Publishing As Culture Making"
Andy Crouch, Executive Editor, Christianity Today
8:00 p.m. Small Group Gathering I
Topic: Opportunities and challenges for Christian thought and expression on campus
9:00 p.m. Coffee & Dessert Fellowship
Grand Ballroom, 4th floor, Hyatt Regency Boston

Saturday, January 21

Hyatt Regency Boston
Time Event
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Ballroom Foyer, 4th floor, Hyatt Regency Boston
9:00 a.m. Devotion / Morning Prayers
Nia Campinha-Bacote
Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Boston
9:30 a.m. "Best Practices for Running a Publication: Q&A with Andy Crouch"
Andy Crouch
11:00 a.m. Small Group Gathering II
Topic: Practical challenges to running a campus journal
12:00 p.m. Lunch – On Your Own
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 1: Practical Workshops
Students attend practical workshops on skills for producing and sustaining a successful publication; choose one for Session 1 and one for Session 2.
A gentle reminder: each participant should preregister beforehand.

1.     Listening Like Sherlock, Loving Like Jesus: Choosing Topics for Your Journal – Justin Hawkins, Adrienne Salon
2.     Writing to Your Audience – Sarah Clark, Plymouth
3.     Editing: Tips, Tricks and Traps – Charlie Clark, Duxbury
4.     Designing Your Publication for Engaged Readers – Jessica Harsono and Irving Nestor, The Johns Hopkins Dialectic (Breakout Session 1 only), Grand Ballroom
5.     Engaging Your Campus – Nia Campinha-Bacote and Ryan Stewart, Sturbridge
6.     Leadership and Sustainability – Andrew Schuman, Dedham
2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2: Practical Workshops
Breakout Session I Workshops repeated (except for Design).
3:30 p.m. Publication Workshops
Students meet by publication to evaluate their year and discuss next steps, Grand Ballroom, 4th floor, Hyatt Regency Boston
4:30 p.m. Adjourn / Free Time / Dinner on Your Own
7:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Address: "Becoming Thought Leaders"
Andy Crouch
8:15 p.m. Small Group Gathering III
Next steps for publications and pray for one another
9:00 p.m. Closing Worship
Andy Crouch
9:30 p.m. Coffee & Dessert Fellowship
Grand Ballroom, 4th floor, Hyatt Regency Boston

Speaker Bios

Andy CrouchAndy Crouch
Andy Crouch (MDiv, Boston University School of Theology) is executive editor of Christianity Today and the author of books such as Culture Making and Playing God. Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He is also a senior fellow of International Justice Mission’s Institute for Biblical Justice. His writing has appeared in Time, the Wall Street Journal and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing.

Crouch served as executive producer for the documentary films Where Faith and Culture Meet and Round Trip, as well as the multi-year project This Is Our City, which featured documentary video, reporting and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities. He also sits on the editorial board for Books & Culture and was editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly. He also spent ten years as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University.

A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz and gospel, Crouch has led musical worship for congregations of five to twenty thousand. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Twitter: @ahc

Tim NortonTim Norton
Tim Norton has worked as a consultant in development, communication, marketing and government relations with educational institutions and non-profit organizations over his 25-year career, including at Reinhardt University where he serves as vice president for advancement & marketing. Having launched what is now the Augustine Collective in 2010, Tim is leading the Augustine Collective to broaden its reach nationally based on its success in the six New England states. A graduate of the University of Central Florida and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tim is married to Dawn and they live in Canton, Ga.

Andrew SchumanAndrew Schuman
Andrew Schuman graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010, where he served as the founding editor of The Dartmouth Apologia, Dartmouth’s journal of Christian thought. After graduation, he was the founding director of the Waterman Institute and the Eleazar Wheelock Society as well as a pastoral intern at Christ Redeemer Church in Hanover, NH. In 2010 he collaborated with other student editors across New England to co-found the Augustine Collective. Andrew recently completed an MAR and MBA at Yale University. He currently serves The Veritas Forum as Director of Veritas Labs and lives with his wife Caitlin in Somerville, MA.

Justin HawkinsJustin Hawkins
Justin Hawkins graduated with a degree in political philosophy from Georgetown University (’11), where he was a writer and editor for Utraque Unum, Georgetown’s undergraduate research journal in the humanities. He recently completed his MAR in Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of Glossolalia: The Graduate Theological Journal at Yale Divinity School. He is currently a PhD student in the Religious Studies program at Yale University, concentrating in ethics. One of his proudest moments in life was giving an unwelcome and unreciprocated bear-hug to the FOX news anchor Geraldo Rivera during the middle of a student demonstration.

Inez TanInez Tan
Inez Tan is the communications coordinator for the Augustine Collective. She graduated from Williams College in 2012, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Williams Telos. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at the University of California, Irvine, and holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan.

Sarah ClarkSarah Clark
Sarah Clark was the Managing Editor of The Dartmouth Apologia and majored in English and Russian Area Studies. Since her graduation in 2011, she has worked as a lifestyle magazine editor, been the founding managing editor of Fare Forward, and is currently working as a copyeditor at HarperCollins Christian Publishing in Nashville. She grew up in South America and still enjoys trying to recreate Brazilian food at home with her husband Charlie.

Charlie ClarkCharlie Clark
While at Dartmouth, Charlie Clark was Editor-in-Chief of Apologia. After graduating with a degree in Classics, he earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee, and he now works in his family’s fourth-generation scrap metal recycling business. Charlie is a founding editor of Fare Forward and chairman of its board of directors.

Jessica Harsono and Irving Nestor
Jessica Harsono ’18 and Irving Nestor ’18 are founding members of The Johns Hopkins Dialectic, which launched in Spring 2016. Both have contributed articles to the publication. Currently, Jessica holds the position of Chief Design Officer and Irving serves as an editor.

Nia Campinha-BacoteNia Campinha-Bacote
Nia Campinha-Bacote graduated from Brown University in 2015, where she acted as business manager of Brown and Rhode Island School of Design’s joint Christian publication, Cornerstone. She currently serves as an Associate Chaplain to Yale University, specifically working as a full-time Campus Pastor with undergraduate students involved in Chi Alpha Campus Ministries.

Ryan StewartRyan Stewart
Ryan Stewart graduated in 2014 from Pomona College, where he founded and served as editor-in-chief of the Claremont Ekklesia. After spending two years working as a writer and digital strategist at Sojourners, he began his Masters of Divinity degree at Yale Divinity School this past Fall.