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About The Event

Summit Rescheduled

The Faith and Innovation Summit has been postponed from Friday, Oct. 4, to an as yet to be scheduled date. Please stay tuned for more information!.

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Speakers

9:45 – 10:05 AM
Errik Anderson
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Adimab

Errik is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Adimab, a biotech company headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire. He has an extensive entrepreneurial and venture capital background. Additionally he is a co-founder and board member for Arsanis Inc., as well as founder and president of Seven West Ventures.

    Things You're Sure To Learn
  • How to find your passion
  • How to turn that passion into a career
  • The importance of innovation
10:20 – 10:40 PM
Sam Sawyer
Associate Editor of The Jesuit Post

Sam, a Bostonian by choice since undergrad days, is back in Boston for his theology studies. A software engineer before he was a Jesuit, he keeps The Jesuit Post's site up and running, and tries to find time to write for it as well. He spent his two years of regency in Baltimore, teaching philosophy at Loyola University Maryland, where he insisted that students have things called "reasons" for their answers. He misses the teaching, but not the grading.

    Things You're Sure To Learn
  • How to create compelling, interesting content
  • How to implement social media in your ministry
  • How to utilize metrics
11:05 – 11:25 AM
Paul Reynolds
CEO of FableVision

Paul Reynolds serves as CEO of FableVision, which is co-located at the Boston Children's Museum in the city's Innovation District. FableVision is a social change agency that was designed to help move the world to a better place by creating "stories that matter, stories that move." FableVision's signature blend of positive media, storytelling and interactive technologies is sought after by a host of best-in-class organizations, such as PBS KIDS, Reading Is Fundamental, the Jim Henson Company, and National Wildlife Federation. Along with his work on projects as Creative Strategist, Paul has helped build the multimillion-dollar firm into an internationally recognized multimedia developer and publisher, with partnerships, strategic alliances and clients across many industries -- broadcast, museum, institutional, K12, educational publishing, technology and research. When he's not entrenched in all things FableVision, Paul teaches digital media production at Boston College, where he has served as adjunct faculty for over two decades. Paul is also a children's book author -- collaborating with his twin brother Peter H. Reynolds -- most recently on Going Places, a picture book with Simon & Schuster due out next spring, and a STEM-meets-Arts (STEAM) early chapter book series with Charlesbridge Publishing. (Twenty-Third Publications).

    Things You're Sure To Learn
  • How to use media to reach audiences
  • How to make faith a part of your day job
  • How technology can be used to promote faith
11:30 – 11:50 AM
Jennifer Lamontagne
New England Based Artist

Jennifer Lamontagne is a New England based artist who is exploring her interests in the fine arts.In media she works primarily with oil paint, watercolor, charcoal, and graphite.

As for subject matter, portraiture and the figure have captivated her for some time. She finds the human body a universal and expressive vessel that any audience can relate to. Through portraying the figure, she hopes to explore the implications and meanings that the body carries to its viewer. She uses modern visual language to explore classic religious artwork.

    Things You're Sure To Learn
  • Faith and art
  • How artists can reinterpret classic images
  • How young people are reimagining their faith
1:10 – 1:30 PM
Erik Goldschmidt
Director of the Church in the 21st Century Center

Erik Goldschmidt, Ph.D., M.Div. is the recently appointed Director of the Church in the 21st Century Center. Formerly, he was the Executive Director of Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) and previous to that was the Program Director of the City Connects in Catholic Schools in the Boston College Center for Optimized Student Support. He has a long commitment to Catholic education, both as a researchers and practitioner, with a particular interest in urban Catholic elementary schools. He holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, a Master’s of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Art of Teaching from the University of Portland.

    Things You're Sure To Learn
  • Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century
  • How schools are reaching young people
  • How to hand on the faith
1:35 – 1:55 PM
Mikel Steadman

Leading a website & social media ministry at Christian Life Fellowship, based in Swanzey, NH & having 15 years in the entertainment and live broadcast industry -- Mikel is a strategic enterprise client services leader with substantial experience in all aspects of project and technical management, team architecting, training, company and talent acquisition, business scaling from start-up through growth stage and beyond, procedural and policy implementation, and management of technical and non-technical teams in the communications and IaaS industries.

    Things You're Sure To Learn
  • How new media can improve the connections within your ministry
  • How to implement social media in your ministry
  • How to utilize metrics
2:20 – 2:40 AM
Margaret Felice

Religion teacher by day, opera singer by night, theology student, choral conductor, runner most afternoons. She thinks about auditions, the liturgical calendar, public policy, and vegetables. She sings. She blogs from Boston.

    Things You're Sure To Learn
  • The power of the individual
  • How the Internet is giving everyone a voice
  • Using your passion to promote faith
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Agenda

9:00-9:30 AM Registration
9:30-9:40 AM Welcome from Sister Paula
9:40-9:45 AM Welcome from PlusGrace
9:45-10:05 AM Speaker: Errik Anderson
10:05-10:10 AM Questions
10:10-10:20 AM Power session
10:20-10:40 AM Speaker: Sam Sawyer
10:40-10:45 AM Questions
10:45-10:55 AM BREAK
10:55-11:05 AM Power Session 2
11:05-11:25 AM Speaker: Paul Reynolds
11:25-11:30 AM Questions
11:30-11:50 AM Speaker: Jennifer Lamontagne
11:50-11:55 AM Questions
12-1 PM LUNCH
1-1:10 PM Power session 3
1:10-1:30 PM Speaker: Eric Goldschmidt
1:30–1:35 PM Questions
1:35-1:55 PM Speaker: Mikel Steadman
1:55-2 PM Questions
2-2:10 PM BREAK
2:10-2:20 PM Power Session 4
2:20-2:40 PM Speaker: Margaret Felice
2:40-2:45 PM Questions
2:45-3:00 PM Closing
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See You In October!

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