The Churches' Media Conference will be held June 7-9 at the Hayes Conference Center, Swanwick, Derbyshire UK this year. This three-day conference offers practical experience, plenaries, workshops and seminars on topical issues and subjects run by well-known media professionals.
The official opening of the 2004 Churches' Media Conference will start off with host Alan Sorensen, Church of Scotland's National Adviser on Local Broadcasting, and the Scottish representative on the Churches' Media Council.
The three-day program will include seven plenary sessions:
1.Have I Got Truth for You!
2.The Truth is Stranger than Fiction
3.Finding the Truth
4.Guardians of the Truth
5.Is it True Religion?
6.Fact in Fiction
7.Getting at the Truth
It is the only annual conference designed specifically for all Christians involved with the media, for media professionals, volunteers and students involved in the production and presentation of religious material.
In addition, the Conference is also hosting the Andrew Cross Awards Presentation, the Churches’ Media Exhibition and the Young persons Media Training project.
The Andrew Cross Awards Presentation
For the first time, the 2004 Andrew Cross Awards will recognize the best in religious local/regional radio and television, video, websites, press; as well as the best outstanding religious writer and also the outstanding religious broadcaster of the year.
The Churches' Media Exhibition
Exhibitors attending the exhibition this year include the BBC Media Bus, Audio Pot, ACE, Association of Christians in the Media (ACM), BBC Religion & Ethics. The Conference Topics would be Truth, Theology & Religion Today.
The Young persons Media Training project
The Young Persons training project is designed to help young Christians discover and develop their creative and technical media skills, helping them understand how the Christian Faith can be promoted and integrated in the secular media, and how it can be developed further in religious media.