Schedule for the 2022 Ancient Faith Content Creator Conference

We’re delighted to announce the full schedule for the upcoming 2022 Ancient Faith Content Creator Conference! The Conference will take place September 19-22, 2022 at Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center in Bolivar, PA. Only a few rooms remain available. See registration information here.

To see a full list of speakers and speaker bios, click here.

All times listed below are Eastern Time. Note that there are two options to choose from in most session time slots.

Monday, September 19, 2022

3:00 PM     Guests may check in any time after 3 PM.

5:00 PM     Vespers (St. Peter and St. Paul Chapel)

7:00 PM     Dinner (The Cedars Dining Room)

8:00 PM     Keynote. Fr. Andrew Damick – The Kingdom of Heaven in the Ruins of Christendom: The Present and Future of Orthodox Christian Media

Tuesday, September 20

7:00 AM     Matins

8:00 AM     Breakfast

9:00 AM     Nicholas Kotar – Crowdfunding Your Creative Project OR Kristina Tartara – Orthodox Children’s Book Illustration 101

10:15 AM     Break

10:45 AM     Derrick Cummins – Owning the Creative Process: A Beginner’s Guide to Editing and Producing Your Own Podcasts OR Nicholas Kosar – SEO 101: Let Your Light Shine Before Men

12:00 PM     Lunch

1:00 PM       Dn. Nicholas Kotar – The Consolation of Story: Why Becoming a Good Storyteller May Be the Most Important Thing You Do with Your Life

2:15 PM     Break

2:30 PM     Katherine Hyde – So You Want to Write a Novel OR Brian Jarboe – Refining the Creative Process: Taking Your Production and Engineering Process to the Next Level

3:45 PM     Break

4:00 PM     Presentations from Visiting Publishers

5:00 PM     Vespers

6:00 PM     Dinner

7:00 PM     Keynote. Nicole Roccas – Speaking of Tough Stuff: How to Communicate on Difficult Topics with Wisdom, Purpose, and Responsibility

Wednesday, September 21

7:00 AM     Matins

8:00 AM     Breakfast

9:00 AM     Phoebe Mikhail – Hallelujah! Creative Ways to Research Your Nonfiction/Spiritual Book OR Matthew Dorning – Design Basics in an Orthodox World

10:15 AM    Break

10:45 AM    Bobby Maddex – From Waveforms to Formats to Forming Your Own Podcasts: Podcasting 101 OR Katherine Hyde – How to Write a Standout Book Proposal

12:00 PM    Lunch

1:00 PM    Melissa Lauro – For Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven: Orthodox Children’s Content in the Global, Post-Pandemic Age

2:15 PM     Break

2:30 PM     Bobby Maddex – Trends, Techniques, and Tricks of the Trade: Podcasting 201 OR Jane G. Meyer – All Things Children’s Books

3:45 PM     Break

4:00 PM     Fr. Andrew Damick – Sheep, Wolves, Serpents and Doves: Being an Orthodox Public Figure in the Age of Cancel Culture

5:00 PM     Vespers

6:00 PM    Dinner

7:00 PM     Keynote. Kassiane – The Great Repatriation: Clarifying the Story and Strategy of Our Cosmic Call to Global Mission

Thursday, September 22

7:00 AM     Matins

8:00 AM     Shuttles leaves for Pittsburgh International Airport.

8:00 AM     Breakfast

9:00 AM     Talk to Us – opportunity to offer feedback

10:15 AM   Departure


About Melinda Johnson

Melinda Johnson is an Orthodox Christian, wife, mama, writer, and the author of Letters to Saint Lydia (AFP 2010) and the Sam and Saucer books (AFP), among others. Melinda has a Master’s in English Literature because she loved taking literature classes so much she couldn’t stop doing it. When she is not seeing “heaven in a wildflower,” Melinda enjoys writing for children, walking and talking, and baking bread.

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  1. This is great! Looking forward to it!

    Is there a way to connect with attendees beforehand? Do you have a Facebook group for the event? Love to interact and get to know people!

    Thanks and God bless!

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