1997 Annual Conference

Innovations of the Heart and Mind:
From Main Street into the Future

October 16-18, 1997
Radisson Grand Resort Charlotte
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Daryl Eldridge - Conference VP

Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 16th
1:00-5:00 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00-9:15 p.m. Plenary Session-Harlan & Miller

Friday, October 17th
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:15 a.m. Plenary Session-Harlan & Miller
10:15-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:00 a.m. Professional Development Workshop
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Idea Exchange
2:45-4:00 p.m. Current Research
4:00-4:30 p.m. Exhibitor's Break
4:45-6:00 p.m. Plenary Session-Miller & Harlan
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00-10:00 p.m. Rest, Relax, Recreation

Saturday, October 18th
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Professional Development Workshop
10:30 a.m.-12:00 Plenary Session-Kevin Compton
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:15-2:30 p.m. Professional Development Workshops
2:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Session-Miller & Harlan

Sunday, October 19th
8:30-9:15 a.m. Worship

Plenary Speakers

Calvin Miller
Calvin is professor of Communications and Ministry Studies, Writer in Residence at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Calvin is a prolific writer whose works includes "The Singer," "Wilderness Table," "The Stories About Jesus." A writer, poet, artist, Calvin is a renaissance man who exudes creativity.

Kevin Compton

Keving Compton is a General Partner with Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, & Byers, Silicon Valley's most successful high technology venture capital firm. Kevin and his partners have invested in many of the most powerful and high profile start-ups over the past 20 years, including Compaq Computers, Lotus Development, Sun Microsystems, Intuit, SkyTel, Tandem Computers, Genentech, Citrix Systems, Heartport, Netscape Communications and @Home Networks.

Kevin has been on the cover of many technology publications, has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, and Inc. Magazine, and helped edit the new hot selling book, "Guide to the Digital Universe." He is a regular speaker for many of the nation's largest corporations offering a sneak preview into the direction of the computer and communications industries.

Benjamin Harlan
Benjamin Harlan serves as the Dean of the School of Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. A pianist, composer, conductor, Dr. Harlan is an innovative worship leader. He has a marvelous gift of taking a familiar hymn and arranging it in such a way that you reexamine your commitment to and worship of the Lord.




Main Street inside the Radisson Grand Resort Charlotte connects the resort rooms and the convention center.

Shops line the street, and in the evening the sky darkens to simulate night.

Typical Resort Accomodations

Convention Center Cafeteria

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