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Devonfield Institute Annual Conference

Faith in Action

University of San Diego

Institute for Peace & Justice

5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

 

Welcome to the Devonfield Institute Annual Conference


Our mission is to provide an encouraging environment that brings experts together, facilitates the pursuit of knowledge and offers extraordinary networking opportunities. We promote exceptional films, thought-provoking documentaries and world-class workshops and panels in the areas of film, media, publishing and education. As our international impact grows, our commitment to community, faith and family values remains resolute.

 

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Strategy • Technology • Trends

 

As we host more than two hundred industry experts, we are committed to bringing Biblically focused change to the world: to put action behind ideas; to support individual projects; and to connect people with knowledge, expertise and resources. The Conference will discuss current issues, address pervasive problems in our society and brainstorm solutions. We share current events, analyze statistics and discuss trends, such as technology, media and culture. Part of our focus is on the 7 Mountains of Influence through which we hope to effect positive change: Business, Government, Media, Arts/Entertainment, Education, the Family, and Religion. These are the seven levers that impact and influence society.

 

"Consillio et animis; Arte et marte"

 

Devonfield Institute Annual Conference

Faith in Action

Strategy, Technology, Trends

 

Devonfiel instituteThe Devonfield Institute is a non-profit, global think tank that collaborates with academics, business leaders, educators, producers, authors and influencers who are committed to supporting education, creativity, quality content, family values and the arts. Our council meets regularly to discuss issues such as improving our educational system, promoting the arts and redefining media programming. The Devonfield Institute conducts roundtables, seminars and panels to encourage learning and share ideas and information with people around the world who are committed to improving our future. Hosting more than two hundred industry experts, our conferences and symposiums help participants deepen their knowledge and find solutions to problems prevalent in society today. We promote exceptional films, thought-provoking documentaries and world-class workshops and panels in the areas of creativity, innovation, film, media, publishing, education, trends, and technology. Our mission is to inspire ingenuity, originality and character-driven leadership.

 

Creativity • Innovation • Leadership

 

The Devonfield Institute is dedicated to encouraging our youth to learn and advance in knowledge. Creativity and leadership is at the core of our programs. Partnering with schools and organizations throughout the nation, Devonfield wants to put creativity back into the classroom. Most children are highly gifted if given the proper opportunity and support. From their imagination comes a wealth of original ideas and pioneering innovations. Yet most of our educational organizations are designed to discourage creative thinking and undermine the very attributes that foster individualism and original thought. Based on our research, we have found that most children flourish when given the chance to write, paint, invent, build, dance or learn music. These talents open a world of creativity that foster exceptional leadership.

 

However, the problem lies within our entire educational system, which has driven out the passion for learning. This educational mindset transitions into vocations and corporate protocols: what subjects are deemed important and what choices dictate lifelong careers. What was once the standard of a well-balance educational system that promoted the arts has been replaced with a narrow set of topics deemed significant. One example is the cognitive importance of learning music and mastering a musical instrument at an early age. Research has found that people with a musical background tend to make exceptional organizational leaders: their creativity, agility, refined attributes, brain development, cognitive reasoning and capacity to overcome problems were superior to those without musical training. Music gave them an edge in the corporate arena. Even Apple and Google have implemented workshops in music, painting, and drawing to improve their employees’ creative abilities. So why is music and the arts the first subjects disregarded or discontinued at schools when we know scientifically and statistically how important they are?

 

Globally, there were few public educational systems before the 19th century, which came into existence to meet the needs of industrialism. Therefore, most schools worldwide have the same hierarchy of subjects founded on two principles: first, that the most useful subjects for work are at the top, which is why most children are steered away from subjects enjoyed at school, because they will never find a job doing it. “Don't do music, you're not going to be a musician; don't do art, you won't be an artist. Benign advice—now, profoundly mistaken. And the second is academic ability, which has come to dominate our view of intelligence, because the universities designed the system in their image,” Sir Ken Robinson, Do Schools Kill Creativity? Our entire educational system places conformity above creativity, and the consequences are that many talented, imaginative and gifted children never discover their creative abilities or their true potential.

 

"Creativity is intelligence having fun"– Albert Einstein

 

People’s careers usually start with the quality and impact of their education. However, our entire educational system is predicated on a well-established hierarchy of academic ability, with mathematics and languages at the top, followed by humanities, and at the bottom, the arts. Why? Why not offer a more balanced curriculum when research proves that creativity and the arts are essential to cognitive development and intelligence? The question who pursues creative careers is answered simply: most anyone, if given an opportunity or chance. Few stumble into a career in music, film or the arts, but when given a chance, they pursue these careers with passion. Truthfully, there are few engineers or lawyers who love their jobs. Very few accountants or financial advisers believe they have found their calling. Noble careers that have mostly been replaced with computers or offshored to other countries. We know this, because we have spoken with countless professionals over the years.

 

Education should be a dynamic experience. Everyone thinks and learns differently. Therefore, children need to be encouraged, not discouraged; motivated, not ridiculed for processing information in other ways. The nefarious and prescribed conditions attached to creative and active minds do not exist. “We know three things about intelligence. One, it’s diverse. We think about the world in all the ways that we experience it. We think visually, we think in sound, and we think kinesthetically. We think in abstract terms; we think in movement. Secondly, intelligence is dynamic. If you look at the interactions of a human brain, intelligence is wonderfully interactive. The brain isn’t divided into compartments. In fact, creativity, often comes about through the interaction of different disciplinary ways of seeing things,” Sir Ken Robinson, Do Schools Kill Creativity?

 

Through our in-depth corporate research, two Themes continually emerged: Creativity and Storytelling.

 

Profiling top companies, most adults we spoke with acknowledged the necessity of creativity in their work environments and the need for creative people who could offer new ideas, envision the “big-picture” and embody the ability to create something from nothing. These people are visionaries who can think beyond the box and have a wonderful capacity of conveying clear thoughts. Creative people are willing to take risks, to think differently, and to look at problems from multiple sides. They are the engine behind any original breakthrough or innovation. This is true whether the topic was non-profit, human resources, product development or film production.

 

The second theme is great storytelling: the ability to tell a compelling story. This would seem obvious with film or television production; however, it is also relevant and even critical in business consulting, product development and non-profit segments. Essentially, everything we think or do is about a story. When dealing with new clients or global organizations, being able to pitch a concept or sell an idea is based on storytelling—everyone loves a good story. Story envisions a beginning, a middle and an end. It inspires, captivates and connects us emotionally. Every idea comes from a story: a product has a story; a CEOs vision has a story and a company’s image tells a story. Nevertheless, very few have mastered this art form.

 

To prepare students for the evolving challenges of our world, our educational system must help children achieve their full potential. It is our belief that all children have unique talents, but unfortunately these gifts are often squandered, underutilized or simply dismissed because these talents are not recognized or nurtured. Our schools stigmatize mistakes, criticize individualism and censure independent thinking. Leadership has become a word without meaning, and creativity is deemed a disruption in the classroom. For children to be successful in school and beyond, they must learn the skills that foster innovation, creativity, leadership and critical thinking.

 

"Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and diligence"– Abigail Adams

 

Hosting more than two hundred industry experts, our conferences and symposiums help participants deepen their knowledge and find solutions to problems prevalent in society today. We promote exceptional films, thought-provoking documentaries and world-class workshops and panels in the areas of creativity, innovation, film, media, publishing, education, trends, and technology. Our mission is to inspire ingenuity, originality and character-driven leadership.

 

Saturday Film Workshops

 

What’s Your Story: Mastering Scriptwriting

Presenter: Peter Spencer, PhD
Company: Halo TV and Film Productions
Website: Halotvandfilm.com
Time: 9:00-10:30
Location: Room A
Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: Mystified by the three-act structure? Wonder what the fuss about story beats is all about? Bored of predictable stories that fail to connect with their audience? Learn how to harness the power of great storytelling in this interactive workshop for writers, producers and creative executives. Participants learn the structural tools successful storytellers from Aristotle to Pixar have implemented to produce timeless blockbusters. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, this workshop will help you craft a solid narrative structure, stronger characters and compelling stories.

 

Areas Covered

  • Basics of the Three-Act Structure
  • Plot & Character Arc
  • Story Beats for Key Scenes
  • The Emotional Core
  • Industry Standards for Logline, Treatment & Step Outlining

 

Peter Spencer, PhD is an award-winning Writer/Director/Executive Producer of such films as Return to the Hiding Place (2013), War of Resistance (2011) and Heroes of the Titanic (2000). After spending several years in the advertising industry, Peter Spencer founded Halo TV and Film. Peter has won numerous national awards for writing, producing and directing - including his TV series Heroes of the Faith shown on over 2,000 stations worldwide. He is an accomplished researcher of historic events and has participated in the production of forty-six television specials. He received his Master of Divinity Degree in 2005 and his Doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2007.

 

Film Production: From Concept to Distribution

Presenter: Mark Joseph

Company: MJM Entertainment Group

Website: Mjmgroup.com

Time: 11:00-12:30

Location: Room A

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: How are films developed or produced? Explore the entire filmmaking process with producer Mark Joseph as he shares his experiences working on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; The Passion of the Christ; 2016: Obama's America; and Reagan. Understand the different stages of film development, including obtaining rights to a story, revising a script, executing a distribution plan and developing marketing campaigns.

 

Areas Covered

  • Obtaining Property Rights for a Story
  • Film: Development, Production and Post
  • Securing Distribution: Domestic and International
  • P & A: Prints and Advertising
  • Global Marketing and Public Relations

 

Mark Joseph is an award-winning film and music producer, author, columnist and founder of MJM Entertainment Group. Mark started his career in television anchoring the Entertainment Report for CNN and spent five years at Walden Media. In 2004 he produced the award-winning rock soundtrack for The Passion of The Christ. Mark has developed and marketed twenty-six films, including The Chronicles of Narnia, Ray, Because of Winn-Dixie, 2016, I Am David, and The Ultimate Gift. He won a Capra Award for his work as producer of the film Doonby and a GMA Music Awards for his work as producer of The Passion of the Christ: Songs. Mark is a regular contributor to Fox News and The Huffington Post.

 

The Art of Film Finance

Presenter: Bob Bartlett

Company: Pacific Mercantile Bank

Website: Pmbank.com

Time: 1:30-3:00

Location: Room A

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: Securing funding for a movie project is one of the hardest parts for most filmmakers. Although new technologies have altered the filmmaking process and many traditional methods of raising capital have evolved, avenues of alternative funding for independent projects continue to emerge. In this workshop you will learn the different ways to get your film financed, from bootstrapping to a full blown business plan, including financial projections, budgeting and the private placement memorandum (PPM).

 

Areas Covered

  • The PPM: Private Placement Memorandum
  • Fundraising: Private Investors, Banks, Crowd-Funding
  • Tax Credits: Domestic and International
  • Presales: National and International
  • Securing Financing and Returning a Profit

 

Bob Bartlett has spent more than forty years in the banking and film finance industry. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2008, Bob held executive management positions at several financial institutions, including First California Bank, National Mercantile Bank Corp., Tokai Bank of California and West Coast Bancorp. He is currently a member of the senior management team responsible for project management and business development, where in 2014 he originated over $75 million in new credit and deposits. Bob has been involved in financing many successful film projects with A-list actors, helping with foreign sales, state tax credits and gap financing.

 

The Business Side of the Industry

Presenter: Chad Robert Stewart, MBA

Company: Devonfield

Website: Devonfieldllc.com

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: Room A

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: This in-depth session covers how to assemble a “Tight Movie Package,” including creating a legal entity for your production, overseeing the creation of a polished script, developing a business plan, creating an in-depth budget, implementing a comprehensive marketing strategy, and securing P & A (Print & Advertising), along with multiple forms of distribution and retail sales. You will learn how to properly “package” your film so you can take your project to studio heads or private investors.

 

Areas Covered

  • Telling a Great Story
  • Creating an Effective Business Plan and Budget Breakdown
  • Developing a 3-Phase Marketing Plan
  • Creating a “Tight Package” for Client Presentations
  • Securing Distribution, Retail Outlets, Sponsors and Partnerships

 

Born in Newport Beach, California, Chad Robert Stewart has twenty years of experience as a global strategist, writer, producer and published author. Founder of Devonfield, Chad is an expert in global strategy, film and media production, and international marketing. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, did postgraduate work at Harvard University and earned an M.B.A. from Boston College. He continues to study at the Institute of Directors, London; the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Chad is a strong supporter of education and the arts and sits on the Board of Horizon University.

 

Marketing Faith-Based Films

Presenter: Ron Forseth

Company: Outreach, Inc.

Website: Outreach.com

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: Room B

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: Who is your audience? How can you effectively reach them? Why have good films failed while others have succeeded? This workshop draws on Ron’s decades of experience, including the successful promotion of faith-based films, such as The Passion of the Christ; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian; Man of Steel, and many others. Learn the importance of multi-level marketing, church engagement, social media, budget realities and pulpit tie-ins.

 

Areas Covered

  • Focusing Your Message
  • Targeting Your Audience
  • Choosing Specific Demographics
  • Utilizing Media: Grassroots and Faith-based Networks
  • Developing a Sermon for a Church Audience

 

Ron Forseth is vice president of business development at Outreach, Inc., the largest provider of church outreach services in the world. Ron is founding executive editor of ChurchLeaders.com and editor of SermonCentral.com, the world’s largest online community of pastors. Ron has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the faith arena, particularly in the area of publishing, marketing, advertising and films. He was integrally involved in the promotion of The Passion of the Christ; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and Man of Steel. He is sought after for his expertise in strategic marketing.

 

Saturday Media Workshops

 

Internet Programming: His Channel

Presenter: Bill Wynne, MBA

Company: His Channel

Website: Hischannel.com

Time: 9:00-10:30

Location: Room B

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: How do you create engaging content to reach a global audience? In this insightful session you will learn about the growing trend of Internet television and programming. Go behind the scenes of His Channel, the largest faithbased online media channel in the world. Established in the 1990s, His Channel offers cutting edge interviews, popular sermons, current events, movies and documentaries, engaging between 300 and 500 million global viewers every month while it continues to grow.

 

Areas Covered

  • Understanding the Global Impact of Web-Based Programming
  • Building an Online Model and Infrastructure
  • Developing High Quality Material
  • Engaging an International Audience
  • Strategic Marketing and Growth

 

Bill Wynne has been involved in the investment and film industry for forty years. Skilled in business and finance, he was instrumental in the development stages of the $500 million dollar film studio project in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which was focused on family friendly and faith-based films. Along with many Biblical movie projects, including The Resurrection, the sequel to The Passion of the Christ, Bill has been involved with Calvary Chapel Fellowship for years and hosts the weekly series Answers for Today on His Channel, reaching 500,000 people monthly. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University.

 

Global Communication: Salem Media

Presenter: TBA

Company: Salem Media Group

Website: Salemmedia.com

Time: 11:00-12:30

Location: Room B

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: Wondering how to market a movie, pitch a book or get your message heard? Learn about Salem Media Group, the largest faith-based communication company in the world. Salem is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and book publisher for audiences interested in Christian and family-themed values and content. Salem Radio Network syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates. Salem Web Network is the leading Internet provider of Christian content and is a leading publisher of Christian-themed magazines.

 

Areas Covered

  • How Radio Survive Technology
  • Getting Your Message Heard
  • Targeting Your Audience, City by City
  • Impacting and Influencing Society
  • National Marketing Campaigns

 

Faith-Based Television: ParablesTV

Presenter: Isaac Hernandez & Team

Company: ParablesTV

Website: Parables.tv

Time: 1:30-3:00

Location: Room B

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: Discouraged by mainstream programming? Learn about Parables TV, developed to provide families with an alternative to traditional network television. The programs are uplifting, thought-provoking and designed to 7 encourage real discussions about faith and topics that are important to the Christian community. Parables TV features Christian movies, documentaries, adult and children’s programming and original productions that inspire audiences.

 

Areas Covered

  • The Growth of Alternative Network Programming
  • Developing an Effective Media Model
  • Building Quality Content One Story at a Time
  • Targeting Your Audience
  • Expanding Your Network

 

Isaac Hernandez is responsible for the acquisition of high definition content for the first Christian 24/7 HD movie network in the world, ParablesTV. Prior to this, Isaac was a Programming Executive for the Trinity Broadcasting Network, one of the world's largest broadcasting groups. His responsibilities included the acquisition and scheduling of numerous movies for the network as well as overseeing the relationships with filmmakers and motion picture distributors. For over 25 years, Isaac directed many of the programs produced by TBN, including their live flagship show PRAISE THE LORD. Isaac was also the director for PAXtv's live flagship program GREAT DAY AMERICA, when PAXtv first launched. Isaac has over 30 years experience in the Christian broadcasting industry.

 

Saturday Publishing Workshops

 

Navigating the Matrix: Agents and Publishers

Presenter: Beth Davey

Company: Davey Literary & Media

Website: Daveyliteraryandmedia.com

Time: 9:00-10:30

Location: Room C

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: Do you have an idea for a book, or have you already written one? Do you want to know how to navigate the publishing industry, from agent to publisher? Not only is the traditional publishing system behind the times, but for every hundred books published, only five turn a profit. The market is flooded with poor writing and flash-over-substance content. Learn the in and outs of the industry, how the system really works, and how to take your idea from concept to traditional or non-traditional publishing.

 

Areas Covered

  • Do I Need a Literary Agent?
  • The Impact of Technology: eBook
  • What Sells and Why
  • How Do I Find the Right Publisher?
  • Other Trends and Options for Publishing

 

Beth Davey has spent over twenty-five years as a vice president, director of publicity and corporate communications at major publishing houses, including Ballantine Books; Little, Brown, and Rodale; and Inkwell Management. She has worked with many distinguished authors, such as David Sedaris, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Malcolm Gladwell, George Pelecanos, Seymour Hersh, George Stephanopoulos, Joy Bauer, Gary Vaynerchuk, Peter Greenberg and Noah Oppenheim. Beth has excellent working relationships with major media outlets such as 60 Minutes, Today, NPR, USA Today, Huffington Post.com and Slate.com. Beth has been active in the Publishers’ Publicity Association, where she served as president for two terms and treasurer for three terms. She has also shared her expertise at writers’ seminars and publishing industry conferences around the country

 

Becoming an Influential Writer

Presenter: TBA

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Time: 9:00-10:30

Location: Room C

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: Because publishing companies are often run by corporations, many publishers don’t understand the craftsmanship of good storytelling, which is why most published books only sell 300 to 500 copies. These poor results are caused by many things: a lack of good storytelling, an inferior marketing plan, minimum external support and/or inadequate industry connections. Regardless of how hard you’ve worked on your book, the emphasis must be on your platform if you want to be successful: connections, marketing strategy and networks to get your book into the hands of readers. Learn how to transform an idea into a compelling story and a bestselling book.

 

Areas Covered

  • Story Structure: 3 Acts
  • Building Your Platform
  • Strategic Marketing: 3 Phases
  • Collaborating with Media
  • Promotional Campaigns and Events

 

Changing the Paradigm: Magazine Publishing

Presenter: Kelli Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief

Company: Risen Magazine

Website: Risenmagazine.com

Time: 1:30-3:00

Location: Room C

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: Ever wonder how to publish a faith-based magazine? Learn the daily trials and successes of writing and publishing a magazine. Risen Media was founded in 2008 with a mission to change the face of media. Risen Magazine soon followed with an emphasis on finding out what makes celebrities tick. Risen asks the questions nobody else does, interviewing everyone from our nation’s unsung heroes to the world’s biggest celebrities. Risen wants to influence culture with faith, hope and love through its stories about actors, athletes, authors, musicians, politicians and influencers.

 

Areas Covered

  • Anticipating Trends: What Stories to Write
  • Meeting the Deadline: From Cover to Cover
  • Transitioning from Print to Online
  • Interviewing Personalities and Celebrities
  • Staying Ahead of the Industry

 

Saturday Educational Workshops

 

Establishing a Christian Prep School

Presenter: To be Confirmed

Company: Oaks Christian

Website: OaksChristian.org

Time: 9:00-10:30

Location: Room D

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: How do we properly educate our children and influence society? Today most schools are academically unacceptable, with “dumbed-down” curricula, underpaid teachers and poor facilities. Although the American educational system consists of thousands of public schools, over seven million students a year pursue a private education. While many parents choose private schools because of public schools’ inadequate programs and facilities, they also choose private education for the extra academic opportunities and possibilities. By going behind the scenes of a successful Christian prep school, learn how to change the paradigm, protect our youth and foster learning and creativity.

 

Areas Covered

  • Transitioning a Concept into a School
  • Building a Superior Educational Program
  • Staying True to Your Mission and Vision
  • The Legal Challenges: Keeping Your Faith
  • Fundraising, Growth and Profitability

 

Now retired, Jeff Woodcock was the headmaster at Westlake Village Oaks Christian since the school opened in 2000. He has worked for 42 years in education and helped Oaks Christian go from a school with 198 students to more than 1,400 on two campuses while focusing on excellence in academics and athletics. Oaks Christian is a highly sought after private collegepreparatory academy, ranked among the top Christian schools in California and the nation. Oaks Christian provides students mastery of the historic academic disciplines necessary for collegiate success and lifetime leadership while emphasizing academic excellence, artistic expression and athletic distinction.

 

Expanding a Christian University

Presenter: Ivan Filby, PhD

School: Greenville College

Website: Greenville.edu

Time: 11:00-12:30

Location: Room D

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Workshop Description: In the field of education we are on the precipice, about to fall into the abyss. After World War II, the United States had the number one high school graduation rate in the world. Today we have dropped to number twenty-two among the top twenty-seven industrialized nations. 67% of college professors report that what is taught in high school does not prepare students for college (Alliance for Excellent Education). Only half of American students who start college actually finish (46%), and the U.S. ranks last among eighteen countries measured on this indicator (OECD, 2010). To quote Roger Schank, “I am horrified by what schools are doing to children. From elementary schools to college, educational systems drive the love of learning out of kids. Some grow up and never find their true calling.” (Coloring Outside the Lines, 2001). Learn how to protect and promote creativity, learning and knowledge at the college and university level.

 

Areas Covered

  • Creating a Long-Term Vision
  • Developing an Exceptional Curriculum
  • Inspiring the Student Body
  • Expanding the College or University
  • Building a Dynamic Board

 

Born outside of Cambridge, England, Ivan Filby, PhD completed his undergraduate and doctoral studies in Management at Aston Business School, Aston University, one of Europe’s leading business schools. He taught full-time in the School of 9 Business Studies, University of Dublin, Trinity College, for seven years and subsequently worked internationally for eight years 10 as the University’s first Director of International Student Affairs. Ivan has been a visiting professor at the University Anahuac del Sur and the University Anahuac in Mayab, Mexico and Siena, Italy. He has taught in over twenty countries on a wide range of management topics. In 2005, Ivan moved to Greenville College in Illinois to become Chair of the Management Department, where he launched a music business major and restructured Agapefest, the college’s annual music festival. In 2012 Ivan became the Dean of the Fermanian School of Business, Point Loma Nazarene University, and he is now the President of Greenville University.

 

Saturday Panels

 

Global Marketing for Digital Media

Presenters: Scott Shuford & Team

Company: FrontGate Media

Website: FrontGateMedia.com

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: Room D

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Description: The transformation of social media has changed the face of digital marketing. Many companies are embracing the fact that to win in marketing they must have a digital strategy. Last year digital marketing accounted for 25% of all marketing dollars spent, and that number is expected to rise to 35% this year. In a few years, digital marketing costs are expected to be the primary expense for most companies. So how important is Digital Marketing? What are the upcoming trends and advancements? How can you best utilize this global phenomenon and reach people all over the world?

 

Areas Covered

  • Is Email Irrelevant?
  • What’s Your Story? Mastering Social Media
  • Content Marketing: Adding Real Value
  • Branding: The Personal Touch
  • Staying Relevant in a Changing Market

 

Fostering Creativity and Talent: Our Children’s Future

Presenters: TBA

Company: TBA

Website: FrontGateMedia.com

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: Room C

Length: 90 minutes with Q & A

 

Description: All children possess talents. Unfortunately, these gifts often do not develop as they should. Our schools criticize individualism and stigmatize the mistakes that should instead be embraced as part of the learning process. Our entire educational system is built on a false hierarchy, and the consequences are that many talented, brilliant, creative people do not end up realizing their tremendous potential. We know the world will be a completely different place in five years, and yet our schools are still teaching children in much the same manner that they taught them decades ago. For students to be successful in the classroom and beyond, they must learn skills that foster creative innovation to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world. Developing every individual’s creative potential will be one of the crucial value-creating factors in education in the coming years.

 

Sir Ken Robinson: “We know three things about intelligence. One, it's diverse. We think about the world in all the ways that we experience it. We think visually, we think in sound, we think kinesthetically. We thin in abstract terms, we think in movement. Secondly, intelligence is dynamic. If you look at the interactions of a human brain, intelligence is wonderfully interactive. The brain isn't divided into compartments. In fact, creativity, which I define as the process of having original ideas that have value, more often than not comes about through the interaction of different disciplinary ways of seeing things.”

 

Areas Discussed

  • Learn to Color Outside the Lines
  • Storytelling: Anchoring a Message
  • Encouraging Roundtable Debates
  • Providing the Right Opportunities
  • Fostering Mentorship: One-on-One Engagement

 

Saturday Films / Documentaries / Shorts

Return to the Hiding Place

Devonfiel institute

Tagline: Clockmaker; Rebel; Leader; Legend

Trailer: www.hide-movie.com

Length: 102 minutes

Time: 9-10:40

Panel: 10:40-11:10

Location: Main Theater

 

Overview: Winner of nineteen International Film Festivals, Return to the Hiding Place is about Corrie ten Boom and her student resistance group, who successfully smuggled 880 Jewish people out of Nazi-occupied Holland. It’s a beautiful piece of filmmaking, with a compelling story, exceptional cast and stunning cinematography. Based on one of the most famous women in the faith community, the film personifies faith in action and the act of giving one’s life to save another. It also exemplifies the triumph of good over evil and the power of standing up against tyranny.

 

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Time: 11:30-12:30

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Sponsorship Categories

All Levels Include: Signage in the Main Rotunda Lobby, Recognition in our Event Program, Logo on our Devonfield Website, Social Media, and in the Rotating Banner before each film. All Sponsors will also be included in our yearly promotions for national events and workshops. You may also choose to sponsor another company or on behalf of an organization.

 

Sponsorship Level: Donation

Event Underwriter $10,000
  • Benefits: Devonfield Institute Conference Brought to You by “Your Name Here,” full page ad in program +
  • Platinum (2 available) $5,000
  • Benefits: Premier booth, signage in all areas, unlimited VIP passes, full page ad in Program +
  • Gold (4 available) $2500
  • Benefits: Table in Rotunda, Signage in Workshops and VIP lounge, 12 VIP Passes +
  • Silver $1000
  • Benefits: Signage in Workshop rooms and VIP lounge, 6 VIP passes +
  • Bronze $500
  • Benefits: Filmed Interview, Written Article, 4 VIP passes +
  • Directors Circle $250
  • Benefits: Logo Recognition on Website, 2 VIP passes +
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    Devonfield will to work with each Sponsor to promote their organization including tailoring our Sponsor Package and marketing efforts, logo preview before each movie or documentary, a special announcement at the event, and anything else that helps promote them. Your support is essential in fostering education and community impact. This exclusive event will be covered by San Diego Union Tribune and Ranch & Coast, along with a film crew & photographers. We’ll also have professional panels, roundtables and workshops.

     

    Each VIP Pass has a $250 value.

     


    Sponsors


    Directors Circle

    Azusa Pacific University

    Azusa Pacific

     

    The Barnabas Group

    The Barnabas Group

     

    Word Revolution

     

    Word Revolution

    • Act OneAct One

    • OutreachOutreach, Inc

    • Christian Film DatabaseChristian Film Database

    • Pan Pacific Film FestivalPan Pacific Film Festival

    • Frontgate MediaFrontgate Media

    • Point Loma Nazarene UniversityPoint Loma Nazarene University

    • Horizon UniversityHorizon University

    • Salem Media GroupSalem Media Group

    • MJM Entertainment GroupMJM Entertainment Group

    • Salt & Light CouncilSalt & Light Council


     

     

    For more information about our Conference, please contact us at
    Institute@Devonfieldllc.com