This Year at Catalyst: What Attendees Can Expect

My favorite leadership conference has to be the Catalyst conference held in Atlanta, Georgia ever October. Wednesday, today, and Monday, I’m thankful to welcome members of the Catalyst staff the opportunity to share a little about the Catalyst conference and what’s going on this year.

Today’s guest article is from Lindsay Van Zyl. Lindsay is the director of marketing at Catalyst.

Lindsay is going to share what you can expect at Catalyst this year.

What can someone expect while attending Catalyst Atlanta?

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Now that you know what Catalyst is all about, what can you expect as one of the 10,000 attendees at this year’s Atlanta event? Great question. Here we have gathered the big picture elements of this year’s conference for 2016 attendees and set some expectations to make sure everyone is ready for an impactful three days.

  1. Don’t miss Catalyst Labs on October 5.

Catalyst Labs will offer workshop-style sessions where attendees can hear from leading voices about today’s most pressing issues facing the Church. These Labs will focus on topics like influence, practice, justice and mission. These sessions provide a great opportunity to dig into some deeper conversations in a smaller, more intimate setting. You can check out our labs lineup here.

  1. Attend the blogger meetup.

After labs on October 5, we want to invite all bloggers to join us at California Dreaming in Duluth at 6:30 for a networking opportunity with fellow bloggers in the Christian leadership arena.

There, you’ll have the opportunity to connect and build relationships with the top bloggers, and be eligible to win exclusive books and resources to help expand your blog. Publishers will be attending this event as well, so it’s a great way to make connections with them.

  1. Make sure you attend the main sessions on Oct. 6-7.

This might sound like a no-brainer, but this is the core of our event. Our speakers this year offer a wide variety of influential and passionate voices that will teach and inspire you on topics like unity, culture, reconciliation and more. Don’t miss this chance to hear from speakers like:

Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor of North Point Ministries and author of Ask It and Deep and Wide

Brenda Salter McNeil, Director of Reconciliation Studies at Seattle Pacific University

Judah Smith, Lead Pastor of The City Church and author of Life Is ___

Brandon and Jen Hatmaker, authors and humanitarians who recently starred in HGTV’s My Big Family Renovation

Craig Groeschel, founding and Senior Pastor of Life.Church and author of #Struggles

Brian Houston, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church and author of Live, Love, Lead

Propaganda, hip-hop artist, spoken word artist and author of I Am Becoming

Soong-Chan Rah, author of Many Colors and Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary

Travis Buchanan, founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee

We also have exciting musical guests including Elevation Worship and for KING & COUNTRY, a popular rock/pop Australian duo you won’t want to miss!

  1. Download the Catalyst app!

By downloading the app, you’ll be automatically introduced into ways to further the conversation happening at Catalyst and connect with other attendees (more on that later this week!). You will see more of what is happening and keep up with trends in leadership, culture, and creativity 365 days a year. The app is completely interactive and designed to make your Catalyst experience go well beyond the 3-day event.

We can’t wait to see you on October 5!

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