Previous Conferences

Previous Conferences

2023 Conference

Date: October 12-14, 2023
Location: Anderson University
Theme: “Preaching As Leadership”
Speakers: Kyle Small and Pamela Larde

2022 Conference

Date: October 13-15, 2022
Location: The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago
Theme: “Preaching: Engaging a World Homiletic”
Speakers: Sam Chan and Ezekiel Abijade

2021 Conference

Date: November 4-6, 2021
Location: Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Theme: “Preaching Hope & Lament”
Speakers: Matthew Kim and Kenneth Langley

2020 Conference

Date: October 15, 2020
Location: Online
Theme: “Preaching in an Age of Idols”
Speakers: Darrell Bock

2019 Conference

Date: October 17-19, 2019
Location: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Theme: “Preacher as Theologian”
Speakers: Charlie Dates and Bryan Chapell

2018 Conference

Date: October 11-13, 2018
Location: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Theme: “Effective Preaching in the 21st Century”
Speakers: Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching

2017 Conference

Date: October 19-21, 2017
Location: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S Hamilton, MA
Theme: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Evangelical Homiletics Society: “What Makes Evangelical Homiletics Evangelical? Challenges and Distinctives”
Speakers: Derek Tidball and Scott Gibson

2016 Conference

Date: October 13-15, 2016
Location: Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
Theme: “The Political Pulpit”
Speaker: James T Meeks

2015 Conference

Date: October 15-17, 2015
Location: Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY
Theme: “Preaching and Biblical Literacy”
Speaker: Albert Mohler Jr.

2014 Conference

Date: October 9-11, 2014
Location: Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
Theme: “Hermeneutics for Homiletics”
Speaker: Abraham Kuruvilla

2013 Conference

Date: October 13-15, 2013
Location: Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA
Theme: “Spirit-Led Preaching”
Speaker: Jack Hayford

2012 Conference

Date: October 11-13, 2012
Location: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA
Theme: “Multi-Cultural Preaching”
Speaker:  Bryan Loritts

2011 Conference

Date: October 13-15, 2011
Location: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA
Theme: “Learning from the History of Preaching”
Speaker: Hughes Oliphant Old

2010 Conference

Date: October 14-16, 2010
Location: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Theme: “Connecting Preaching and Worship”
Speaker: Michael Quicke

2009 Conference

Date: October 15-17, 2009
Location: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, TX
Theme: “Promoting Community Through Preaching”
Speakers: Leith Anderson

2008 Conference

Date: October 16-18, 2008
Location: Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, AL
Theme: The Theology of Preaching
Plenary Speaker Information: David F. Wells
Guest Preacher: Bishop William H. Willimon

2007 Conference

Date: October 11-13, 2007
Location: Talbot School of Theology
Theme: Preaching in a Secularized West
Plenary Speaker Information: J. P. Moreland

2006 Conference

Date: October 12-14, 2006
Location: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Theme: Toward Excellence in Equipping Preachers: A Future Focus and a Backward Glance

2005 Conference

Date: October 13-15, 2005
Location: Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri
Theme: Show Me the Truth: Illustration, Metaphor and Example in Preaching
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bryan Chapell, President of Covenant Theological Seminary

2004 Conference

Date: October 14-16, 2004
Location: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina
Theme: Preaching and Theology
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Timothy George of Beeson Divinity School

2003 Conference

Date: Oct 16-18, 2003
Location: ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University, Vancouver,B.C.
Theme: Preparing Those Who Preach
Plenary Speaker: Gordon MacDonald

2002 Conference

Date: Oct 17-19, 2002
Location: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago, IL
Theme: Preaching to Listeners: Connecting to Contemporary Audiences
Plenary Speaker: Leonard Sweet

2001 Conference

Date: Oct 18-20, 2001
Location: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana
Theme: Preaching & Technology
Plenary Speaker: Quentin Schultze