Telling the Story to a Multi-cultural World - LIVE!
The program from Tuesday, 20 April to Thursday, 22 April will have several live stream keynotes from FOBAI members and the faculty at Full Sail with time for questions and reflection. Sessions start at 9.00am ET and end by 12.30pm ET each day. CEOs will meet on Friday, 23 April.
Click on the Annual Meeting 2021 tab to register for the event.
You can view or download the latest version of the program for the whole annual meeting here: Annual Meeting Program.
Please note that this year Development Groups are organising meetings independently of the Annual Meeting program schedule. If you have registered for a development group you can expect to hear from the organisers directly.
Our Annual Meeting Speakers
See below for ... plenary speakers and their biographies.
Chad's heart and passion is for all Deaf people to see and know Jesus. Along with Deaf Missions, Chad believes the most effective way to communicate the Gospel with Deaf communities is through sign language - their native, heart language.
He and his wife, Glory, are blessed with six children: Shekynah, Corban, Davan, Jadon, Lujah and Selah.
Josh takes seriously the call of Jesus to “go into all the world and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18). Shortly after graduating from Indiana University, he and his wife Holly joined Campus Crusade for Christ® as part of the first Jesus Film Project® short-term recording team. Through that experience, they developed a heart for the Muslim world and worked with Bible translation partners in the Middle East to translate new versions of the JESUS film.
After moving their family to serve in the North Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia area, Josh began to lead church-planting efforts for Cru in the region. He also helped launch two leadership teams to more effectively serve the 30 countries in the area, then served as director of Leadership Development for the region.
In 2013, Josh received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He then joined Jesus Film Project as director of Marketing and Communications and U.S. Strategy. In 2018, Josh became the fourth Executive Director of Jesus Film Project, succeeding Erick Schenkel.
He and Holly have been married for 21 years and live in Orlando with their four children.
Josh shares his heart for the lost with passion and sincerity, calling us to be ministers of the gospel who boldly proclaim the message of Christ where He is still not known.
Susan has 35+ years of experience in acting, writing, producing, directing and managing projects in film, television, advertising, theme parks, and live production. Some highlights include working as a story assistant for Glen Larson Productions on primetime TV series such as The Fall Guy, Masquerade, Trauma Center, Knightrider, PSI Luv U and Automan.
At Sony Pictures Entertainment she worked on the feature films First Knight, The Professional, and El Mariachi. At Universal Studios Florida she managed the Television Development department. As VP of marketing and production at Comrade Entertainment, she produced the live production of the Yakov Smirnoff Variety Show. Susan also served as Florida’s State Film Commissioner under Governor Jeb Bush.
She has an MBA from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business and an MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail. She is celebrating her 13th year at Full Sail University.
Ed is a former television & sitcom writer/producer, whose many credits include USA Network’s Weird Science and Walt Disney Television’s syndicated Honey I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show (which he co-developed for television).
He is perhaps best known for his work in the world of professional wrestling — as a storyline writer, he was one of the primary architects of the WWE’s “Attitude Era,” which saw the company rise to unprecedented prominence as a mainstream cultural phenomenon.
Prior to his arrival at Full Sail, he taught writing, comedy writing, and screenwriting at many different institutions, including the University of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Second City Training Center. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.
Susan and Ed are on the Creative Writing for Entertainment Faculty.
The Media Development Group and a Deeper Dive with Full Sail
The Forum's Media Development Group (MDG) has been instrumental in developing the program for our Annual Meeting and the collaboration with Full Sail University.
There is an opportunity for the MDG to continue the relationship with Full Sail after the Annual Meeting and, if there is sufficient interest from FOBAI member staffs, to organise some follow-up deeper dive sessions with Full Sail faculty experts.
If this is something you'd like to be kept informed about please register your expression of interest below.
To register an expression of interest through the Media Development Group in Deeper Dive sessions with Full Sail please fill in the form.
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