In 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on the first Americanoverland expedition to the Pacific Coast. More than two centuries later, EPAinvites you to follow their journey of discovery to the banks of Portland'sColumbia River (where we've arranged much nicer accommodations than Lewisand Clark enjoyed).
EPA 2008 will be held in Portland, Ore., May 7-9. Keynote speakers include international evangelist Luis Palau, and Donald Miller, best-selling authorof "Blue Like Jazz." Musical guests include Paul Baloche (author of "Openthe Eyes of My Heart") and singer-songwriter Scott Kripayne, plus the return of last year's favorites: Keith and Kristyn Getty.
Of course, workshops are the heart of any EPA convention, and this year's lineup won't disappoint. You'll learn to speed up your production workflow,bridge the gulf between editors and designers, massage bad copy, find theheart of your stories, build better writers in just five minutes, balancebusiness and ministry, using blogging to extend your publication's reach, keep yourself fresh, find untold stories and much more. In all, you'll have 42 workshops to choose from.
We'll be following the same schedule as last year, starting with dinner Wednesday evening and closing with a final awards banquet Friday night. But don't feel that you have to jet home at the crack of dawn on Saturday. You'll be in a beautiful part of the country during a beautiful time of theyear, so you might just want to stick around to enjoy the Portland Saturday Market or to shop at Powell's, the world's biggest bookstore. You'll find more information on our Web site (www.epassoc.org), where youcan also register on-line.
See you in Portland!--Doug Trouten, Executive Director Evangelical Press Association, P.O. Box 28129, Crystal, MN 55428. Voice: 763-535-4793; www.epassoc.org.