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Conference focuses on tech tactics for ministry and business

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michael-hyatt-speakingLA MIRADA, Calif. (WordNews.org) June 3, 2013 – A three-day tech conference kicks off here at Biola University tomorrow that will teach attendees how to use cutting-edge technology in their ministry, their business and in their classroom.

Bestselling author Michael Hyatt, considered an expert in social media, will be the keynote speaker at the Biola Digital Conference.

Joining Hyatt will be will welcome social media leaders and digital technology newcomers alike to explore using tech in one of three tracks: education, strategy or theology.

“The Biola Digital conference has always had one goal: to empower Christians in the use of social media and other digital technologies,” said conference director and Biola professor Dave Bourgeois. “I believe that this year’s lineup at Biola Digital is the best we have ever had. Michael has a keen understanding of proven strategies for using these tools well. We have speakers from several different universities and ministry organizations sharing their research and insights.”

The three-day conference will include 17 breakout sessions focused on three key topics: how the use of digital tools impacts faith; strategy to form effective and successful digital plans for organizations; and how technology can be used for academic and community-building purposes.

Hyatt spent his career in book publishing and is now an author, popular blogger and social media expert. His newest book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, is a bestseller on lists published by The New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

A number of Christian digital media’s leading experts will host breakout sessions delving into subjects such as the current state of digital ministry in the church and corporate world, how to use digital technologies to push your organization’s mission better, and how to implement technology in the classroom and to build community.

Full conference registration is $199. Discounted rates are offered at $59 for faculty and $49 for students. Register at events.biola.edu/bioladigital.

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