Q 2020

A place for church and industry leaders to thoughtfully navigate today’s culture

Nashville

April 22-24
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No topic is off limits
 everyone has a voice

From the ideas and current issues shaping society, to the truth that transforms the world, you will be informed and gain confidence that God is at work in his mission to renew all things. Education by thought leaders and stories from change-makers will inspire a hopeful way forward. Join us to be equipped for the difficult conversations and extraordinary opportunities that lie ahead.

What You Can Expect

At Q you will experience thirty curated 9 or 18 minute talks, featuring the state of American culture and ways Christians can navigate the complexity of our changing society. With dedicated space for constructive debate, expert interaction and lively experiences, Q will be an investment that includes:

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Thought Leaders

Learn alongside motivated experts and experienced practitioners.
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Q provides an environment where one-on-one interaction with experienced practitioners & great minds come together. World-class experts in sociology, theology, philosophy, science, technology, and industry are at your fingertips.

Crucial Talks

Presentations curated to challenge us and move us forward.
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Speakers present their big idea in concise 18 or 9 –minute formats. Each participant hears every presentation and is exposed to numerous ideas from unexpected points of view that sharpen their understanding, deepen their cultural awareness, and motivate their action.

Industry Talkbacks

Interact with professionals motivated by faith to pursue their vocation
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Each participant selects from our 12 industry panels to learn how Christians are engaging their vocation well. From journalism and music, to government and Fortune 500 business, there is a panel for everyone wanting to do their work with excellence.

Current Issue Experts

Prepare to engage difficult conversations
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In an interactive setting, you will be equipped on how to engage a current issue that interests you. From foster care and sexuality, to LGBT and Islam, our expert panels won’t just pontificate, but help you apply good thinking and faithfulness in how you approach difficult conversations.

Enjoyable Experiences

Interact in settings designed to introduce you to new friends
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Through participant-directed lunches, dinners, and after-parties in the convenient downtown Nashville area, opportunities to reflect and react with leaders from various channels of culture proliferate. And even during the event.

Connect with Like Minded Leaders

Discover innovators on a similar journey
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Q brings together influential church and cultural leaders who desire to lead the way forward. From executives, pastors, poets, and entertainers to theologians, journalists, and business leaders, change-makers representing every channel of culture are in the mix.

Speakers & Talks

Katelyn Beaty

Author

Yuval Levin

American Enterprise Institute

Cyntoia Brown-Long

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate

Dr. Robert Epstein

American Institute for Behavioral Research

David French & Eric Metaxas

Never-Trump Republican & Trump Advocate

Kori Porter

The AND Campaign

David Kinnaman

Barna Group

Dimas Salaberrios

Infinity Bible Church

Addison Bevere

Messenger International

Heather Avis

The Lucky Few

Mark DeYmaz

Mosaic Church

Katherine Sanchez

Student + DACA Recipient

Alena Pitts

Actress, Author & Vocalist

Justin Giboney

The AND Campaign

Nancy Alcorn

Mercy Multiplied

Edgar Sandoval

World Vision & Former Proctor & Gamble Executive

John Priddy

The Windrider Institute

Valerie Bell

Awana

Melvin Tinker

Vicar of St John Newland

Jon Tyson

Church of the City New York City

Michael Wear

The AND Campaign

Keri Putnam

The Sundance Institute

Preston Sprinkle

The Center For Faith, Sexuality, & Gender

Gabe Lyons

Author & Founder of Q Ideas

Rebekah Lyons

Author

Katelyn Beaty

Author
Biography

Katelyn Beaty is the author of A Woman's Place and currently serves as acquisitions editor for Brazos Press. Previously, she was the youngest & first female managing editor of Christianity Today. Katelyn will speak specifically on what unmarried women want the church to know. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Yuval Levin

American Enterprise Institute
Biography

Yuval Levin is a resident scholar and director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at AEI and the founding editor of National Affairs. He is also a senior editor of The New Atlantis. Previously, Dr. Levin served as a White House domestic policy staff member under President George W. Bush.

Cyntoia Brown-Long

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate
Biography

Cyntoia Brown-Long was sentenced to life in prison for killing a 43 year-old man after he bought her for sex when she was 16 years old. In 2019, after serving nearly 15 years, she was granted full clemency. Since her release, she hopes to be a voice for justice.

Dr. Robert Epstein

American Institute for Behavioral Research
Biography

Robert Epstein is a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in California. A PhD of Harvard University, he is the author of 15 books and more than 250 scientific and mainstream articles, as well as the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today.

David French & Eric Metaxas

Never-Trump Republican & Trump Advocate
Biography

David French, senior editor for The Dispatch and self-described "Never Trump Republican" discusses the Trump dilemma with Eric Metaxas, a best-selling author, host of the Eric Metaxas Radio show and a Trump advocate.

Kori Porter

The AND Campaign
Biography

Kori Porter is a campus minister on the campus of Princeton University. She previously served as assistant campus ministry director at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. She serves on the leadership team with The AND Campaign.

David Kinnaman

Barna Group
Biography

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services.

Dimas Salaberrios

Infinity Bible Church
Biography

Dimas Salaberrios is a dynamic teacher and speaker with a passion for seeing the Lord transform lives once consumed with hopelessness, darkness and despair. Dimas founded and pastored Infinity NY Church located in the Bronx River Housing Projects and has served as president of Concerts of Prayer NY since 2013.

Addison Bevere

Messenger International
Biography

Addison Bevere is the author of Saints: Becoming More Than “Christians”—a book that offers fresh perspective on what it means to follow Jesus in today’s world. He is also the COO of Messenger International and the cofounder of SonsAndDaughters.tv.

Heather Avis

The Lucky Few
Biography

Heather Avis is first a devoted wife and mother to her 3 children. Author of "The Lucky Few", she resides in California where she shares her heart by putting words on paper and sharing the awesomeness of all things Down syndrome and adoption.

Mark DeYmaz

Mosaic Church
Biography

A recognized leader in the Multi-ethnic Church Movement, Mark planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas in 2001 where he continues to serve as Directional Leader. Mark has written seven books including his latest, The Coming Revolution in Church Economics.

Katherine Sanchez

Student + DACA Recipient
Biography

Katherine Sanchez is junior at Taylor University studying Psychology. Her talk, To Dare to Dream, was first heard at Q Union at Taylor and shines a light on the experience of DACA recipients in the United States.

Alena Pitts

Actress, Author & Vocalist
Biography

The Kendrick Brothers' WAR ROOM marked Alena's professional acting debut. Shortly after, she co-authored a three-book fictional series aptly titled, Lena In The Spotlight. She tragically and unexpectedly lost her mother on July 24, 2018. Alena has found that sharing her story in song and writing has brought healing.

Justin Giboney

The AND Campaign
Biography

Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure. He is currently co-founder and President of the AND Campaign.

Nancy Alcorn

Mercy Multiplied
Biography

Nancy Alcorn is the founder and president of Mercy Multiplied- a ministry that provides young women with the tools to break free from life-controlling issues and find freedom in Christ. Nancy also worked at a Tennessee correctional facility, where she found a heart for holistic transformation for juvenile girls.

Edgar Sandoval

World Vision & Former Proctor & Gamble Executive
Biography

Edgar Sandoval is the President of World Vision. Previously, he worked for P&G as the VP and general manager of global feminine care, responsible for the #LikeAGirl campaign. He is passionate about children’s ministry and ensuring all have the chance to experience Christ’s promise of life to the full.

John Priddy

The Windrider Institute
Biography

A successful entrepreneur and Peabody award winning film producer, John is a leader in the creation and expansion of entrepreneurial companies and development of private and non-profit enterprises. As Chairman of The Priddy Group, he is responsible for the development of the global strategy and network.

Valerie Bell

Awana
Biography

Valerie Bell is an award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and experienced ministry leader who shares her spiritual journey with refreshing honesty, gentle humor, and a hunger for God. She currently serves as the CEO of Awana.

Melvin Tinker

Vicar of St John Newland
Biography

Vicar of St John Newland since 1994, Melvin read Theology at Oxford University and trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall. Melvin is the author of over sixty published articles related to ethics & theology and several books. He has previously been curate at Wetherby Parish Church, Chaplain to Keele University.

Jon Tyson

Church of the City New York City
Biography

Jon Tyson is a Pastor in NYC. Originally from Australia, Jon moved to the US 20 years ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority, The Burden is Light and creator of The Primal Path.

Michael Wear

The AND Campaign
Biography

Michael Wear serves as Chief Strategist and member of the executive leadership team for The AND Campaign. As one of President Obama's "ambassadors to America's believers" (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael is author of Reclaiming Hope and founder of Public Square Strategies.

Keri Putnam

The Sundance Institute
Biography

Keri Putnam is the Executive Director of the Sundance Institute. Putnam oversees the Institute’s annual Sundance Film Festival, as well as its year-round programs. Prior to Sundance, Putnam was President of Production at Miramax films and spent 15 years at HBO.

Preston Sprinkle

The Center For Faith, Sexuality, & Gender
Biography

Preston Sprinkle (Ph.D.) is an international speaker and a New York Times bestselling author. He currently serves as the president of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, an organization that helps Christian leaders engage questions about sexuality and gender with theological faithfulness and courageous love.

Gabe Lyons

Author & Founder of Q Ideas
Biography

Gabe Lyons is the co-author of Good Faith: Being a Christian when Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme. Gabe is also the founder of Q Ideas - a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in today’s society.

Rebekah Lyons

Author
Biography

Rebekah Lyons is a national speaker and bestselling author of You Are Free and Freefall to Fly. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety and depression—and invites others to discover and boldly pursue their God-given purpose from a place of freedom.

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Innovation + Design

Identity + Purpose

Formation

Education

Arts & Entertainment

Faith + Work

Racial Reconciliation

Church Leaders

Life + Justice

Entrepreneurs

Religious Liberty

LGBT + Identity

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Time: 3:00 - 3:45pm
Room Location: Music City Center 207C

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Our Approach

Who We Are

Q was created a decade ago in response to God’s calling our team to prepare for the cultural moment we now inhabit. Meet the founder and hear the heart behind the vision for Q 2020.

7 Channels of Cultural Influence

They touch every citizen in a nation and when leaders work together in common purpose, change happens. Q creates the conditions for an overlapping network to flourish.

Six Practices of the Church

Learn how Christians faithfully exist in a changing culture. 42% of Americans believe “people of faith are part of the problem,” how do we respond?

Thoughtfully Engaging Current Issues

Be equipped to engage 2020’s trending topics and most difficult conversations by hearing from thought leaders with distinct experiences that can ground your thinking.

Event Details

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The Westin Nashville

The Westin is located across the street from the Music City Center. Reserve your room at the by calling 615.248.2800 and mentioning the group rate Q Ideas and Q 2020.

807 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Book Your Stay
AC Hotel by Marriott Nashville Downtown

The AC Hotel, also across the street from the Music City Center and will provide easy access to the conference. Reserve your room at the reduced rate of $262 per night by calling 888.236.2427 or by booking below.

410 5th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37203

Book Your Stay
Airbnb

Nashville uniquely lends itself well to Airbnb and similar peer-to-peer short-term lodging networks. Check out available options to expand your search for the ideal Nashville accommodations.

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REGISTER NOW

The Q experience is best enjoyed when attending with a friend or colleague. Reserve your table and seating at Q 2020 and create a shared learning experience for those you lead. Together we will engage the most critical topics from expert thought leaders and practitioners.

$425 thru 3/9
$450 thru 4/7
$525 thru 4/22

Partners

We are deeply grateful for the support of our partners. Their collaboration and creativity helps enhance the Q experience. Please take a moment to learn more about these unique organizations and their important work.

If you are interested in exploring a partnership, please email matt@qideas.org