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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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, 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 (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 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 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.
Join us the morning of April 22 for the Church Leaders Gathering prior to the start of Q 2020 where you will gather with like-minded pastors and dedicate two hours to conversations focused on the most important issues you asked us to discuss. Together, we'll dive into six topics currently impacting the church, including prayer, life issues, sexuality , next generation, 2020 election and leadership.
Join us the morning of April 22 for the City Leaders Gathering prior to the start of Q 2020 where you will gather with local leaders representing each channel of culture to discover how we can overcome polarization in our cities. Learning from leading voices and practitioners, you'll be equipped and inspired to act as a bridge builder and collaborate for the future of your community.
See firsthand how cities re-imagine their existence and then build it. Take part in a guided walk of Nashville with an emphasis on the core of the city that we will personally inhabit over our days at Q.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Gather in 2020 as we host the Q Conference in Nashville, Tennessee for three days of preparation for the new realities facing our world. We are excited to convene leaders in a city as vibrant as Nashville, a place with a burgeoning arts, fashion, publishing, healthcare, technology and music scene. With its close accessibility and driving distance to a majority of the country, Nashville provides the ideal home location for Q.
2020 continues the round table layout that defines the Q experience, helping naturally foster conversations and connections. The Music City Center, located in the heart of Nashville, is a state-of-the-art venue design to capture Nashville’s best attributes and immerse visitors in the unique character of Music City.
Music City Center | 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Change Maker Summits
Q Panels: Vocation & Renewal
Q Panels: Current Issues
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
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
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.Book Your Stay
As we shape all of the details and features of this unique gathering, we take into consideration who will be filling the seats and how, collectively, we can introduce and discuss ideas that advance the common good both nationally and within your local context. There are a few key characteristics we believe all of our participants possess; First, a desire to be informed and exposed to current culture and the conversations shaping our public discourse. Second, the desire to be restorers, faithfully bringing the love and creativity infused by the Gospel in whatever occupation they hold. And thirdly, they hold the view that it’s a Christian responsibility to renew culture and promote human flourishing for all people in our society.
Food is not included in the price. There are numerous restaurants in downtown Nashville and we highly encourage this time to be used for meeting new friends and continuing the conversations and collaborations taking place inside the venue.
Yes. Most of our presenters join us as learners as well. Some can only be with us for their presentation, but many will be available for you to engage onstage via a unique interactive element of the event as well as in more casual environments surrounding the event.
Yes. We have secured a room block at The Westin Nashville Hotel exclusively for Q 2020 participants. The Westin is located a block away from the Music City Center in the heart of the city. To receive our group rate, reserve by calling 615.248.2800 and requesting the Q 2020 rate.
Q will begin at 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 22 and conclude at 12:00pm on Friday, April 24 with optional Change Maker Summits beginning at 9:00am on Wednesday morning. We will not be making the presentation schedule for the event public until you arrive at Q. Lunch will occur around 12:30pm each day and dinner will occur around 6:00pm. Please assume all other times will be filled with programming and collaboration. All times are tentative and subject to change.
Yes. Q is dependent on a group of volunteers who are most interested in serving alongside the Q team in order to make the gathering a reality. Due to the nature of Q and working behind the scenes to ensure a quality gathering, we can’t guarantee much participation in the actual programming of Q, and, in turn, look for those who are truly interested and willing to serve in making Q as excellent as possible. If volunteering at Q interests you, please email email@example.com.
Transfers: Tickets are transferable from one participant to another at anytime. Please contact us with information for the new attendee, letting us know of the change. Cancellation: Full refunds minus a $200 cancellation fee will be provided for anyone who chooses to cancel their registration on or before February 28, 2020. Refunds will not be provided for anyone canceling February 29, 2020 or later.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org