Summit Brings Together Faith and Innovation

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A one-day Faith and Innovation Summit, recognizing a new generation of faith leaders who embrace the power of innovation to inspire the next generation, will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rivier University, 420 South Main Street in Nashua, N.H.

The Faith and Innovation Summit will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, at Rivier University in Nashua, NH.

'There is a new generation of believers waiting to be engaged. It is up to faith-based organizations and individuals to learn how to reach them,' said Adam Coughlin. 'The Faith and Innovation Summit is a good place start.'

A one-day Faith and Innovation Summit, recognizing a new generation of faith leaders who embrace the power of innovation to inspire the next generation, will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rivier University, 420 South Main Street in Nashua, N.H.

This first of its kind event is organized by entrepreneurs Jamie and Adam Coughlin, and hosted by Rivier University and PlusGrace, an online/offline social network founded to allow individuals and organizations the ability to create, discover, pray for and fund faith-based campaigns.

Attendees will experience dynamic and passionate talks by some of the most pioneering innovators in the faith-based world, as well as practical seminars on the major technological issues facing organizations and individuals. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with others willing to explore and redefine what it means to live one’s faith.

Speakers will include Erik Goldschmidt, Director of the Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College; Mikel Steadman of Christian Life Fellowship; Errik Anderson, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at biotech firm Adimab; Paul Reynolds, CEO of FableVision, New England based artist Jennifer Lamontagne; Associate Editor of The Jesuit Post Sam Sawyer; and more. Power workshops will be held on social media, public relations, fundraising and going mobile.

"Faith organizations have a long history of finding ways to reach people," said Jamie Coughlin. “There are a lot of people working with innovative strategies, but they’re operating in silos. We wanted to bring them together to share their stories and to network. This should be an incredibly inspiring day.”

“Rivier University is pleased to host this Faith and Innovation Summit,” said Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President of Rivier University. “This event connects with Rivier’s Catholic heritage and mission of ‘transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.’

“There is a new generation of believers waiting to be engaged. It is up to faith-based organizations and individuals to learn how to reach them,” said Adam Coughlin. “The Faith and Innovation Summit is a good place start.”

Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the Summit begins at 9:30 a.m. The $25 registration fee includes lunch. For event details, including a full list of speakers, and online registration, visit http://www.faithandinnovation.com.

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