National Conference 2023

"The New Culture of Collaboration"

The Gospel Industry Network 2023
National Conference
July 23-26, 2023

G O S P E L   I N D U S T R Y   N E T W O R K   2 0 2 3

C O N F E R E N C E   D A I L Y   S C H E D U L E


“The New Culture of Collaboration”


Sunday, July 23, 2023  

4:00pm – 6:00pm          Registration Open

 5:00pm -8:00pm          Taste of Virginia/Mix & Mingle
                                          Affiliate Leaders Meet & Greet Network
                                          Host Emcees: Earl Bynum & The Belle
                                          Location:    Main Salon D


Monday, July 24, 2023  

8:00am                            Registration Open

GIN Morning Session    Location:  Main Ballroom D

9:00am                            Prayer & Worship Experience:  Dr. Deborah Brown
9:10am                             Official Norfolk Welcome:  Earl Bynum
9:15am                             Welcome:  Bishop Kenneth Wells
9:30am                             Affiliate Roll Call:  Tammy Taylor
9:50am                             Break Off Sessions:  Sheilah Belle

10:00am – 10:30am        The Present State of Gospel!
                                           Location: Main Ballroom D
                                           Moderator: Earl Bynum
                                           Guest Commentary:  Canton Jones, Michael Boykins, Liz Black, Tonya Rivens

OPEN General Session
10:35am – 10:45am        G.I.N. “Music Ministry Moment”
                                           Featured Artist:  Marshetta Parker

10:47am – 10:57am         G.I.N. “Music Ministry Moment”
                                           Featured Artist:  Phillip Lynah

11:00am – 12:00pm         Media
                                           Location:  Main Salon C

11:00am – 12:00pm            The Anatomy of a Great Artist:
                                           Have we changed the meaning of “Gospel Artist” 
                                           Location:  Salon A
                                           Facilitators:  Vickie Mack Lataillade
                                           Panelists:  Canton Jones, Nancy Jackson Johnson, William Becton, Emcee N.I.C.E.

11:00am – 12:00pm         MASTERCLASS: The Bold & The Branded:
                                           Expand Your Brand Outside the Gospel Box
                                           Location:  Salon B
                                           Moderators:  Benita Bellamy Kelley
                                           Panelists:  Ron Briggs, Tammy Taylor, Tonya Rivens

11:00am – 12:00pm         The Choir and Minister of Music:
                                           How to Present New Music, Manage Your Musicians,
                                           Perfect Stage Presence, Make Your Rehearsals Count and Building Relationships
                                           Location:  Paul Fraim Center
                                           Moderator:  Josh Bracey
                                           Panelist:  Michelle Lightfoot, Chris Byrd, Harold Booker, Dwight Moment 

12:05pm – 1:45pm           The GIN Monday Luncheon (VIP Invitation Only)
                                           Location:  Main Ballroom D
                                           Host Doc Christian: Quartet Love Luncheon
                                           Co-Sponsored by Michael Boykins
                                           Special Guests:  Luther Barnes, Michael Boykins, Michael Boone,
                                                                                       Charles Stanley with the Virginia Aires,
                                                                        Mr Horace Thompson of the Sensational Knightingales
                                                                        and Chris Byrd

2:00pm – 3:00pm              Media
                                           Location:  Salon C 

2:00pm – 3:00pm           MASTERCLASS: Get the Gig, Keep the Gig!
                                          (Be Marketable In A Post Pandemic Climate. Find Work – GET PAID.) 
                                           Location: Salon A
                                           Facilitator: April Chandler

2:00pm – 3:00pm            Impacting Radio, Digital Outlets & Retail
                                           (Radio Play To Radio Sales) 
                                            Location:  Salon B
                                            Moderator:  Emcee N.I.C.E.
                                            Panelist:  Michael Chandler, Garland “Miche” Waller

2:00pm – 3:00pm            Next Media: Creating Careers Of Longevity as a Radio Announcer,
                                            TV Host and Influencer from Internet, Podcasts, Streaming Platforms, and YouTube Channels. 
                                            Location:  Paul Fraim Center
                                            Moderator:  Sheilah Belle
                                            Panelists:  Tonya Rivens, Liz Black, Ron Briggs, Canton Jones, EMCEE N.I.C.E.

3:05pm – 3:35pm            GENERAL SESSION: 
                                            Location:  Main Ballroom D  
                                            Featured Performance:  Pastor Josh Bracy & Power Anointed

                                            A Donte from Jersey Presentation: V-Reel

                                            Wrap Up and Monday Night Overview 


6:00pm – 8:30pm            The G.I.N. Signature Fashion Show
                                            SHADES OF ROYALTY (Purple)
                                            Location:  Main Ballroom D

8:30pm – 10:30pm           GIN AFTER PARTY with Host Canton Jones
                                            Location:  Main Ballroom D

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 

7:00am – 8:30am             VIP BREAKFAST
                                             Location:  Main Ballroom D

8:00am                               Registration Open


OPEN General Session     
Location:  Main Ballroom D

9:00am                               Prayer & Worship Experience:  Dr. Deborah Brown
9:15am                                A Moment with Bishop Kenneth Wells

9:30am                               GIN U Preview:  Canton Jones
9:35am                               G.I.N. “Music Ministry Moment”
                                             Featured Artist:  Keenan Coleman
9:47am                               G.I.N. “Music Ministry Moment”
                                             Featured Artist:  Mary Glover

10:00am                             Break Off Sessions:  Sheilah Belle

10:10am – 11:30am            The Media
                                             Location:  Main Salon C

10:10am – 11:30pm            “Shoot Your Best Shot”
                                             Pitch Your Best song to A & R & Label Reps!
                                             Location:  Main Ballroom D
                                             (20 slots available – Sign up on site)
                                             Moderator:  Sheilah Belle  
                                             Panelists:  Garland “Miche” Waller, Liz Black, Shari, Tonya Rivens, Earl Bynum

10:10am – 11:30am               CCM And Gospel Music:
                                             Can Your Music appeal to both audiences? 
                                             Location:  Paul Fraim Center
                                             Moderators:  Terrance Howell
                                             Panelists:  Jesse Wood, Benita Bellamy Kelley, Nancy Jackson Johnson

10:10am – 11:30am            Prioritizing Relationships, Love & Career!  How to Balance it All
                                             Location:  Salon A 
                                             Moderator:  Rosalind Jones
                                             Panelist:  Shervonne Wells, Mike & April Chandler, Ramona Jones, Dannie Pledger 

12:00pm – 1:45pm             *VIP GIN Tuesday Lunch – Sponsored by L’rae Entertainment
                                             Location:  Main Ballroom D
                                             Host:  Earl Bynum 
                                             Special Guests:  Asaun Bynum, Missy Billups, Ernest Billups

2:00pm – 3:00pm             Media 
                                             Location:  Main Salon C

2:00pm – 3:00pm                From a Producer’s Perspective: How to Make a Hit
                                             Location:  Salon A
                                             Moderator:  Garland “Miche” Waller
                                             Panelist:  Greg Mitchell, Leonard Thompson, Mark Ballard, William Becton

2:00pm – 3:00pm             Handle Your Business:
                                             How to Set Up Your Business, Structure, Register your Name, Etc. 
                                             Location:  Salon B
                                             Moderator:  Mike Chandler

2:00pm – 3:00pm              Quartet Gospel:
                                                     How to Stay Relevant in a Gen X World
                                             Location:  Paul Fraim Center
                                             Moderator:  Connie Birth 
                                             Panelists:  Thomas Alexander, Michael Boykins, Melvin Stackhouse

3:00pm – 3:20pm             GENERAL SESSION:  Wrap Up Tuesday
                                             Location:   Main Ballroom D

3:25pm – 3:35pm              G.I.N.  “Music Ministry Moment”
                                             Featured Artists: Zak Williams & 1Akord

6:00pm – 6:15pm              Bus Departure from Hotel to Mount Lebanon Baptist Church


7:00pm – 9:00pm              On Stage with Earl Bynum TV Recording
                                             Location: The Mount
                                                                        215 Las Gaviotas Blvd
                                                                        Chesapeake, VA   23322


Wednesday, July 26, 2022 

8:00am                               Registration Open

OPEN General Session      Location:  Main Ballroom D

9:00am                                Prayer & Worship Experience:  Dr. Deborah Brown
9:10am                                 Moment with Bishop Kenneth Wells
9:20am                                G.I.N.  “Music Ministry Moment”

                                              Feature Artist:   Pastor Nell Smith Ward
9:40am                                G.I.N.  “Music Ministry Moment”
                                              Featured Artist: Apostle James
9:50am                                Break Off Sessions:  Sheilah Belle

GIN “U” 

10:00am – 10:45am             The Edit/Performances/ Let’s talk Hip Hop 2023
                                              Location:  Salon D 
                                              Facilitator:  Canton Jones

10:00 – 10:45am                 Fashion Saints & Fashion Aints:
                                              Make Your Mark On and Off the Stage
                                              Location:  Salon A
                                              Facilitator:  Letricia Laftin Russell

10:00am – 10:45am           Music Business 101:
                                              Understanding What It Takes To Get In The Business As An Artist,
                                         Manager, Executive, or Producer.
                                              Location:  Salon B
                                              Facilitator:  Emcee Nice
                                              Panelists:  C Goss, Shari, Lucinda Moore, William Becton

11:00am – 11:45am                Master Class: How To Make Beats:
                                              Learn The Latest Music Software and Equipment
                                              Location:  Salon A
                                              Facilitator:  Canton Jones, Dominion Jones and Canaan Jones 

11:00am – 11:45am             Understanding publishing, Royalties and Points
                                              Location:  Salon B
                                              Facilitator:  Emcee N.I.C.E.

12:00pm – 1:40pm              Luncheon (VIP/Invitation Only)
                                              Host:  Bishop Wells & Earl Bynum
                                              Location:  Main Ballroom D

2:00pm – 2:45pm                Conversations with Gospel Industry Veterans, Gen X – Z
                                              Location:  Main Ballroom D
                                              Facilitator:  Canton and Emcee N.I.C.E. 
                                              Panelists:  Lemmie Battles, Willie Jones, LaVell Nero, C Goss, Shari, Love Jones 

3:00pm                                GENERAL SESSION:  Wrap Up Session
                                              Location:  Main Ballroom D

3:30pm                                GIN Affiliate Leaders:  Tammy Taylor and Bishop Wells

5:00pm – 8:00pm              The GIN Concert Experience
                                              Location:   Main Ballroom D
                                              SPECIAL GUESTS: Nancy Jackson Johnson, Apostle James Alston,
                                                                                        Shari Demby, Darnell Davis, David Whitfield,
                                                                                        Young Men for Christ, Danielle Sunny Bryant
                                              HOST:  Emcees: Earl Bynum, The Belle, Liz Black, Emcee N.I.C.E.


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