THE NINES: Vote for your favorite speakers

Got this groovy widget that allows me to share this list on my blog. Pretty cool!

If you’re not familiar with it, you can read more about THE NINES here. Basically it’s a completely FREE web based conference coming up in a little more than a month about leadership within and among faith communities. The talks take place over nine hours (thus the name), and anyone can join in for part or all of the conversation.

The organizers are allowing the public to vote on who they would like to have speak at this year’s event. There are hundreds on the list, and thousands of folks have voted. I’m thinking of trying this cool survey program out to let folks vote on questions for my next Banned Questions book.

Anyway, here’s the list of THE NINES prospective speakers. Check it out and cast your votes!

Does Religion Make Our Kids - and Us - Jerks?
Growing the Awesome Together
Kill Rock Stars' Portia Sabin, Social Capital and Election Day Haps
Leroy Barber on Why Gentrification Sucks (Plus Paris and Pastafarians)
About Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt is the creator and editor of BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS. He has a memoir on faith, family and parenting called PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, and Hachette published his first hardcover book, "postChristian: What's left? Can we fix it? Do we care?" in 2014. His first novel, "Blood Doctrine," has been optioned by a Hollywood production company for a possible TV series.

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