Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) is a conference designed to foster the use of technology, media and the internet to help the mission of the Adventist Church. Through annual, worldwide and regional events, it seeks to educate and train communication and technology professionals in finding new ways to reach their communities.
Conference now full! Registration closed 3 March 2017
re:formation / re:volution
GAiN Conferences owe a strong legacy to the Reformation era of 500 years ago. When Tyndale translated the Bible into English his aim was to popularise it so that even the ploughboy in the field could read it for himself.
The enterprising printer who rapidly translated Martin Luther’s 95 thesis from Latin to German saw a call for a theological debate turn instead into the equivalent of a twitter campaign across Europe. The emphasis was on accessibility. The result was reformation.
How does that work for the Pokemon Go generation? What skills can we share that will touch the lives of 21st century digital natives? How do Faith, Media and Society interact 500 years after Martin Luither?
GAiN Europe 2017 will explore the legacy of the Reformation and highlight lessons, skills and opportunities for this generation in a series of plenary sessions, workshops and in Sabbath worship. Prepare to learn, to share, to network, to gain skills, and to be challenged.
Who is it for?
GAiN Europe draws together professionals and interested church members who work or volunteer in media and technology. It is an ideal venue for an outreach orientated ideas exchange for those involved in the world of social and electronic media, journalism, film making, photography and communication. Church administrators and leaders will GAiN an understanding of how communication tools can galvanise the church, while hands-on workshops will help develop skills and sow new ideas.
Where are we meeting?
We are delighted that our venue for GAiN Europe 2017 is Newbold College of Higher Education, Binfield, Berks, England. Our main meetings will be in the recently refurbished Salsbury Hall while our Saturday evening special film event will take place in the church centre. Workshops and dining will be provided on campus. Newbold staff are working hard in preparation to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.
Accomodation options are available. We have negotiated a very competative price at the nearby Coppid Beech hotel (4*). We expect that most delegates will want to stay there but for those on a tight budget there are options in the dormatory rooms at the college.
Who is organising GAiN Europe?
GAiN Europe is a combined programme organised by the Inter-European and Trans-European Communication departments. GAiN Europe is a regional event working in close conjunction with the General Conference Communication department. Top experts in their field will lead plenary and workshop sessions.
Confirm you attendence early by completing the registration form.