How Inclusion Fusion 2012 will work…

Inclusion Fusion incorporates advancements in technology to be different…and hopefully, better than any other ministry conference you’ve ever done, either over the web or in person.

We’ve partnered with the folks from Pajama Conference to put on Inclusion Fusion. Pajama Conference is a very appropriate name for their organization…if you so choose you can literally attend this entire conference in your pajamas.

All of the presentations for Inclusion Fusion are available “on-demand.” Anyone who registers for the Web Summit will be able to access any presentation during Inclusion Fusion at any time during the conference. Each of the presentations has been pre-recorded. While most of our faculty will be available at designated times during the conference for live chats (schedule here), every presentation will be available 24-7 during the entire Websummit. The advantages to such an approach are obvious…

You can get whatever content you want whenever you’re available. If you want to see Amy Dolan’s or Katie Wetherbee’s presentations, but have a ministry staff meeting at 10 AM on Tuesday, no big deal. Watch them on your lunch hour, after dinner, or after you’ve put your kids to bed. Families of kids with disabilities often have little control over their schedules. Flexible scheduling enabled many parents to be part of last year’s Inclusion Fusion too!

You can watch ALL of the presentations offered through the conference if you choose to do so. I often attend medical conferences where I miss out on lectures I’d like to attend when I’m presenting myself, or when two or three breakouts I’d like to see are occurring concurrently. Not a problem with Inclusion Fusion.

Ever go to a conference and wish your teammates or friends could share the experience? You can agree to watch any presentation together at any time of YOUR choosing. You can e-mail the link to the conference to colleagues, families or friends and send them your suggestions for “must see” videos. We’ve heard of a group in Indianapolis planning a “watch party” for Inclusion Fusion 2012.

We’ll be putting together a conference magazine with detailed descriptions of each presentation and biographies of our speakers, but if you’d like to start planning ahead, you can check out this link to our current speaker lineup.

Because of the volume of traffic we’re anticipating on the website during Inclusion Fusion, we’d strongly encourage you to preregister for the conference at www.inclusionfusion.org. As an inducement to register in advance, several of  our speakers and sponsors have graciously donated books and resources that we’ll be giving away to participants who preregister. Our Key Ministry team likes giving away free stuff.

In addition to our chat room, we’ll have a nightly Tweetchat (9:00 PM Eastern) during which any of our registrants and speakers can get together online to discuss any topic related to special needs ministry. Here’s how you can participate in our Tweetchats

Did we mention that the entire conference is FREE? We don’t want money to be a barrier for any church desiring to become more effective at serving families of kids with disabilities, or any parent or family member wanting to be more effective in shepherding their child in the faith.

We hope and pray that Inclusion Fusion will be a blessing to churches and families everywhere…may thousands of kids and their families come to know Jesus as a result of the ideas planted here!

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INCLUSION FUSION IS HERE! Join over 30 leaders from children’s, family, youth and disability ministry serving as faculty for Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry’s second annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit. Inclusion Fusion is made available FREE OF CHARGE to pastors, church staff, volunteers and families everywhere from November 12th-16th, 2012. For an up to date list of speakers, topics, links to speaker blogs and a link for free registration, click here.

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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