CFX 2022 Call for Speakers

Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX 2022) is the largest ministry team conference and expo for church leadership, AVL technology, facility design and operations. We would love to have you join us as one of our knowledgeable and passionate speakers!

When: October 25-26, 2022

Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX

Deadline to Submit Proposals is April 1, 2022!

The Ideal CFX Speaker Is:

  • Experienced in how churches work and serve
  • Passionate about helping churches learn practical education, skills and resources as opposed to wanting to sell a product or service
  • Available to attend the entire event to connect and engage with attendees
  • Committed to sharing about CFX on social networks
  • Interested in partnering with CFX beyond the annual conference by being a CFX Connections Contributor 

Attendee Specifics:

Our attendees include staff and volunteers from churches ranging mostly in the 300-1500 seat capacity, and hold roles such as the following (among others):

  • Pastors and Executive Pastors
  • Worship Arts & Creative Teams
  • Technical Directors & Team Members
  • Facilities Managers & Staff
  • Administrative Staff
  • Building Committee Members

Educational Session Opportunities Include:

Breakout Session – 60- to 75-minute sessions with the intent to educate and inspire the attendees in your particular area of expertise

CFX Talk – 20-minute targeted topic that gives attendees a new idea to inspire them in their ministries; similar to TED Talks

  • Must be an exhibitor to participate

Hands-On Training – 60- to 90-minute small group trainings where you can interact one-on-one with attendees and show them how to use various AVL equipment

  • Fee required (see John Mikstay for pricing)
  • Must be an exhibitor to participate

Professional Development Workshop – half or whole day in-depth trainings to increase attendee professional development skills; similar to masterclasses

  • Costs may be applicable (i.e., catering, electric, equipment rental, etc.)

Exhibitor Demos:

Exhibitor Demo – 20-minute opportunities for you to showcase a particular new product or service your company offers that will help attendees in their ministries

  • Fee required (see John Mikstay for pricing)
  • Must be an exhibitor to participate

Topic Areas of Interest to the CFX Community

Leadership & Management
  • Congregant engagement for all ages
  • Digital communications and platforms
  • Volunteer development
  • Leadership development
  • Communications
  • Social Media
  • Creative content creation
  • Graphic design
  • Mental health & self-care
Facilities & Operations
  • Mobile churches of all sizes
  • Tips for the growing church
  • Architectural case studies for smaller budgets
  • Existing church facility remodeling
  • IT
  • HVAC control systems
  • Event management
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Building project planning and financing
  • Facility management strategies and solutions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Creating an annual budget/capital campaign from a biblical financial perspective
Production Technology
  • Electrical systems
  • Rigging 101 (not just safety)
  • In-ear monitors
  • Environmental projection
  • Production team building
  • Licensing & CCLI
  • Broadcast and streaming strategies and technologies
  • Tech director development
  • Hands-on training opportunities with various AVL equipment & systems

Session Submission:

We know that those working in churches the past two years are tired and weary. We want to support churches by caring for their practical needs. As you prepare your sessions for submission, we ask that you consider this overall message we want attendees to walk away with. 

“…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Submit your session proposals here. Please be prepared to spend about 5 minutes filling out the information, which includes the following:

  • Session title (100-character limit), description, learning objectives, and methodology (how you plan to present the information)
  • Session length, format, and target audience
  • Speaker(s) name, job title, company, email, mailing address, and bio (1000-character limit)

Speaker Benefits Include:*

  • Free admission to the CFX 2022 full conference (includes access to all sessions, demos and Exhibit Hall)
  • Exposure in the CFX Community as an expert in your subject area, as well as someone who is passionate about helping churches
  • Publicity for you and your company through CFX’s marketing initiatives
  • Opportunity to network with peers, church leaders and exhibitors who are bringing the latest products and services
  • Discounted hotel rates
*Unless otherwise negotiated

Please note that we do plan to follow the health and safety guidelines as per Texas’ requirements in regards to Covid-19.

Thank you so much for your interest in joining us as one of our Speakers at CFX 2022! If you have any questions regarding the submission process or conference program, please contact Stephanie Lippi.

Deadline to Submit Proposals is April 1, 2022!