SIMULCAST THE SUMMIT

We believe local churches should equip local parents.

Dr. Kevin LemanAuthor of "Have a New Kid by Friday" and "The Birth Order Book"
"The Parent’s Summit is a wonderful opportunity for parents of any stage or age to grow, be encouraged and walk away with real, tangible resource, ideas, and encouragement. What does it look like to equip, encourage and resource parents through the local church? It looks like the Parent’s Summit."

We provide a live simulcast experience of the Parent's Summit for churches. Each partner church will hold a high-quality live-streamed Parent's Summit event on February 23rd, including all print materials and other resources made available at the live site.

Our goal in providing the live-stream is to equip local churches to develop a strategy to equip, encourage and resource parents. We want to make the live-stream process as seamless as possible for each local church.

Would you consider joining us as simulcast partner? Find more information, our contract and simple answers to your questions here at parentssummit.com. Don't hesitate to contact us with specific questions or concerns.

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General Simulcast Process:

01

View and Sign Online Agreement

The first step is signing the online agreement. Once you've signed the agreement, you'll be listed as a simulcast location and given online access to promotional materials.
02

Order Print Materials

All simulcast locations receive certain print materials - posters and event handout tools - included with the simulcast cost and customized for your specific location. However, you can also order additional resources through our web portal. After signing the agreement, you'll be given access to the ordering window, available in September.
03

Plan and Pray

Whether you onboard 6 months before the Summit or in February of 2018, the planning process is critical. We'll provide a planning guide, available in August, and insights into creating the best event possible. We're already praying for your site, and we'll continue to pray God does miraculous things through your investment in parenting!
04

Submit Final Numbers, Receive Materials

We need final simulcast numbers about 8 days before the event. Through our web portal, you'll submit your expected number of attendees - we will base your final invoice and final shipment on these numbers. We'll print, collate and mail out your content, which should arrive by Wednesday, February 20th.
05

Host and Gather Feedback!

On February 23rd, you get to sit back and enjoy the hard work and the success of your well-run parenting event!

If you're ready to start the simulcast process, it'll start right here! Simulcast onboarding will begin in mid-summer.

Pricing

We know pricing will be a primary factor in your decision to simulcast. We offer two pricing models - you choose which one you'll use!

Flat Rate: For churches with an average weekly attendance of less than 300, the cost is $500 plus $6 per attendee beyond the first 30 (to cover scaling costs). For churches of weekly attendance over 300, the cost is $1,000 plus $6 per attendee beyond the first 70.

Per Attendee: You'll be invoiced at $25 per simulcast attendee.

When you register as a site, you'll choose which pricing model to select. Our hope is 

Common Questions

In most cases - no. We simulcast the Summit so that local churches can equip local parents, and so that local churches can use the Summit to build a parenting strategy. We would encourage you to contact us with your idea or question.

This varies depending on how your church wants to approach the simulcast. The Parent's Summit offers two pricing models for simulcast sites - a flat fee model or a scaling model. Pick whichever fits your church best.

However, your church can choose to charge attendees whatever works best with your budget and expectations (please keep in mind the cost for lunch, childcare and other considerations). Building a budget for the Parent's Summit is an important first step, and is covered in our Simulcast Planning Packet. Some churches break even on the Summit, some churches choose to budget for it and spend quite a lot making it easier for their attendees to attend. It's up to you.

No. We print all the materials and ship them directly to you, included in the cost of simulcasting.

When you initially onboard, you'll be mailed 15 posters for your local site. At any point, you can order additional posters, as well as banners, stands, handouts and additional materials.

We will also have digital copies of bulletin inserts, and make most of our branding elements available if you want to customize promotional materials. This includes colors pallets, fonts, speaker images and logo copies and video resources. Not all of this is immediately available, but will be added to the website (behind your Simulcast login) as we near the date of the event.

The week before the event, we will mail custom booklets, nametags, lanyards, signage and handouts to your site, as well as any resource elements we've decided to make available to all sites.

The Simulcast is a live event, and while we provide the freedom for churches in different time-zones to choose the time they simulcast the event, we encourage everyone to start at 9am CST and require everyone to simulcast on February 23rd, 2018. 

Outside of contract negotiations and concerns, we view the live interaction with the content as important and valuable. Studies have also shown there is a much higher engagement with a live, simulcasted event than with a similar, taped event shown at a later date.

Of course, this will depend on the number of attendees you expect. More information can be found in the Simulcast Planning Guide. But in general, you will need greeters, hospitality coordinators and ushers (or door greeters). For an event featuring 25 attendees, you may only need 2-4 volunteers. For an event featuring more than 100 attendees, you might need 15-20 volunteers.

The most important day-of role is that of Site Host, and we encourage one of the local pastors to serve in this capacity.

If you choose to provide lunch, provide childcare or recruit a local resource area, you will need additional volunteers as well.

There are a few answers here:

We will provide all attendees of the February 23rd Summit with access to the full keynote addresses after the event, until March 9th. There's a TON of content at the Parent's Summit - it's easy to miss something! We want you to go back and rewatch what you might have missed.

We will NOT be providing a for-sale copy of the full Summit content, nor will we be distributing a full copy of the Summit content to sites or individuals.

Finally, we will regularly distribute clips from the Summit through our app and Facebook channel, and available on our website!

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