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Heartland DCE Conference

May 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

The Heartland DCE Conference is a new kind of conference. We want to disrupt what you're doing in education in your church…at least a little. This is a "R.I.T.A." conference – Research, Insights, Trends and Action. Speakers will present their thoughts (research, observations of trends, or their specific insights) about issues that they believe might impact the church. They will explain their thoughts, reflect on what insights might mean to Christian education in the church and then answer questions from the group.

While the conference is targeted at LCMS DCEs, anyone interested in rethinking key aspects of education in the church is invited to attend.

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Registration has closed for the Heartland DCE Conference. Please contact Dr. Mark Blanke at if you have questions.

Keynote Speakers

Hosts & Exhibitors

If you are interested in hosting some event in connection with the conference or would like to an exhibitor at the conference, please contact Thad Warren at


  • $100 per participant

Registration fees include conference costs, three meals (Thursday dinner, Friday lunch and Friday dinner) and materials. If you would like to attend but are unable to pay the entire registration cost, or if you have additional questions please contact Mark Blanke at


For lodging options in Seward or Lincoln, click here. Be sure to ask about a discounted Concordia Heartland DCE Conference rate.

Special thanks to our conference sponsors!
  • The Institute of Religious Education (IRE)
  • The Office of National Mission for the LCMS
  • The Karpenko Endowment
  • Concordia University, Nebraska.