This annual convention is designed for university students, volunteers and communication professionals to network, learn and experience spiritual renewal. You will hear from experts in the fields of corporate communication, public relations, graphic design, photography, video production, and journalism.
Who Should Attend
Attendees include media/communication professionals who are employed in any corporate setting, nonprofit, freelance, higher education, or communication employees of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (primarily in North America). University students who hope to become communication professionals also attend and see the convention as an avenue to gain professional mentoring and future contacts for employment. Those who serve as communication leaders at the local church or school level are also invited to attend.
Super Earlybird: $325.00 - through June 15, 2018
Earlybird: $350.00 - through September 30, 2018
Professional: $400.00 - through October 17, 2018
Single Day Rate: $99.00
Submit a Project: $10.00 - NOW EXTENDED through August 20, 2018
Lodging and Convention Venue
SAC 2018 will be held at the North American Division Headquarters building located at 9705 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia, MD 21046.
Students and faculty should reserve a room from the SpringHill Suites room block. All other attendees, please refer to this list of hotels on contract with the NAD for special rates when booking your lodging. Attendees are responsible for making their own room reservations.
The nearest airport is the Baltimore/Washington International Airport.
Information on ground transportation from the airport.
If you are planning to attend SAC from an international destination, you will need to submit a request for invitation to attend the convention from your local conference or union secretary. They will send a request to the North American Division secretariat for approval. If approved, a letter will be provided to aid you in obtaining a travel visa.
Convention dress is business casual. Church attire is requested for the church service and Saturday evening banquet. As a courtesy to other participants and to maximize your benefit during the convention, please make other arrangements for the care of your children.
The convention opens Thursday, October 18, with media tours, joint training sessions, an opening reception, and communication showcase. The convention continues Friday, October 19, with TechTalk, a keynote address, six special interest groups, afternoon workshops, and an evening program. The convention features an inspirational worship experience on Saturday (Sabbath), October 20, with a church worship service. Saturday afternoon features a group outing. The convention concludes Saturday evening with an awards banquet.
Society of Adventist Communicators is sponsored by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists