Past GAiN Events

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Jennifer Gray: Copyright Infringement: What is it and How to Avoid it

Learn what a copyright is, what copyright infringement means, and see some examples of infringement. Not sure what “public domain” and “fair use” is? This presentation will help you better understand the different ways to license things and why it's important.

Italo Osorio: Upgrading Our Way to Mission

As technology and society evolves the church faces the challenge of upgrading our way of doing mission. We have to use the new tools at our disposal to build the platform which will empower the new generation that is coming to do mission in a way that feels natural to them.

Harvey Alférez: Understanding the Needs of People in Big Cities through Data Science

Following Christ’s method to reach the city dwellers of our day means understanding and meeting their needs. This presentation describes the potential of data science, which is the study of the generalizable extraction of knowledge from data, to help us understand those needs in an unprecedented way. If we understand people's needs, then we’ll be more effective in reaching them..

Gary Krause: Should I Not Be Concerned About That Great City?

For too long Seventh-day Adventists have, to use Ellen White’s word, “neglected” the cities. Our mission to the cities must be more than drive-by evangelism. What would a wholistic Adventist urban mission look like? What role can communication play in helping us “seek the shalom” of the city?

Carol Tamai: Paperless Office

How one church ministry learned to improve their workflow by going paperless.

André Brink: The Digital Disruption Has Already Happened

The world’s largest taxi company owns no taxis (Uber). The world’s largest movie house owns no cinemas (Netflix). The oldest religious magazine in the United States is going digital. We can win by collaborating. Disruption for some, progress for others

Dan Mall: Go Therefore and Reach All IP Addresses

We live in a fascinating time. The explosion of mobile allows us to reach communities and parts of the world not previously possible a decade ago. How can we use technology to reach these new people, and how can we use design thinking to ensure we don't waste the opportunity? Dan will share stories of how design and technology are rapidly changing the world and how we can commandeer this powerful vehicle to help spread the gospel.

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GAiN History

The GAiN conference has been held at locations around the world, since 2004.

  • 2016: Silver Spring, Marlyand, USA
  • 2015: Online
  • 2014: Balitmore, Maryland, USA
  • 2013: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2012: Hong Kong, China
  • 2011: Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • 2009: Orlando, Florida, USA
  • 2008: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • 2007: Newbold College, England
  • 2006: San Diego, California, USA
  • 2005: Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2004: First Meeting: Silver Spring Maryland, USA