• Tim

    Thanks for gathering the various thoughts and comments on the conference, Laura.

    Last month my professional association had its annual meeting. I was on the program committee and was responsible for lining up speakers for two of the sessions. For one session I had a white man and an Asian woman, and for the other another white man (me) and an Anglo-African woman (now an American citizen but born in England, parents from Nigeria). It really wasn’t that hard to diversify the stages a bit.

  • Dave Strang

    “The Storyline conference was the brainchild of bestselling author Donald Miller. Together with a team of his friends, the author of popular books like Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years put together a conference to help people create plans for their life and live their best possible story.”

    Is this conference even Christian? If it is they had ONE JOB: Preach Christ crucified for the forgiveness of sins. All of the problems that people have in this life, like injustice and racism, is rooted in SIN. That’s the point.

  • Pam

    In the beginning Storyline was not marketed as a Christian conference, but it did have a Christian bent, since Miller is a Christian and he used Christian examples in his talks. I was at the first conference, it did seem that most of the attendees were Christian. In 2015 Miller’s company began expressly advertising it as a Christian conference.

  • Pam

    I attended three Storyline conferences over the years, but declined in 2015. The all-white lineup was a big concern of mine, as was the inclusion of Corie Robertson of Duck Dynasty. To me the conference morphed from being an encouraging community into a vehicle for people to sell books and products.