No matter where the Lord has placed you, you can make a difference every day. EMI's Faith + Work Connect will help provide you with both the inspiration and the critical skills that design professionals need to make an impact in the marketplace and around the world.

Join us in Dallas on September 22nd and 23rd for Faith + Work Connect: An EMI Network Gathering. Connect with other Christian design professionals, engage with EMI staff, enjoy the stories of God's work at EMI, and learn how you can be more involved.

You won't want to miss this! 
        We will hear from -

  • the Cambodia Office Director about God's work in southeast Asia.
  • a Cambodian architect about his design work with EMI.
  • a local design firm owner about how he integrates his faith and work.
  • a ministry client in Uganda about how EMI's partnership has empowered them to serve.
  • EMI's CEO about the future of EMI and our growth around the world.

*watch for updated speaker information and bios soon!


Friday 09/22 - 
1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 1600, Dallas, TX 75201

5:30 - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception (hors d'oeuvres will be served)

Saturday 09/23 -
Watermark Community Church
7540 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251

8:00 – 8:30               Registration Table Open/Check-in 
8:30 – 9:15 Worship/Devotion/Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 DESIGN focus, with table discussions following
10:15 – 10:45 Break – mingle and Connect!
10:45 – 11:45 DISCIPLESHIP focus, with table discussions following
11:45 – 1:15 Lunch – Interest Group Table Topics or mingle and Connect!
1:15 – 2:15 Faith+Work Focus, with table discussions following
2:15 – 2:30 Short Break 
2:30 – 3:30 DIVERSITY focus, with table discussions following 
3:30 - 4:00 Break - mingle and Connect!
4:00 – 5:00 Good Mission Update
5:00 – 5:45 Break - mingle and Connect!
5:45 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 Keynote address - EMI CEO John Dallmann

*Note all times and schedule are subject to change.


EMI Staff will stay at The Residence Inn Dallas Park Central.

Residence Inn by Marriott                $127/nt
7642 Lbj Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251
(972) 503-1333
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There are several hotel options in the immediate area near Watermark Community Church, including:

The Westin Dallas Park Central        $123/nt
12720 Merit Dr, Dallas, TX 75251
(972) 385-3000
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Comfort Inn Dallas Park Central       $114/nt
7815-A Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251
(972) 385-3000
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dallas Park Central       $110/nt
7880 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 616-2400
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Park Central           $129/nt
13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 234-3300
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La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham       $127/nt 
175 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 480-9000
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Is this the same as the Annual Network Conference?

Faith + Work Connect is taking the place of the conference this year, but some of the content will be similar to that of years past.  The bulk of the content will be focused on combining faith and work in the world.  With inspiring speakers, this will be a place to connect with like-minded individuals seeking to do God's work in the marketplace and beyond. Additionally, we have shortened the length of time for this event in order to make it best for your needs.

Will this event be livestreamed?

The entire event is designed for personal interaction, fellowship, and networking. EMI may record small segments for distribution later, but this will not be a livestreamed event, so you will miss out!  Come for the full experience and connect with other staff and volunteers from EMI. 

Can I receive Continuing Education Credits?

CEUs are not available this year.  

Is there a hotel identified for the event? 

You are free to find your own lodging accomodations as we will not be partnering with any specific hotel for the event.  The greater DFW area has a large variety of lodging options in terms of price and proximity.  Please see the "Recommended Accomodations" tab for several options in the immediate area near Watermark Community Church.

What is the dress code?

Most attendees dress business casual.

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