About Conference

What is the BAM Conference?

Where BAM Practitioners, Mentors, and Seekers Come Together

The BAM Conference is a three day event designed to give you a taste of what is happening around the world in business as mission. Key leaders, practitioners, and academics are coming from around the world to share their insights into how God is using business to advance His Kingdom. Come and see how the movement is gaining momentum as God inspires each of us to use the work and talents He has given us to spread the gospel to all peoples. Philadelphia 2018 will be the 8th conference held in the USA by BAM Training.

Who should attend?

Business People

Network with like-minded business people from around the USA. Hear stories and cases of BAM that will inspire you on your own business journey. Learn how God can use your unique skills and experiences.

Academics & Students

Discover unique opportunities in BAM companies. Learn best practices for business as mission through the teaching and cases presented.

Mission Personnel

Learn more about the key place of business as mission in global mission strategy today. Hear from other mission agency leaders who have been pioneering in BAM.

Church Leaders

Understand business as mission and how to best equip the business people in your congregation. Learn from inspiring teaching and stories of how business people being transformed by learning that God can use them.


We invite speakers from around the world, to share from their experiences, using Business as a strategy to bring long-term transformation to communities and peoples’ lives. Every year we invite different people from different locations and background, to learn from diverse experience.


6 Ways to Connect


Plenary Sessions



Roundtable Discussions

Prayers & Worship


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018, 8:00 AM to SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018, 1:00 PM EDT

Conference Schedule Overview

Example Daily Schedule

8:50-9:45 A.M. PLENARY SESSION 1
9:45-10:00 A.M. COMFORT BREAK
10:00-11:00 A.M. PLENARY SESSION 2
11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. PLENARY SESSION 3
12:30-1:30 P.M. LUNCH
1:30 P.M.-2:30 P.M. BREAKOUT SESSION 1
2:30-2:40 P.M. COMFORT BREAK
2:40 P.M.-3:40 P.M. BREAKOUT SESSION 2
4:10-5:00 P.M. PLENARY SESSION 4
5:00-5:10 P.M. COMFORT BREAK
5:10-6:00 P.M. PLENARY SESSION 5
6:00-7:30 P.M. DINNER


I came to learn about BAM, and was surprised by how great the networking was! Turned out to be the most valuable part of the conference, by far.

Kristina M.


The 2017 BAM Conference expanded my understanding of how much – and how many different ways – Business as Mission is happening all over the world, as well as here in the U.S.

Dave P.


The BAM Conference helps us realign our thinking and reminds us to keep Christ at the middle of everything, whether in business or life.

Andrew C.


Fantastic! The variety of speakers and topics and way the Holy Spirit and the team wove them together: BAM the good and bad, big and small, vision and reality, young and old, practical and academic. Plus great networking with new friends and catching up with long term friends. I am refreshed and encouraged!

Bob B.


Great conference. Absolutely loved it. I flew half- way around the Globe to this conference and it was really worth it. Thanks organisers!

David P.


Thanks for a great conference! What impressed me most from the plenary speakers was their dynamic relationships with God, in which they received timely guidance in their ventures and a joyful intimacy with their Father. Thanks for providing that inspiring example.

T.C Johnstone


Last year’s BAM conference in LA significantly influenced and affirmed the direction I am now headed in my life regarding international BAM. This year’s BAM conference in Dallas only challenged and inspired me further, providing opportunities to make practical first steps in pursuing this calling.

Keaton D.

Conference in Action

Invaluable Networking Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my hotel room included in the ticket price?

No, the hotel room is not included in the ticket price. However, we have negotiated great rates with the hotel, and the link to get to those great rates is in the Location section of the website on the Home page.

I have some food allergies, do you cater for special food requests that I have?

Yes, we can work with the following special requests. Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Lactose Free, Nut Free.

I am coming on my own, and I would like to share the cost of the hotel room with another delegate, can you help me?

We understand, and yes, the best route to a room sharing solution is via our Event App. You will get access to the App in July and will be able to post on the message board about your need to share a room.

I have security concerns, what do you do for people like me that want to remain completely anonymous during the BAM Conference weekend.

Very good question! We take this issue very seriously and we provide the following options:
a) When registering you can choose what name you have on your badge.
b) Before the Conference you can develop your Event App profile as anonymously as you want to. This enables you to network at the conference without sharing sensitive information.
c) You can opt to wear a different color lanyard at the Conference so that people know not to take your photo. All photos taken by our official conference photographer are double-checked before being used to make sure no one is in photos who should not be.
We have worked with people in this situation for 20+ years and we will do our best to serve you. Please let us know about any other concerns you may have.

How do I get from the airport to the conference hotel?

You have a few options, including: Uber, Taxi, pre arranged Airport to Hotel shuttle with Rapid Rover. You can also use the Event App to see if others are arriving at the same time and share a ride!

Is there free wifi at the hotel?


Is there a group discount rate?

Yes. Please email us at info@bamtraining.org for information about that!!

Do you provide child care?

We do not have the legal authority to look after children, and due to various challenges to offering child care, we do not offer any. Children under the age of 1 years can come with their parents, as long as the parents are sensitive to the noise being made by the child in the plenary or breakout sessions.

Past Sponsors and Partners

BAM Training hosts courses and conferences serving a growing number of individuals, companies, churches, organizations and networks active in the business as mission movement around the world. In partnership with the Business as Mission Resource Team, we create and curate content that affirms the calling of business professionals and equips them as they integrate their faith into their everyday work. For more information, visit bamtraining.org

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