16 Events to Attend in 2011

Here is my list of the top 16 events for leaders in the Church to attend in 2011:

1. Catalyst- yep, it's first on my list. I'm biased, but I would put Catalyst #1 even if I didn't have a business card by the same name. And this includes Catalyst East in October, Catalyst West in March, Catalyst Dallas in May and Catalyst One Days throughout the year.

2. Q- April 27-29 in Portland, Oregon. 600 innovative church leaders together.

3. Chick-fil-A Leadercast- May 6 in Atlanta. A simulcasted leadership conference for business leaders.

4. Drive- March 28-30 in Atlanta. Learn how North Point does ministry.

5. Calibrate- November 8-9 in Seattle. Designed specifically for leaders in the Northwest.

6. The Orange Conference- April 27-29 in Atlanta. For children and student pastors.

7. Exponential- April 26-29 in Orlando. Church planters from all over the world.

8. Hillsong Conference- July 5-8 in Sydney, Australia. 30,000 global leaders together.

9. ARC All Access Conference- April 5-7 in Baton Rouge. Church planters gathering in the Bayou!

10. Leadership Summit- August 11-12 in Chicago. The grandaddy of leadership conferences.

11. Unleash Conference- March 10 in Anderson, SC. Learn from Perry Noble and team about the Newspring Church ministry.

12. National Leadership Forum- March 8-10 in Lakeland, FL. Put on by Southeastern University.

13. Right Now Conference- November 2-4 in Dallas, TX. Inspiring leaders to action.

14. Echo- July 27-29 in Dallas, TX. For the innovators and techies in the Church.

15. Radicalis- February 22-25 at Saddleback. Hosted by Rick Warren.

16. Story Conference- September 15-16 in Chicago. For the creative class in the Church.

This list doesn't include any online events. Only in-person experiences.

Which are you attending?