LITTWORLD 2022 GLOBAL CONFERENCE OF CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING
MAI is pleased to announce that registration is now open for LittWorld 2022 in Hungary. The conference will be held April 24-29 at Hotel Azur on Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, 60 miles from Budapest.
We invite you to join more than 200 Christian publishing professionals from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and Latin America, and the Middle East at this unique global publishing conference. You will gain fresh vision, creativity, and intensive training to make biblical truth accessible to readers today, plus form valuable networks and friendships with publishing staff and writers from around the world.
“Many of us have worked for months in relative isolation due to the pandemic, so LittWorld 2022 will provide a long-awaited return to physical interaction between Christian publishing peers from around the world,” MAI president John Maust said. “We believe this will be a real celebration! Participants will gain fresh vision and strength as we learn, share, and pray together—living out the conference theme, Stronger Together: Publishing Hope Beyond Crisis.”
The LittWorld 2022 keynote speaker will be award-winning author Philip Yancey, whose books including What’s So Amazing About Grace and The Jesus I Never Knew, have sold more than 17 million copies in English and been translated into more than 50 languages worldwide.
Yancey will be joined by more than 40 speakers and workshop leaders including:
- Kirimi Barine, author, publishing and founding director of Publishing Institute of Africa, Kenya
- Davis Bunn, fiction author, US/UK
- Jeff Crosby, publisher and chief executive of InterVarsity Press/USA
- Dan Elliott, editorial director of Tyndale House Publishers, USA
- Keila Ochoa Harris, author, Mexico
- Sam Richardson, chief executive of SPCK, UK
- Bernice Lee, managing director of Graceworks, Singapore
- José Carlos Gutiérrez, illustrator, artist, and director of Comix35 Next Gen, Mexico
- Yna Reyes, publishing and communications director of OMF Literature Inc., Philippines
- Ramon Rocha III, MAI director of publisher development, USA/Philippines
- Kornel Herjeczki, CEO of Harmat Publishing, Hungary
- Tan Soo Inn, author and chairman of Graceworks, Singapore
- Tim Thornborough, founder and publishing director of The Good Book Company, UK
First LittWorld in Continental Europe
This will be the first LittWorld in continental Europe. MAI-Europe Trustees are hosting the conference, with director Kornel Herjeczki of Harmat Publishers in Hungary serving as local chair.
LittWorld 2022 will be interactive in nature, with ample opportunity for participants to ask questions and share experiences in the plenary sessions and how-to workshops. Participants may sign up for one-on-one personal consultations with a publishing professional, and request free (limited) table space to display their publications.
Register by February 15 and Save Money
We are offering an “early bird” registration discount (see below) until February 15, 2022, just two months before the conference, to allow more time for participants to receive the Coronavirus vaccine, regain their confidence in international travel, and begin to recover from financial hardship caused by the pandemic.
The all-inclusive fee covers lodging for five nights, 14 meals, coffee breaks, a midweek outing, registration, and materials—essentially everything except travel. (The conference begins with the evening meal on Sunday, April 24, and concludes with breakfast on Friday, April 29.)
Men and women from 94 countries have participated in LittWorld since the conference began in 1986. Through LittWorld, we have seen publishing houses born, new books, magazines and podcasts conceived, and skills refined for more effective communication. Inevitably, participants take away a new or reinforced commitment to produce content by writers in the local heart language and culture.
The conference is held only once every three years. “Come to LittWorld 2022 and share with global colleagues what God has taught us as writers and publishers,” encourages Herjeczki.
Travel Information for Hungary
To stay up to date on travel and other information related to COVID-19, check out visithungary.com. The site offers information about tourism in Hungary and information on COVID-19 travel news and protocols.
Watch for our monthly email updates on the conference program, speakers, and activities.