Connections.  They are essential to every aspect of our lives - personal, spiritual and professional.  While they tie us to our past and ground us in tradition and identity, connections are key to moving forward.  As Christians, we value connections to our past, to the larger community and to each other.  These connections tie us together in community and move us forward in faith for service in and to the world.

IGNITE: Las Vegas 2020 
We are Moving to Bally's Las Vegas Hotel!

We are thrilled to share some very exciting news ... IGNITE: Las Vegas 2020 will now be at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel! It's an incredible property that will suit our event very well by offering a high quality experience and amenities while giving you exceptional value. The dates remain the same, February 4-7, 2020. A few of the many Bally's highlights:

  • Newly renovated guest rooms (pictured), part of a $125 million property refresh
  • Located in the heart of the strip near excellent restaurants and entertainment
  • Room rates of only $95 ($65 plus $30 resort fee). Normal rates at Bally's are $199 or more/night during the conference dates - we were simply able to get you an amazing deal as part of this move!
  • Meeting space that's easy to reach and navigate
  • bright, clean experience with updated conference rooms and natural light
  • Only 3-4 miles from the airport


Pictured Left-Right: 
Laurie Brill, ALDE Executive Director 
Amy Scholz, ALDE Board Member and
Las Vegas Local

Lorraine Dorough, Conference Chair




Webinar: Is Your Team on Fire? How Trust and Loyalty Impact High Performing Teams
November 20 at 12:30 p.m. CT

Let's look at all facets of a high performing team … how to hire, how to inspire, how to evaluate, and how to recalibrate, when necessary.  Whether you are a long-time, new, or want-to-be manager, you will learn insights for building your team(s) and ensuring they are passionate, vibrant, and accountable.  Learn more and RSVP.