Innovate 2021

Find all recordings from the 2021 Mission Leaders Conference, including plenaries, workshops, and awards on the media page!

Join us for the upcoming Mission Leaders Conference: Innovate 2021 (September 22–24, Wednesday–Friday.)

Get a virtual pass to attend Innovate 2021.

COVID Policy

The Hyatt Regency has a mask mandate for all guests while in public places except while eating or drinking. When possible, we will encourage social distancing. According to the CDC, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.

We ask that you refrain from attending Innovate 2021 if you have reason to believe you may have COVID and exhibit one or more of the following symptoms.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat

For more information regarding the COVID protocols of the Hyatt Regency, please click here.

The Mission Leaders Conference provides leaders from the North American missions community a place to network and catalyze relationships in global missions.

Get ready for three days of networking, challenging sessions on innovation, and being part of the mainstream of what’s happening in the global missions community.

Our theme: the ongoing challenge of the Great Commission requires creativity, imagination, and vision. Church and mission leaders should be on the front edge of the innovation explosion. Yet, legacy ministry models, financial pressures, the pace of change, and even success conspire against innovation. Join us as we seek to catalyze a movement of innovation and advance the Gospel among the nations.

Meet Our Plenary Speakers

Peter Greer
President and CEO, HOPE International

Dr Shikoh Gitau
Chief Executive Officer, Qhala

Erik Hersman
Chief Executive Officer, BRCK

Dr Patrick Fung
General Director, OMF International

Ted Esler
President, Missio Nexus

Expect great things from God;
attempt great things for God.


Agenda Highlights

September 22


Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference Sessions
(register here)

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Opening Session

3:45 – 5:00 PM

5:30 PM

7:00 – 8:30 PM
Plenary Session

8:30 PM
Networking Receptions

September 23


Exhibit Hall

7:00 AM
Women’s Executive Leadership Breakfast
(register here)

8:30 – 9:45 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Plenary Session

12:00 PM
(register here)

1:45 – 3:00 PM

3:45 – 5:00 PM

5:30 PM

7:00 – 8:30 PM
Plenary Sessions & Award Ceremony

8:30 PM
Networking Receptions

September 24


Exhibit Hall

9:00 – 10:15 AM

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Closing Session

* Session in bold are included in the virtual pass.

Hosted in North Central Texas

Hyatt Regency
DFW International Airport

2334 N International Parkway
DFW Airport, TX 75261

Hotel Lodging
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Hotel shuttle, complimentary parking, restaurants, and more.

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Missional Worship
Provided by The Village Church Worship.