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Intersection of Faith and Business

September 30 - October 2, 2021

Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee

Welcome to the 2021 CBFA Annual Conference page.  Below is information about the conference

as well links to additional conference-related pages, including the registration page. 

For questions about the conference, please contact Beth Mangrum at

Deadline to Register: Thursday, September 9

No refunds for any conference-related expenses will be issued after Setpember 20. 

Hotel Information

Hilton, Green Hills

Conference rate of $159 per night good through Friday, September 10.  Space limited.  For reservations, contact Brittany Fryman at 615-425-3104 and request CBFA rate.

Courtyard by Marriott, Green Hills

Conference rate of $169 per night.  Space limited and the only room type available is king.  For reservations, call 615-298-7700 and request the Lipscomb rate.

Pre-Conference Events

2021 Business as Mission (BAM) Conference

September 30: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

CBFA members are invited to attend the 2021 BAM323 conference either virtually or in-person.  

Hosted annually by Lipscomb's College of Business, this conference is a way to connect those who have been practicing business as a mission to those who have a deep desire to learn.  Immediately following the conference will be a pitch competition featuring six graduates of the Corner to Corner Academy, a faith-based organization in Nashville equipping underserved neighbors with the tools to plan, start, and grow their own small business. 

For more information and to register for BAM323, click here.


September 30: 6:30 pm

This long-running faith-based variety show highlights local talent and critical thought leadership.  On this particular evening, the show will be focused on Missional Business - the theme of this year's CBFA conference.  CBFA members are invited to attend at no extra charge.  For more information about TOKENS, click here.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 30

Pre-Conference Events

8:00 am - noon    BAM323 2021

1:00 pm               Corner to Corner: LIVE PITCH

CBFA Conference

3:00-4:00 pm       Women's Networking Reception

4:00-5:30 pm       CBFA Registration

                          New Member Meet and Greet

                          Opening Reception

5:30-6:00 pm       Welcome

6:30 pm              Devotional and Worship

                         TOKENS Variety Show

Friday, October 1

7:00 am              Registration 

7:00-8:00 am       Shuttle from hotel zone to Lipscomb

7:30 am              Breakfast

8:00 am-1:00 pm  Spouse Track

8:00 am              Morning Keynote/Devotional

8:45-12:30 pm     Concurrent Paper Sessions 1-4

12:30 pm            Grab and Go Boxed Lunch

1:00 pm              Tours

*Friday night dinner on your own.

Saturday, October 2

7:00 am             Registration

7:00-8:00 am      Shuttle from hotel zone to Lipscomb

7:30 am             Breakfast

8:00 am             Morning Keynote/Devotional

8:45-12:00 pm    Concurrent Paper Sessions 5-7

12:00 pm           Lunch and CBFA Business Meeting

1:30-2:15 pm      Poster Session/Dessert Reception

2:15 pm             Shuttle service to hotel zone

2:15-3:00 pm      Discipline-Specific Session

3:00 pm             Shuttle service to hotel zone

3:15-4:00 pm      Special Interest Sessions

6:00 pm             Member Reception

6:30-8:30 pm      Closing Banquet and Awards

9:30 pm             Grand Ole Opry Show (optional)

Sunday, October 2

8:30 am             Church (optional)

11:30 am            Brunch (optional)

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