Changing Business, Unchanging Faith: 

A Call for Whole Person Development

OCTOBER 17-19, 2019


Welcome to the 2019 CBFA Annual Conference page.  Below is information about the conference.  To register, hit one of the "Register for Conference" buttons.  This will take you to a page where you will be able to complete a registration form and pay the conference fees.  NOTE: We encourage you to register by October 1

in order to guarantee your desired tour options. 

For questions, contact Mindy Hunt at or 479-524-7346.  We look forward to seeing you in October!

Special Speakers

Dr. Chip Pollard

President, John Brown University

Dr. Pollard will be joining us on Thursday evening to welcome you to JBU and to speak on the state and future of Christian higher education.  With many years of experience in higher education and the CCCU, he brings a unique perspective to this topic.

Celia Swanson

Former Executive Vice President, Walmart Stores, Inc.


As the first female executive vice president at Walmart Stores, Inc., Ms. Swanson broke the glass ceiling for women.  Using her 25+ years of leadership experience in business as well as her book "Leading with Grace" as the foundations of her talk, Ms. Swanson will share how to rise above the unexpected left turns of life and leadership.  


Conference Fee: $395

$50 pays for membership dues; remainder covers all other conference-related expenses for CBFA members.. 

Spouse Track: $150

Covers all conference meals and Spouse Track activities.

Pre-Conference Workshop: $50 (click here for more info)

Covers Thursday afternoon workshop presented by ____________

Adjunct Track: $75 (click here for more info)

Covers morning session with speaker Celia Swanson, lunch, poster session and two adjunct-specific sessions.




  • 8:00-8:30 am: Worship, Devotion and Prayer

  • 8:45-12:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions (two 45-minute and two 30-minute)

  • 12:15-12:30 pm: Grab and Go Lunch

  • 12:30-4:00 pm: Tours

  • 6:00-7:30 pm: Dinner on Campus

  • 8:00-9:00 pm: Dessert/Coffee, Convo and Cookies for CBFA Women


  • 8:00-9:00 am: Worship, Devotion and Prayer

  • 9:15-12:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions (three 45-minute)

  • 12:15-1:45 pm: Lunch and Business Meeting

  • 2:00-3:00 pm: Poster Session

  • 3:00-5:00 pm: Adjunct-Specific Sessions

  • 3:00-5:00 pm: Special Interest Sessions (two 60-minute)

  • 6:00-8:00 pm: Awards Dinner

A special track will be offered for spouses who attend.  Options include:

  • Visit to Wilderness Safari and Kyya Chocolate

  • Sightseeing at Natural Falls

  • Tour to Walmart Museum, Crystal Bridges and Terra Studios

  • NWA Craft Fairs


Spouses are also invited to attend the Friday afternoon tour of their choice.  The spouse track fee is $150 and can be added when you register yourself by click on the "Register for Conference" button.


Room blocks have been made at the following hotels.  For more information about the hotel, click on the hotel name.

Hampton Inn - Siloam Springs


Rate: $89 + tax (single king and double queen)

Rooms will be released 21 days prior to conference

Holiday Inn Express - Siloam Springs

(479) 549-1833

Rate: $107.10 + tax (single king and double queen)

Deadline to book with this rate: September 16 

Super 8 -Siloam Springs

(479) 524-8898

Rate: $69.99 + tax (single king) or $79.99+ tax (double queen)

Deadline to book with this rate: July 31  

Must CALL to receive rate.  Request "CBFA Conference" rate.

Shuttles to/from JBU will be provided to those staying at Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Super 8 if requested.

DoubleTree by Hilton - Springdale

(479) 751-7200

Rate: $115 + tax

Deadline to book with this rate: September 25

If you call, use "COB" for group code.

No shuttle service to/from JBU for those staying at DoubleTree.

Other local hotels include:

Best Western - West Siloam Springs

(918) 422-4444

Rate: $69.99 + tax (single king) or $74.99 + tax (double queen)  Must CALL to reserve.  Request "JBU" rate.

Quality Inn - Siloam Springs

(479) 439-4228

Rate: $65 + tax (single king) or $70 + tax (double queens)

Must CALL to receive rate.  Request JBU Family rate.

Shuttles to/from JBU will be provided to those staying at Best Western and Quality Inn if requested.

Holiday Inn - Springdale

(479) 751-8300

Rates: $159 + tax

Deadline to book with this rate: July 19

If you call, request "CBFA Conference" rate.



If flying, you will fly into one of the following airports:

Tulsa (TUL)

Approximately 85 miles (1 hour and 15 minutes) from Siloam Springs.

NWA Regional Airport (XNA)

Approximately 25 miles (30 minutes) from Siloam Springs.

JBU will not provide shuttles to/from airport; however, car rentals are available at both airports.