ICCM has proven to be an incredible annual highlight for the missions-minded technologist, i.e. YOU! The Americas conference has also made it possible for non-techie family members (generally spouses or other family members) to share a dorm room (or dorm suite) and partake of meals at a slightly reduced cost. Since the family members
Yes, and we welcome your deep experience. As with many things in life, you will get as much out of ICCM as you invest in it. If you feel there are areas in your knowledge that you want to grow, you will almost always find something there who will answer some questions for you.
Most of the major questions about your network or system can be answered while at ICCM, and you will learn a lot about new technologies. The big thing, which you will not realize you are bringing back, are the friendships with others in your field. When you have a major techie catastrophe down the
In a word, yes. Every year, we've had attendees needing to remote in to their ministry's system to fix problems. But in our 25 years of existence, we've never had a ministry close down shop because the techie was not there to solve a problem. Your role is important; there is no question of
First, take some time to pray before you come, asking God to prepare your heart for the week. Then, make a list of things in your office that you do not understand. Take some screen shots or photos with your phone. Come with questions. Bring your favorite board game (you can't spend all your
Every person who attends ICCM comes away with something they needed. It might be the answer to some pressing techie questions, the confidence to answer someone else’s questions, fellowship, encouragement, or some other area of growth. ICCM meets you where you are. It is a place where you can safely communicate with other techies.
Because ICCM participants have a missions focus, the ICCM community has organically spread across international and cultural boundaries. With experts in most types of technologies as part of our group - from electrical specialists to experts of obscure facets of servers - this community provides a unique opportunity to share and learn how God
Every year we have techies who need to remote in to fix something at their home office. But we have never had a mission office close down because their techie was at ICCM. It might be an inconvenience, but we believe the investment in your techie is worth the hassle of their absence, and
We aim to teach and discover God’s word, the latest technologies, project management tools, and much more. But ICCM is also a network. After the conference, the learning continues, because your tech professional will now have greater access to resources and other professionals in their field. In addition to receiving help for immediate issues
With the rapid and constant evolution of technology, most technologists prefer “discovery” or “hands-on” training. And, with the Internet, we tend to rely on “just-in-time” learning (researching an issue in the moment). While these forms of learning are very important to the technology professional, there is much to be said about having an understanding