Fall 2023

ACE Retreat

Chicago, IL

2023 ACE Retreat

We have opened up registration for our annual fall retreat! This retreat is our most significant opportunity for member nurture and development. There are opportunities to be inspired, learn new editorial skills, explore industry trends, and network with colleagues. It will be held Wednesday, September 13, to Friday, September 15, 2023, at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat Center in the Chicago suburb of Barrington, Illinois, near the Chicago O’Hare Airport. 

Please complete this Google form to register.

The information in the form will go to Miranda Gardner (123.bank.with.ACE@gmail.com) who will then send an invoice for payment.

You can also send questions about the retreat to Cindy Bunch (cbunch@ivpress.com) or to Deb Keiser (debkeiser@me.com).

Early bird rates are in effect until August 1.

It’s $359 for a single room and all meals or $275 for a commuter rate with all meals.

Get Ready!


Wednesday, September 13
3 pm Check in
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Welcome gathering

Thursday, September 14
Morning devotion: David Ouoba, Tyndale vice president of operations, “Divine Pursuit: A Biblical Perspective on Diversity”
Keynote: “Media and Mediation: Historical and Contemporary Reflections on Being a Media Star,” Mike Cosper, host of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast
Christianity Today Panel on new media

12:45 Lunch

“Diversity in Publishing” panel with David Ouoba and Tyndale’s diversity team
“What to Do When Your Author Sins,” ACE member panel
Small group discussion

Dinner out—Francesca’s in Barrington

Friday, September 15
Morning devotion: Catherine McNeil, author of All Shall Be Well, “God’s Call to Lead from Love”
“What Editors Need to Know about AI,” Adam Graber, co-host of the Device & Virtue podcast

Annual business meeting

“Soul Care for Editors,” Joyce Dinkins, ACE board member, owner and director of Publishing in Color

12:45 Lunch


Retreat Photos


The 2022 retreat in Nashville was a spiritual and professional blessing. Thank you.

– Marcus Costantino

ACE Member since 2022