BibleTech:2009 Sneak Peek

Today’s guest blogger is J. D. Elgin, a member of the Marketing Department and the coordinator for this year’s BibleTech conference.

BibleTech:2009 is shaping up to be an incredible event for anyone passionate about the latest developments in Bible and technology! But don’t take our word for it; check out what some of the speakers are saying. As they are busy preparing their presentations, several have leaked details through their personal blogs. We decided to give you a BibleTech:2009 sneak peek by posting links to some of these blog posts.

Remember, BibleTech:2009 is March 27–28 in Seattle. If you’re making your plans to join us, be sure to register soon.

Recently, speaker Gabe Taviano interviewed me about BibleTech:2009. The podcast interview is available from iTunes or on the GodsMac.com website. The interview is about fifteen minutes long and begins at 26:00 into the podcast. Thanks to Gabe for helping us get the word out! You can also read about Gabe’s presentation on GabeTaviano.com, where he shares his passion for digital ministry and the effective use of technology for the Kingdom.

Wes Allen is a pastor on the East Coast. His presentation is entitled “Sermon Painting: Using Digital Projection to Illustrate a Sermon.” Wes has prepared a nice video promo to entice you. If you have any interest in preparing an effective presentation, you won’t want to miss Wes’ discussion!

Ellen Frankel of Jewish Publication Society (JPS) will present the latest digital initiative from JPS. Her presentation, “How the Ancient Rabbis Invented Web 2.0 Before Its Time,” explores how an online platform can produce a unique social experience for reading the Hebrew Bible. The official announcement is available at the Yavnet blog.

Mike Aubrey will demonstrate the functionality of SIL’s FLeX language program. Mike will illustrate the power of software for Greek studies and translation work. You can follow his preparations on his blog, ΕΝ ΕΦΕΣΩ.

Rick Brannan’s study, Stylometry and the Septuagint: Applying Anthony Kenny’s Stylometric Study to the LXX, applies a method of statistical analysis previously used on the Greek New Testament to the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Old Testament). Your can track Rick’s progress on his personal blog, where you’ll find his early musings and some recent findings.

For more on the these and other BibleTech:2009 speakers, check out the BibleTech:2009 website and view the complete conference schedule.

Are you unable to attend BibleTech:2009? We are putting together a list of speakers who will be blogging during the event. Stay tuned to the Logos blog for the official BibleTech:2009 blogger list. You can also keep up with BibleTech by joining our BibleTech Facebook group or by following the conference on Twitter (#BibleTech09).

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

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3 Responses to “BibleTech:2009 Sneak Peek”

  1. J.D. Elgin March 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    BibleTech:2009 speaker, Weston Ruter posted about his presentation on March 8.

    Check it out: Redeeming the Ill-fated Re:Greek Project: a Call for Participation.

  2. R. Bond March 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    So will Logos be announcing the beta of their next Libronix version for PC at this conference? Or at least more news about an alpha? Or at least a ballpark date on when we can hope for something new?

  3. Phil Gons March 12, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    You’ll have to come to find out! ;)
    Actually, I’m not sure what the plans are for talking about the next version. I’d imagine that some news will come out, but I doubt we’ll be announcing any hard and fast dates.