We equip and encourage Christian editors in cooperative competition through networking.

  • Would you like to brush up on your editing skills or learn something new?
  • Are you wondering if editing is right for you?
  • Are you an established editor looking for some face-to-face connections?
  • Are you an in-house editor seeking an editing community or continuing education?

Join us to learn from industry professionals, network with fellow editors (from beginners to seasoned professionals), and meet with the faculty.

July 8–10, 2020 | Azusa, CA

Christian Editors’ Conference

PENCON Heads to SoCal in 2020

PENCON 2020 will be held in conjunction with the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference at Azusa Pacific University. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other industry professionals during general sessions and meals. A discounted one-day entrance fee for the July 11 sessions of the SoCal conference will be available to all PENCON 2020 attendees.

Faculty & Workshops

PENCON is the only annual conference for Christian editors, and our faculty works hard to ensure every session speaks to PENCON attendees’ specific needs. Meet our 2020 faculty here, and check out the latest additions to our workshop offerings here.


Reserve your reduced-rate APU dorm room when you register, or book a room at nearby Fairfield Inn & Suites in our conference block at a reduced rate. Visit our Location page for more details.


Would you like to join the planning team or volunteer to help at the conference? Contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Register Now

Ready to make the leap? Take advantage of our best prices and register today!

Audio Recordings

Ready to learn from our faculty right now? Audio recordings from previous conferences are available for instant download. Order now.

“I’ve taught in approximately 260 conferences during my career. PENCON ranks right at the top. The efficiency of Kathy Ide and her staff members stands out. Not only efficient but they and their staff members were self-giving, never too busy to answer questions, and did everything they could to make us comfortable. For anyone interested in editing—beginner or professional—PENCON does an excellent job in providing classes to educate and encourage.”

Cecil Murphey

Author or ghostwriter of 140 books including, Ghostwriting: The Murphey Method, 90 Minutes in Heaven (Don Piper), Gifted Hands (Ben Carson), and Rebel with a Cause (Franklin Graham)

Upcoming Writers’ Conferences

Colorado Christian Writers Conference
May 13–16, 2020
YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park Center

The Well
April 24–25, 2020
Wyoming, MI

SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference
July 8–11, 2020
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA