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Global Connections Conference 2021

GCC theme

Global Connections Conference 2021 is a Career Fair for Kingdom Builders. 

On March 24th and 25th join us to listen to speakers, participate in workshops and interact with Missions, NGO and Business hiring organizations in the virtual expo. 

This year’s theme, On the Move, will highlight how the Spirit of God is moving and how we can join our lives, and careers, with Him.

The conference is a free event, however you will need to register to access Hopin, the online conference platform, to watch the main sessions and to interact with the organizations. 


Ramez Atallah
He serves as general director of the Bible Society of Egypt and vice chair of the Lausanne Movement. He earned his master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Bill Zipp
After graduating from Prairie, Bill served as a pastor for twenty years and then transitioned into the marketplace as an executive coach and leadership consultant. As Daniel served in the Babylonian court, Bill has faced the challenges and the opportunities of demonstrating his faith in the busy business world. Learn more about Bill at:


March 24th 10am to 11am: Main Session#1 – Ramez Atallah

March 24th 7pm to 8:30pm: Main Session #2 – Bill Zipp | Rethink: Christ, Calling and Career.

March 25th 9am to 11:30am: Great Commission Co-op Interactive Workshops: God at Work in the World, Disciple Making Movements Start Here, My Fingerprint: Discerning my role in God’s work

March 25th 1pm to 4:30pm: Connecting with Potential Employers – Missions, Corporate, NGO’s and more will present and network with students about career opportunities.

March 25th 7pm to 8:30pm: Main Session #3 – Ramez Atallah

GCC Offering Focus & Info

Project: Prairie Students’ International Trips in 2021-2022

Goal: $3000 

This is an opportunity to support Prairie students (or peers) to use what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to amazing experiential practices. It’s also an incredible chance to have firsthand experience to see how God is moving around the world. 

Here is how to give a gift to this project: 

  • You can submit a credit card gift through the online form at 
    • Select the currency you want the gift to be in, USD or CDN. 
    • Next, select the fund “Education Fund” 
    • Fill in your details 
    • Then at the bottom, put “GCC 2021” in the comments.
  • For check or cash gifts, you can either mail in to Prairie College 
    • Address: Box 4000, Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0 
    • Or, if you are local, you can drop your check or cash off at the Reception Desk in the Maxwell Centre. 
      • There will be envelopes for you to put the gift in to give to the receptionist.

Thank you so much for helping Prairie students this year!

1) What is Hopin?
  • Hopin is an online events platform that allows you to experience a virtual conference with a mainstage, sessions, networking, and expos.

2) What are the major features of Hopin for GCC?
  • Stage – where you can stream the main speakers Ramez, Bill Zipp and The Great Commission Co-op.
  • Sessions – where the IMPACT groups will be able to interact with some of the speakers. 
  • Networking – where students can interact with organizations’ reps through one on one video calls (can exchange info, set up meetings, etc.). 
  • Expo – where you can explore over 15 organizations’ virtual booths.

3) Is it free? Do I need a ticket for GCC in advance?
  • GCC is a free event. You will need to register in advance to receive your general admission ticket. Prairie College students will have a specific ticket. 
4) Am I able to connect to HopIn on my phone? Is there an app?
  • There is no dedicated app for desktops or mobile devices. HopIn can be used on phones or tablets through a web browser but works best on a laptop or computer. 
5) Do I need a ticket for the break out sessions in advance? Are sessions only for students?
  • Sessions will mainly be for Prairie College students on Thursday morning break out times. 

6) Who can I contact if I have questions during the conference?

We invite Missions Agencies, NGO’s, Businesses and Non Profit Organizations to present your organization and hiring opportunities to Prairie students through a virtual career fair taking place on the afternoon of March 25, 2021. 

Details for organizations interested in participating can find out more information by clicking here:


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