Dates: June 18-21, 2019
 Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel

The Catholic Media Conference will offer workshops that are beneficial to parish and school communication representatives covering topics such as design, social media, video, websites, podcasting and digital discipleship.

This national conference is sponsored by the Catholic Press Association and this is the first time the organization has selected St. Petersburg to host the Conference.

The theme for this year is Navigating Communications and it will offer much-needed direction for those who serve in the area of communications during these turbulent times.

“How people communicate is changing and in order to fulfill the mission of the Church, we need to change too. We need to reach people where they are and harness the technology and the tools for the proclamation of the Gospel,” said Teresa Peterson, Executive Director of Communications for the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Chair of the Local Planning Committee.

Participants can expect to discover new ideas, hear from colleagues who will share success stories and learn new skills. Hundreds of communication professionals from around the country will participate. The 2019 Catholic Media Conference is organized by the Catholic Press Association, a group of publishers, editors, communicators and producers who all minister in the Catholic Church. A key part of the conference will be the opportunity for prayer. The participants gather for daily Mass and seek to support and encourage each other in prayer, both at the conference and beyond.

Participants can register to attend for one day or the entire conference. In addition to the workshops and keynote presentations, the Conference includes two awards banquets: the Gabriel Awards for broadcasters and the Catholic Press Awards for publishers and communicators.

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Registration is now open! Click here.

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Bishop Parkes Invites Catholic Communication Professionals to the Catholic Media Conference from Diocese of St. Petersburg on Vimeo.

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