San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Is the Digital Church Conference right for you?
Just ask yourself these three questions:
- Does your diocese or group want to use new media (like Facebook, Twitter, mobile and email) but isn't sure where to begin?
- Could your local clergy, religious, teachers, and laypeople benefit from the guidance of top Catholic digital experts?
- Would you like to provide all of that through a completely organized, one-day event?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the Digital Church Conference is for you!
Brandon VogtBrandon Vogt is a Catholic author, speaker, and new media expert who works as the Content Director for Fr. Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He blogs atBrandonVogt.com and is the author of The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet (Our Sunday Visitor). In May 2011, Brandon was invited to the Vatican to dialogue with Church officials about new media. Brandon lives in Casselberry, FL with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children, Isaiah, Teresa, and Augustine.
Matthew WarnerMatthew Warner is a full-time CEO (Flocknote.com), husband & Dad trying his best to balance it all. He's also a prolific blogger, contributor to the book - The Church and New Media and author of TheRadicalLife.org. Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He and his family hang their hats in Texas.
Josh SimmonsJosh Simmons is the founder and CEO of eCatholic, one of the largest providers of Catholic websites in the country. Before launching eCatholic, he also worked in the Church for several years as a Youth Minister, Director of Faith Formation, and Music Minister. He also developed and has lead a popular "eMinistry" Seminar in Dioceses around the country. Josh has a B.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M University and lives in College Station, Texas with his wife Elizabeth and their 5 children.
New Media, New Evangelization: An Introduction
Sparked by Pope Paul VI, fueled by Pope John Paul II, and continued by Pope Benedict XVI, the New Evangelization is a call to spread the Gospel with "new vigor, new methods, and a new expression." This talk introduces the New Evangelization and shows how new media technology fits in.
How to Create a Website that will Transform Your Ministry
Your website is the first -- and possibly only -- impression that people have of your parish, school, diocese, or ministry. What impression do visitors get when they visit your website? This talk covers the do's and don'ts of creating a dynamic website and includes the 7 keys to unlocking a website that will help transform your communication -- and ultimately your ministry.
Turning Your Web Presence into a Social Network
How to begin building your online community, engaging that community and making social media work for you. We'll also cover specific tips, tools and techniques to help you get started right away, including the use of email, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, video and more.
5 Secrets to Evangelizing Online
This practical talk reveals ten keys to evangelizing the world of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and blogs. From baptizing your social media to shedding light, not heat, you'll learn several sure-fire ways to spread the faith online.
The Game Plan
This is where you apply all of the day's lessons to your specific parish, school, diocese, or ministry. Using the provided DCC Workbook, you'll devise practical next steps to take over the following months.
If you have a specific question, this time is for you. Maybe you need clarification on something said during the talks, or perhaps you'd like specific advice for your own project. Whether easy or advanced, practial or theoretical, no question is off limits.
When & Where
Office of Evangelization
Archdiocese of Detroit
Department of Evangelization, Catechesis & Schools
For more information, contact Office of Evangelization and Catechesis at (313) 237-4683