Event Details

YCP Conference

April 30th-May 2nd, 2021
Dallas, TX


Early-bird pricing (15% off) will be available until January 1, 2021. If you are bringing your spouse and purchasing a general admission ticket, use promo code "SPOUSE" for $50 off!

Saint Joseph: St. Joseph, our patron saint as workers, is known as the "Delight of the Saints." Do you want to be a saint? Well then come learn from the best of the best - St. Joseph!

Three-Day Program: Join 600+ young professionals, religious, and Catholic executives from across the nation for a beautiful weekend of faith, professional development, & fun. Break away from the noise of the world and immerse yourself in the Wonders of St. Joseph.

Grow Your Network: Our speed networking session will accelerate your ability to connect with as many people as possible: from young attendees to priests & religious to seasoned Catholic executives.


Prayer & the Sacraments: Allow daily Mass, Confession, Adoration, & sacred music to renew your Faith alongside our nationwide family of Catholics.
Invite Dialogue: Imagine an enriching conversation exploring one of St. Joseph’s virtues as it applies to your life. Small groups of about 3-4 young people will be led by 1 executive mentor to help guide the discussion.
Come Together: From socializing at happy hour to praying together at Mass, make professional connections & form authentic friendships within the atmosphere of our shared faith.
Complimentary Book: Receive a copy of Fr. Donald Calloway’s newest book, “The Consecration of St. Joseph”, where he reveals why “Now is the time of St. Joseph”!
Inspiring Role Models: Come learn from Dina Dwyer Owens, world-renowned business leader & CEO from CBS’s Emmy-winning reality show “Undercover Boss". This year's impressive and diverse array of speakers will equip you with practical tools for your journey.
Celebrate with Dancing: St Joseph may be known as the “Silent Witness” but we’re convinced he still loved a good time. Come dance the night away at our Silent Disco dance party!
Hilton Experience: Your conference experience will take place just a walk away from your hotel room. With complimentary breakfast and a 24-hour DFW airport shuttle included in your reservation, you’re able to focus on your weekend vacation.

Day One

Friday, April 30th 

*Confession available throughout the weekend

Conference Check-In: 3:00 p.m.

Pick up your conference welcome package and event program to prepare for the exciting weekend ahead.

Opening Mass: 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate St. Joseph, “Delight of the Saints” and patron of the conference and YCP, in our opening Mass 

Happy Hour & Sponsor Exhibition: 5:00 p.m. 

Grab a drink and meet some new YCP friends at our opening social.

Keynote: 6:00 p.m. 

Dina Dwyer-Owens: “Spiritual Father”

Dinner Offsite: 8:00 p.m. - Downtown Grapevine

Enjoy a meal with a new friend. Get to know other members of the YCP community. Friday evening dinner is not included in your conference registration.


Day Two

Saturday, May 1st 

Mass: 9:00 a.m. 

Join all of YCP as we place ourselves in the protection of St. Joseph, the “Savior of the Savior”, in our Saturday Mass

Keynote: 10:30 a.m. 

Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM: “Just and Reverent Man”

Lunch: 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy the company of the YCP community over a provided lunch (dietary restriction options available).

Adoration & Rosary: 1:00 p.m. 

Imitate St. Joseph, “Adorer of Christ”, by spending time before the Blessed Sacrament. And what better way to pray the Rosary than under the patronage of St. Joseph, “Husband of Mary”?

Breakout Sessions: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Grow your network, build relationships, dive into a virtue of St. Joseph, and share in captivating small group discussions during our interactive breakout sessions!

Evening Gala: 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Attend our elegant Gala dinner with hundreds of young Catholics, and dance the night away at our silent disco, all celebrating St. Joseph as “Silent Witness”. Dinner begins at 7:00 -- arrive at 6:00 for drinks with your conference friends.


Day 3

Sunday, May 2nd 

Mass: 9:30 a.m. 

Reflect with us on our eternal home and take comfort in St. Joseph, “Patron of a Happy Death”, as we celebrate our closing Mass

Keynote: 11:00 a.m.

Speaker Coming Soon: “Terror of Demons”

Send Off & Blessing: 12:00 p.m.

Go forth with a deepened devotion to St. Joseph, the greatest of all Saints!


For full bios of our speakers Click Here

Dina Dwyer-Owens

This “Undercover Boss” is also an acclaimed author, motivational speaker and franchise leader

Jonathan Roumie

Actor-director-producer & musician—Jonathan stars as Jesus in the popular series "The Chosen", the #1 crowdfunded media project in history

Bruce Lachenauer

Catholic dynamo with > 20 years of experience in executive search

Mother Mary Christina

Busy as Mother Superior of the Sisters of Saint Joseph the Worker, this fun nun recharges through gardening, traveling, and playing the piano

Jay Tramonte

Serial entrepreneur with diverse experience that includes sangria making and barrier breaking


Fr. Boniface Hicks

This former atheist turned Benedictine monk leverages his talents in communications to reach as many people for Christ as possible

Jennifer Baugh

Founder of YCP discovering a whole new world as a working mom on a mission


Simone Rizkallah

Self-proclaimed “cultural gypsy” unites her Western mentality with an Eastern sensibility


Fr. Joseph Aytona

Breakdancing priest credits Our Lady to guiding his vocation


Heather Lachenauer

Liberally educated lawyer and philanthropist dedicated to legal and economic change from a Catholic perspective.

Fr Ken Geraci

Prodigal son and entrepreneur turned powerhouse priest


Stay tuned for more details



Hotel Accommodations & Shuttle:

The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. To utilize the airport shuttle, please call 817-410-6778 for pickup locations and instructions. You must call ahead of time to use the shuttle. The Hotel's main number is 817-481-8444. Option 2 will connect you with the shuttle. 


Booking Your Hotel

If you previously booked, you have not been charged and can call the hotel to cancel your reservation. The deadline for booking is April 12th, 2021. There's two ways to book your room: 

  1. Click here to book your Hilton hotel room online
  2. Call toll free at 1-800-984-1344 and mention "Young Catholic Professionals"



  • Self parking is available at the hotel. Valet parking is also available for $15.00.
  • A map for parking can be found here.


Activities at the Hotel:

The Hilton where you'll be staying makes it easy to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities on the beautiful hotel and conference center grounds. Activities include: 

  • Outdoor Basketball Court
  • Fitness Room with: 8 Treadmills, 5 Ellipticals, 3 Excercise Bicycles, Weight Machines, Free Weights and More 
  • 1/2 Mile Jogging Track Near Lake 
  • Sand Volleyball 
  • Ping Pong Table 
  • Pool 
  • Hot Tub 
  • 6 Lighted Tennis Courts 


Additional Travel Information: 

  • For restaurants and things to do outside of the conference program, click here.
  • For exercise enthusiasts, learn about what the Tennis and Sports Club has to offer here.

(These links are not endorsed by Young Catholic Professionals, but are available for informational and travel purposes)

Want to sponsor our 2021 Conference? See more details and signup Here

Volunteer Types


  • If you sign-up to be a Captain, you receive a FREE conference ticket and complimentary hotel room (for Friday and Saturday, shared with another captain) for the conference weekend 
  • As a Volunteer Captain, you will be required to work throughout the conference (Friday 7AM - Sunday 4PM) & oversee a particular committee of Crew Volunteers

Crew (3 Slots)

  • If you sign-up to be a Crew Volunteer, you will receive a discount registration code for $50 off your ticket level
  • As a Crew Volunteer, you will be required to work a minimum of 3 shifts throughout the conference

  • You can choose your top 3 preferred slots & we will do our best to accommodate your request

Volunteer Areas

Setup/Takedown This crew will work to set up all items needed for the conference, assist any exhibitors with booth details/items, breakdown of items & pack up of items
Entertainment Hospitality This crew will assist speakers & entertainment vendors throughout the conference to ensure they have everything they need to do their jobs. Crews also act as time-keepers for the speakers to ensure they are aware of the time for the speech.
General Hospitality This crew will act as floaters/helpers/cheerleaders throughout the conference to ensure attendees have everything they need & are enjoying themselves. They will also help people mingle who may appear to be alone or need help networking!
Sponsor Hospitality & Support This crew will act as floaters/helpers/cheerleaders throughout the conference to ensure sponsors have everything they need/booth items & are enjoying themselves.
Religious Hospitality & Support This crew will assist the clergy/religious throughout the conference to ensure they have everything they need to do their jobs. The Captain will manage the flow of confessions and the confession schedule to ensure priests have the ability for breaks when confessions are not being heard.
Registration & Welcome This crew will check-in all event attendees, get name badges printed, hand out tote bags, answer questions, & welcome guests to the conference
Gala This crew will collaborate with other crews to ensure all gala setup, hospitality, speakers, registration, tech, etc. are on track for the gala
Technology This crew will aide in assistance of the YCP Technology Chair & Director of Events to ensure all items are working properly & communicate any issues or problems in rooms to the appropriate contact.

If you are interested in volunteering during the conference in exchange for a discounted conference ticket, please fill out this form. If you have questions contact volunteer@youngcatholicprofessionals.org

YCP's National Leadership Summit: 

Previously called the Pre-Conference Sessions, the National Leadership Summit (NLS for short) brings together chapter volunteers for a unique opportunity to learn from one another, build camaraderie across YCP's network, and hear from dynamic speakers on new and improved practices to more effectively accomplish our mission.


NEW to NLS in 2021

  • Held offsite at the beautiful headquarters of a Dallas company who does business with 96% of the Fortune 500
  • Interactive sessions for professional and chapter development
  • Celebrate 10 years of YCP
  • Build your cross-chapter network with fellow volunteers
  • Launch of improved resources including new membership perks, marketing, "chapter-in-a-box" operations toolkit, and more


SUMMIT Schedule

  • Begins on Thursday, April 29th (evening) with a welcome happy hour 
  • Continues on Friday, April 30th (9am - 2pm)

Transportation will be provided to and from the offsite location on Friday. More details and exciting speakers coming soon!



YCP's volunteer chapter teams (leaders, board members, and chaplains) are all invited to the National Leadership Summit (formerly called the Pre-Conference Sessions).

Our 2019 summit brought in 120+ chapter teammates from 20 chapters across 11 states! Just imagine: an opportunity to meet and learn from your fellow Directors of Outreach (for example) from 15+ other chapters - that's a huge part of why volunteers attend!



  • Take advantage of time to learn from fellow YCP leaders from other cities - what's working best that you can bring back to your chapter?
  • An interactive day of learning, prayer, and inspiration as we come together as leaders of a growing national movement.
  • Hear from the National Staff about improved ways to accomplish the YCP mission in your city.

For those who have already purchased a ticket, your ticket will automatically transfer to our new 2021 conference date. If you need to cancel your registration and require a refund, send your notice of cancellation via email to our team at conference@youngcatholicprofessionals.org prior to January 1, 2021, to receive a full refund. Half refunds will be given up to the end of the day on April 5, 2021, after which no refunds will be offered.


What if I registered for the 2020 conference but want to attend in 2021?
Your ticket has automatically been applied to our new event date. We truly appreciate your support and willingness to hold out just a little bit longer!

What if I am unable to attend April 30 - May 2, 2021?
Please email us at conference@youngcatholicprofessionals.org before January 1, 2021 for a full refund on your ticket. 

Will I be charged for my previous hotel room reservation at the Hilton DFW Lakes if I no longer can attend the conference?
No, you can call the hotel at 817-481-8444 to cancel your reservation free of charge. If you booked a hotel room elsewhere, please call the hotel as soon as possible to cancel.

If I made a hotel reservation at the Hilton DFW Lakes, do I need to rebook my hotel room for the 2021 conference?
Yes. We will notify you once a new reservation link becomes available for you to re-book with our discounted rate.

Will the 2021 conference be any different than the previously scheduled event?
The 2021 YCP Conference will be at the same location and have the same amazing keynote speakers, including Undercover Boss, Dina Dwyer-Owens, and Jesus from the new hit-series The Chosen, Jonathan Roumie. The best part is that this new weekend date happens to fall on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Patron Saint of Young Catholic Professionals! Our festivities were already going to be epic, and they literally just got kicked up a notch!

Will ticket prices change for the 2021 conference? 
No, our ticket prices are remaining the same. Early-bird pricing (15% off) will still be available and is extended until January 1, 2021. Don’t forget that if you are bringing your spouse and plan on purchasing a general admission ticket, you can use promo code “SPOUSE” for $50 off!

What if I already purchased a flight to Dallas, TX for September?
If you have already purchased a flight, please check with your airline to change it. Most airlines have offered no-change fees for flights purchased recently.

The silver lining to so many disrupted plans in this challenging time is that most airlines have been very flexible and understanding in offering no-change fees for flights purchased recently. Please check with your airline for the details.

What is the new registration deadline?
Registration closes Friday, April 16, 2021 unless we sell out prior to this date! Space is limited -  we’ve sold out before and we anticipate doing so again, so buy your ticket today!

Further Questions?
Email conference@youngcatholicprofessionals at any time or click “Contact Us” in the bottom left corner of our website to leave us a message. 

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Early Bird Chapter Leader (includes Gala) 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $85.00
Early Bird Board Member (includes Gala) 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $85.00
Early Bird College Student (includes Gala) 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $85.00
Early Bird Member (includes Gala) 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $170.00
Early Bird Diocesan/Church Employee (includes Gala) 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $170.00
Early Bird Active Military and First Responder (includes Gala) 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $170.00
Early Bird General Admission (includes Gala) 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $255.00
Early Bird Gala Only 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $170.00
Early Bird Gala Table (10 Seats) 15% off 01 Jan 2021 $1700.00
Gala Table Guest 19 Apr 2021 Free
Priest/Deacon/Religious (includes Gala) 01 Apr 2021 Free
Sponsor 19 Apr 2021 Free
Speaker 01 Jan 2021 Free
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30 Apr 2021 @ 3:00pm CDT
02 May 2021 @ 12:00pm CDT

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