September 11 - 13, 2020
Early-bird pricing (15% off) will be available from March 20th- May 13th (feast of Our Lady of Fatima).
|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.|
Friday, September 11th
*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.
Saturday, September 12th
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.
Sunday, September 13th
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 Go here
This “Undercover Boss” is also an acclaimed author, motivational speaker and franchise leader
Fr. Ken Geraci
Prodigal son and entrepreneur turned powerhouse priest
Catholic dynamo with > 20 years of experience as a property manager, real estate advisor, and investor
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
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
Founder of YCP discovering a whole new world as a working mom on a mission
Self-proclaimed “cultural gypsy” unites her Western mentality with an Eastern sensibility
Fr. Joseph Aytona
Breakdancing priest credits Our Lady to guiding his vocation
More to be announced!
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
Please use this link to book your room at a discounted rate of $129/night.
- 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
- 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 2020 Conference? See more details and signup Here
- 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
|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 email@example.com
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 2020
- 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
- Begins on Thursday, September 10th (evening) with a welcome happy hour
- Continues on Friday, September 11th (9am - 2pm)
Transportation will be provided to and from the offsite location on Friday. More details and exciting speakers coming soon!
WHO WILL BE THERE
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!
What TO EXPECT
- 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.
If you need to cancel your registration and require a refund, send your notice of cancellation via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 11, 2020 to receive a full refund. Half refunds will be given up to the end of the day on August 31, 2020, after which no refunds will be offered.If for any reason the conference needs to be canceled, full refunds will be given out to all registered guests. If the conference is postponed, the refund dates above will be shifted accordingly.