Catholic Media Convention May 27-30, 2009

cmc_logo300dpi2The 2009 Catholic Media Convention theme lets you know that this year’s agenda is designed to help you grow in this age of exploding media opportunities.

  • Five Master Camp training opportunities at no additional fee. New this year are Quark, Adobe and a Digital Media Boot Camp
  • Business workshops focus on postal solutions, advertising growth, circulation and leadership
  • Writers and communicators can attend 20 different workshops ranging from diocesan communication plans to covering immigration and gay marriage issues.
  • Networking opportunities start at roundtables on Wednesday after and don’t end until Friday evening.
  • Bringing your family? Send the little ones to a Kids Camp while you attend a workshop.

Have a great time, participate, and bring back valuable information and skills.

Registration starts Monday, March 2nd on-line at either link:

Topic tracks are listed below, complete schedule to come soon. We hope to see you in Anaheim.


For just $360 you get …

40 plus workshops, panel discussions, trainings & master camps

2 plenary presentations

2 lunch meals

2 receptions prior to evening meals

1 evening meal

1 banquet meal with awards presentation

1 post-banquet reception with award viewing

endless growth opportunities


Master camp

• Digital Media Boot Camp

• Movie Screening

• Quark

• Adobe

• Best Practices Multimedia for your Website

• Paper to Pixels: Storytelling on the Web



• Lead Like Jesus

• Your Catholic Magazine Can Survive the Road Ahead

• Your Newspaper Can Survive the Road Ahead

• Advertising Rate Structure

• Win Randy Grosse’s Money – Million dollar Ideas

• Does Your Publication Have Any Friends?

• Postal – Presenting to the Catholic Reader

• Postal – When All Hell Breaks Loose


New media

• Tweets and Twends: New Methods in Reaching Readers Through Social Media

• Social Media for the Catholic Press

• Plenary Presentations – Thursday & Friday

• Media Literacy: “How to View Desperate Housewives” (Presenter: Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP)

• Social Media Marketing: Powering Your Catholic Brand Via Web 2.0



• Content Analysis

• Editor/freelancer Panel

• Photography Workshop

• The New Roman Missal

• Pro-Life Topic

• Immigration Topic

• Gay Marriage/Proposition 8

• How to Live Your Faith in the Hollywood Marketplace



• Q & A with Msgr. Tighe

• The Making of Zamboanga: Poverty War Music

• Hispanic Outreach for Diocesan Publications

• Producing for the Web

• Convergence “In the Diocese: New Media and Catholic Media”

• Producing Diocesan Documentaries



• Magazine

• Newspaper small circ

• Newspaper large circ

• Hispanic/Spanish Language

• Communication directors

• Advertising/Circulation


Regional meetings

• East

• West

• Midwest

• South


Business meetings

• Catholic Press Association

• Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals

• Catholic Advertising Network


Kids camp

• Wednesday evening Movie & Pizza Party

• Thursday morning activity

• Friday morning activity


Tim Walter

Executive Director

Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada

205 W Monroe St., Suite 470

Chicago, IL 60606


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