Digital Church Conference Coming to Diocese of Winona October 4th

Note: I may try to attend if I can get off of work

Digital Church Conference
Event Name: Diocese of Winona (Minnesota)
Location: Mayo Civic Center Auditorium (Rochester, Minnesota)
Date: October 4, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (optional Mass 7:30am at Saint John the Evangelist Church)

Hosted by the Diocese of Winona, parishioners, organization leaders, parish and school leaders will have an opportunity to attend a one day comprehensive nationally conference on the essential tools and skills needed to harness the power of new media for the new evangelization.

This is an excellent opportunity for parish and school webmasters, social network administrators and all ministry leaders or anyone who would like to use new media to enhance and strengthen their ministry and evangelization efforts. Please forward this to anyone who could benefit from attending this exciting and timely conference.

Three nationally recognized speakers will provide dynamic presentations and inspire you and teach you how to use new media such as websites, social media and e-marketing to promote the Gospel values that are critically needed in our culture.

•Brandon Vogt is a Catholic author, speaker, and new media expert. He blogs at and is the author of The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet.
•Matthew Warner is a full-time CEO (Flocknote) who founded Tweet Catholic, blogs for the National Catholic Register, and manages a popular blog, Fallible Blogma.
•Josh 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.
Topics include: how to perfect your website, building your social network, and avoiding the dangers of the digital continent. The day also includes a 30-minute media makeover, in which the presenters will build a dynamic website and social media presence in 30 minutes. Plus there will be time to ask the experts your questions!

Cost: $50 (includes lunch and breaks). Diocese of Winona attendees are eligible for a $25 discount from the Diocese of Winona Foundation Faith Formation Endowment. Discount will be applied during registration.

Online registration is available here:

Or send check of $50 per person payable to Diocese of Winona, and send to:

Diocese of Winona/Digital Church Conference
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987

Please include the name(s) of the person(s) attending, name of parish/school, title(s), and contact information (email address and phone number). For more information, contact 507-858-1249 or This conference is presented by Diocese of Winona Office of Mission Advancement and Communications.

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