Friday October 4, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

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Optional Daily Mass

7:30 am - St. John the Evangelist Church
11 4th Ave SW
Rochester, Minnesota
(4 blocks West of Mayo Civic Center on Center Street)



Mayo Civic Center 

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Mayo Civic Center Auditorium 
30 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904

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$50 / person (includes lunch and break refreshments)

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE only one discount may be used

Earlybird Discount $10 (register prior to Sept 15)

    Enter Promo Code EARLYBIRD
OR - 
Diocese of Winona Discount $25
(Must be a registered parishioner of the Diocese of Winona)

    Enter Promo Code DOW25

Student discount available: email jhennessy@dow.org for PROMO CODE

 Hotel Accommodations at Special Rates

Block reserved as "Digital Church Conference"
Diocese of Winona


DoubleTree $129/night
(Book directly online at discounted rate)

Preferred Lodging at Discounted Rate 
Kahler Grand Hotel
Economy Rooms $79/night
Standard Double $89/night

Event Contact

Joel Hennessy 
Diocese of Winona 
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Digital Church Conference   


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


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)

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 BrandonVogt.com 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 (enter promo code DOW25).