CatholiCon Expo Coming Soon!

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Get ready for Catholic New Media enthusiasts to descend upon Houston in late August with the arrival of CatholiCon Expo. From August 26-28, Catholic “missionaries” will gather to explore both traditional forms of Church communication as well as the New Media world of podcasting, vidcasting, blogging, and social networking. In addition to an Expo showing off the latest in new media gadgets, the ClareCamp schedule offers some pretty neat breakout sessions on using new technology and developing content to spread the message, “One Gospel, Many Channels.”

Matt Warner, of FlockNote and blogger at National Catholic Register, will take to the podium as emcee, having the honor of introducing prominent speakers Fr. John Zuhlsdorf and Dr. Kevin Roberts. Check out their credentials on the CatholiCon Expo Speakers page.

Friday evening, after a meet and greet with exhibitors, Fr. John Zuhlsdoft leads solemn chanted vespers. Saturday begins with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form, celebrated by Fr. Z, who also ends the evening with a keynote address before the announcement of Catholic New Media Award winners. ClareCamp information sessions are held throughout the day while the vendor’s expo is open for browsing and networking. Sunday opens with Fr. Chris Decker celebrating Lauds, before another break out session and remarks from Catholic Underground CEO. The event concludes with Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form.

If you’re interested in helping to spread the message in your area or on behalf of your local parish, I hope you’ll join us for CatholiCon, organized by Catholic Underground.


Shelly Henley Kelly