2015 Schedule

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9:00 am: Registration begins ("walk-ins" are welcome, but please do your best to register beforehand)

9:20 am: Welcome - Danielle Cummings, Chancellor & Director of Communications, Diocese of Syracuse

9:30 am: Introduction to diocesan media kit + employee portal: Danielle Cummings, Nicole Chenet, Kory Hopkins

10:05 Session 1

Remind.com - Connecting Teachers, Students & Parents

This workshop will highlight the capabilities of Remind.com, a free, safe, and easy to use communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents that is currently being utilized by the Bishop Grimes school community. 

Presenter: Pat Kinne, Assistant Principal, Bishop Grimes

Location: TBD
10:05 Session 2

Catechesis on the Go! 

Are sports, and busy family schedules becoming major opponents to your faith formation program? Join me as we walk through a Weebly example, and discuss other personalized "web" offerings that can assist you in SUPPLEMENTING the traditional catechetical program.

Presenter: Deanne Hall

Location: TBD

11:00 Session 2

BRANDING: Enhancing Your On + Offline Presence

Your brand is hugely important - it's who you are! This workshop will help you define your brand through strategic brand messaging and integration for online and offline marketing efforts. Topics will include marketing standards, website best practices, launching a new website or social media account, creating a place of welcome, and more. 

Presenter: Nicole Chenet, Social Media Specialist, Diocese of Syracuse

Location: TBD

11:00 Session 2


Presenter: Keith Haviland, Microsoft

Location: TBD

12:00 pm: Lunch 

This year, we will be encouraging attendees to sit with others who share a similar technology interest, so look for the signs on the tables, choose one that most interests you, and network and collaborate while you enjoy lunch! 

1:00 Session 1

Driving with Google: Start your Engines - Warp Speed Ahead!

You have Google Drive - now what? This workshop will take you from “park” to “warp” speed as Andrea Slaven helps you get to know your Drive and the possibilities of where you can go with Drive in your ministry.

Presenter: Andrea Slaven, Regional Director of Faith Formation

Location: TBD

1:00 Session 2


Presenter: Andrew Sussman, Esq.

Location: TBD

2:00 pm: Keynote - Father Chris Ballard, Pastor, St. James Parish, Syracuse

2:45 pm: Q+ A 

2:55 pm: Closing prayer - TBD 

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