Let’s learn to be modern-day saints … together.

“I will seek out a means of getting to Heaven by a little way.” —St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Registration is open for our 2023 YCP Conference: The Little Way!

Inspired by the writings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the “Little Way” is a simple approach to the spiritual life that focuses on doing ordinary things with extraordinary love. In the book The Little Way of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the saint said, “I can prove my love only by scattering flowers, that is to say, by never letting slip a single little sacrifice, a single glance, a single word; by making profit of the very smallest actions, by doing them for love.” 

Join our YCP family as we learn from this wonderful “Little Flower”!

What to Expect

Click each image to see how you’ll make friends, have fun, and learn how to bring Christ to work.

The Saints

The Saints

How do we achieve holiness in our daily lives? Do you want to be a saint? Inspired by St. Thérèse of Lisieux and other great saints, we’ll help you discover “The Little Way”: joyful humility, bold confidence, persistence in prayer, and daily practice.

Prayer & the Sacraments

Allow daily Mass, Confession, Adoration, and sacred music to renew your faith alongside our nationwide family of Catholics.

Prayer & the Sacraments

National Network

Join 650+ young professionals in their 20s and 30s, well-known Catholic speakers, executives, business leaders, priests, and religious for a beautiful weekend of faith, professional development, and fun. Break away from the noise of the world and encounter the little way of love with your YCP family.

National Network

Real Connections

This conference is designed to help you develop authentic relationships with other Catholics who share the same life stages and challenges as you. Share knowledge and experiences with your peers and invest in something greater than yourself as you work together toward the same goal of becoming modern-day holy men and women.

Real Connections

Small Group Mentorship

Work your way through real-life workplace situations with the guidance and experience of YCP’s Catholic Executive Mentors.

Small Group Mentorship

Inspiring Role Models

Come learn from our impressive line-up of speakers, including Peter Rex, CEO of a real estate software company, Sr. Meredith, entrepreneur turned Carmelite sister, and more. We’re also inviting YCP’s mentors and ambassadors, so you can network with seasoned Catholic business leaders.

Inspiring Role Models

Gala Celebration

Like the saints whose wisdom we will hear throughout the conference, we will witness to the joy and freedom that come with the little way of love at our gala celebration with live music and dancing!

Gala Celebration

Where

the hyatt regency frisco-dallas

2615 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034

All 2023 YCP Conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas in Frisco, Texas (the Dallas area). Reservations at the Hyatt are not included with your conference registration, and rooms will need to be booked independently.

Click here to access YCP's exclusive rate of $140/night. We recommend booking your room early to ensure you can stay onsite for the conference weekend.

Our venue is connected via indoor breezeway to Stonebriar Centre, which is home to nearly 200 restaurants, shops and a movie theater. Sports stadiums, nightlife and some of the best of the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex also awaits within just a short walk or drive from the hotel. Learn more about what you can do close by during your time in Texas here.

Complimentary self-parking is available at the hotel. On-site valet is available for a cost.

Hotel & Venue

Speakers & Entertainment

Click each photo to learn more about our exciting lineup.

MONSIGNOR MORRIS
Catholic priest, radio personality, professor, and National Co-Chaplain for YCP.
JENNIFER BAUGH
Founder of YCP, discovering a whole new world as a working mom on a mission.
PETER REX
Founder and CEO of Rex, he serves Jesus and people in the business world.
Sam Goodwin
PETER BLUTE
Chief Operating Officer of YCP and conference emcee.
FR. KEN GERACI
Prodigal son and entrepreneur turned powerhouse priest.
FR. JOHN LOCOCO
Milwaukee vocation director and a National Eucharistic Preacher.
DINA DWYER-OWENS
Business leader, author, and speaker who appeared on Undercover Boss.
FR. GEORGE ELLIOTT
Priest, podcast host of Catholic Bytes, and founder of Catholic CAST Media.
SR. MEREDITH, OCD
Former environmental consultant and business owner turned Carmelite sister.
MARGARET KNAPP
Catholic songwriter and performer.
E-KNOCK
Catholic rapper.
ZURIEL MEREK
Electric violinist trained in using classical technique on a modern instrument.
HAVANA NRG
Dallas-based Latin band playing salsa, cumbia, bachata, and current hits.
PETE BRANHAM GROUP
DFW local jazz trio featuring saxophone, keyboard, and bass/drums.
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YCP has allowed me to grow confident to carry the cross of Christ and not be afraid to share the glory of God.

I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to hear from seasoned professionals who have lived faithfully in the midst of life. It’s good exposure for me and gives me great ideas for how to do the same.

Beyond words. YCP has given me great friendships, spiritual formation, pulled out my strengths and giftedness and has taught me what it means to be a servant leader.

Come to the Conference

When

Starts:

21 April 2023

@ 3:00 pm CDT

Ends:

23 April 2023

@ 12:00 pm CDT

When

Starts:

21 April 2023

@ 3:00 pm CDT

Ends:

23 April 2023

@ 12:00 pm CDT

what you get

Amazing talks by Catholic business and spiritual leaders
Saturday evening gala celebration
Mass, Confession, and Adoration
Networking and breakout sessions
Saturday lunch and dinner with refreshments all weekend

Pre-Conference Workshop Options
April 21 1:30-3:30PM

Dina Dwyer-Owens presents:

Come to a Special Friday Pre-Session!

Dina Dwyer-Owens presents:

Design Your Life: Clarify Your Values. Control Your Destiny.

YCP’s 2020 keynote speaker Dina Dwyer-Owens, former CEO and Co-Chair of Dwyer Group and now Neighborly, is back by popular demand to help you build the life you need and the career you love. This interactive workshop is the ultimate exercise in goal setting, prioritizing, and scheduling what’s important in life.

Franchises and companies pay hundreds of dollars to work with Dina and receive this kind of training, but we have broken it down into an afternoon session with you, our young Catholic professionals, in mind. Catch this sneak peak of the wisdom Dina has to share from our 2021 conference!

Ben Sands presents: 

Come to a Special Friday Pre-Session!

Ben Sands presents:

Power Couples: What Great Teams Can Teach Us About Building Relationships That Last

In this session, executive coach Ben Sands, the founder of Sands Leadership and a trusted teambuilding partner for global companies, will creatively connect the principles of the world’s best business teams to the challenges facing Catholic professional couples who seek authentic, faith-filled personal relationships.

You’ll learn about the number-one threat facing Catholic couples as they build faith-focused relationships. You’ll also learn the simple yet highly successful relationship habits used by some of the busiest professional couples. Not only that, Ben will show you how a true “power couple,” St. Therese’s parents Ss. Louis and Zelie Martin, navigated successful professional lives to create one of the most spiritually fruitful relationships of all time!

General admission
Free for a limited time only

what you get

Amazing talks by Catholic business and spiritual leaders
Saturday evening gala celebration
Mass, Confession, and Adoration
Networking and breakout sessions
Saturday lunch and dinner with refreshments all weekend

Pre-Conference Workshop Options
April 21 1:30-3:30PM

Dina Dwyer-Owens presents:

Come to a Special Friday Pre-Session!

Dina Dwyer-Owens presents:

Design Your Life: Clarify Your Values. Control Your Destiny.

YCP’s 2020 keynote speaker Dina Dwyer-Owens, former CEO and Co-Chair of Dwyer Group and now Neighborly, is back by popular demand to help you build the life you need and the career you love. This interactive workshop is the ultimate exercise in goal setting, prioritizing, and scheduling what’s important in life.

Franchises and companies pay hundreds of dollars to work with Dina and receive this kind of training, but we have broken it down into an afternoon session with you, our young Catholic professionals, in mind. Catch this sneak peak of the wisdom Dina has to share from our 2021 conference!

Ben Sands presents: 

Come to a Special Friday Pre-Session!

Ben Sands presents:

Power Couples: What Great Teams Can Teach Us About Building Relationships That Last

In this session, executive coach Ben Sands, the founder of Sands Leadership and a trusted teambuilding partner for global companies, will creatively connect the principles of the world’s best business teams to the challenges facing Catholic professional couples who seek authentic, faith-filled personal relationships.

You’ll learn about the number-one threat facing Catholic couples as they build faith-focused relationships. You’ll also learn the simple yet highly successful relationship habits used by some of the busiest professional couples. Not only that, Ben will show you how a true “power couple,” St. Therese’s parents Ss. Louis and Zelie Martin, navigated successful professional lives to create one of the most spiritually fruitful relationships of all time!

General admission
Free for a limited time only

choose your ticket

$350 General Admission
$250 Belong Members

If you are bringing your spouse and purchasing two General Admission tickets, use the promotional code SPOUSE for an additional $25 off each ticket! Special discounts also available for religious/clergy, students, Chapter Leaders, and Board Members.

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Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2023

National Leadership Summit (NLS): 9:00 am
Exclusive pre-conference workshop for Chapter Leaders, Board Members, and Chaplains.
Learn, Pray, Grow

The National Leadership Summit (NLS) is a dynamic, daylong experience designed to accelerate the impact of YCP chapter volunteers, sharpen their professional skill set, and build camaraderie across YCP’s national community.
Have unanswered questions before registering? Send a Slack message to YCP staff members Emma Stager or Phil Mauro.
Leaders and board members: please sign in to your YCP account and then return to the conference site to access discounted ticket pricing.
Friday lunch and coffee/snacks are included in the price of your discounted weekend conference ticket.

Friday, 21 April, 2023

Conference Check-In: Opens 3:00 pm
Pick up your conference welcome package to prepare for the exciting weekend ahead.

Opening Mass: 4:00 pm

Happy Hour & Sponsor Exhibition: 4:30/4:45 pm
Grab a drink and meet some new YCP friends at our opening social.

Keynote: 6:00 pm
Peter Rex

Dinner Offsite: 8:00 pm
Enjoy a meal with a new friend. Get to know other members of the YCP community.
Friday evening dinner is not included in your conference registration. Numerous options are available within walking distance or a few minutes by car.

Saturday, 22 April, 2023

Rosary: 8:30 am

Mass: 9:00 am

Keynote: 10:30 am

Adoration: 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Lunch: 12:30–2 pm
Enjoy the company of the YCP community over a provided lunch (dietary restriction options available)

Breakout Sessions, “The Little Workshop”: 2:15–3:45 pm

Pre-Gala Reception: 6:00–7:00 pm
Enjoy a drink and further conversations with your YCP family!

Evening Gala: 7:00–11:00 pm
Attend our elegant Gala dinner with hundreds of young Catholics, and dance the night away with our live band.

Sunday, 23 April, 2023

Rosary: 9:00 am

Keynote: 9:30 am

Mass: 10:45 am

Send-Off and Blessing: 11:45 am

Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2023

National Leadership Summit (NLS): 9:00 am
Exclusive pre-conference workshop for Chapter Leaders, Board Members, and Chaplains.
Learn, Pray, Grow

The National Leadership Summit (NLS) is a dynamic, daylong experience designed to accelerate the impact of YCP chapter volunteers, sharpen their professional skill set, and build camaraderie across YCP’s national community.
Have unanswered questions before registering? Send a Slack message to YCP staff members Emma Stager or Phil Mauro.
Leaders and board Members: please sign in to your YCP account and then return to the conference site to access discounted ticket pricing.
Friday lunch and coffee/snacks are included in the price of your discounted weekend conference ticket.

Friday, 21 April, 2023

Conference Check-In: Opens 3:00 pm
Pick up your conference welcome package to prepare for the exciting weekend ahead.

Opening Mass: 4:00 pm

Happy Hour & Sponsor Exhibition: 4:30/4:45 pm
Grab a drink and meet some new YCP friends at our opening social.

Keynote: 6:00 pm
Peter Rex

Dinner Offsite: 8:00 pm
Enjoy a meal with a new friend. Get to know other members of the YCP community.
Friday evening dinner is not included in your conference registration. Numerous options are available within walking distance or a few minutes by car.

Saturday, 22 April, 2023

Rosary: 8:30 am

Mass: 9:00 am

Keynote: 10:30 am

Lunch: 12:00 pm
Enjoy the company of the YCP community over a provided lunch (dietary restriction options available)

Adoration and St. Thérèse Novena: 1:00 pm

Breakout Sessions, “The Little Workshop”: 2:15-3:45 pm

Pre-Gala Reception: 6:00-7:00 pm
Enjoy a drink and further conversations with your YCP family!

Evening Gala: 7:00–11:00 pm
Attend our elegant Gala dinner with hundreds of young Catholics, and dance the night away with our live band.

Sunday, 23 April, 2023

Rosary: 9:00 am

Keynote: 9:30 am

Mass: 10:45 am

Send-Off and Blessing: 11:45 am

Sponsors

Want to engage young Catholics in your organization? Or want to hire ethical, professional, virtuous employees? Or just want to share your mission and support emerging Catholic leaders?

Join us at our National Conference and sponsor a keynote or make some impressions through social media and a premium booth at our 3-day conference. We have lots of great opportunities to reach our large event audience as well as the national YCP network.

Additionally, our sponsors help create an unforgettable conference experience for our members. We are so grateful for their support and willingness to join us in such a unique way to help empower our young professionals at such pivotal points in their careers. 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our 2023 Conference, please click below to learn more and to reach out to us!

Sponsors

Want to engage young Catholics in your organization? Or want to hire ethical, professional, virtuous employees? Or just want to share your mission and support emerging Catholic leaders?
Join us at our National Conference and sponsor a keynote or make some impressions through social media and a premium booth at our 3-day conference. We have lots of great opportunities to reach our large event audience as well as the national YCP network.

Additionally, our sponsors help create an unforgettable conference experience for our members. We are so grateful for their support and willingness to join us in such a unique way to help empower our young professionals at such pivotal points in their careers. 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our 2023 Conference, please click below to learn more and to reach out to us!

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering at our 2023 conference? Click below and we’ll be in touch!

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve got answers for you right here.

What is your cancellation policy?

On or before February 28, 2023: tickets are 100% refundable.

From March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023: tickets are 50% refundable. 

Beginning on April 1, 2023: no refunds will be given.

Click below to reach out to us regarding canceling your conference ticket.

What if I can’t come for a day?

YCP Conference programming builds upon itself each day. With this in mind, we do not sell “day passes” or lower priced tickets for those who may not be able to make particular days of the event. However, tickets are available for JUST the evening gala on Saturday, April 22nd for those who can’t make it to the whole conference or simply just want to attend this special evening in support of YCP.

Who are the speakers?

You can find a full list of our speakers and their bios under the “Speakers” tab.

Will Mass, Adoration, and Confession be available?

Yes, Mass will be celebrated each morning and both Adoration and Confession will be available throughout the weekend.

I am interested in being an Executive Mentor. How can I sign up?

Please click below and contact us to let us know and a member of our staff will be in touch to speak with you further about the role and the opportunity. 

Will there be small groups this year?

Yes! During our breakout sessions, after the speaker gives a brief presentation, everyone will get the opportunity to break into small groups led by an Executive Mentor. Mentors will then guide their small group through an interactive business example that incorporates the topic of the session.

I am only going to the gala. Where should I go and when?

The gala will take place within our conference venue, Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas Hotel. Join us at 6pm for the pre-gala reception.

If I purchased a “Gala Only” ticket, what does that include?

“Gala Only” tickets include admission to the reception prior to dinner, a seat at a table for dinner (our gala is open seating for all guests except those who are made aware of their reserved seats ahead of time), and a joyful evening of networking and dancing with your YCP family!

What is the “Mentor Luncheon” I see in my registration form?

This is a lunch for speakers, sponsors, priests/religious, YCP board members, mentors, and supporters over 40 years old.

If you are attending, you will receive an email with details prior to the event and upon arrival at the conference.

What is the attire for the Saturday evening gala?

Our annual gala is black-tie optional. Time to get dressed up in your formal wear for an unforgettable evening!

Is there a dress code for the conference?

Please dress business casual during all conference activities (except for at the Gala—see below!).

Is transportation provided to and from the airport?

Transportation from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport or Dallas Love Field Airport will not be provided by YCP. The DFW airport is the closest airport in proximity to the conference venue.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

When completing your online registration form, you can let us know what restrictions you have so we can be sure to accommodate them.

Will food and beverages be provided?

Lunch and dinner on Saturday, April 22nd will be provided for all conference attendees. Snacks and refreshments will also be available each day of the event for everyone.

Attendees staying as guests at the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas will be given up to two (2) breakfast vouchers per day, per room, valid for Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Dinner on Friday, April 21st will not be provided and all attendees will need to purchase on their own. There are many incredible restaurants just steps away from our venue with unique discounts just for YCP!

Lunch on Friday, April 21st will be provided for those attending the National Leadership Summit (NLS).

What is included with my conference ticket?

Admission to all liturgies, keynote presentations, breakout sessions, happy hours, and the Saturday evening gala celebration.

Lunch and dinner on Saturday in addition to refreshments and snacks throughout the weekend.

Your ticket does not include a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas. Head to the “Hotel & Venue” tab to reserve a room with our discounted rate. 

Airfare is also not included and will need to be booked independently.

I am coming to the conference alone and would like to split the cost of a room with someone. Is it possible to find a roommate?

We can do our best to help you find a roommate! Click below and contact us to let us know you’d like one. If another attendee reaches out to tell us that they also would like a roommate, we can connect you with them!

Do I have to book a hotel room at the conference venue?

Reserving a room at our venue is not required, but recommended as all conference activities will be just a short elevator ride away! You are welcome to stay elsewhere if you’d like. Visit the “Hotel & Venue” tab for details on reserving a hotel room at the YCP discounted rate.

When and where is the conference?

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas in Frisco, Texas from April 21-23, 2023. You can learn more about our venue and book your stay under the “Hotel & Venue” tab.

When is the registration deadline?

Registration closes April 7, 2023, unless we sell out prior to this date! Space is limited—we’ve sold out before and we anticipate doing so again, so buy your ticket today!

What is your cancellation policy?

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