Are you looking for the right path through the challenges and changes in your life? Do you wish to do God’s Will, but don’t know how? God wills only good things for us, and according to the great Saints, uniformity with His Will is the simple secret to holiness and peace.
Join us April 29th-May 1st, 2022 and align yourself with God’s plan for your life through a weekend of inspirational speakers, enriching small group discussions, and the sacraments together with 500+ Witnesses for Christ from across the nation.
If you are a Member, Chapter Leader, or Board Member please sign-in to your YCP account then return to this page to access discounted ticket pricing.
The Design Your Life Pre-Conference Workshop on Friday, April 29th at 1:30pm is a special add-on to your 2022 conference experience. Be sure to add the workshop ticket at the bottom in addition to your conference ticket when you register
Registration for our 2022 Conference has closed.
|How do we achieve uniformity with God’s Will, the secret to sanctity? Do you want to be a saint? Inspired by St. Alphonsus Liguori and other great Saints, we’ll help you recognize, listen and follow His Will through the practice of total surrender to God.|
Allow daily Mass, Confession, Adoration, and sacred music to renew your Faith alongside our nationwide family of Catholics.
Join 500+ young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, 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 realign yourself with the Divine Will with your YCP family.
|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.|
|New this year! Dive into an interactive business example with your small group led by an executive mentor to help guide discussion and share their experience.|
|Come learn from our impressive line-up of speakers, including Montse Alvarado, VP & Executive Director for the Beckett Fund of Religious Liberty. The Wall Street Journal described her as: “A defender of all religion, on the front lines of America’s culture wars.” We're also inviting YCP's mentors and ambassadors, so you can network with seasoned Catholic business leaders.|
|Like the Saints whose wisdom we will hear throughout the conference, we will witness to the joy and freedom that come with uniting our will with God’s at our Gala celebration with live music and dancing!|
|Thursday, April 28, 2022
National Networking Happy Hour: 7:00 p.m.
All YCP Conference guests in town early are invited to kick off the conference weekend with YCP Dallas & YCP Fort Worth at Kelly's Craft Tavern near our venue! The first 50 guests receive a free drink. Details can be found here>>.
Friday, April 29, 2022
National Leadership Summit (NLS): 9:15 a.m.
Exclusive pre-conference workshop for Chapter Leaders, Board Members & Chaplains. Visit the "2022 NLS" tab for more detail.
Design Your Life Pre-Conference Workshop: 1:30 p.m.
Register for this workshop when you buy your conference ticket. Learn more about this incredible opportunity under the "Design Your Life" Tab.
Conference Check-In: Opens 3:00 p.m.
Pick up your conference welcome package to prepare for the exciting weekend ahead
Opening Mass, Thy Will Be Done: 4:00 p.m.
Celebrant: Monsignor Eugene Morris
Happy Hour & Sponsor Exhibition: 5:00 p.m.
Grab a drink and meet some new YCP friends at our opening social
Keynote: 6:00 p.m.
Rob Hays: Uniformity in All Things: Especially in Times of Adversity
Dinner Offsite: 8:00 p.m.
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
FREE Pietra Fitness® Workout Classes: Starting at 6:30 a.m.
For both Men & Women
Rosary: 8:30 a.m.
Mass, God Wills Our Good: 9:00 a.m.
Celebrant: Most Reverend Bishop Edward J. Burns, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas
Keynote: 10:30 a.m.
Sister Maris Stella Vaughan: Full and Lasting Joy
Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy the company of the YCP community over a provided lunch (dietary restriction options available)
Adoration & Surrender Novena: 1:00 p.m.
As we gather in the presence of Jesus in Adoration, we will advance together in surrendering our will to God through the Surrender Novena: the single most effective means to truly leaving our worries in God’s hands and achieving uniformity with His Will
Breakout Sessions: 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Spend time learning about "The Making of a Saint". Grow your network, build relationships and share in a captivating discussion about a business situation with your small group! Our Breakout Speakers are Montse Alvarado and Deacon Charlie Echeverry.
Pre-Gala Reception: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a drink and further conversations with your YCP family!
Evening Gala: 7:00-11:00 p.m.
Attend our elegant Gala dinner with hundreds of young Catholics, and dance the night away with our live band as we embrace the freedom and joy that comes with Giving Our Very Selves to God.
Rosary: 9:00 a.m.
Mass, Cultivating the Habit of Speaking with God: 9:30 a.m.
Celebrant: Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM
Keynote: 11:00 a.m.
Lieutenant General Steven Kwast: Doing His Holy Will: Avoiding If’s and Embracing Now
Send Off & Blessing: 12:00 p.m.
Go forth from the weekend in a spirit of greater trust and serenity
CEO and philosopher. Rob Hays is an executive whose Catholic faith is integrated with the board room.
Sister Maris Stella Vaughan, O.P.
South Carolina native journeying to the Netherlands and Phoenix to share the Gospel as a Nashville Dominican Sister.
Lieutenant General STEVEN KWAST
This retired Air Force Lieutenant General was raised in a remote African tribe and now works on tackling the global water scarcity problem.
VP & Executive Director for the Beckett Fund of Religious Liberty and described in the Wall Street Journal as: “A defender of all religion, on the front lines of America’s culture wars.”
Deacon Charlie Echeverry
From Disney to the Diaconate! Deacon Charlie wears lots of hats as he serves in senior leadership positions across multiple Catholic apostolates.
Al’s an executive with extensive experience in communication coaching and leading technical teams internationally.
jere Thompson, jr.
Entrepreneur, CEO, and Catholic family man. Jere Thompson is the exemplar for Working in Witness for Christ.
Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer at 5, an energy advisory firm that has received numerous accolades. Jeff is an award winning entrepreneur, motivational speaker, radio show host, and much more.
Fr. Ken Geraci, cpm
Prodigal son and entrepreneur turned powerhouse priest.
Founder of YCP discovering a whole new world as a working mom on a mission.
MSGR. EUGENE MORRIS
Wears many hats as a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, a member of the Papal Household, Catholic radio personality, professor and National Co-Chaplain for YCP.
DINA DWYER-OWENS: "DESIGN YOUR LIFE" PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SPEAKER
Our Saturday evening Gala Emcee serves as the Director of Innovation Design for the OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation while striving to champion the mission of the Church by fostering curiosity, empathy, creativity, and calculated risk-taking.
For full bios of our speakers Click Here
All YCP Conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas in Frisco, Texas (the Dallas area).
Our hotel room block is currently full at the Hyatt. If you have not booked a hotel room, accommodations will need to be found elsewhere for the weekend. For inquiries regarding the possibility of a cancellation and a room opening up within our block, please call the Hyatt directly at 469-598-1235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations at the Hyatt are not included with your conference registration and rooms will need to be booked independently.
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.
The National Leadership Summit (NLS) is a dynamic, day-long experience designed to accelerate the impact of YCP chapter volunteers, sharpen their professional skill set, & build camaraderie across YCP's national community.
Have unanswered questions before registering? Send a Slack message to Molly Reese or Peter Blute (YCP Staff)
Leaders & Board Members: please sign-in to your YCP account then return to the conference site to access discounted ticket pricing.
92% of NLS attendees highly recommend attending the Summit.
- Attend interactive sessions for individual & team development
- Expand your network through new friendships
- Embrace an exciting 3-year vision to reach thousands more young workers
- Learn alongside young leaders and experienced executives from chapters across the country
- Renewed energy & encouragement
- Improved skills for work and life
- Lasting and meaningful personal connections
- Understanding of your vital role in YCP's mission growth
We highly recommend arriving Thursday, April 28th, by late afternoon to make the most of your weekend.
Thursday, April 28th
National Networking Happy Hour: approx. 7:00pm
Join fellow leaders, board members, chaplains, & local Dallas & Fort Worth YCP'ers to kick off your weekend. Details can be found here.
Friday, April 29th
*Check-in Begins at 8:00 a.m.*
National Leadership Summit: 9:15 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.
YCP: Addressing the Needs of a Changing World
Small Group Discussion by Chapter Role
Meet YCP's Staff
Talk by Catherine Hadro, EWTN News Contributor: “Whoever has ears ought to hear”:
The Power of Listening in Leadership
NLS Lunch and Free Time for Networking or to Meet With Teammates
YCP's chapter teammates (leaders, board members, and chaplains) are invited to attend the NLS. Friday lunch and coffee/snacks are included in the price of your discounted weekend conference ticket.
Our 2021 summit brought in 120+ chapter teammates from 25 chapters across 14 states! Just imagine: an opportunity to meet and learn from fellow Directors of Outreach, Presidents, and more from many other chapters - that's a huge part of why volunteers attend!
|The Design Your Life workshop will be held on Friday, April 29th at 1:30pm and is a special add-on to your 2022 conference experience. Be sure to add the workshop ticket in addition to your conference ticket when you register.|
YCP’s 2020 conference keynote speaker Dina Dwyer-Owens, Former CEO & Co-Chair of Dwyer Group and now Neighborly, is back to lead you through an interactive workshop to help you design your life, clarify your values and build a career you love (Dina was also just awarded the 2021 Hall of Fame Award by the International Franchise Association!). Franchises and companies pay hundreds of dollars to work with Dina and receive this kind of training, and we have broken it down into an afternoon session with you, our young, Catholic, professionals in mind.
Dina will guide you through:
- A smart way to build strong relationships with people (and how to handle difficult situations)
- How she defines leadership and the way to have a consistent and growing quality of trust in the marketplace
- Her three secrets for having more confidence, success, and satisfaction
- Why systemizing your values are the key to success (and how to do it!)
- Why most companies, families and nonprofits fail with their values and how to fix this
This class asks people to define their biggest dreams and then to design their life to achieve those dreams. It’s the ultimate exercise in goal setting, prioritizing, and scheduling what’s important in life. Join us for this incredible opportunity on Friday, April 29th from 1:30pm- 3:30pm before the Conference begins.
Here is a sneak peak of the wisdom Dina has to share from our 2021 Conference:
SPONSORSHIP HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR. If you have questions please email email@example.com.
Our sponsors help create an unforgettable conference experience for our national network. 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 2022 Conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.
Are you interested in learning more about volunteering at our 2022 Conference? Email email@example.com and we'll be in touch with details and special discounts.
If you have already registered but are unable to attend our 2022 conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before March 1, 2022 to cancel and request a full refund. Half refunds will then be given up to the end of the day on April 7, 2022, after which no refunds will be offered.
When is the registration deadline?
Registration closed on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions.
When and where is the conference?
The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas in Frisco, Texas from April 29-May 1, 2022. You can learn more about our venue under the “venue” tab.
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.
Our hotel room block within the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas is currently full. If you have not reserved a hotel room, accommodations for your time in Frisco will need to be found elsewhere.
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! Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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” tab to reserve a room with our discounted rate.
- Airfare is also not included and will need to be booked independently.
Will food and beverages be provided?
Lunch and dinner on Saturday, April 30th 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 (2) breakfast vouchers per day, per room valid for Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Dinner on Friday, April 29th 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 29th will be provided for those attending the National Leadership Summit (NLS).
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.
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.
Is there a dress code for the conference?
Please dress business casual during all conference activities (except for at the Gala - see below!).
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!
What is the "VIP Luncheon" I see in my registration form?
This is an exclusive lunch for speakers, sponsors, priests/religious, YCP board members, mentors, & 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.
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!
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. Our reception will begin at 6:00pm CT in the hotel's Regency Foyer and doors will open to the Regency Ballroom at 7:00pm CT to be seated for dinner, dancing and more.
Will there be a VIP reception this year before the gala?
This year there will not be an exclusive VIP reception prior to the gala. All gala guests are invited to attend one reception together prior to the ballroom doors opening for dinner.
Instead of an evening reception, VIPs will be invited to a special luncheon during the day on Saturday, April 30th. More information will be shared directly with those who will be attending.
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 interested in being an Executive Mentor. How can I sign up?
Please email email@example.com to let us know and a member of our staff we be in touch to speak with you further about the role and the opportunity.
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.
Who are the speakers?
You can find a full list of our speakers and their bios under the “Speakers” tab.
Do I have to wear a mask and maintain social distancing?
We recommend that everyone follows all local regulations and CDC guidelines in place at the time of the conference.
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 30th for those who can't make it to the whole conference or simply just want to attend this special evening in support of YCP.
Email conference@youngcatholicprofessionals at any time or click “Contact Us” in the bottom left corner of our website to leave us a message.