What is our voice? Australian Catholic Communications Congress Early bird registration launched

A human rights campaigner, an Archbishop-expert on social media, national radio and television journalists, storytellers, award winning writers, a PR guru, a movie maker and digital media specialists are just some of the speakers that are sure to inspire delegates at the Australian Catholic Communications Congress.

This is a call to all working in a media or communications role, be that in a parish, diocese or media organisation, to join us at the Congress. The Australian Catholic Communications Congress is an opportunity for you to learn practical media skills, debate hot button issues, establish new contacts and be inspired.

Hosted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Communications Office, the Congress will take place at the Rydges Hotel, North Sydney from 4-6 May 2015.

Early bird registration for the Australian Catholic Communications Congress is now open until close of business on Thursday 2 April 2015. Don’t miss out, register online now: Registration

The theme of the 2015 Australian Catholic Communications Congress is: What is our voice? “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” (Mt 12:34). 

The Congress is one of the largest gatherings of Australian Catholic media, diocesan communication professionals, secular journalists and parishioners with more than 200 delegates attending each of the Congresses in 2009 and 2012.

On Monday 4 May, a series of practical media workshops will show delegates: how to take and edit a professional photograph, how to create a digital story, designing a parish bulletin or a website and how to write a media release. Full details online: Practical Workshops

A series of discussion sessions on hot button issues will take place on Tuesday 5 May. Guided by experts on the issue, delegates will debate ‘what is our voice?’ on contentious issues including: the family, euthanasia, migrants and refugees, overseas aid, the environment and religious tolerance.

Vatican based Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday 5 May 2015.

Special accommodation rates for delegates at the Rydges Hotel have been negotiated for delegates. Reservation details are available on the Congress website: Special Rates

Any queries about the Congress, please contact Aoife Connors, ACBC Communications

0450 348 597 | media@catholic.org.au