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Monday, June 7
 

9:00am CDT

Pre-Conference - CANCELLED
Monday June 7, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm CDT

3:00pm CDT

Registration
Registration, First Aid, Lost and Found

Monday June 7, 2021 3:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Lower Level
 
Tuesday, June 8
 

7:30am CDT

Load Busses for Mass
Tuesday June 8, 2021 7:30am - 7:45am CDT
Lobby

8:30am CDT

Opening Mass
Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
St. Mary's Cathedral 203 E 10th St, Austin, TX 78701

9:35am CDT

Group Photo
Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:35am - 9:45am CDT
St. Mary's Cathedral 203 E 10th St, Austin, TX 78701

10:45am CDT

Opening of the 36th Annual DISC
Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:45am - 10:50am CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

10:50am CDT

Keynote Presentation:Catholic Leadership and Communication
Speakers
avatar for Joseph Rutten

Joseph Rutten

Director of the Benedictine Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Social Justice
I am a passionate visionary for engaging, forming and sending disciples into the world for the greater glory of God, the salvation of souls, and the transformation of communities.  I believe in an integrated approach to life and ministry that values an infused relationship between... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:50am - 11:50am CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

11:55am CDT

Open Board Meeting
Tuesday June 8, 2021 11:55am - 12:55pm CDT
TBA

1:00pm CDT

Lunch
Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:00pm - 1:55pm CDT
Atrium

2:00pm CDT

Day 1: Session 2-Creating a training and mentoring program for your organization
Competency training to add value and drive engagement
With so many competing demands in today’s workplace, it’s hard for employees to focus on their own development. This session shares how a niche hospitality association used its volunteer network to create a robust training and mentoring program that adds value for its members, regardless of where they are in their career. We will cover:
·         The development process, mistakes and successes, and lessons learned along the way
·         How the program has helped drive member engagement
·         How it has helped participants advance their careers
·         Practical tips for applying these ideas within your own organization



Speakers
avatar for Monique Donahue

Monique Donahue

Director of eLearning, CHART
Monique Donahue is a 20+ year veteran in the field of instructional design and technology-based education. She has designed and developed curriculum, certifications, and instructional materials for major hospitality corporations in all areas of lodging and related industries.In her... Read More →


Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

3:15pm CDT

Day 1: Session 3: Trust Nothing, Verify Everything: Zero Trust 101
Join Data Integrity with Sophos’ Senior Security Analyst, Chris McCormack, as they dive into the benefits of zero trust, provide an overview of Zero Trust Network Access (ZNTA),  why it’s important, and its many advantages to have a simpler, better, more secure solution to connect your users to important applications and data.  

Speakers
avatar for Chris McCormack

Chris McCormack

Network Security Specialist, Sophos


Tuesday June 8, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

4:30pm CDT

Snack Break
Tuesday June 8, 2021 4:30pm - 4:45pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

5:45pm CDT

6:15pm CDT

Exhibitor Reception
Tuesday June 8, 2021 6:15pm - 7:15pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

9:00pm CDT

Hospitality Suite
Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Presidential Suite (RM 424)
 
Wednesday, June 9
 

7:00am CDT

Daily Mass
Wednesday June 9, 2021 7:00am - 7:30am CDT
Violet Crown I

7:30am CDT

Breakfast
Wednesday June 9, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
Atrium

8:00am CDT

Registration, First Aid, Lost and Found
Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Lower Level

8:30am CDT

10:00am CDT

Quickbyte: NEW CUSTOMER DESIGNED DATABASE SOLUTION: OSV CHURCH MANAGER
Hundreds of hours of customer consultation and design has resulted in the new OSV Church Manager data software for parishes. The user experience features an intuitive design resulting in a simple, easy to use and powerful way for parishes to keep accurate records on their parishioners. OSV Church Manager integrates with all other OSV products, including Online Giving and Envelopes, proving a seamless solution that easily rolls up to accurate and consistent reporting for the parish and the diocese. The on-demand knowledge base compliments OSV’s outstanding customer service making the tool easy to use for any parish employee. Parish staffs can be up and ready very quickly and begin enjoying the benefits almost immediately. 

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Chennault

10:35am CDT

Quickbytes: Ministry Brands- Ensuring a Safe Environment for Your Parishioners Going Beyond a Checkbox
Providing a Safe Environment for our parishioners is one of the most important elements to our ministry. But to truly make it "safe", we need to ask if we're investing in all of the methods and preventative steps to establish trust in the system. Learn how to automate the daunting task of tracking staff, clergy, and volunteers across hundreds of locations, while also minimizing risk through more powerful and integrated databases. 

Speakers
MS

Matt Sexton

Director, Parishsoft
Prior to joining ParishSOFT, Matt worked at various software and data technology organizations. Matt earned his Business Degree from Loyola Marymount University and current resides in the Los Angeles, CA area. Matt is a proud husband and father of 3 boys. 


Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:35am - 11:05am CDT
Del Valle

11:10am CDT

Quickbyte:Camino: A Catholic-first approach to Data Management, presented by Diocesan
Camino was built to specifically address the needs of dioceses and their parishes. Learn how a Catholic-first approach to technology matters. 
 
Mike DiCosola is Director of Digital Services for Diocesan with more than 25-years experience developing and directing technology solutions.  
David Cotton is a Senior Solution Evangelist at Diocesan with more than 30-years experience helping Dioceses and Parishes implement and optimize data management systems. 
 

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:10am - 11:40am CDT
Chennault

11:45am CDT

Lunch
Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT
Atrium

12:45pm CDT

Technology and Annual Appeals
Speakers

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

2:00pm CDT

3:05pm CDT

Day 2: Session 3 Insider Secrets to Hardware and Software Procurement
Good News, you finally got approval to make that purchase of hardware or software and/or you have been looking at adding managed services.  
Now how do you make sure you are getting the BEST possible deal on it? This session will talk about the many tips and tricks and little known secrets to help you navigate the process, ensure the right solutions, get the best deal and come out looking like a hero. Who knows, with all of the money you will save, you might even get a raise.

Speakers
avatar for Traci Cox

Traci Cox

Senior IT Consultant and Sales Engineer, TNT Consulting
 Traci enjoys being of service and aligns with her clients to help create wining strategies with best case pricing. Her career began in IT with Insight in early 2010. Traci was instrumental in creating pricing platforms and getting lower pricing options for her clients via processes... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT
TBA

4:15pm CDT

Day 2: Session 4: Backup Strategies



Speakers
avatar for Jason Pryce

Jason Pryce

Datto
Jason has a passion for technology and how it can be used to make all peoples lives easier. He graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Marketing. He started his journey at Datto as part of Datto’s industry renowned Tech Support Department, he soon moved... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
TBA

5:30pm CDT

Evening Entertainment
Wednesday June 9, 2021 5:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Lobby
 
Thursday, June 10
 

7:00am CDT

Daily Mass
Thursday June 10, 2021 7:00am - 7:15am CDT
Violet Crown I

7:30am CDT

Breakfast
Thursday June 10, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
Atrium

8:00am CDT

Registration, First Aid, Lost and Found
Thursday June 10, 2021 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Lower Level

8:30am CDT

Day 3: Keynote- Protect Your Diocese from Business Email Compromise
Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a type of scam where an attacker compromises legitimate email accounts through social engineering or hacking to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds. BEC is a growing risk for all organizations, whether a small nonprofit or a Fortune 500 company. According to the FBI, between June 2016 and July 2019 there were over 65,000 U.S. victims of BEC, resulting in more than $10 billion in losses. Learn from industry experts what you need to know about BEC, and walk away with practical advice and one very specific method you can use to help protect your diocese from this type of attack.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Lawton

Joshua Lawton

Global Business Officer, Global Cyber Alliance
Joshua is a recovering Trekkie, full time dreamer, lifelong investor, part-time writer, and a once upon a time combat medic. Joshua led a national pilot for a Presidential Major Initiative as a senior government official under President Obama and served as a Senior Consultant at... Read More →
avatar for Shehzad Mirza

Shehzad Mirza

Director of Operations, Global Cyber Alliance
Shehzad Mirza is the Director of Operations for Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate cyber risks around the globe. Prior to joining GCA, Shehzad was a manager in the Advisory Services practice, as part of the security monitoring... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

9:35am CDT

Quickbyte: eBridge
Thursday June 10, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am CDT
Chennault

10:10am CDT

Quickbyte: TBD
Thursday June 10, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am CDT
Del Valle

10:30am CDT

Day3 Session 2 -Managed Services Panel Discussion
  This session will help you avoid the pitfalls and mistakes as well as learn their favorite parts of their chosen solution.  Guaranteed great advice from our experienced panelist!

Speakers
avatar for Kory Hopkins

Kory Hopkins

Director of Information Technology, Catholic Diocese of Syracuse
Kory Hopkins is the Director of Information Technology for the Diocese of Syracuse. For the past 16 years he has worked with parishes, schools, and diocesan offices in virtually every technological and communications arena. Kory has experience with transitions and migrations including... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CDT

11:45am CDT

Exhibitor Drawing
Thursday June 10, 2021 11:45am - 12:15pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

12:15pm CDT

Lunch
Thursday June 10, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
Atrium

1:30pm CDT

Day 3: Session 3-Local Search SEO -How to optimize
Churches are hyper-local, and definitely need Local SEO - but hardly any of them have ever heard of it. I'd explain how it differs from traditional SEO, which factors influence visibility in local searches (both on desktop and mobile), and how to optimize those specific elements. Attendees would get a detailed, actionable playbook for Local SEO for 2020 and beyond, so they'd both understand how to get more visibility and be able to implement the tactics themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Borchik

Hannah Borchik

Director of SE, Searchlab Digital
Hannah Borchik, Director of SEO at SearchLab Digital, is a very accomplished Local SEO with over six years of experience. Hannah has a deep understanding of SEO and a sterling reputation within the SEO community. Hannah is also considered one of the leading SEO experts in the healthcare... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

2:45pm CDT

Day 3: Session 4 Protecting Your Office 365 Data: The Shared Responsibility Model and What Microsoft Provides
Protecting Your Office 365 Data: The Shared Responsibility Model and What Microsoft Provides
Microsoft provides an SLA for data availability, but not data integrity. Learn how to backup your Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive data.

Speakers

Thursday June 10, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT

3:05pm CDT

Day 3 Session 5: No cost SSL encryption with Let's Encrypt
Tired of paying for expensive SSL certificates for your outward-facing websites? Come see step by step instructions on how to use Let's Encrypt, the free certificate authority, to manage certificates on IIS and Linux. 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Dolan

Matt Dolan

Director of Information Technology, Diocese of San Diego
Matt Dolan is the Director of Information Technologies for the Diocese of San Diego. He is a generalist that wears many hats and gets into just about everything I.T. from wiring, switches, firewalls, databases, Exchange Server, Microsoft Office, websites, Windows OS builds, Hyper-V... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT

4:15pm CDT

Closing Session: The Internet Scam That Sparked Hope
Have you ever received a strange email from a questionable source? Ben Taylor thought he would teach one of these “internet scammers” a lesson by sending him on a wild goose chase. What happened next changed both of their lives as well as countless others in a remote African village. See how this incredible story unfolded and learn what happens when you give others a chance.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor is a marketing and digital media strategist living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ben works with a number of clients, helping them with Internet and social media marketing. Ben's YouTube channel, Pleasant Green, explores internet scams and provides micro loans to entrepreneurs... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

6:00pm CDT

Cocktails
Thursday June 10, 2021 6:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

6:30pm CDT

Closing Banquet
Thursday June 10, 2021 6:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

9:00pm CDT

Hospitality Suite
Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Presidential Suite (RM 424)