Summit 2018

The 2018 Digital Disciples Summit: Engaging in Digital Transformation is a gathering of invited Catholic Church leaders in dioceses, organizations, schools, and parishes who are committed to the digital transformation of ministry, education, and faith formation. Ministers are now in a world where rapid advances in technology have an impact on the ways we work, communicate and live. We struggle to keep pace.  At the Summit, we will gather to share our knowledge, skills, and resources to equip ministry leaders and communities to engage in digital transformation.

The Summit program is designed around the content of the new “Digital Discipleship Competencies for Ministry” which includes competencies for digital discipleship, digital citizenship, mobile evangelization and catechesis, digital communicator, collaborative disciple, and digital curator.  See the Summit 2018 schedule here.

The Summit will take place on January 23 and 24, 2018 in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), which will be held from January 24–26 at the Orlando Convention Center. FETC is a leading edge event with presentations, workshops, and exhibits on the latest trends, tools, and resources for digital transformation. In 2018 Sir Ken Robinson, world famous educator and author, and presenter of one of the most watched TED talks, will be the keynote presenter on Wednesday. We have obtained a special FETC discount for Summit participants so that you can make this a one-week immersion into the world of education, technology, and the future.

Two places to register: FETC and the Digital Disciples Summit

FETC Registration
The FETC registration link is Price options are displayed on the registration page. For those who also register for the  Summit, there is a special registration code for your FETC Registration.  Please “text” Sr. Caroline at 727-744-4684 to get the Promo Code for the “Basic Pass” option.

Summit Registration
The early registration fee for the Summit is $200 which includes your tuition and five meals: three on Tuesday and two on Wednesday. Register for the Summit at this link: Registration for the Summit is through Eventbrite. After December 1, the registration fee for the Summit increases to $250.

A block of rooms at the DoubleTree Orlando at Sea World are reserved through FETC housing. Don’t wait to book your hotel room! Due to the size and popularity of FETC, every room in Orlando will be occupied. Click here to reserve your room at the Doubletree:

If you need housing assistance, call Patrick Logan, Housing Coordinator, Direct: (702) 675-6543

A free shuttle to the convention center is provided with your registration.  You may also wish to choose another FETC hotel.

Registration space at the DoubleTree Sea World is limited to 100 people, we encourage you to register by November 15, 2018.  After that date, we lose our Room Block and cannot guarantee our Summit best room rate for you.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this one-of-a-kind event.
On behalf of the The Digital Disciples Summit Planning Team, I hope you can join us!

The Digital Disciples Summit Planning Team

John Roberto
Claire McManus
Steve Botsford
Kellie DeLeo
Andrea Kopp
Andrea Slaven
Timone Davis
Jose Amaya
Ruth Manlandro
Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSFPS
Limited scholarships are available to qualifying participants. Please contact us for details.