2013 RECongress Tech Center

Religious Education Congress
February 22-24
, 2013

 
The Technology Center at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is adjacent to the Office of Religious Education booth, located in the center of Exhibit Hall A, The RECongress Tech Center is available to both exhibitors and selected companies. Its purpose is to highlight educational software, online services and Internet resources – be it web site or computer-based software – that is of interest to our Congress attendees.

Our Tech Center is in a stage/audience format with two PC-based multimedia computers (with Internet access), a large rear-projection screen behind the presenter on stage, an additional large format plasma screen off to the side. The Tech Center also offers free Internet access to Congress-goes.

Sunday ONLY at the Tech Center:

ePostcards — Only on Sunday of Congress can you drop by for your free ePostcard souvenir of Congress. We had over 200 photos taken last year by those who dropped by the Tech Center for their personalized souvenirs.

   

CONGRESS 2013 TECH SCHEDULE
(Check booth for schedule updates)

FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 22, 2013
10:15 – 11:00 am Archbishop Gomez Online – The Archbishop conducts his first online video chat from Congress with students from St. Bernard Elementary School in Los Angeles.
11:30 – 12:00 pm Outside da Box – Highlighting its latest video resource – VCAT (Video Catechism). This 48-film series addresses key concepts from the four sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. Did we mention that it is a FREE online resource?!
12:00 – 12:30 pm Catholic Communication and Collaboration (C3) – The Los Angeles Archdiocese in partnership with Clearwire is developing and implementing new technologies for ministry and education in parishes, schools and homes throughout the Archdiocese.
12:30 – 1:00 pm Compelling Creations shares a peak behind the scenes of an independent sales Consultant’s virtual workstation.  Learn the benefits of joining as a Consultant in this marketplace ministry.
1:00 – 1:30 pm Lisa Hendey & Barbara Kolbe Baker highlight great new developments in the arena of Social Media, including the trend toward visually dynamic media. Check out the latest trends including Pinterest, Instagram, Infographics, Flickr and more.
1:30 – 2:00 pm

Gradelink – See a demonstration of the #1 online grading and Student Information System in action; hear testimonials plus get a preview of our newest features!

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Catholic Communication and Collaboration (C3) – The Los Angeles Archdiocese in partnership with Clearwire is developing and implementing new technologies for ministry and education in parishes, schools and homes throughout the Archdiocese.

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Charlotte McCorquodale will provide information about our new Online Certificate in Youth Ministry. Charlotte will provide an overview of the program and offer a demonstration of an online course.

3:00 – 3:30 pm Check your email & RECongress.org web updates
   
SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 23, 2013
9:00 – 9:30 am Columban Mission – The Columban Fathers are showcasing the mission education programs and mission work using their web, www.columban.org.
9:30 – 10:00 am Mount St. Mary’s College Campus Ministry – There are a ton of smartphone/tablet applications out there to help college students nourish their spirituality. There’s an app for that!
10:00 – 10:30 am Outside da Box – Highlighting its latest video resource – VCAT (Video Catechism). This 48-film series addresses key concepts from the four sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. Did we mention that it is a FREE online resource?!
10:30 – 11:00 am

Gradelink –  See a demonstration of the #1 online grading and Student Information System (SIS)  in action; hear testimonials plus get a preview of our newest features!

11:00 – 11:30 am

Center for Action and Contemplation – Join Rohr Institute staff as they share how Online Education courses are connecting individuals on the spiritual journey with experiences of learning and transformation, entering more deeply into Richard Rohr’s teachings on justice, compassion, and prayer.

11:30 – 12:00 pm

OCP – John Vogler of OCP will explore e-books: e-book formats (epub versus pdf), readers, searching and navigating, along with a demonstration of OCP’s latest e-book, “Respond and Acclaim”. Advantages of e-books and limitations on the use of some e-books in liturgical settings will be discussed, followed by a Q&A session.

12:00 – 12:30 pm Chris Gonzalez – Creating a mobile app (application), where the inspiration and need for one came about, and how it can be implemented into your ministry or business.
12:30 – 1:00 pm St. Camillus Center – Come learn about web site chaplaincy training and care along with social justice networking for consistent life justice.
1:00 – 1:30 pm Sadlier – Demonstration of the latest online offerings from Sadler Religion
1:30 – 2:00 pm Sadlier – Demonstration of the latest online offerings from Sadler Religion
2:00 – 2:30 pm The Five Loaves - Innovative, online resources that help you reach your parishioners Between Sundays and bring vitality to your parish website. Plus - enter to win a free subscription.
2:30 – 3:00 pm Check your email & RECongress.org web updates 
   
SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 24, 2013
9:00 – 2:30 pm Get your FREE RECongress souvenir ePostcard!
 


SUNDAY ONLY! Send an E-Postcard! Drop in at the Tech Center and have a photo taken of yourself sent to your home ... or to your friends!
See last year's ePostcards!


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FROM THE TECH CENTER

RECONGRESS TECH CENTER
A/V Technology in the Liturgy

"Audiovisual Technology in the Liturgy: What Are the Benefits, Barriers and Lessons Learned?"
Presented by Daniel Houze (RandomHouze Productions) and Robin Rokisky (Seaton Delta Consulting), this 20-minute video is a discussion on the various uses of A/V technology in the liturgy and how it was done for the first time at the 2010 Religious Education Congress.


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