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2014 RECongress Tech Center

Religious Education Congress
March 14-16
, 2014
Located in Hall A

 
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 2014 TECH CENTER
(Check back as we firm up our schedule)

FRIDAY – MARCH 14, 2014
10:15 – 11:00 am Archbishop Gomez Online – The Archbishop conducts his first online video chat from Congress with students from St. Columbkille Elementary School in Los Angeles.
11:30 – 12:00 pm

Gradelink –  Learn why more Catholic schools are choosing Gradelink to manage student information, master grading and boost enrollment.

12:00 – 12:30 pm TheFiveLoaves.com  – What truly matters about your parish, and how can you communicate that...online? Learn how to rebuild your parish website and develop an effective plan for using social media - using this innovative resource: Emerging Media and the Gospel
12:30 – 1:00 pm  
1:00 – 1:30 pm Catholic Communication and Collaboration (C3) – Charlotte McCorquodale will overview of the C3 Pilot-San Fernando Pastoral Region Parish Cluster project.
1:30 – 2:00 pm USCCB – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops introduces myUSCCB, a new online, mobile, 24/7 members-only portal to support Catholic ministry.
2:00 – 2:30 pm Outside da Box – See the latest video resources, including the VCAT (Video Catechism) 48-film series and information about a new film project on the Saints (not the football team).
2:30 – 3:00 pm

VoicesAsOne.com – Come and discover the innovative, new website (sponsored by WLP) that brings contemporary Catholic music directly to the ears and eyes of music enthusiasts, music directors, and parish musicians around the globe!

3:00 – 3:30 pm  
   
SATURDAY – MARCH 15, 2014
9:00 – 9:30 am  
9:30 – 10:00 am

Gradelink –  Learn why more Catholic schools are choosing Gradelink to manage student information, master grading and boost enrollment.

10:00 – 10:30 am Loyola Press – A demonstration of their online tools and resources for Catholic faith formation.
 
10:30 – 11:00 am Sadlier - Part 1: Strengthen the Catholic Identity of Youth in Your Diocese, School, or Parish; Part 2:  Deepen Your Faith Development While You Learn, Share and Connect with Sadlier Religion’s free Online Resources.
11:00 – 11:30 am Loyola Press – A demonstration of their online tools and resources for Catholic faith formation.
11:30 – 12:00 pm Chris Gonzalez – Making game show-style iPad applications for use in the classroom and in ministry. No programming experience needed!
12:00 – 12:30 pm TheFiveLoaves.com  – What truly matters about your parish, and how can you communicate that...online? Learn how to rebuild your parish website and develop an effective plan for using social media - using this innovative resource: Emerging Media and the Gospel
12:30 – 1:00 pm Outside da Box – See the latest video resources, including the VCAT (Video Catechism) 48-film series and information about a new film project on the Saints (not the football team).
1:00 – 1:30 pm Catholic Communication and Collaboration (C3) – Charlotte McCorquodale will overview of the C3 Pilot-San Fernando Pastoral Region Parish Cluster project.
1:30 – 2:00 pm USCCB – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops introduces myUSCCB, a new online, mobile, 24/7 members-only portal to support Catholic ministry.
2:00 – 2:30 pm St. Camillus Center – Fr. Chris Ponnet will focus on the Peace and Justice curriculums: Consistent Life Ethics, Death Penalty, Health Care and Pax Christi!
2:30 – 3:00 pm

Gradelink –  Learn why more Catholic schools are choosing Gradelink to manage student information, master grading and boost enrollment.

   
SUNDAY – MARCH 16, 2014
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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