About DMC 2017

Reasons why the DMC can assist you to grow in your faith

  1. A three-day conference all for one price!

    The 2017 ministry conference will present over 100 sessions in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. All three days are included in the registration rate, so attendees can enjoy the entire conference or pick the days that are the most convenient for them.
  2. Hall C - The DMC will take place in an new hall this year

    The conference will be located at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center again, but will be located in Hall C. Hall C is an updated location with larger ballrooms and easy to access.
  3. Expanded schedule on Thursday

    This year we will start with Mass on Thursday followed by a plenary speaker in English. We are offering more Spanish sessions and will also have the Exhibit Hall open from 2:00pm to 6:00pm that day.
  4. Mass all three days of the conference

    Come together with the rest of the Catholic community of North Texas in a powerful and one-of-a-kind opportunity to join in prayer and fellowship with over 4,500 Catholics from the diocese and beyond.
  5. Unique exhibit hall with dedicated networking

    For one weekend every year, our programming will include dedicated time to visit the exhibit hall where you can network with diocesan organizations, publishing companies, authors, speakers and fellow attendees. Whether you are in professional ministry working at the diocesan or parish level, or are a parishioner and volunteer, take this opportunity to discover new ideas, educational and faith-based resources for your parish and family, or to do some early Christmas shopping.
  6. A unique and powerful opportunity to join in prayer and fellowship with Catholics from around the diocese and beyond

    Join the Most Rev. Bishop Edward J. Burns, Bishop of Dallas, priests, deacons and 4,500 plus lay faithful at the Conference Eucharist on Friday morning. 
  7. Over 70+ nationally and locally recognized speakers

    DMC strives to combine practical workshops by local ministry professionals and teachers with powerful, relevant sessions by national experts on Catholic education and ministry. This format creates a comprehensive opportunity to gain insight about your faith as well as practical skills you can apply to your ministry tomorrow.
  8. We have sessions for everyone from lay people to ministry professionals

    With 12 periods offering over 100 sessions during the 3 days, the DMC offers sessions for everyone, from ministry professionals, priests, deacons, catechists, parish volunteers to Catholics in the pew.
  9. St. John's Bible Illustrated Bible & Acts will be on display

    Visit the Liturgical Art Display located in the Exhibit Hall for an opportunity to see the beautiful collection.
  10. Join us as we welcome Most Rev. Bishop Edward J. Burns to the 11th Annual DMC

    Bishop Edward J. Burns joins us by attending his first Dallas Ministry Conference as our honored English keynote speaker on Friday. As the newest bishop for the Diocese of Dallas, we want to give him a Texas-sized welcome to our annual conference!