Diocese of Orlando Hosts National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo, April 7-9, 2015

…in partnership with the National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors Convocation and the Catholic Library Association.


…in partnership with the National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors Convocation and the Catholic Library Association. 

Thousands of Catholic educators from across the United States and the globe will come together to be renewed and to grow in their dedication to Catholic education during the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) Annual Convention & Expo which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from April 7-9, 2015. This is the first time that the NCEA Convention will be held in Florida.

The NCEA Convention and Expo is the largest private education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic and faith-based education from preschool, elementary, secondary, adult education, colleges and universities, to local parish pastors, priests, directors of parish religious education programs, parish volunteers and more.

“By our baptism, we are called to be teachers, modeling our curriculum of faith in Jesus Christ,” said Bishop John Noonan. “The richness of the National Educational Associations invites us to become the best teachers of faith.”

Attendees can select from 300 professional development sessions, departmental meetings, liturgies, and special events. Additionally, the Convocation of the National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors and the annual meeting of the Catholic Library Association will meet concurrently with NCEA.

The conference features an impressive list of educational options covering a wide variety of topics in categories such as Catholic identity and faith formation, Catholic teaching and theology, classroom management, curriculum, co-curricular activities, educational leadership, exceptional learning, finance, governance, enrollment, parish catechetical leadership, strategic planning, technology and more. To date more than 200 experts have been secured as speakers.

“This is a wonderful, spiritually renewing experience for all attendees,” said Henry Fortier, superintendent of Catholic schools and secretary of education for the Diocese of Orlando. “The sessions are varied and numerous. The presenters are experts in their fields. Networking with colleagues is an invaluable experience.”

NCEA is the largest private professional education organization in the world, representing 150,000 Catholic educators serving six million students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools, in religious education programs, in seminaries, and in colleges and universities.

For complete details and registration information visit http://www.ncea.org/convention.