Past Catholic Media Conferences

The Catholic Media Association creates opportunities for members to gather, to share expertise and to learn from one another. The conference typically span four days and are filled with noteworthy speakers, informative sessions and plenty of time for greeting friends and making new ones.


Baltimore, June 6-9, 2023

Portland, July 4-7, 2022


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CMC21 - Virtual

For the second year, the CMC was held virtually. The conference was noteworthy for beginning each day of the conference with a Keynote Speaker. 

June 8th began with members from the Vatican discussing the importance of Catholic communications. 

June 9th opened with a presentation from Cardinal Wilton Gregory on Communicating Unity in the Church.

The final keynote speaker, Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, shared his incites on engaging with readers and viewers.

The CMC21 session grid details the educational session tracks and specific topics offered during the conference.

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CMC20 - Virtual

For the first time in our history, the Catholic Press Association hosted a virtual Catholic Media Conference in 2020. The theme “Together While Apart” was very appropriate.

The conference consisted of nine different workshops across three tracks: Editorial and Communication, Business (Advertising, Marketing, Circulation), and Digital Media. View the session topics and a link to view the recordings on-demand.

The Catholic Press Association was honored to share a message from His Holiness, Pope Francis. This message was sent for the gathering of Catholic communicators at the Virtual Catholic Media Conference.

Download a copy of the letter.




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CMC19 - St. Petersburg

The 2019 Catholic Media Conference was filled with great content, a warm sense of community and celebration of good works. Thank you to all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who contributed so much to this great experience.

Monsignor John Kennedy, Head of Vatican Disciplinary Action, spoke to CMC attendees on Clergy Accountability and the Media's Response. For those who were unable to attend the conference, a copy of his remarks is available.

The CMC19 session grid details the educational session tracks, topics and speakers of the conference.