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Catholic New Media Conference: Tech Summit Announced

5/21/2012 - 12:17 PM PST

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ROSWELL, GA (May 21, 2012) - The Star Quest Production Network (SQPN) announces a new feature of the upcoming 2012 Catholic New Media Conference. The CNMC Tech Summit will be presented as a special additional track on Wednesday, August 29th.

Hosted by Matthew Warner and Jeff Geerling of flocknote, LLC, the CNMC Tech Summit will
bring attendees together for a series of presentations and discussions of interest to Catholic website designers, application developers, webmasters, and others seeking common ground among the Church's technical community.

Topics to be presented include:

App/Development Expo - an open discussion among developers to share common challenges, lessons learned and best practices. A great opportunity for fostering collaboration. Contact Matthew Warner if you are interested in presenting/sharing about one of your apps.

Catholic Integration: APIs and Standards - a discussion on integrating popular APIs into your website and a proposal on some unique universal standards for sharing Catholic data between entities in the Church providing a better platform for future development.

What makes a great organization website? - Top features for effective websites for Catholic parishes and organizations.

Why you need Apps for your Catholic ministry - An exploration of some of the practical ways apps (mobile, web or otherwise) will change the Church.

Collaborating as Catholic Web Developers - A presentation and open discussion of concrete ways Catholic web developers can begin to organize and network to promote and facilitate more collaboration and support of each other's projects.

We are excited to bring this new opportunity for networking and collaboration amongst the Catholic technical community. Seating will be limited!

For the most up to date information and to register, please visit


The 5th annual Catholic New Media Conference will be held at the Arlington Convention Center (Arlington, TX) on August 29-31, 2012. For the first time, the CNMC will be meeting in the same location as the Catholic Marketing Network trade show and the meetings of the Catholic Writers Guild.

The CNMC is a festive, educational, and international conference focused on evangelization and building community through the use of new media. This event is designed to connect, guide and inform Catholic communicators as a response to the Church's call for new evangelization.

All interested in Catholic communication, new media, and social media are invited, including young adults (18+), ministry leaders, and priests and religious, to whom Pope Benedict appealed in his 2010 World Communications Day message, to "become an ever more pastoral presence on the web."


Registration and the latest program information can be found at

Sponsorship and Vendor opportunities are also available! Please contact for details.


SQPN, the Star Quest Production Network, is a non-profit Catholic apostolate dedicated to evangelization and formation through new media. SQPN creates engaging multi-media, specializing in audio and video productions (known as podcasts) faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Its mission responds to the Church's call to use the media for religious information, evangelization and catechesis, and formation and education.

"Star Quest" refers to the star of Bethlehem that emerged and caught the attention of three Magi from foreign cultures. The Magi's quest led to the discovery of the newborn Savior. The programs of SQPN tap into popular culture inviting people to journey together and discover their own encounter with Christ.

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