"I am doing now what I will do for all eternity. I am blessing God, praising Him, adoring Him, and loving Him with all my heart.”
- Brother Lawrence

Pre-Conference


Friday, September 13, 2019

YCP Chapter Volunteers arrive early for leadership development on Friday morning before the Member Conference begins that afternoon. Details available here.

Friday


September 13, 2019

The first day of #YCPConference2019 begins in the afternoon with Mass, followed by an evening keynote presentation to inspire us to consider what practicing the presence of God truly means. We’ll kick off the weekend right with a welcome party that evening.

Saturday


September 14, 2019

We’ll begin the day with Mass as a community. Throughout the rest of the day, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from two keynote speakers, separate into breakout sessions of your choice, and attend Reconciliation and Adoration. Meanwhile, the Ambassador Summit for our seasoned professionals will take place alongside the Member Conference sessions. Both programs will take a break that afternoon to prepare for a beautiful evening gala with dinner, drinks and dancing! Black tie optional.

Sunday


September, 15, 2019

Meet for Mass and a half day of programming. Listen to our closing keynote speaker and then take your leave, equipped with everything you’ll need to practice the presence of God when you return to your city.

  • A 3-day weekend program: Join the YCP family for a weekend of fellowship and spiritual and professional development as together we learn how to better Practice the Presence of God in our lives.

  • All inclusive location: With complimentary breakfast and a 24-hour DFW airport shuttle included in your reservation, you’re able to focus on the weekend while the logistics are covered for you (no Ubers necessary). If you would like to explore the area, downtown Dallas, local wineries, shopping, and other entertainment and attractions are all within easy reach.

  • Prayer and the Sacraments: Allow daily Mass, Confession, Adoration, and sacred music to draw you into deeper contemplation of His Presence.

  • Rejuvenate body + soul: Refresh your spirit with practical tips to grow in peace and trust in Our Lord; then relax by the pool (indoor or outdoor), join some friends on one of the tennis courts or jogging trails around this beautiful 40-acre lakeside property.

  • Fellowship: From socializing at happy hour to praying together at Mass, make professional connections and form authentic friendships within the atmosphere of our shared faith.

  • National Network: Join hundreds of young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, well-known Catholic speakers, executives, business leaders, bishops, priests, nuns, and consecrated persons from all over the country, including cities where YCP chapters are located.

  • Keynote and breakout sessions: Be spiritually, personally, and professionally uplifted and encouraged, first by our speakers during each keynote address, and then by your peers during the interactive breakout sessions.

  • Gala Celebration: Break out your formal wear for an elegant, fun, and unforgettable evening full of dinner, drinks, music and dancing on Saturday, September 14, 2019!

  • #YCPConference2019 gift bag: You’ll be equipped with everything you need for the weekend and have resources and material to assist you once you return home, courtesy of our sponsors.
  • A special track for business leaders and YCP supporters during YCP’s Member Conference on September 14th.

    Meet Your Panelists

    Harry Kraemer, Jr.

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    Harry Kraemer, Jr.

    Harry Kraemer is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois and a Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was named the 2008 Kellogg School Professor of the Year. Harry is the author of two bestselling leadership books: “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership” and “Becoming The Best: Build a World- Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership”.

    Mr. Kraemer is active in business, education and civic affairs. He serves on the board of directors of Leidos Corporation, Dentsply Sirona ,OptionCare, Performance Health, Alcami and on the board of trustees of Northwestern University, The Conference Board, NorthShore University Healthsystem and the Archdiocese of Chicago Finance Committee and School Board.

    He is a member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a life director of Northwestern University. He is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the Economics Club of Chicago. He is a past member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the Healthcare Leadership Council.

    Mr. Kraemer graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University of Wisconsin in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. He received an MBA degree in finance and accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1979 and is a certified public accountant. For his outstanding leadership and service, he received the 1996 Schaffner Award from the Kellogg School of Management. Harry enjoys jogging, tennis, skiing and reading, especially world civilization. Harry, his wife Julie, and their five children live in Wilmette, Illinois. More info on Harry at www.harrykraemer.org

    Jason Shanks

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    Jason Shanks

    Jason Shanks is President of the OSV Institute. Prior to OSV, Jason served as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). Here he successfully combined and reorganized five separate county-based Catholic social service agencies into one regional service agency that assists more than 20,000 people annually for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

    Prior to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, Jason was Secretariat Leader of Evangelization and Parish for the Diocese of Toledo. Earlier in his career, his involvement in Youth Ministry and Business and Pastoral Administration provided him with strong parish experience.

    Jason has a Bachelor's degree in Education from Miami University, Oxford, OH; a Master's degree in Theology from Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH; and a Master's degree in Nonprofit Administration from Mendoza College of Business of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. He also holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indianapolis, IN.

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    Michael P. Warsaw

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    Michael P. Warsaw

    Michael P. Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. (EWTN), the world’s largest religious media network based in Irondale, Alabama, USA. Using all facets of technology, EWTN’s global reach includes eleven television networks, shortwave, satellite and AM/FM radio services, online and digital media services, news and publishing.

    Mr. Warsaw joined EWTN in 1991 and has held senior management positions in the areas of television production, satellite operations and technical services. He became President of EWTN in 2000 and assumed the post of chief executive officer in 2009. Mr. Warsaw was named chairman of the board of EWTN in 2013. In that capacity he oversees the Network’s strategic direction and mission around the world.

    Mr. Warsaw also serves as chief executive or managing director of EWTN’s affiliate organizations both domestically and internationally. With the Network’s 2011 acquisition of the National Catholic Register, Mr. Warsaw assumed the role of publisher of that newspaper.

    Prior to joining EWTN, Mr. Warsaw was employed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. While there he established the Basilica’s Department of Communications, serving as its first Director.

    He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Catholic Distance University and the Napa Institute Legal Foundation. He is a charter member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Legatus.

    In April 2017, Pope Francis named Mr. Warsaw a Consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. In that role he serves as an advisor to the Holy See on communications strategy for the universal Church.

    Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Warsaw completed undergraduate studies in religion and religious education at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he also did graduate work in the field of Liturgical Studies.

    Mr. Warsaw splits his time between Birmingham, Alabama and Washington, D.C. where his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, serves as Dean of the School of Music, Drama and Art of The Catholic University of America. They have two children-a son, Michael Warsaw, Jr. and a daughter Angelica Elizabeth Warsaw.

    And your 2019 Ambassdaor Summit Hosts

    Michael & Cate Stefaniski

    The Ambassador Summit at YCP’s Member Conference is our chance to thank the inspirational Catholic leaders who are such a vital part of this movement of the Holy Spirit.

    Receive exclusive formation, spend time with the young professional generation and network with like-minded Catholic leaders and spouses. End the day with YCP's national community at the formal evening gala. It's truly a unique experience that you won't want to miss!

    More detail regarding the schedule of events coming soon. For any questions about the Ambassador Summit, please email us or call 469-607-3090.

    Register to save your seat!