2020 ADL VIRTUAL Convocation
April 20 – 22 | ONLINE via Zoom!
Due to the cancellation of this year’s Convocation in Kansas City, KS, in order to comply with the coronavirus precautions, we are going VIRTUAL! Hopefully many more of you will be able to join us online and reap blessings from our presentation and discussions.
Join Us Virtually This Year For:
Expert Presentations; Young Adult Panel Discussions; Charis Update; Liaison/Bishop Communications; Fellowship and much more!
We ask for a minimum recommended donation of $20 which includes convocation expenses and your Zoom account access for all three days. This year we will be providing an opportunity for the payment of Association dues to be made at the same time.
Please note: We can only allow for 100 participants, so please reserve your spot early.
HOW TO REGISTER
There are two ways to register for this Convocation:
- PREFERRED- Register online using the form below. Please register by April 17th noon so that we will have your email that afternoon to send you an invite with a link to join for testing the connection and Praise and Worship that evening at 7:30 PM CDT. We will send the email with link a couple of hours in advance so that you know you have it, but it will not be active until 7:30 PM CDT that evening.
- IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO REGISTER ONLINE, complete the information form, print out, include payment and mail to: Rev. Anthony Ouellette, 16 S. Iowa St, Kansas City, KS 66103. Mail-in Registration must be received on or before April 17, 2020. Checks are to be made payable to: ADL. In addition, please EMAIL Fr. Anthony firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know your registration/check is in the mail just in case there is any delay in the mail, because he will need to have your email to send you an invite with a link to join for test meeting on Friday, April 17, prior to the Convocation.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO
We ask that you join us for a test run on Friday, April 17 at 7:30 CDT. If you cannot make that time, we will open the first night of the meeting at 6:45 PM CDT to get everyone situated before the 7:30 PM start time. Prior to that, make sure your computer has a camera or that you have a smart phone with a camera. You can join us on either. If you plan on using your smart phone, please go to the app store and download ZOOMbefore the test meeting. We will be sending you an email with a TEST MEETING link on Friday afternoon by 3pm. If you have registered but do not get an email, please contact Fr. Anthony at email@example.com in advance of the start time.
All you do on your computer is click on the link a few minutes prior to the meeting time. You will see faces of all those joining as they join the meeting, it will eventually look like a yearbook photo page on your screen, only live! Their voices will be muted except for the main speaker. He will then explain how to take part in the meeting, such as raising your hands for questions so you can be unmuted, etc.
If you do not have a computer or smart phone with a camera, you can join us by dialing on your phone the number and access code at the bottom of the email invite. It will put you into a conference call with all of us. You will hear everything but not see people. You will not need to dial in if you are using the app or link on the email.
Jim Beckman serves as the Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He has been involved with Diocesan and parish ministry, evangelization and leadership development for many years. A graduate of Franciscan University and the Augustine Institute, Jim has served in various roles of leadership for national, regional and local ministry. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and has a great love for the Church. He has built solid and thriving ministry programs in numerous parishes and Dioceses over the years. Jim also is the Executive Director of ImpactCenter, a non-profit dedicated to leadership development in the Catholic Church, and serves as an adjunct professor for the Augustine Institute, teaching on topics of leadership, evangelization and discipleship. He and his wife, Meg, live in Oklahoma City with their five children.
Jim has had many years of experience in ministry and evangelization and will speak to us about engaging young adults in the Renewal. We will also have a panel of young adults from the local area sharing their insights, experiences, and suggestions with us.