Conference Schedule

The 2018 Conference schedule is under development.

The schedule below contains the Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) events. We will add Catholic Writers Conference Live (CWCL) events as they are scheduled.

Catholic Marketing Network events are labelled (CMN).

Register for the Catholic Writers Conference Live! through the appropriate form: Guild members | Non-members

Tuesday July 31st

8:30am-4:15pm Retail Education Day (CMN)

12:15pm-1:45pm Retailer Luncheon (CMN)
Speaker: Fr. Edward Looney (CMN special event registration)

1:30pm-2:30pm Supplier Workshop (CMN)
"How to Navigate the Show", recommended for first-time CMN attendees

5:00-6:00pm Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (CMN)


  • Social: Game Night "Cards Against Joe Wetterling"
    Conference Room A

Wednesday August 1st

7:00am-7:30am Rosary (CMN)

7:30am-8:45am Opening Mass (CMN)
Celebrant: Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Vice Provincial for the Marian Fathers

8:45am-9:00am Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to Chapel (CMN)

9:00am-5:00pm Exhibition Floor Open (CMN)


  • Keynote Address - Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
    Conference Room A


  • State of the Guild - Joe Wetterling
    Conference Room A


  • Pitch Session Prep
    Conference Room B

5:30pm-7:30pm Welcome Reception, CALA Award Presentation, Book Signing (CMN/CWG)


  • Social: Trunk Sale & Mixer (Cash Bar)
    Conference Room A

Thursday August 2nd

7:30am-9:00am Breakfast, sponsored by TAN/St. Benedict Press (CMN)
Speaker to be announced (CMN special event registration)

9:00am-4:00pm Blessed Sacrament Chapel Open (CMN)

9:00am-5:00pm Exhibition Floor Open (CMN)

10:15am-12:00pm Pitch Sessions

5:00pm-5:15pm Rosary (CMN)

5:30pm-6:30pm Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (CMN)

6:30pm-8:30pm A Tribute to Fr. Andrew Apostoli, with hors d'oeuvres (CMN)
(CMN special event registration)


Friday August 3rd

7:00am-7:30am Rosary (CMN)

7:30am-8:30am Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (CMN)


  • Blessed Sacrament Chapel Open (CMN)
  • Exhibition Floor Open (CMN)
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