More than 100 workshops to offer training and education on utilizing technology and new media at Catholic churches, schools and ministries in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in partnership with Sprint and Loyola Marymount University, will unite school staff, parish staff, clergy, women religious, school and parish volunteers, business managers, catechists, youth ministers and evangelizers staff at their annual Catholic Communication Collaboration (C3) Technology Conference from August 9-11, held on LMU's campus.

This year’s C3 conference will kick off on Thursday, August 9, with a workshop by keynote speaker Wilson J. Tang, an expert in digital entertainment and video games, and founder and chief executive officer of Yumebau Inc., a game designer that uses augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. 

Innovation Day will take place on Friday, featuring new technology workshops and an exhibition of interactive robotic technologies, including resources middle schools and high schools can use to establish a robotics club and class, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Open Source Rover and Sony’s KOOV kits.

C3 Conference will end on Saturday, August 11, with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez at 4 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Chapel, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, 90045. Father Brendan McGuire, pastor of Holy Spirit Parish and School and Vicar General of Special Projects for the Diocese of San Jose, will be the homilist.

The C3 conference features more than 100 workshops led by technology experts and leaders from the Archdiocese and beyond, including 10 Spanish-language presentations. Workshops cover a broad range of topics from computer basics for the classroom, to coding, and the incorporation of social media into parish and campus ministries.

C3 was launched in 2010 by the Archdiocese, in partnership with Sprint, as a pilot project at 25 parishes and schools to explore and implement innovative uses of technology, including 1-to-1 student devices, training and professional development, digital content and curriculum, and an online GED program for adult learners. The summer training C3 Technology Conference for schools and parishes began in 2012. 

For more information about C3, visit www.la-archdiocese.org/org/c3.


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