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More than 5,000 Catholic educators will gather next week for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) 2015 Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla. Hosted by the Diocese of Orlando, and in partnership with the Catholic Library Association and the National Association of Parish and Catechetical Directors, the event will take place April 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center.
“Catholic education has played a significant role for generations and continues to enrich the lives of individuals, the church and our society today,” said NCEA President Brother Robert Bimonte. “We are delighted to gather educators from across the world to connect, share ideas and embrace innovation as we look to the future.”
As the largest private-education association gathering in the country, the convention will draw participants from all facets of Catholic education, including elementary and secondary schools, parish religious education programs, seminaries, and colleges and universities to exchange ideas and debut cutting-edge research and technologies related to education. The event will offer more than 300 professional development sessions, beautiful liturgies, networking events, and an exhibition of educational products and services.
“The Diocese of Orlando is blessed to host the 2015 conference of the National Catholic Educational Association,” said Bishop John Noonan from the Diocese of Orlando. “I pray that this gathering will bear fruit for the people of God and bring each person to an intimate understanding of the wondrous gift of the call to be, teacher.”
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Carolyn Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, who will discuss the topic of the Mission of Catholic Schools for the World. In addition, NCEA will honor more than 60 individuals, organizations and/or teams who have made outstanding contributions to Catholic education. View a complete list of award recipients here.
Preliminary Program and convention highlights are available online here.
Press Credentials will be issued to accredited media. Interested press must register in advance of the conference by contacting NCEA Director of Marketing Communications Shannon Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-206-1529. Advance and onsite interviews will be available upon request.