Archdiocesan Women's Conference

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Saturday, November 4, 2017
Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, CT
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m

Registration Is Open Now!
Register on line:

Click here to print out a registration form in English or Español

Archdiocesan residents: $50
Non-Archdiocesan residents: $60
Vendor and sponsor opportunities available!

See contact information below.

About the Conference:

The Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Hartford is pleased to announce the inaugural Archdiocesan Women’s Conference, a day to celebrate our Roman Catholic faith.

This year’s theme, “Be Strong and Courageous!” is taken from Joshua 1:9, and provides the foundation for highlighting the ways that women of faith inspire each other and strengthen our Church and world.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 4, 2017at the beautiful Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, CT and run from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. – a full day of inspiration, spiritual nourishment, and sisterhood. To see the schedule of the day, click here.

What’s Included in the Cost of Registration?

    • Deli lunch buffet
    • Validated parking
    • Captivating keynote and breakout speakers
    • Women-centric vendor hall
    • Opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration and the sacrament of Confession
    • Vigil Mass with Archbishop Leonard P. Blair



English Keynote: Hallie Lord, of SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel

Faith on the Other Side of Fear: the story of how God taught Hallie to trust in His will and goodness in all circumstances of life and in doing so, freed her from the fear and anxiety that she had struggled with for years.

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Keynote en Español: Dr. Gloria Rodriguez, founder and past president/CEO of AVANCE – a family support and education nonprofit

Fe, Familia y Comunidad: Los Pilares Que Te Sostienen Para Ser Fuerte Y Valiente


Breakouts English Breakout 1: Joan Kennedy – Basketball, Women, and the Church
In your experience, has there been an evolution of attitudes in American culture toward women in sports such as basketball? Can we find any parallels in the evolution of attitudes toward women in the Church? Come find out.

English Breakout 2: Lisa LaMaire - Living Your Faith Boldly: A Guide for Your Inner Control Freak
We've all heard the phrase "Let go and let God," but how do we find the courage to do that when we desire to control every aspect of our lives? We're going to talk about taking that leap of faith, surrendering everything to the Lord, and the beautiful graces that come from it.

English Breakout 3: Guadalupe Ospino - Women Called to Be Protagonists of The New Evangelization: Just like the first women who witnessed the resurrection,
Catholic women in our day continue to lead the way announcing the Good News in families, parishes, schools, and many social organizations. Let us share some
good stories and reflect together about how women, when inspired by the Gospel, contribute in unique ways to building God’s Reign in history.

Spanish Breakout 1: Sr. Andrea Gil - !Mujer, Redescubre Tu Fuerza!

Spanish Breakout 2: Miriam Hidalgo - Mujer, Levántate y Camina Hay un dicho que dice, “La mujer bien comportada no llegará a cambiar la historia.” Jesús fue un revolucionario que cambió el mundo. ¿Qué te atrae del mensaje de Jesús? ¿Qué te apasiona en la vida? ¿Qué cambios harías tú en el mundo de hoy? ¿Qué te impide ser una revolucionaria? En este taller, veremos cómo las respuestas de estas preguntas nos ayudarán a vivir nuestro discipulado con fuerza y valentía.

Spanish Breakout 3: Guadalupe Ospino - Mujeres Llamadas a Ser Protagonistas de La Nueva Evangelización: Así como las primeras mujeres que fueron testigos de la resurrección, las mujeres católicas en nuestro día siguen guiando los esfuerzos de anunciar la Buena Nueva en sus familias, parroquias, escuelas y
muchas organizaciones sociales. Compartamos algunas buenas historias y reflexionemos sobre cómo la mujer, cuando es inspirada por el Evangelio, contribuye de una manera única a la construcción del Reino de Dios en la historia.

Registration Is Open Now!
Register on line:

Click here to print out a registration form in English or Español

Please note that the Archdiocese of Hartford Women’s Conference is an event sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford and thus designed for the enrichment of Roman Catholic women. We ask that all vendors and sponsors present information and resources faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.


For more information, or if you have questions or comments, please contact:
Nicole M. Perone
Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation
860.242.5573 x2677

To inquire about being a vendor or sponsor, please contact:
Jennifer McClintock
Administrative Assistant and Archdiocesan Coordinator of Catholic Scouting
860.242.5573 x2675