YCP's 5th Annual Pre-Conference Sessions

Former called "YCP Leadership Conference" - now includes both a leader and board member track for YCP's volunteers!

September 13, 2019 | Dallas, TX

YCP's Annual Pre-Conference Sessions bring together chapter volunteers for a unique opportunity to learn from one another, build camaraderie across YCP's network, and hear from the National Staff on new and improved practices to more effectively accomplish our mission.

In 2019 we're featuring a first-ever BOARD MEMBER TRACK during the Pre-Conference Sessions!

Join your YCP teammates from across the nation for this once-a-year chance to unite our prayers, efforts, and passion for our Catholic faith with the continued intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph. We can't wait to see you!

YCP Detroit was most-represented in 2018!

Our wonderful YCP Chapter Presidents!


YCP's leaders, board members, and chaplains are all invited to the annual Pre-Conference Sessions, whether you're a President, Director of Marketing, or a coordinator/assistant on a committee.

Our 2018 programming brought in 80+ chapter teammates from 19 chapters across 11 states! Just imagine: an opportunity to meet and learn from your fellow Directors of Outreach (for example) from 12 other chapters - that's a huge part of why leaders attend!

Chapter Directors of Outreach gather to discuss best-practices for engaging with parishes.


  • Take advantage of time to learn from fellow YCP leaders from other cities - what's working best that you can bring back to your chapter?
  • An interactive day of learning, prayer, and inspiration as we come together as leaders of a growing national movement.
  • Hear from the National Staff about improvements to your volunteer experience. Past examples include: new, more efficient technologies, access to additional training resources, and options for your YCP involvement in the future.


“The insights you gain from the National staff and your peers in other cities is invaluable. This is the best place to get it. And it's a ton of fun :-)”

“Thank you all for the most spectacular event I've ever attended. I think we're all so excited for what the next year will bring!”

“Some of us are already talking of ways to visit other chapters or how we can do inter-chapter hang outs/retreats!”

YCP Columbus leaders - our 19th chapter!

2019 PROGRAM - Coming Soon!

See the schedule, videos and content from last year's Leadership Conference!

Please check back regularly for 2019 updates as we near the conference.

YCP Houston leaders - one of the first 5 YCP chapters!



Founder & Executive Director


VP, Learning & Development

More 2019 speakers will be posted as we near the conference.

We'll be featuring more presentations by leaders, for leaders this year!


Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

1800 Highway 26E, Grapevine, TX 76051

If you haven't booked a hotel yet, make sure you check out our conference Hotel & Travel page for details on booking with the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center ($129+taxes & fees/night). The hotel rooms and conference meeting rooms are at the same location - just a short walk! All reservations must be made by Monday, August 23rd, to take advantage of this special rate.


For additional questions about the YCP Leadership Conference check out the FAQ's section and then email training@youngcatholicprofessionals.org.

For additional details on the Membership Conference portion of the weekend visit www.ycpconference.org >>