Digital Communications Conference for Youth Workers


The Salesians of Don Bosco are hosting a Digital Communications Conference aimed at Catholic youth workers, teachers and chaplains, at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton on Saturday 4th February 2017.

The event aims to explore the use of technology in evangelising young people, look at ways of staying safe online, and to try out some great new gizmos.

Keynote speaker, Federico Padovan,  is Executive Director of Development & Technology for Immaculata-La Salle High School in Miami and an Apple Distinguished Educator. The NSPCC will lead a session on keeping children safe on the Internet, the Scripture Union will get everyone  playing their excellent Guardians of Ancora game, and Jonny Dearden of Salesian Youth Ministry will introduce participants to the amazing world of Zappar Augmented Reality technology.  (If you haven’t seen this yet you must- I actually had a little penguin tap-dancing on my desk!).

The day begins with a praise and worship session led by Dan Antonio, Chaplain of All Hallows  School, Penwortham, and takes the form of talks, discussions  and hands-on workshops. Fr Filiberto Gonzalez SDB, Salesian General Councillor for Social Communication, will be dropping in from Rome to give the concluding speech.

We think it’s going to be a very useful day for anyone involved in Catholic youth work, and as places are limited to just 75, we’d advise booking ASAP!

The conference is free, but a contribution of £2 per head towards the cost of lunch is requested.

Download & return the booking form below or email Fr Bob Gardner SDB (bobgardner at salesianlink dot co dot uk) to book your place.


Clare Lewis