Plan Your Trip to the 2017 Users’ Conference: The Top Things to Do Before, During, and After Nexus

Whether you are driving to the users’ conference this year or flying, attending Nexus is a great opportunity to explore some of the best attractions in the area!  If you are looking for something to do on a particular evening (or possibly looking for something to do on the way to the users’ conference or on your way home) here are just a few of the great options available.

With so many wonderful events available the week of the users’ conference, we highly recommend that you consider extending your stay after Nexus to explore the great sights and sounds of the area!

More information on local attractions is also available on our Attractions page of the website

Want to save money? Register by July 15.

Your interest has been peaked and the benefits of attending Nexus are clear.

Now find out how to make attending more affordable and help justify the cost for your parish or diocese.

Here are some ways to overcome those pesky financial hurdles so you can attend this year’s users’ conference.

Chris Lowney Aspires to Revitalize the Catholic Church with 'Everyone Leads'

Chris Lowney is a man with strong faith who has experienced first-hand how the Catholic Church positively impacts the lives of others.  He has also witnessed the significant challenges the Church has faced over the last few decades. With his unwavering faith in the Lord and a commitment to the mission of the Church, he was compelled to write his latest book, Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church.

According to Lowney, the spiritual needs of many people are not being met, and that fact should be a wake up call for Catholics everywhere. Active parishioners are also getting older. So it is imperative – now more than ever – that parishes find new and creative ways to engage the next generation of young Catholics.  

Introducing 2017 Nexus Keynotes

At every users’ conference we’re inspired by our keynote speakers. Their presentations remind us of the true purpose behind our work. They bring us back to the reality that we serve the Church and that our mission is Christ’s own mission.

This year, we’ll hear from Zeni Fox, Ph.D., and Al Kresta.

Zeni Fox

Zeni Fox

Al Kresta

Al Kresta

Dr. Fox is the author of New Ecclesial Ministry: Lay Professionals Serving the Church, and speaks across the country on lay ministry, lay spirituality, and lay discipleship.

In addition to being a best-selling author, Mr. Kresta is a broadcaster, journalist, President and CEO of Ave Maria Communication, and host of the nationally syndicated Catholic talk show Kresta in the Afternoon. On his show, Mr. Kresta examines all areas of life through the lens of scripture and the teaching of the Church.

We look forward to hearing Dr. Fox’s and Mr. Kresta’s insights into ministry and living the faith. Join us this October in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and be prepared to be inspired!

Learn more about our 2017 keynotes!

Sneak-Backs to Past Workshops

Sneak-Backs to Past Workshops

We know that you’re waiting with bated breath for the list of workshops for Nexus 2017. Be assured that our team is hard at work curating the perfect selection of brilliant workshops just for our users.

What goes into creating the perfect schedule of workshops? A big part of it is taking a look at what we’ve offered at previous conferences and evaluating those offerings based on what was well attended, well ranked by attendees, and the topic's relevance moving forward.

While we don’t have the workshop list for you yet (because you can’t rush brilliance), if you want an idea of what our workshop list will look like, sneak a peek back at our workshop list from Nexus 2016. And then register for conference to be the first to know about the 2017 workshop list. It will be worth the wait! We promise!