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  • Doors open at 7:30am (full schedule of the day below).
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UFC Heavyweight Wold Champ & Hall of Famer ~ Movie Star
Bas Rutten Joins Cincinnati Men's Conference Speaker Lineup
From UFC to UFC, "Ultimate Fighting Champion to Ultimate Faithful Catholic”

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The cat is out of the bag and the awaited surprise celebrity speaker has arrived! Bas Rutten has joined the Cincinnati Men's Conference making the Cincinnati Men's Conference speaker lineup one of the best faith-based speaker rosters in the nation for 2018. Bas is a UFC Hall of Famer and Heavyweight World Champion. He is also a renowned Hollywood movie star having co-starred in many movies such as Here Comes The Boom, The Zookeeper and Paul Blart: Mall Cop to name a few. Bas is a 3-time World Champion MMA in Japan, the UFC heavyweight Champion in 2015 and was inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame without a single loss in his last 22 fights. In addition to his professional martial arts and big screen acting career, Bas also is an actor on the sitcom Kevin Can Wait (CBS) with Kevin James and Leah Remini.

Bas will be the perfect final addition to the conference Theme and plans to bring the message home on what it means to be a TRUE Christian man living among all the challenges society throws at us today. A professional fighter, a professionally trained chef and movie star, Bas is every bit of what they call a "man's man". His childhood was rough where he battled a horrible skin disease (eczema), experienced asthma attacks and was bullied on a daily basis. His story is truly one of triumph over many challenges from childhood to adulthood, but the best part of his story is his conversion to the Faith through all his success, trials and tribulations. His conversion story will inspire and touch every man that hears it. If you think you had it rough, or currently have challenges that feel bigger than you, then don't miss the opportunity to hear Bas and let his story inspire you to help you through. Come hear how this man went from UFC to UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champion to Ultimate Faithful Catholic).

Featured Speaker Fr. Larry Richards Delivers A Sensational Invite Video 

 

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Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ.  Father Larry’s first book, “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You To Be” was published by Ignatius Press in October of 2009, and was the #1 best seller by Ignatius Press, having sold over 100,000 copies. In “Be a Man!” he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest.
Father hosts the EWTN radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope” and a live EWTN radio show called “Open Line”.  Father Larry can be seen on the EWTN televised programs “Living Right with Dr. Ray” and “Crossing the Goal”.  EWTN broadcasts a mini-series entitled “Be A Man” in 2014 in five episodes to inspire men to become the true heroes they long to be – men of courage, compassion and integrity.  Father Larry Richards also hosts a radio show called “Changed Forever with Father Larry Richards”.  It can be heard nationwide on Relevant Radio. 

 

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Taft_Theater_Cincinnati.pngThe Cincinnati Men's Conference is back and will be hosted at Cincinnati's gorgeous Taft Theatre!  The Catholic Speakers Organization and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati have teamed up to bring back America's first Catholic Men's Conference ever organized and produced.  Both organizations are more than excited about the spiritual benefit the conference will bring to the greater Cincinnati community.  What is equally exciting is the speaker lineup for the event, where some of the most renowned Catholic speakers were honored to join the roster.  Everyone is welcome to attend no matter what religious belief or where you are in your journey of faith.   

The Theme of the 2018 conference is "Be A Man! What It Means To Be A True Christian Man In Today's Society".  The day will be filled with 4 lectures from 4 different speakers pertaining to being the best version of a man we can be via true Christian ideals giving us the tools to become the best brother, son, father, spouse, manager or leader to our fellow man.  How are we expected to act as good Christian men in today's modern society and what are the non-negotiables for good Christian men trying to be authentic examples of Christ to the rest of the world?

There will also be a very special recognition ceremony honoring the original team of men who created and organized the first Catholic Men's Conference ever.  Did you know that Cincinnati was the first city to put on what we know today as a Catholic Men's Conference?  Those men will be in attendance and will be recognized for their incredible contributions to the Catholic community and evangelization as a whole.

archbishop dennis schnurr 2“No one walks alone on the path of Christian discipleship. The Cincinnati Men’s Conference is calling men together to energize their faith and motivate them to be missionary disciples. As Archbishop of Cincinnati, I am pleased to welcome the Conference as a partner with us in the New Evangelization. I encourage every man in the Archdiocese to attend this one-day event that could have lasting impact.”
                                        - Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati

 

 fr jan schmidt"Men’s ministry in Catholic Cincinnati got a boost with the first men’s conferences … my hope and prayer is this event will light an evangelizing fire!"
                                        - Father Jan Schmidt, 
Director Department for Pastoral Life and Evangelization, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

 

 

The conference will be held on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the Taft Theatre: 317 E 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 (downtown Cincinnati).  

 

Other Featured Speakers For the Cincinnati Men's Conference ~ Saturday, April 28th, 2018 ~ Taft Theatre

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The 2018 Cincinnati Men's Conferenece is blessed to have The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, as the main celebrant for the conference Mass starting at 2:35pm, as well as giving the homily.  Archbishop Schnurr was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Cincinnati by Pope Benedict XVI on October 17, 2008.  One of six children, he has two brothers and three sisters. Raised in Hospers, he attended Spalding Catholic High School in Granville before entering Loras College in Dubuque, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. He later earned a Master's degree in theology in 1974 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  

Archbishop Schnurr was formerly the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Duluth by Pope John Paul II.  He received his episcopal consecration on April 2, 2001 from Archbishop Harry Flynn, with Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo Higuera and Bishop Lawrence Soens serving as co-consecrators. He selected as his episcopal motto: Quaerite Faciem Domini, meaning, "Seek the face of the Lord" (Psalms 105:4).

 

  

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Fr. Mitchell "Mitch" Pacwa, S.J. is an American Jesuit priest who early in his career taught at Cincinnati's St. Xavier High School. He is fluent in thirteen languages. He is bi-ritual, meaning that he can celebrate liturgy in both the Roman and Maronite rites. He is president and founder of Ignatius Productions. He has taught at the University of Dallas and Loyola University Chicago and is now the senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is a Catholic television network on which Pacwa appears frequently. He hosts or has hosted many TV shows including:  EWTN Live (on Wednesdays), Threshold of Hope (on Tuesdays), The Holy Rosary in the Holy Land, Mother Angelica Live (subbing in a couple of times for Mother Angelica).
Pacwa is also the host of the Wednesday Open Line program and EWTN Live on the EWTN radio network. He also occasionally offers the televised Daily Mass on EWTN. 

 

 

  

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Coach Gerry Faust
Gerry Faust was one of America's most winningest high school football coaches, and preceded the legendary Lou Holtz as head coach of the University of Notre Dame football. In his inspirational talks, Coach Faust relates the dramatic stories from his own life to illustrate the direct connection between our personal success, prayers, our faith and trust in God.  Faust began as a three-time letterman as quarterback at the University of Dayton.  His 18 years of coaching at Moeller High School in Cincinnati (1963-80) produced a 174-17-2 record to go with seven unbeaten seasons, four national prep titles and five Ohio state titles in his last six seasons.  Faust coached 22 high school All-Americans, 39 All-Ohio players and 265 of his former players continued at the college level.  On November 24, 1980, Faust became the 24th head football coach of the University of Notre Dame.  His record at Notre Dame was 30-26-1 in five years, with two Bowl appearances. 


                                                         

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Schedule For The Day
Cincinnati Men’s Conference, Saturday, April 28, 2018 

Morning
Doors open at 7:30am EST

9am - 9:10am – Welcome from Emcee / Housekeeping / Sponsor Recognition
9:10am - 9:15am - Intro To First Speaker
9:15am - 9:55am: Father Mitch Pacwa ~ keynote
9:55am - 10:00am – First Song
10am - 10:30am - Lavatory Break / Visit Solution Booths
10:30am - 10:35am - Intro To Second Speaker
10:35am - 11:15am: Fr. Larry Richards ~ keynote
11:15am – 12:30pm – Lunch Break / Book signing / Solution Booth Visits

Afternoon

12:30pm - 12:33pm – Second Song
12:33pm - 12:35pm - Intro To Third Speaker

12:35pm - 1:15pm - Coach Gerry Faust ~ keynote

1:20pm - 1:45pm – Special Recognition Ceremony Of Original Conference Founders
(Declan O’Sullivan, Tom Young, Fr. Ken Sommers, Kevin Lynch, Gus McPhie. Kent Linnemann)

1:45pm - 1:50pm - Intro To Fourth Speaker
1:50pm - 2:35pm -  Surprise Celebrity ~ keynote
2:40pm - 3:30pm: Lavatory Break / Solution Booth Visits
3:30pm - 4:50pm - Mass celebrated by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr
5pm - Exit building

*Schedule is in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
*Solution Booth displays will be open all day

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The Cincinnati Men's conference is the perfect gathering to connect and network with men of Faith.  Whether you are a business, non-profit organization or individual, there is no better event in the greater Cincinnati area to showcase your initiatives to a likeminded audience.  Sponsoring the Cincinnati Men's Conference will gain you invaluable exposure and there are three different levels of sponsorhsip from which you can choose to fit your needs. Please contact us for pricing and more details by clicking the icon above to access our quick and easy general form to get you started.  A representative will be in contact with you same day.

Gold Level
Meet & Greet with the Speakers and private cocktail evening with speakers the night before.
10x10 booth in the hall area to showcase your company or individual message.
Private box, which includes 12 seats per box.
Your company or individual message in the conference brochure. (Full page ad)
One email blast after the event to the conference attendees. (date TBD based on sponsors preference)

Silver Level
Reserved seating in reserved prime section.
Your company or individual message in the confernece brochure. (Half page ad)
One email blast after the event to the conference attendees. (date TBD based on sponsors preference)
Solution Booth Space,  10’ x 10’ exhibitor space

Bronze Level 
Your company or individual message in the conference brochure (Quater page ad)
Solution Booth Space,  10’ x 10’ exhibitor space

Solution Booth Level
Solution Booth Space,  10’ x 10’ exhibitor space

 

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Support the conference. Any size donation to help us carry on our mission would be much appreciated.  Please consider making a donation to support the Cincinnati Men's Conference so we can build the event to reach its maximum potential.  All donations are a 501c3 tax deduction and funds will be applied solely to help with the costs and management of the conference.  Your generosity and support is much appreciated as it will help alleviate demanding financial pressure when putting on conferences like this which are expensive and extremely costly.  To make a donation, please click the icon above and you will be directed to a quick and easy general form to get you started.  A representative will be in contact with you same day to arrange your donation.

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Help sell tickets! Become a Parish Captain and be the conference representative for your parish. Parish Captians are a key role to the overall success of the conference. They help ensure communication with the parish priest and parishoners on the latest conference updates.  Parish Captains are also responsible for helping sell as many tickets as possible by encouraging his fellow parishoners to attend and helping them understand how to purchase tickets.  All official Parish Captains are rewarded with a free ticket to the conference.  For more information about becoming a Cincinnati Men's Conference Parish Captain, please click the icon above and you will be directed to a quick and easy general form to get you started.  A representative will be in contact with you within 24 hours. 

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Become a Solution Booth. We are looking for worthy organizations to display at our booth spaces during the event to educate our audience on who they are and what they do.  The purpose of this initiative is to connect our audience with organizations who can help them continue their faith journey year-around. The booth spaces also provide a great opportunity for any business looking to display their products or services to connect with a likeminded Christian audience.  The booths are intended to provide solutions for our attendees needs, as well as help bring awareness to participating organizations who are doing work for the greater good.  Solution Booths will be open all day during the conference for attendees to visit at will. To inquire about displaying a booth, please click the icon above to be directed to a quick and easy general form to get started.  A representative will be in contact with you same day to provide you with more details.   

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Become a volunteer. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer for the Cincinnati Men's Conference, please send us a message right away.  Various volunteer positions will be needed leading up to and on the day of the conference.  Your generosity with your time is much appreciated and would help the conference more than words could express.  To inquire about becoming a volunteer, please click the icon above to be directed to a quick and easy general form to get you started.  A representative will be in contact with you same day to provide you with more details.

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Men! Be sure to remind your mothers, wives, daughters and sisters to attend the Greater Cincinnati Catholic Women's Conference Sat, March 3rd, 2018.

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