Published July 7, 2016
ATLANTA—Diocesan information technology professionals from the U.S. and Canada came to Atlanta for the Diocesan Information Systems Conference.
Some 14 archdioceses, 34 dioceses and nearly 30 vendors participated in the event, organized to encourage workers to learn about new trends in the specialty and build networks and brainstorm ideas to best serve information technology for dioceses, parishes and schools. The conference was held from June 22-25 at the J.W. Marriott Buckhead. This year’s theme was “Technology on Fire: Igniting Ministry.” It was the first time in 32 years the conference had been in Atlanta.
The opening Mass was celebrated at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in downtown Atlanta. Events were also held at other city landmarks, including the Georgia Aquarium and an outing to watch the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
With events such as this, the Atlanta Archdiocese is networking with other dioceses to establish best practices for this technology.