Post-RECongress 2018

RECongress 2018 (#18)

RECongress Youth Day/adult days wrap-up

Our 2018 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress was an amazing event! With 187 speakers presenting 334 workshops over four days in three languages (English, Spanish and Vietnamese). Our Exhibit Hall had 524 booths with 1,940 representatives from 243 different companies and organizations. 



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Future Dates
Get the dates on your calendar now! Dates for the 2018 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress are:
  • March 21, 2018 (Youth Day) &
  • March 22-24, 2018 (adult days)

Youth Day 2018

A big THANK YOU to all those who attended and supported Youth Day 2018! In a special way, we thank the Youth Day Coordinating Team and the 400 youth and adult volunteers who made the day possible. More than 13,000 youth from across the Archdiocese and beyond gathered to explore our theme, "Dare to Believe."

Relieve the magic by watching our recorded sessions available on our YouTube Channel. Remember, the day doesn’t end! Make sure to keep connected with us all year long on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @LAYouthDay. Share your pictures and posts from the day using #LAYouthDay.

Mark your calendar and make sure to join us next year on March 21, 2018!
See the Youth Day page »

Beginning with Congress 2010, we have live-streamed our events in the Anaheim Arena. This year we streamed Youth Day and Congress Arena events and Spanish events held in Hall B. Again there were two playlists — one in English (Arena events) and one in Spanish (Hall B events) — all found at If you didn't get a chance to see the sessions live, you can still watch them online.
Watch our YouTube Channel »

Congress Registration Statistics

Congress 2018 brought attendees from around the world! Our foreign registrations totaled 681, with attendees from Canada (434 registered), Australia (139), Pakistan (23), Mexico (22), United Kingdom (12), New Zealand (11), Sweden (6), Ireland (5), Spain (5), Korea (4), Philippines (4), El Salvador (3), Argentina (2), Belgium (2), and one each from Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, India, Italy, Palestine, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Vietnam.


And our U.S. registrants represented (nearly) every state in the nation — (just 3 were missing)! On our Congress statistics page you can find details on the number of registrations by state, and there you can find our interactive map to see how many came from your state.


California - 20,953 registrants
Nevada - 457
Arizona - 347
Texas - 233
Washington - 230

Hawaii - 209
Oregon - 190
Illinois - 143
New York - 123
Utah - 116

See the Congress updates page »

Lost and Found

Feel like you left something behind at Congress? Every year after our Religious Education Congress event there are a great many unclaimed items that end up in our Lost and Found. We have several pairs of eyeglasses, jackets, travel mugs and more! Let us know what you are missing and we'll see if it is among our Lost and Found items.
Go to the Lost & Found page »

Audio Recordings

Still thinking about that Congress session you missed? Wish you could have shared a talk with a friend? It's not too late! There were 272 sessions recorded at RECongress by CSC Digital Media that are available on Audio CDs — and as downloadable MP3s at You can find the order form in the Program Book (page 27) or online at Also, from that page you can order recordings from past years as well.
Go to the Recordings page »

Our Web Site

You can find all Congress information and updates online. Our upcoming RECongress Emailings will feature some Congress Spotlights, and you can find the latest listing of speakers, entertainers, Liturgies and more online. Check our site for updates and announcements.

RECongress Emailing

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RECongress 2018

RECongress Dates
March 15 (Youth Day) &
March 16-18, 2018

RECongress 2018

RECongress Dates
March 21 (Youth Day) &
March 22-24, 2018

Important Dates
Jan 19 - Last day to request refunds

Jan 26 - Registration fees increased

Feb 23 - Last day to pre-order custom Youth Day


Mar 1 - Last day to register by mail

Mar 2 - Last day to order Youth Day T-shirts to still receive by mail

Mar 12 - Last day of special Disney ticket offer
See our Updates page »

Congress Milestones
1956 - First two-day CCD Institute (500 teachers in attendance)

1967 - First three-day “Southern California Confraternity Congress ” (7,000 in attendance)

- CCD Congress moves from Los Angeles to Anaheim Convention Center

- First "Religious Education Congress" as CCD office renamed to Office of Religious Education
See the REC Milestones »

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