Diocesan Youth Conference

You are invited to our annual Diocesan Youth Conference! Each year we welcome youth and adults from around the Diocese for this day of fun, community and prayer. We hope to see you there!




Check back in late June for the information on the 2018 Diocesan Youth Conference.


St. Mary’s School and Basilica, Marietta, OH

Who Can Go?

Youth in grades 7-12 and adult leaders from parishes and schools.


Tickets are sold online but can only be purchased as members of a group leader from a parish or school.  Parishes from outside of the Diocese of Steubenville  are welcome to attend as well but must contact Alyson Radford at aradford@diosteub.org  for details.


We need many volunteers to help make the conference a success. If you would like to volunteer for this event, check back in August 2018 to sign up!

Breakout Speakers

We are looking to offer more breakout sessions to our youth at the next DYC. The breakout sessions will be 25 minutes long and you can apply to present one! If you are interested in being considered to present one of the breakout sessions at DYC 2018 check back in August for an application.

Vendor Booths

If you have a ministry or organization you would like to be represented at the Conference, we would like to hear from you! Check back in August 2018 to sign up!

Parish Ticket Ordering Details

An informational packet will be mailed to each parish in the Diocese with instructions on how to order tickets online. Parishes can expect these in August 2018.

Promotional Materials

Coming soon.

Speaker Details

Check back in August for details about who is speaking at the 2018 Youth Conference!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  Are meals provided?
    A. Yes. Lunch is provided.  There are also concessions available at different points throughout the day. Pizza will also be available for purchase for the way home.
  2. Are youth able to sign up without going through their parish?
    A. No.  For the safety of all of the individuals at the conference, we require everyone to come with a group.
  3. Will we need to bring extra money?
    A.  There will be concessions if you get hungry throughout the day.  There are also vendors at the conference selling books, t-shirts, and other religious items.  We are currently working accept credit cards as a form of payment in the concessions area. Additionally, pizza will be available for purchase prior to your departure for home.

Past Youth Conference Speakers & Guests

  • 2017 – Sean Forrest
  • 2016- The Crossroads Pursuit
  • 2015- Leah Darrow
  • 2014- Chris Padgett
  • 2013- Bob Lesnefsky
  • 2012- Chris Padgett
  • 2011- Dan DeMatte