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2024 Membership Meeting

2024 Membership Meeting

Annual gathering of ACP staff for professional development and networking.

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT) to Friday, May 31, 2024 at 12:30 PM (CDT)

* Registration open until 5/29/24 at 11:59 PM (CST)

Event Details

Join over 100 of your colleagues for formal and informal networking, professional skills development, and challenging and informative knowledge sessions!

Professional Development

Explore various topics in your area of expertise or general Church concerns during breakout sessions, large-group sessions, plus our annual Peer Group sessions. 


This year, we expand our organized opportunities for networking with professional peers. On Thursday, we open with a large group session that includes opportunities to sit with and meet your peers in a fun and engaging way. We have also expanded the time between sessions on Thursday for you to further discuss the previous session and explore common issues, problems, and questions. 

Traditional peer groups will meet on Friday morning--Editorial, Marketing, Finance, Heads of Houses, Sales, IT.

We will also gather for a social and dinner on Thursday (cost is included in your registration) and continental breakfast on Friday. 


May 30
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Opening Session with Lunch (Superior Ballroom) This opening session starts with prayer, then lunch and includes introductions, a little "ACP looking back and looking ahead," and the first meeting with your peers.

Get ready to have some fun, be fed in body, mind, and spirit, and connect with other ACP members in your work.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Exhibits and Networking Break
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions, Round A
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Exhibits and Networking Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Breakout Sessions, Round B
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibits and Networking Break
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Breakout Sessions, Round C
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Beer and Wine Social (Superior Ballroom)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ACP Dinner and ACP Hall of Fame Inductions (Superior Ballroom) Join us for dinner and this year's inductions into the ACP Hall of Fame of Joseph Sinasac (Novalis), David Island (OCP), and Mary Lou Rafferty Paluch (WLP/GIA).
May 31
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Morning Prayer (Superior Ballroom)
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Continental Breakfast and Large Group Session (Superior Ballroom) Our Friday morning continues with breakfast followed by a presentation by Dr. Mark Gray (CARA).

We conclude this session with some general feedback on the meeting before sending you off to your peer group meetings.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Peer Group Meetings

For More Information:

Association of Catholic Publishers Logo 4725 Dorsey Hall Drive Suite A, PMB 709
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Hotel Reservations

Room rates are $119.00. Mention that you are with the "Association Catholic Publishers" to get this special rate. The cut-off date for this rate is May 8, 2024.

You can reserve your room two ways--by phone and online.

  • Call the Holiday Inn O'Hare. Call 1-888-465-4329. Please mention the group name ACP at the time of reservation to obtain the discounted rate.
  • Go online to receive the group rate (group: ACP).
  • Individual reservations can be canceled and/or modified up to 48 hours prior to date of arrival by 3:00 PM local time without penalty.  Any cancellations/modifications after this date/time or reservations that result in a NO SHOW will be charged one night’s room and tax.
  • Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 11am. Early check in is determined on day of arrival and is not guaranteed.