General Conference Information


◦ High-school age youth (graduating 8th graders through graduating seniors) may come as participants.
◦ Greenshirt Volunteers: college age students who serve as volunteers. Click here for more info.
◦ Chaperones: Adults over 21 who have completed the (arch)diocesan Safe Environment Training & Criminal Background check.
◦ Group Leaders: Chaperones who lead their group by inviting teens, following up, ensuring teens register, recruiting other chaperons and make rooming assignments. Click here for more info.​


A great Catholic youth conference that's been around since 2005!


O'Brien Hall, St. Louis Bertrand Parish, Louisville, KY


Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10, 2021. This two-day format is only for this summer; in 2022 we hope to be able to provide a full, four-day Ignite as in the past.

Registration dates and fees:

​Registration for the conference opens Feb. 15, 2021.​ 

$70 per youth participant or chaperone. Early bird discount price: $50 if paid by May 1, 2021.


Parents or youth group leaders are responsible for transportation of participants to and from the conference. The registration fee does not include transportation costs.


Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. The conference will provide a continental breakfast and dinner each day.

Health Care:

A conference nurse is on staff and available during the entire conference. Any conference participant who requires medical attention for more than one hour will be taken by a conference chaperone to the emergency room or sent home, whichever the staff deems appropriate.


Groups provide their own chaperones. We encourage no fewer than 2 and no more than 10 same-gender youth under same gender chaperone.

Parents contacting youth during the conference:

​If an emergency arises and you need to reach your son or daughter, you may call a conference organizer at 502-931-4260. Please do not call unless there is an emergency. Youth participants should NOT bring cell phones to the conference. A chaperone will lend a teen a phone in case of emergency.

Please note:

Due to space limitations, only full-time chaperones (i.e., those who are also staying overnight) may attend the conference in addition to youth participants. Parents or others driving teens to the conference from a distance may stay in local hotels.​

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