Educator Conference of Eastern Iowa: Forward in Faith

Join us as we bring Catholic schools from across the Archdiocese together for a day of prayer, learning, collaboration, and reflection. We are accepting proposals for breakout sessions presented by PreK-12 teachers and other professionals—submit yours today!

August 1
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Registration for schools, exhibitors, and sponsors is currently open!

We welcome all local Catholic schools to register conference attendees. If your school plans to use Title IIA funds, please download this justification letter.

Conference Exhibitors

Registration is also open for those who want to become exhibitors—sign up to reserve your spot!

Become an Event Sponsor

Sign up to secure your event sponsorship today. 

The official event schedule will be released in April 2024. A map of Mount Mercy's campus and parking information can be found here (PDF).

7:30-8:30 AM | Registration and breakfast in gym
8:30-8:45 AM | Opening remarks and introductions in gym
8:45-9:45 AM | Opening Keynote in gym
9:45-10:00 AM | Break
10:00-11:00 AM | Mass with Archbishop Zinkula in gym
11:00-11:45 AM | Lunch, exhibitors, and book signing by Keynote in University Center
11:45 AM-Noon | Move to Breakout session A
Noon-12:45 PM | Breakout session A & Exhibitors with book signing by Keynote12:45-1:00 PM | Break1:00-1:45 PM | Breakout session B & Exhibitors1:45-2:00 PM | Break2:00-2:30 PM | Breakout session C & Exhibitors2:30-2:45 PM | Break & gather for final keynote2:45-3:15 PM | Concluding Inspirational Keynote -- get everyone inspired for a great new year!!!3:15-3:30 PM | Closing remarks & Dismissal 

Want to lead a 45-minute breakout session? Submit your proposal today! Each breakout session presenter will be paid a $100 stipend.

A list of breakout sessions and presenters will be posted very soon—please check back often!