Most people would say that their relationship with God is not where they would like it to be, but many also feel unsure of how to change it. The Steubenville Conferences offer five unique conference experiences to help people escape the spiritual desert and empower them to live every day as joyful disciples of Jesus Christ.

For over 40 years, the Steubenville Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, have been helping people develop the relationship with God that they desire. We want to help you figure out which conference best fits your own needs, so that you can live the abundant life that God wants for you.

Power & Purpose Conference

June 14-16, 2024

Learn more about the Holy Spirit and what He can do in your life.

Discover a purpose for your life.

Experience freedom and healing from past wounds.

Exclusive Young Adult Events.

Priests, Deacons,
Seminarians Retreat

June 17-21, 2024

Be renewed in your relationship with Christ and in your vocation.

Embrace the opportunity of rest and relaxation.

Spend time with your brother priests, deacons, and seminarians.

Applied Biblical

Studies Conference

July 24-26, 2024

Foster a greater devotion to and understanding of Sacred Scripture.

Learn how to pray with Sacred Scripture.

Be able to have better conversations with our protestant brothers and sisters.

Defending the Faith Conference

July 26-28, 2024

Receive a deeper understanding of Catholic Church teaching.

Experience a greater sense of confidence in your faith.

Learn how to live your faith in your everyday life.

Exclusive Young Adult events.

St. John Bosco Conference

Postponed Until

July 14-17, 2025

Receive renewal and revitalization in both your personal spiritual life and in your ministry.

Equip yourself to be a better minister.

Experience community with other catechists and evangelizers.

Steubenville Encounter Conference

Coming in 2023

Brand new!

A “Steubenville Youth Conference for adults.”

The first family-friendly conference to be offered at Franciscan University.


Why is the St. John Bosco Conference listed for 2025?

In consideration of the National Eucharistic Congress next year, we will not hold the St. John Bosco Conference in 2024. We hope to see you there or at one of our other Adult Conferences!

When does registration open?

You can register for an Adult Conference on January 29, 2024.

Can teenagers come to an adult conference?

We do allow for teenagers to attend Adult Conference with a parent/guardian. They need to be registered as a “young adult”  and will need to complete and bring the 2024 Adult Conference Youth Liability Form with them to check in.

Can men in diaconal formation attend the Priests, Deacons, Seminarian Retreat prior to ordination?

It is okay and a good thing to allow men in diaconal formation (any year) to attend PDS prior to being ordained. Getting a letter from the diocese indicating that he is in formation is needed, along with a in good standing letter, and his anticipated ordination date are required.

Please review our Refund Policy

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