SNAP National Conference 2008

We have a good news/bad news situation. The bad news is that the deadline for registering at a reduced rate for the SNAP National Conference expires in just ten days. The good news is that you have 240 more hours to register for what is promising to be the most amazing conference in SNAP history.

The conference has a spectacular list of speakers (see full schedule below), educational breakout sessions, a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones, and last but not least, spend a few days in the Windy City.

Chicago has two airports, a train station, bus service and highways from everywhere. Form a group and go on a road trip, take the train and see the country, fly and eat peanuts, you can even walk but leave early if you do! Just come! Register here!

Want to come but find it difficult to pay the full price for the conference? Please consider volunteering and you can receive a discount. For more information about volunteer opportunities please send an email to: SNAPdorris@gmail.com.

We hope to see you soon!

Barbara, David and Barb


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Friday, July 11

7:00-7:30         Welcome to SNAP Conference 2008
7:30-8:00         Barbara Blaine
8:00-8:45         Victor Veith
8:45-9:30         Angela Shelton
9:30-10:30       Reception sponsored by VOTF of Dayton


Sunday, July 13

7:00-7:30         Walk in Chicago
8:00-8:30         Meeting, Friends of Bill W
8:30-9:15         Timothy Lytton
9:15-10:00       Jason Berry
10:00-10:15     Break
10:15-11:00     Patrick Wall
11:00-11:45     Tom Doyle
11:45-noon      SNAP Finale


Saturday, July 12

7:00-7:30         Walk in Chicago
8:00-8:30         Meeting, Friends of Bill W
8:30-8:45         Morning announcements
8:45-9:30         Wendy Murphy
9:30-10:00       David Clohessy
10:00-10:15     Break
10:15-11:15     Breakout Session One
11:15-11:30     Break
11:30-12:15     Marci Hamilton
12:15-1:45       Lunch break
1:45-2:15         Frank Keating
2:15-2:30         Terry McKiernan & Bishop Accountability
2:30-2:45         Eric Barragan
2:45-3:00         Break
3:00-4:00         Eugene Kennedy
4:00-4:30         Special SNAP Guests
4:30-4:45         Break
4:45-5:45         Breakout Session Two
7:30-8:45         Showing of Vows of Silence with short Q & A with Jason Berry
9:00-10:00       Second documentary and short Q & A


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SNAP National Conference 2008!
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July 11-13, 2008
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Don't miss out!
See old friends and meet new ones! Register today!
Dear Friends,

That time is almost here! Come join us in the Windy City July 11-13 to participate in breakout sessions and hear some amazing speeches. The speaker list includes:
Frank Keating
Former head of the bishops' sex abuse review panel who compared the bishops to the Mafia and who left because of the lack of cooperation from the bishops to make meaningful changes
Angela Shelton
A dynamic actress and activist who has been working to educate people about abuse
Wendy Murphy
A powerful author, columnist, former prosecutor and frequent CNN, Fox News & national network news commentator
Marci Hamilton
A brilliant constitutional attorney, author and outspoken advocate for survivors
Victor Veith
An inspiring ex-DA promoting a plan to eliminate child sexual abuse in three generations
Eugene Kennedy
A former priest, now a professor of psychology at Loyola Univeristy of Chicago, who is one of the nationa's most respected writers on religious topics and a frequent contributor to The New York Times
Our program will include break out sessions dealing with acupuncture, yoga, and hiking as a tool of healing, support groups for women, men, loved-ones of survivors, and those abused as culnerable adults, as well as how to discover the work history of a predator and how to reach out to the media to get your story told. We'll also have early morning walks along the lake front, a silent auction and so much more.

To register, click here and follow the prompts to conference registration. See you there!