22. September 2018 - 7:45 till 17:00
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Women's THIRST 2018 Conference | BISMARCK EVENT CENTER | Saturday, 22. September 2018

Ladies, join us for the THIRST 2018 Women’s Conference sponsored by the Diocese of Bismarck and held at the Bismarck Event Center on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.  Treat yourself to a wonderful day of engaging and uplifting presentations, Eucharistic adoration and Confessions, music, a Vigil Mass with Bishop Kagan, and of course – support and conversation with your sisters in the Lord.  Moms, plan to bring your daughters of high school age** and older along with you, as this event is for them, too! Well over 1,000 women attended in 2015, and we expect another great attendance. This event happens only every 3 years, so don’t miss it!  ** All minors must be accompanied by an *****.
Schedule  **Subject to change. Please check your email and our website as the event approaches.
7:45 AM   Check-in / Eucharistic Adoration & Confession / Free Continental Breakfast until 9:30 AM
8:30 AM   Morning Prayer
9:00 AM   Praise Music by "One Dei"
9:20 AM   Welcome & Opening Prayer
9:30 AM   Keynote I:  "Awake My Soul" - Shannon Deitz
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Breakout Sessions I:  Judy Hehr / Dr. James Link / Women's Panel
11:15 AM Free Time:  Lunch Buffet (requires pre-purchase) / Confession / Adoration / Exhibitors / On-site concessions and area restaurants are also lunch options
1:15 PM   Praise Music by "One Dei"
1:30 PM   Testimony - Karie Kinzler
2:00 PM   Keynote II:  "Mercy!" - Shannon Deitz
2:45 PM   Break
3:00 PM   Breakout Sessions II:  Dr. James Link / Judy Hehr / Shannon Deitz
3:40 PM   Break
3:55 PM   Eucharistic Benediction/Reposition
4:00 PM   Sunday Vigil Mass - Main Celebrant and Homilist: Most Rev. David Kagan

Cost:
Conference registration is FREE! But if you feel called to help us offset our costs, please click here to donate. Advanced registration is highly recommended, as we may reach capacity.
Food:
A free continental breakfast will be available from opening of doors until 9:30 AM.
An onsite taco-bar lunch buffet will be available from 11:15 AM-1:15 PM for $10/person** via a pre-purchased ticket, which must be purchased by Sunday, Sept. 16. The buffet lunch will not be available for purchase at the conference. The meal will include a small dessert and water bottle.  **Purchase includes an add'l $1.53 proceesing fee.
Various concessions will also be available on-site for lunch and through the day, and there are also many options for off-site lunch located nearby the Event Center.
Learn More:
Please view our conference webpage to learn more about the conference, including speakers, accommodations, detailed schedule, and opportunities for sponsorship.  You may also download a mail-in form to register for the conference or pre-purchase the lunch buffet.
Refunds:
Refunds for the lunch buffet are available up until seven days before the event.  This is when we give the final count for the meal to the event center and are committed to a specific number of people.