Catalyst Dallas – Hello Inspiration

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Today and tomorrow I am spending at Catalyst Dallas conference. Last week, was one of those pull my hair out kind of weeks. Between end of the month projects and a potty training toddler, I needed a BREAK. I registered for Catalyst, found childcare and counted down the seconds until it was time to leave for the event.

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From the moment I sat down in the sanctuary, I knew I was where I needed to be. No kids. God. Good people. Great messages. Friends. Old co-workers. As one friend joked, I was conferencing.

Conferencing – the act of going to conferences. 

Today’s event had an amazing line-up. Andy Stanley, Jon Acuff, Craig Groeschel, Lysa Terkeurst, David Crowder, Matt Redman, Louie Giglio (I missed Reggie Joyner). Every single speaker, singer, performer – NAILED IT.

Catalyst Conference Faves

Mega Paper Airplane Throw Down

2500 people throwing paper airplanes.

David Crowder

David Crowder in 6 seconds just doesn’t give his music and talent justice. See Shine Video by David Crowder Band.

Tripp and Tyler – Shoot Christians Say

Christians who can laugh at Christianese = priceless.

Live Events

I spent nearly 11 years working in live events. I had the privilege of working with the people at the Catalyst conference a few years ago when at Thomas Nelson. The people are good folk, hard-working and know how to put on a fabulous event.  After attending in 2011, I left thinking this is an event I would pay for. (Previously my old employer picked up the tab.) And am so glad I registered this year.

I’ll post notes after the event.

If you are looking for a christian inspirational event or  leadership conference – check out the Catalyst conference. Catalyst Dallas and Catalyst West are smaller in scale (2500 attendees or so) compared to Catalyst Atlanta (full arena!).

The only down side? I realized I have a total attachment disorder and so does my kid.

About The Author

She loves technology, putting googly eyes on random photos, collecting pictures of random grandmas and living life how she wants.

One Response

  1. John Short

    I was there near the front last week at catalyst. Loved it. Nice blog. Check mine at


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