I and about 25 parishioners had an awesome experience last weekend at the Defending the Faith Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. We are going again next year. Mark your calendars. The dates will be Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28, 2019. When attending the conference, you can stay in the university dorm rooms, or, at the Super 8 hotel across the street. If you plan on coming and want to stay in the hotel (a tiny bit more expensive, but more comfortable), then I would recommend booking as early as possible to ensure you get a room.