CALLED: A Conference for Young Adults

Bishop Burbidge invites all young adults (ages 19 to 35, single and married) from parishes across the Diocese of Arlington to join him at CALLED: A Conference for Young Adults. Join him on Saturday, September 23, 2023, for the annual Mass for Young Adults and an inspirational keynote from Mr. Sam Goodwin who was trapped in Syria's notoriously brutal prison system. The day will also include breakout sessions, dinner, prayer, live music, vendors, ministry booths, and plenty of social time! Make new friends and connect to your local Young Adult Ministries as we contemplate how we've been CALLED to holiness. We are excited to offer complimentary childcare for this conference! Invite your friends!

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Location: Sheraton Reston Hotel

Registration: Registration for CALLED is currently near capacity, but you can join the waiting list here. We will reach out to you to complete the registration process as space becomes available.

Early Bird Pricing - Now extended through September 11!  : $30
Regular Pricing (September 12 - September 22 by 1:00 p.m.): $40 
At the Door (September 23): $50

2:00 p.m. Check in / “Fall harvest coffee festival” and social hour/ Explore booths and mingle! 
3:00 p.m. Opening & Sam Goodwin keynote w/ Q+A  
4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass for Sunday w/ Bishop Burbidge
5:00 p.m. Breakout sessions and social opportunities
6:45 p.m. Evening Prayer
7:15 p.m. Plated dinner
8:15 p.m. Live music/dance/wine and beer happy hour (cash bar)
9:15 p.m. End

Goodwin Headshot

Sam Goodwin is an American entrepreneur and public speaker. He played Division I college hockey, co-founded a tech company and NGO in Singapore and has traveled to every country in the world. Sam was wrongfully imprisoned on false charges of espionage in Syria in 2019. Today, Goodwin shares his experiences through speaking engagements worldwide, including to audiences of elite athletes, faith groups, corporate conventions, the US Military, and others. Sam earned a bachelor's from Niagara University and a master's from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC.







September 23, 2023

Start: 2:00 p.m.
End: 9:15 p.m.

Early Bird Pricing (July 1 - September 11): $30

Contact Info

Office of Youth, Campus, and Young Adult Ministries