Cheridan Sanders, left, is the Salt + Light producer and on-air personality covering Toronto’s first Steubenville youth conference. Teens who cannot attend the conference in person can catch the broadcast on television and online. Photo courtesy of Salt + Light Television.

Steubenville to be streamed live

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  • June 27, 2014

TORONTO - Toronto’s most anticipated Catholic youth conference this summer may be sold out, but teens without tickets can still get in on the action.

Salt + Light Television, Canada’s Catholic television network, will be broadcasting the Steubenville conference, the largest youth conference the city has seen since World Youth Day 2002. From July 4-6, viewers can catch live the conference high-lights on Salt + Light Televi-sion and extended live webcast coverage on saltandlighttv.org/ Steubenville.

“I wish I had the opportunity to go to a Steubenville conference when I was 16 years old,” said Cheridan Sanders. “These are some of the best speakers in the country... If you can’t be there in person, which of course is always the preference, at least participate at large.”

Sanders is a producer and television personality from Salt + Light. She will be leading the broadcast team on the Friday evening as Salt + Light begins its coverage of the event with worship music lead by Ike Ndolo and speakers such as Bob Rice, Mary Bielski and others. The broadcast and webcast schedule can be found online.

“These are life-changing talks and I think that just the opportunity to connect with other people in a way that’s completely down to earth and fresh is invaluable,” said Sanders.

“Really, really great experience. You’ll be making friend-ships here that will take you through the rest of your life.”

Salt + Light’s coverage will also be interactive, as it invites speakers, performers, organiz-ers and teens attending the event to engage each other on social media. Salt + Light marketing and communications intern Vivian Cabrera says she’s been researching how the key confer-ence presenters use social media in hopes of getting them excited online and in turn engaging their followers to get excited about the conference, building up an online presence in advance that will extend into the conference weekend.

“Most of the speakers and performers, they’ve done this before,” said Cabrera. “They really like interacting with the people who go. They’re really involved in the lives of the par-ticipants of the conference.”

Cabrera recommends keeping an eye out for the Twitter trend #steubieTO.

Twitter accounts to watch the weekend of the event include, but may not be limited to, @ steubieTO (Steubenville organizers from the Archdiocese of Toronto), @saltandlighttv and @ youthspeaknews

(The Catholic Register youth news). 

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