The 54th annual Convention of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors will take place from Sept. 22-29 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel in New Orleans, LA. NCDVD Region V is hosting the Convention. Keynote speakers include Bishop Frank Caggiano od Bridgeport, CT, and Rev. Michael Schmitz, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry as well as Chaplain for the Newman Center at the University-Duluth. A three-day Institute for Diocesan Vocation Personnel – a boot camp for Novices, is scheduled from Sept. 23-25. A two-part Pre-Convention Workshop will take place on Monday. A variety of workshops and sessions are scheduled. For more information contact, NCDVD, 440 West Neck Rd., Huntington, NY 11743. Tel: (631) 645-8210. Fax: (631) 812-0249. E-mail: [email protected]. Website: www.ncdvd.org.