the Event

World Meeting of Families — Philadelphia 2015
Speakers and Activities

speakers from flyer

Adult Congress:

Meet Our Speakers

Check out our inspiring 2015 speakers—internationally known and engaging!   Every session in the Adult Congress, both Keynote and Breakout events, currently includes presentations in one of the following languages; English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Vietnamese. Other languages will be added as registration shows a need. One Day Registration – Limited Time Only!

Due to the popularity of the World Meeting of Families Congress and achieving record breaking attendance,  registration for all Congress categories with the exception of One Day Only, is now closed. 

The One Day Only registration category will be available online beginning Monday, September 14, 2015 with 2,500 registrations available.  Another 2,500 one day only registrations will be made available onsite at Congress registration.

Discover Who is Presenting at the Congress


WMOF Congress Flyer

Youth Congress:

September 22th – September 25th


Celebrating the Family

Young people who are registered with families attending the World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015 are admitted to the Youth Congress. The WMOF Youth Congress has a universal design and is accessible to all young people ages 6 to 17, who are attending with their family.  If a young person is over age 17 but still in high school, the young person may be able to participate as long as they agree to follow the Youth Congress Code of Conduct. Register today!


– Get to know our exciting Youth Congress Speakers and Performers

– Get to know our Youth Congress Activity Leaders

– Check out all of the fun Youth Congress Activities

Click on the links below to download useful resources.

Youth Congress Program
Youth Congress Floor Plan
Youth Congress Convention Center Map

All activities have a connection to the WMOF Preparatory Catechesis and integrated catechetical content.  Many activities will have a lasting effect for the young people who attend.

Adult Supervision

Young people ages 6 to 12 will be divided into small groups, and an assigned adult volunteer will accompany the young people as they enjoy the activities. The young-people-to-volunteer ratio for ages 13 to 17 is 10 to 1.

Only approved adult volunteers, speakers, entertainers, activity leaders, and other necessary approved adults will have entry to the WMOF Youth Congress.

Register today for the Adult and/or Youth Congress

*18 year old youth are welcome if still attending high school.
**Youth Congress Code of Conduct.