Event Info

Steubenville STL Mid-America takes place on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.


Time Description
1:00-4:00pm Registration (PSU Grand Ballroom)
4:15-6:30pm Dinner (Groups will be split into three shifts for all meals)
6:15pm Doors open (JQH Arena)
6:45-9:25pm General Session (to include Eucharistic Adoration and Keynote)
9:25-11:30pm Reconciliation/Small Groups/Bookstore Open
Time Description
6:45-8:15am Breakfast
8:00am Doors Open
8:30-10:45am General Session (to include Saturday daily Mass)
11:00am-12:00pm Women’s Session
11:15am-12:00pm Men's Lunch
12:00-12:45pm Women’s Lunch (1st Shift)
12:00-1:45pm Opportunity for Reconciliation
12:15-1:15pm Men’s Session
12:45-1:30pm Women’s Lunch (2nd Shift)
2:00-3:00pm General Session Keynote
3:00-5:00pm Open Time: Recharge (small groups, book store, workshops)
3:15-4:00pm Workshop One
4:15-5:00pm Workshop Two
5:00-7:15pm Dinner
7:00pm Doors Open
7:30-10:15pm General Session (to include keynote and Eucharistic Holy Hour & Procession)
10:15-11:30pm Small Groups/Reconciliation/Bookstore Open
Time Description
7:00-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am Doors Open
9:00-10:15am General Session (to include keynote)
10:15am-12:00pm Closing Mass



There are 2 Steubenville Mid-America conferences in 2022. The first weekend is July 8-10, and the second weekend is July 15-17.

Both are held on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. Located in the southwest corner of the state, Springfield is about three hours southwest of St. Louis, just north of Branson, MO. MSU is home to the John Q. Hammons Arena which will be where our programming is held.

Check in for the conferences will be between 1:00-4:00pm on the Fridays of the conference in the Plaster Student Union.

The conferences will end at 12:00pm on Sunday following the Celebration of Mass.

Registration & Payment:

There are 2 options for registration based on housing:

On Campus Option: $200.00 per person

On campus housing is included in the regular $200.00 Conference Fee. This housing will be on campus in Missouri State University’s dorms.

Off Campus Option: $160.00 per person

For groups opting to stay off campus in hotels, you may register using the “Off Campus Option”. This Conference Fee is $160 per person and includes conference entrance, Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner. All housing is up to the Group Leader to coordinate.

On-Campus Registration includes the conference entrance fee as well as 5 meals (from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast). If you choose the On-Campus Housing option, your housing on MSU’s campus is included.

Hotel Registration includes the conference entrance fee as well as 3 meals (Friday dinner and lunch and dinner on Saturday).

Look for the “Registration” item in the header menu of this website. Clicking it will lead to the group registration page. After registration goes live, you will see a registration form that you will need to complete in order to register your group. Before registration goes live, this page will only contain a message informing you that registration is not active.

Group registration will open February 17th, 2022 at 10:00am CST.

No. On the day of registration you will only need to know the number of participants, the number of young adults, the number of chaperones and the number of priest attending.

Yes. A non-transferable, non-refundable $50.00 deposit is due 10 business days after you initially register your group.

The final payment will be due on May 5, 2022. The final bill will be sent to Group Leaders immediately following the Drop Date on April 21, 2022. The group will be financially responsible for the spots originally registered for unless adjusted by the April 21st Drop Date.

No. All participants must register and attend the conference with a Group. A Group is defined as one adult leader with one or more teen participants. No individual registrations are accepted.


We have two housing options available with registration: On-campus housing and hotel off-campus. If you are on-campus, housing is provided. Off-campus housing will require you to organize your own housing/hotels.

If your group is staying on campus in the residence halls, youth participants will be housed 3 to a room and adult participants will be housed 2 to a room. The rooms have two beds, so please consider additional bedding or a twin size air mattress for the third youth participant.

If your group chooses the “Stay In a Nearby Hotel” option, we will have different hotels and room blocks reserved for the Steubenville Mid-America Conference. Please see visit the Hotels page.

No, you will need to bring bedding (sheets, blanket, sleeping bag etc.) for the beds in the residence hall rooms.


The Group Leader is the individual organizing the trip for their group or parish. The Group Leader must be 21 years old and attending the conference weekend. All correspondence and planning, prior to the conference will take place between this individual and the Office of Youth Ministry.

Chaperones must be 21 years of age and in compliance with their home Diocesan Child Protection Policies. (It is the responsibility of the Group Leader to ensure that all chaperones are in compliance). Chaperones should be prepared and able to walk long distances across campus, handle loud music in the sessions and keep up with active youth. The Office of Youth Ministry requires 1 chaperone for every 8 youth, per gender and no more than 1 per every 4 youth. Please call our Office with any questions about numbers.

Young Adults are individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 21 and past the summer after their senior year of high school. There should be no more than 1 young adult for every ten teen participants. Young Adults must also be in compliance with their home Diocesan Child Protection Policies.

Youth participants may range from incoming freshman (entering 9th grade in August of 2022) through graduated seniors (graduated in May of 2022).

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has a Chaperone to Teen ration of 1:8. Please keep in mind that we house different genders in separate buildings. Each group will need to bring both male and female chaperones if you are bringing both male and female teens.

No. With the best care of the teen participants in mind, children and infants are not allowed.


Yes. We encourage all groups to invite their parish priest to attend. Any priest who attends and is willing to hear confessions will be admitted to the conference for FREE! We coordinate priest housing and house all priests off campus in a near-by hotel. Priests must register online with your group and submit a Certificate of Aptitude to the Office of Youth Ministry.


Yes. For more information, contact Jaclyn Laffleur at jaclynlaffleur@archstl.org


  • On-Campus
  • $20000per participant
  • Dorm Room Housing
  • Programming
  • 5 Meals
  • Off-Campus
  • $16000per participant
  • Hotel Price Not Included
  • Programming
  • 3 Meals

*Online group registration opens at 10:00am on February 17th, 2022. A $50 deposit per participant will be due on March 3rd

Cancelation Policy

If the Conference is canceled by us or a governmental agency, all groups will be refunded 100% of their money.

If the Conference is not canceled but your group or individual participant chooses not to attend , there will be no refund.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable unless the conference is canceled by us or a governmental agency.