Membership in the Diocesan Information Systems Conference (DISC) is open to all Catholic arch/dioceses and related entities, for $150 per calendar year, per arch/diocese or entity. Here are some reasons to belong to DISC:
DISC EXISTS TO HELP DIOCESES
For over 30 years DISC has proudly assisted the church in maximizing investment in information systems.
MEMBERS AREN’T JUST TECHIES
Our membership roster includes people from Computer Services/MIS, Financial Services, Communications, the Chancery and more. We even have a Bishop or two!
DISC SAVES DIOCESES MONEY
Our board of directors has negotiated discounts that can save your diocese thousands of dollars on hardware and software. Our partners, Insight and Paragon Micro, are also ready to help your diocese locate the lowest prices available on your technology purchases by helping your diocese find and take advantage of many non-profit pricing programs.
THE CONFERENCE SAVES DIOCESES MONEY
Attendees often tell us how much money they have saved by participating in conference sessions and consulting with other conference attendees. Often a casual conversation with another attendee will reveal a dis-count program or a money-saving alternative.
DISC GIVES BACK – IN MANY WAYS
Through our Bishop Pates Mission Grant, DISC has helped several small organizations further their mission. DISC also returns the cost of the conference to one lucky diocese by way of the Fr. Doug Tobin Award to their voca-tions office. We also help dioceses in need with conference attendance.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Even someone with no technology skills can benefit from DISC membership and conference attendance. People of all skill levels attend and come away from the conference and our user forum with ideas that will help save money and more importantly further the message of God.
What members are saying about DISC
I was introduced to DISC in 2005 when I joined the Archdiocese of Atlanta, I remain a member today because of the wealth of knowledge and information I garner at every conference.Christine Dandaraw, Diocese of St. Petersburg
I am a DISC member because it provides me a venue to collaborate, share and learn from my peers across North America.Bill Glover, Archdiocese of Baltimore
I am a member of DISC because of the guidance, advice, education, support, and even friendships that I have received from other members of this organization are invaluable.Roni Artgetsinger, Diocese of Des Moines