South African farmer, Angus Buchan arranged the first MMC conference in 2004, with reports of attendees varying from a few dozen to 240. The number of attendees grew rapidly each year. The final national event in 2010 was attended by up to 300,000 men and boys!
Mighty Men Conferences no longer organised as one central conference by the Shalom Trust however now take place regionally. The Karoo Mighty Men Conference was one of the regional conferences birthed from the mandate given to them by Angus on the last Mighty Men held at Shalom in 2010. The Karoo Mighty Men Conference carried this calling from 2011 – 2017. From 2018, Mighty Men Eastern Cape have had the honour of hosting the Mighty Men Conference and will continue this calling for the next 6 years.
The next event takes place from the 8th - 10th of March 2019 at Farm Mooi Uitsig, just outside of Jeffreys Bay.