IN-PERSON REGISTRATION NOW FULL
Now in its ninth year, our largest annual event aims to inspire and equip a growing community of Catholic educators to reclaim the Church’s full vision of education and to bring it to life in their classrooms. The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education’s 2021 National Conference will be held this year for the first time in the Upper Midwest, at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Join hundreds of Catholic educators who will come together to deepen their understanding of the nature and purpose of Catholic education and its roots in the classical liberal arts tradition. Our theme, Regaining a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age, reflects our need to be intentional about our mission and fully steeped in our educational heritage. We invite you to deepen your vocation in the joyful spirit of teaching in the Catholic tradition, which is revitalizing schools across the country.
– Most Reverend James D. Conley, D.D., S.T.L., Bishop of the Diocese of Lincoln
– Most Reverend Andrew H. Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
– Dr. Michael Naughton, Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)
– Elias J. Moo, Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Denver
– Jocelyn Jekel, Director of Classical Education and Science Teacher at Martin Saints Classical High School
– Martin Cothran, Director of the Classical Latin School Association, Editor of The Classical Teacher
Be equipped by choosing from over 40 breakout sessions, including these:
– “The Power of Memorized Language”
– “Struggling Students in the Classical Liberal Arts School: Personalism and Self-Knowledge in the Learning Services Room”
– “The Importance of Latin for the Church and the World”
– “Introducing New Faculty to a Liberal Arts School Using a Strong Philosophy of Education”
– “Seminars as the Seedbed of Culture”
– “The Role and Practice of Logic in the Classical Curriculum”
– “Homer, Dostoevsky, and the Beatific Vision”
– “Living the Liturgical Year in the Classroom”
– “Closing the Gap: Reading, Writing, and Speaking”
– School Leaders Roundtable and Grade Level Teacher Presentations
Registration will open at 1 p.m. CT on Monday, July 26. An optional pre-conference session, highly recommended for those new to this renewal, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. The Conference will officially begin with Holy Mass at 5 p.m. offered by Archbishop Bernard Hebda of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Conference ends after lunch on Thursday, July 29.
This year, the Institute will be offering a live streaming option for those who cannot attend the National Conference in person. All plenaries and select breakouts will be available to be viewed via live stream by those who have purchased a faculty license.
PLEASE NOTE: Accommodations are in modest dormitories on the campus of UST. Rooms are single occupancy with a shared bathroom on a first-come, first-served basis. Linens but not toiletries will be provided. Attendees should bring hand soap and hangers. Late registrants may be limited to double occupancy. For those interested in local hotel accommodations, see here.