National Conference

July 9-12, 2024
Benedictine College | Atchison, KS


Registration for the 2024 National Conference is full. To be notified when registration for next year’s Conference becomes available, please click the “Register” button at the top of this page.

Our largest annual event, the National Conference inspires and equips a growing community of Catholic educators to reclaim the Church’s full vision of education and to bring it to life in their classrooms. Join hundreds of Catholic educators as they come together to deepen their understanding of the nature and purpose of Catholic education and its roots in the liberal arts tradition.

The 2024 National Conference will take place on the campus of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

View highlights of last year’s conference here:


The theme for our 2024 National Conference is taken from Psalm 27:4 – Behold the Beauty of the Lord. In this image of The Eucharist, Jan van Kessel the Elder, a 17th century Flemish artist, evokes the radiant beauty of the transcendent mystery of the Blessed Sacrament. As the three-year national Eucharistic Revival approaches its final pilgrimage and Congress, we are reminded that we are transformed by what we behold. We aim to behold and contemplate together the aspects of beauty that nourish us in our mission through sacrament, prayer, fellowship, and the richness of the Catholic educational tradition.

Like the psalmist, may we as Catholic educators seek and love what is true, good, and beautiful, so that we may be truly transformed in Christ.


The conference takes place over the course of four days, beginning on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 9, and concluding around lunch time on Friday, July 12.

COST FOR 2024:

Member School Rate: $575 per person

Non-Member School Rate: $625 per person (Become an ICLE Member School today!)

Conference registration includes all programming, receptions, and meals (Tuesday dinner through Friday lunch) except Thursday dinner.


The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education is pleased to again offer a limited livestreaming option for those who cannot attend the National Conference in person.

Livestream License: $625 per school

Livestream registration includes:

  • One school license for live viewing of all plenary sessions and one breakout presentation (pre-selected by ICLE) per breakout block for current faculty and staff members
  • Access to recordings for 90 days after the conference.


Title funds (federal monies administered by your Local Educational Agency) may be available to help offset participant costs related to this event. Past participants in this event have successfully secured title funding. Please review some helpful information HERE.


A limited number of partial, needs-based scholarships are reserved specifically for clergy and vowed religious interested in participating in this program. If you are a member of the clergy or a vowed religious interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete this scholarship request form.


Visit our In-Person Attendee Information Page for the following important information:

  • Travel Details and Transportation Options
  • Lodging Options
  • Accessibility
  • Certificate of Attendance


For all programs, cancellations received at least 60 days in advance of the event will be honored with a full refund. Cancellations received at least 30 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 30 days in advance will receive no refund. Please allow up to 30 days for a refund to be processed.


Please contact Program Manager Megan Fassero with questions:

2023 National conference

videos available FOR PURCHASE

We are honored to present a Premier Videos Package of plenary and select breakout talks from our 2023 summer conference. Whether you were able to participate in-person, virtually, or even just by viewing these recordings now, we thank you for joining us as we strive to grow in faith, knowledge, and wisdom—and to abide in Him with joyful spirits. View the program below for a full description of included talks and speaker information. 

What Past Participants Say

“This conference captures the essence of what it means to be a Catholic educator.”

“Having the ability to share thoughts openly with others on the journey is refreshing. We seem to all be walking together with purpose and are not afraid to share stories, successes of struggles, with an openness to support and learn from each other.”

"I was reminded once again of the necessity to have a deep intimacy with Christ, most especially in the formation of souls. This conference exudes the Eucharistic love of Christ in the reverence of the Mass and holy hour, in the content of the talks, and in the secured time for fellowship."

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