38th Annual Chesterton Conference // 2019

Join us in America's heartland for three days of intellectual stimulation, spiritual edification, and pure delight.

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August 1-3, 2019 | Kansas City, KS

Sheraton overland park hotel
6100 College Boulevard - Overland Park, Kansas

Whither goest the family? That fundamental institution that has survived kingdoms and epochs seems to be under attack from all sides. Is it warproof? Is it weatherproof? Or is doomed? And what does G.K. Chesterton have to say about this?

Join us at the beautiful Sheraton Overland Park Hotel to enjoy three days of fun and fellowship, whether you're new to Chesterton or a long-time fan. Bring the whole family!

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

- G.K. Chesterton

Join Us for our best Conference Ever!

Speaker Line-Up

✦  Dale Ahlquist, president of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

✦ Rod Dreher, author of the provocative best-seller The Benedict Option

✦ Prolific author Joseph Pearce, who will speak on “Economics as if Families Mattered”

✦ Carl Olson, editor of Catholic World Report: “On Certain Modern Stupidities and the Institution of the Family”

✦ Popular writer Brandon Vogt: “Chesterton as Husband… and Father”

✦ William Fahey, President of Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts

✦ Writer and poet Charlotte Ostermann: “The Poet as Troublemaker”

✦ Panel on Conversion, featuring David Fagerberg, Robert Moore-Jumonville, and Cameron Moore

✦ Panel on the Harry Potter series featuring best-selling authors Regina Doman and Nancy Brown

✦  Andrew Youngblood, Director of the Regina Chesterton Academy in Philadelphia

✦ Kevin O’Brien and his Theater of the Word Incorporated will perform “Adam and Eve Go to Marriage Counseling.”

✦ And more!

Conference Schedule

Schedule subject to change. Check back soon for a detailed line-up of talks and activities!

Thursday, August 1

  • Exhibitor Move-In 1PM
  • Registration Opens 2PM
  • Welcome Reception 5PM
  • Dinner & Fellowship 5:30PM
  • Welcome Address 7PM
  • Keynote Address 8:45PM
  • Afterglow 9:45PM

Friday, August 2

  • Breakfast 7:30AM
  • Morning Talks Begin 9AM
  • Lunch 11:30AM
  • Afternoon Session 1PM
  • Dinner 5PM
  • Evening Session 7PM
  • Afterglow 9:45PM

Saturday, August 3

  • Breakfast 7:30AM
  • Morning Talks Begin 9AM
  • Lunch 11:30AM
  • Break-Out Sessions 1PM
  • Mass 5PM
  • Closing Banquet 7PM
  • Afterglow 10PM

Register today!

(A) Complete Conference Packages (price per person)

STUDENT

$ 205
  • - Students, grades K-12
  • - 3 day conference registration FREE
  • - Meal plan (6 meals)
  • - Closing banquet ticket
  • **Use coupon code KIDS for ages 5-12 to receive $35 off meals**

CLERGY / college

$ 295
  • - Clergy, religious, college students
  • - 3 day conference registration
  • - Meal plan (6 meals)
  • - Closing banquet ticket
  • **Price also applies to Chesterton Schools faculty or staff**

MEMBER

$ 340
  • - Adult attendee
  • - 3 day conference registration
  • - Meal plan (6 meals)
  • - Closing banquet ticket
  • **Must be logged in as user to receive discounted pricing**

NON-MEMBER

$ 370
  • - Adult attendee
  • - 3 day conference registration
  • - Meal plan (6 meals)
  • - Closing banquet ticket
  • **Purchase a membership today for discounted pricing**

(B) Conference Registration Only (price per person)

STUDENT

$ 15
  • - 3 day conference registration

CLERGY / COLLEGE

$ 95
  • - 3 day conference registration

MEMBER

$ 145
  • - 3 day conference registration

NON-MEMBER

$ 175
  • - 3 day conference registration

(C) A La Carte Items (price per person)

banquet ticket

$ 85
  • - Single ticket to closing banquet

MEAL PACKAGE

$ 120
  • - 6 meals (adult)

MEAL PACKAGE (CHILD)

$ 85
  • - 6 meals (ages 5-12); kids under 5 eat free!

Accommodations

Remember to reserve your hotel accommodations at the special room rate.

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, 6100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS | +1 913-234-2100

Questions?

For more information or assistance, contact the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton toll free at 1-800-343-2425.

See you in Kansas City!