37th Annual Chesterton Conference

The Chesterton Conference of 2018 is a wrap!


The first weekend in August, more than 200 Chestertonians were gathered in Orlando for the 2018 Chesterton conference, “The Test of the Imagination.”

These were three days of enjoyable, educational, and thought-provoking talks; shared smiles and laughter amidst the fun of a beard contest, Clerihew contest, and a treasure hunt; the making of new friends, and the renewal of old friendships; shared meals, afterglows, and the not-to-be-missed banquet—this truly was the best conference yet!

If you weren’t able to make it, don’t fret. CDs and DVDs of the conference talks are available through National Conference Recording Services. Call 303-807-1404 to place your order today, or send an email to ncrs4usa@gmail.com! You can view the order form for the conference talks here.


Where is the Chesterton conference going next?

Kansas City!


Mark your calendars for August 1-3rd, 2019, and keep an eye on our website, social media, and email blasts for more information about the next conference as it becomes available. Invite your friends and family!


Don’t miss the full conference report, complete with more photos and award-winning Clerihews, in the September/October issue of Gilbert! If you do not yet receive Gilbert! don’t worry – there is still time to become a member (Gilbert! Magazine comes with membership), and it’s as easy as clicking here.


Below: a few conference highlights! From left to right: Conference guests browsing the vendor tables between talks, Kevin O’Brien as J.R.R. Tolkien and Dave Treadway as C.S. Lewis in their one-act play “I Call You Friends,” and Brandon Vogt giving a talk on “Chesterton and the Internet.”