37th Annual Chesterton Conference

Join us for our 37th annual conference!


Conference Pre-registration has now closed. Same-day registration will be available at the conference at the rates below.
Please be advised that there are no more hotel rooms available at the group rate, and that no meals or banquet tickets will be sold on-site.

Same-day pricing:
General public: $170 for 3-day registration
Student: $100 for 3-day registration (please be prepared to present valid student ID upon request)

One-day registration will also be available. Please contact our office at 800-343-2425 or rose@chesterton.org with any pricing questions.

The Test of the Imagination

August 2nd-4th, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport

Come join us in sunny Orlando for two and-a-half days devoted to intellectual stimulation, spiritual edification, and joyful fellowship.

Our theme this year is The Test of the Imagination, drawn from Chesterton’s Ethics of Elfland, the pivotal chapter in Orthodoxy. Speakers from four continents will cover topics ranging from “Chesterton and Mary Poppins” to “Chesterton and Kierkegaard.” It is a can’t miss line-up of speakers, from Word on Fire’s Brandon Vogt, to conference favorite Joseph Pearce, to international guest, Karl Schmude, president of Australian Chesterton Society. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien will even join us as actors Kevin O’Brien and Dave Treadway reenact their discussion of The Everlasting Man.

Great discussions, great debates and great delights await you!
It’s simple to register.

Download the Conference BrochureDownload the Conference Brochure for all event details. Still have questions? Download the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document or call the American Chesterton Society staff at 800-343-2425.

Thank you to our conference sponsors, Homeschool Connections and VMR Communications!

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CONFERENCE DATES | August 2 – August 4, 2018

VENUE | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Airport
5555 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32812 – (407) 856-0100. A 24-hour airport shuttle service is available.

MEALS AND LODGING | Room reservations are available through the DoubleTree. To book your room, call 407-856-0100 and mention the Chesterton Society conference, or visit hotel website here (make sure to enter group code ACC to receive group rate). Rooms are available at a rate of $119/night for a double or a single.

We are offering a 6-meal package of catered meals at the hotel for $125/person (tax included). This includes a Thursday night dinner, all meals on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Upon checking in to the conference you will receive a meal ticket good for one plate for each meal of the weekend. The food will be served buffet-style right in the same area of the hotel as the talks, making the meals both inexpensive and convenient. Please purchase ahead of time as we are unable to sell meals on the spot. Saturday night banquet tickets sold separately.

CONFERENCE PRICING | Conference registration is available in packages and a la carte. We encourage you to purchase the registration packages to save money and to be assured that all of your meals are covered as well as admission to the talks. Please see descriptions in individual items to know exactly what is included.

Package pricing (all packages include registration, banquet, and meals):

3-Day Non-Member Pricing: $370.00 – Register Now
3-Day ACS Member Pricing: $340.00 – Register Now
3-Day Student/Clergy/Faculty Pricing: $295.00 – Register Now

1-Day tickets will be available for purchase at the door as seating allows. We are unable to pre-sell 1-Day tickets. Please note that membership, student, or clergy discounts do not apply for daily tickets. We are unable to issue refunds for any conference items (registration, meals, banquet tickets, or vendor tables) at any time.

BANQUET TICKETS | A la carte registration does not include Saturday evening banquet tickets. Tickets to the banquet are sold separately for $85/ticket and do not qualify for member discounts.

BE A SPONSOR | Click here to learn more about conference sponsorship levels and benefits.