Join us in America's Heartland for the Best Event of the Summer!

– 38th Annual Chesterton ConferencE –

The Future of the Family

aug 1-3 | Kansas city, kansas

SHERATON OVERLAND PARK HOTEL​

Three days of intellectual stimulation, spiritual edification & pure delight.

The family – the fundamental institution that has survived kingdoms and epochs – seems to be under attack from all sides. Is it warproof? Is it weatherproof? Or is it doomed? Find out what G.K. Chesterton has to say about this ... and be inspired, encouraged, and renewed in hope.

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.

Online registration for complete conference packages and banquet tickets is now closed, but you may still register on-site and pay at the door for single day conference pricing. Scroll down for pricing.

An all-star speaker line-up including ...

Just Announced!

His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

Rod Dreher

Author of the Best-Seller, The Benedict Option

Dale Ahlquist

President, The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

See You This Summer!

Check Back for Schedule Updates and Announcements!

Also featuring...

✦   Prolific author Joseph Pearce – “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 – “Chesterton and Grass: Coming Out of the Culture Weeds with G.K. Chesterton”

✦   Perspectives on Harry Potter – guided discussion featuring popular authors Brandon Vogt  and Nancy Brown

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

✦   Kevin O’Brien and the Theater of the Word perform the hilarious, provocative and profound “Adam and Eve Go to Marriage Counseling”

✦   Charlotte Ostermann – “The Poet as Troublemaker”

✦   Andrew Youngblood, Director of the Regina Chesterton Academy – “The Impact of the Chesterton Academy Curriculum”

✦   Many more speakers … plus our legendary conference Afterglows and annual Closing Banquet

Greet old friends and make new friends in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere!

Hotel Venue

This year’s conference will take place at the beautiful Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. Book online or call the hotel at +1 913-234-2100. Hurry – rooms are limited at the Sheraton. Rooms are also available at hotels nearby the Overland Park Convention Center.

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

Single Day Conference Pricing

Can’t join us for the entire conference? No problem! You may register on-site and pay at the door for single day conference pricing. 

3 Day Registration
$175 general public | $100 students*

Thursday Evening
$40 general public | $20 students*

Friday All Day
$70 general public | $40 students*

Friday 4PM and Later
$40 general public | $20 students*

Saturday All Day
$65 general public | $40 students*

*Valid student ID required for student pricing.

Notes and FAQs

MEAL PLAN DETAILS
A 6-meal package of catered meals at the hotel may be purchased on an a la carte basis or as part of a complete conference registration package. The meal package includes Thursday night dinner; all meals on Friday; and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. You will receive a meal ticket good for one plate for each meal of the weekend. Meals are served buffet-style in the same area of the hotel as the talks, making meals both inexpensive and convenient. Meal packages must be purchased ahead of time; we are unable to sell meals on site. 

ONE DAY TICKETS
One-Day Tickets are available for purchase at the door as seating allows. Member, student, or clergy discounts do not apply for One-Day tickets.

CHESTERTON SCHOOLS NETWORK CONFERENCE AND WHITEHORSE STUDENT SUMMER GATHERING
Faculty, staff and board members from member schools in the Chesterton Schools Network (CSN) will gather at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel from Tuesday, July 30 to Thursday, August 1 for our annual conference. Our first annual summer gathering students will run concurrently with the CSN conference. Click here for more information and to register.

CLOSING BANQUET
Tickets for the closing banquet do not qualify for member discounts. Banquet tickets are purchased separately or as part of the complete conference packages. This joyful evening of jokes, toasts, songs, clerihews, and other fun is hosted by Dale Ahlquist and is the highlight of our annual conference. Hurry – seating is limited!

HOTEL VENUE
This year’s conference will take place at the beautiful Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. Book your room now to take advantage of the special conference rate of $105/night. To reserve your room, book online or call the hotel at +1 913-234-2100. Additional discounted rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites at the Convention Center; call 1-800-HOLIDAY. Mention the Chesterton Society when you book to receive special pricing. Hurry – limited supply of rooms at this special conference rate!

REFUNDS
We are unable to issue refunds for any conference item (registration, meals, banquet tickets, or vendor tables) at any time. For more information, please contact the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton toll free at 1-800-343-2425.

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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

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The family – the fundamental institution that has survived kingdoms and epochs – seems to be under attack from all sides. Is it warproof? Is it weatherproof? Or is it doomed? Find out what G.K. Chesterton has to say about this … and be inspired, encouraged, and renewed in hope. 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. For complete details and to register, visit www.Chesterton.org or call 800-343-2425.

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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!