39th Annual Chesterton Conference – Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The Apostolate of Common Sense

– 39th Annual Chesterton ConferencE –

The Chesterton Cure

Antidote to the Modern Dilemma

july 31 & August 1, 2020 - ONLINE!

Two evenings of intellectual stimulation, spiritual edification, fellowship & fun!

We have made the painful but not unexpected decision to postpone this year’s Chesterton Conference in Chicago to 2021. But we still plan to gather - virtually - for a conference this year. If you have never attended a Chesterton conference before, here is the simplest and best opportunity you've ever had!

Dale Ahlquist will host us online July 31 and August 1 for an electronic dose of Chestertonian joy. Gather with your friends and family for our first-ever virtual conference, featuring two lively talks each night, followed by Q&A, plus legendary afterglows. Don't miss the best virtual event of the summer!

The Saint is the medicine because he is an antidote.

- G.K. Chesterton

Conference Line Up

Session I - July 31 @ 7PM Central

Evening Emcee

Brandon Vogt – Content Director, Word on Fire Catholic Ministries; Board Member, Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Paging Dr. Chesterton"

Dr. Virginia de la Lastra – Medical doctor and infectious disease specialist, Universidad de los Andes, Chile

"Getting Past Ain't it Awful"

Brent Forrest – Board Member of the Society of G.K. Chesterton and former Methodist, Pentecostal, Baptist, New Age, Pragmatist, Platonist, skeptic …

Session II - August 1 @ 7PM Central

Evening Emcee

Father Spencer Howe – Chaplain and Board Member, Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton; Pastor of Church of the Holy Cross, Minneapolis, MN

"Chesterton’s Antidote to Modern Meaninglessness"

Dr. Thomas Martin – Professor of Philosophy, University of Nebraska at Kearney

"Chesterton Unmasked"

Dale Ahlquist – President, Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL AFTERGLOW !

Join us after the talks each night for our legendary Afterglow sessions, taking placing virtually for the first time ever! Choose from a range of online breakout sessions to chat with friends, new and old.

Sign up for your digital pass!

Notes and FAQs

How do I participate?
This conference will be hosted via Zoom. In advance of the conference, you will receive via email a link and password that will grant you access to watch and participate in the chatroom.  Prefer not to utilize Zoom to participate? You may view the conference via a password-protected page on our website.

How do I submit a question?
You will be able to ask a question through the chat box feature. You may also submit your question via email. Please send your question to [email protected]

Will the conference be recorded? 
Each session will be recorded. Members who register for the conference will receive a link to the recording following each session.

Is this online conference secure?
We will have security precautions in place for this Zoom conference, including a private link and password requirement. Our team will have oversight and control of the entire conference.

Who do I call for technical support?
If you have not received your private link via email or have any other technical questions, please email [email protected]

What if I am already registered for the Chicago conference?
Please reach out to us at [email protected] so we can assist you with your previous registration.

For more information or assistance, contact us toll-free at +1-800-343-2425. See you online!

Sign up for our virtual conference! July 31 & August 1

Free to all members of the Chesterton Society. If you are not a member, make sure to join for access!