42nd Annual Chesterton Conference - Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The Society of G.K. Chesterton

the 42nd Annual Chesterton Conference

Chesterton and Saint Francis

the jugglers of god - Les jongleurs de dieu

July 27-29, 2023 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Intellectual growth, spiritual edification & pure delight!

Join us for the 42nd annual Chesterton conference, a three-day reunion of friends old and new, celebrating this year the 100th anniversary of Chesterton’s book on Saint Francis of Assisi. This was the first major work of Chesterton’s following his conversion to the Catholic Church in 1922. Click below to register today!


Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester (Minnesota) and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

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

Dale Ahlquist

President, Society of GK Chesterton

Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop of Winona-Rochester
Founder of Word on Fire Ministries

John Walker

Star of EWTN’s Chesterton Station

... and more, including:

✦   Teresa Caldecott, Daughter of the late, great Chesterton and Inklings scholar, Stratford Caldecott

✦  Alan Cornett, Host of the Cultural Debris Podcast and former assistant to Russell Kirk

✦   Jacob Imam, Co-Founder and Co-Editor of New Polity in Steubenville, Ohio

✦   Chesterton & Co Cigars of Steubenville co-owners, Zepherine Swope and Robert Praetzel

Father Spencer Howe, Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton chaplain

✦ Deacon Tom Martin, University of Nebraska at Kearney 

✦ Geir Hasnes, compiler of the newly completed and published comprehensive bibliography of G. K. Chesterton

✦ Susan Sucher, Domestic Empress and Gilbert columnist

✦  Haley Stewart, author of the popular children’s book, The Pursuit of the Pilfered Cheese

✦  Brent Forrest, Chestertonian, convert, and magician


Greet old friends and make new ones!

Hotel Venue

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest – 5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343 |  +1 952-935-5500

Book your room today at the gorgeous Minneapolis Marriott Southwest with our special conference rate. Nestled among walking paths and overlooking a peaceful pond, this recently renovated hotel balances the charms of nature with the comforts of modern amenities. The hotel also features a Great room with a cabin ambience, a sophisticated bar, heated indoor pool, and fitness center. Best of all, a lovely outdoor patio space with firepits and plenty of seating provides the perfect atmosphere for the legendary Chesterton Conference Afterglows!

Religion is not a thing like a theory but a thing like a love-affair.

- G.K. Chesterton

Notes and FAQs

Please visit your member dashboard to find the member discount codes for conference registration! You can also email  with any questions.

We are offering a meal plan with banquet ticket as part of a package this year along with registration. These will not be available for a la carte purchase.

One day tickets are not available this year, owing to our expectation of a fully sold-out conference.

This year’s conference will take place at the beautiful Minneapolis Marriott Southwest Hotel.

All conference purchases are final. We are unable to issue refunds for registrations or conference packages.
For more information, please contact the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton toll free at 1-800-343-2425.


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