From June 21-24, 2023, all types of educators, leaders, and friends of Catholic education are invited to the first “Adeodatus Conference” for the renewal of Catholic education and culture in Pasadena, CA. The momentous event will take place at St. Andrew Church and the Westin.

The event is being held in response to the growing number of Catholics who desire to understand and draw from intellectual treasures of the Catholic educational tradition and its renewal in order to bring students into “the great conversation.”

Hosted by Alex E. Lessard PH.D., the conference will outfit educators with the tools they need and the confidence to succeed regardless of their backgrounds. Top-level speakers will provide a comprehensive “crash course” in Catholic Liberal Education.

The Most Rev. James D. Conley, DD, STL, Bishop of Lincoln, NE, said: “There is a quiet but powerful renewal happening in the world of Catholic Liberal Education. You won’t want to miss the 1st Adeodatus Conference on Catholic Education & Culture, which will gather the ‘best of the best’ of leaders in this exciting renewal. This is a must-attend conference for those who want to immerse themselves in this great tradition!”

Presenters who will speak on the Catholic intellectual tradition include Michael Waldstein on Christ as Teacher, James Matthew Wilson on Plato, Edward Feser on Aristotle, R. Jared Staudt on the Bible, Michael Foley on Augustine, and Fr. Robert Spitzer on St. Ignatius.

Key authorities on the modern renewal in classical education include Fr. Sebastian Walshe, Andrew Seeley, Dale Ahlquist, Deal Hudson, Pater Edmund Waldstein, and more.

Time will be reserved for conversation and community building as well as rest and recreation in beautiful Pasadena.

A deep educator discount is available. Visit the Adeodatus website and use promotional code Educator to receive 50% off the complete registration fee. Streaming options for individuals and schools are also available.

See previous Cal Catholic story.