Fall Conference

 
Fall Conference

The de Nicola Center's annual Fall Conference brings together the world’s leading Catholic thinkers, as well as those from other traditions, in fruitful discourse and exchange on the most pressing and vexed questions of ethics, culture, and public policy today. Since the first conference in 2000, this annual event has become the most important academic forum for wide-ranging conversations that engage the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition from a variety of disciplinary points of departure, including theology, philosophy, political theory, law, history, economics, and the social sciences, as well as the natural sciences, literature, and the arts. Recent past speakers include Nobel Laureate James Heckman, John Finnis, Mary Ann Glendon, Rémi Brague, Charles Taylor, Michael Sandel, and Jean Bethke Elshtain.

The 2022 Fall Conference, 'And It Was Very Good': On Creation, will be held November 10-12, 2022 at Notre Dame. Paper abstracts are due July 17, 2022. Registration will open in mid-September. Learn more on the Fall Conference 2022 homepage.

The 2023 Fall Conference is scheduled for November 2–4, 2023.

Learn more about the 2021 Fall Conference, watch video of several of the sessions, and read the paper abstracts via this page.
 



Fall Conference Collage

Past Conferences

Find information regarding past conferences and lecture videos at the links below.