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 2023 Fall Conference, "Dust of the Earth: On Persons," is scheduled for November 2–4, 2023. Learn more and submit an abstract by August 1 via the FC23 homepage.

Fall Conference Collage

Past Conferences

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