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The Catholic Art Institute is proud to partner with The Catholic University of America for our 5th Annual Conference. Once again we are pleased to host the world’s leading artists & scholars to rediscover the power of beauty in the modern world.

This year's presenters include: Dr Chloë Reddaway, McDonald Agape Research Fellow in Theology and the Visual Arts and Deputy Director Centre for Arts and the Sacred, King’s College London,  Craig Hamilton, Traditional Architect,  Dr. Roberta Ahmanson, Author & Philanthropist,  James C. McCrery, II AIA, NCARB, Traditional Architect & Founder of the Traditional Architecture program at The Catholic University of America Dr. Barbara Nicolosi, Screenwriter & Author, and Very Rev. Fr. Joshua Caswell SJC, Superior General of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

The conference will take place over two days on Sept. 27 & 28, 2024, on the campus of Catholic University of America. The weekend will include six speaker presentations, the Sacred Art Prize exhibition, networking and sponsorship opportunites, community meals and fellowship.

An elegant sit down dinner will take place in Heritage hall, after the presentations on Friday, Sept. 27th. Saturday begins with Holy Mass followed by breakfast, presentations, lunch and plenty of networking and social time.

The conference presentations will take place on Friday and Saturday in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Conference  Agenda


Friday September 27, 2024


1:00-1:30       Registration, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center 
1:30-1:40        President's Remarks, Kathleen Carr
1:40-2:30       Speaker: Dr. Barbara Nicolosi
2:30 -3:00     Break & Networking Time
3:00-4:00      Speaker:  James McCrery
4:00-4:30      Break & Networking Time
4:30-5:30      Speaker: Very Rev. Fr. Joshua Caswell
5:30-6:00      VIP Wine & Cheese Reception (VIP Ticket Holders Only)

6:00-8:30      Dinner in Heritage Hall

Saturday September 28, 2024

8:00-9:00       Mass
9:30-10:30      Breakfast
10:30-11:30     Speaker: Roberta Ahmanson,  Presentation of the Catherine DeBologna Philathropy Award
11:30-12:00      Q & A with Roberta Ahmanson
12:00-1:00       Lun
1:00-2:00        Speaker: Craig Hamilton
2:00-2:30        Q& A with Craig Hamilton
2:30-:3:00       Break & Networking Time
3:30-4:30        Speaker: Dr. Chloë Reddaway
4:30-5:00        Q& A with Dr. Reddaway

After Conference Gathering

Conference attendees are invited to the Dubliner Restaurant & Pub after the conference for an dinner, drinks and good cheer. This is an optional gathering after the conference. Food and drink at the Dubliner are not included in the conference ticket.

Ticket Options

Early bird pricing: purchase your tickets Before May 1st and Save $50

Catholic Art Institute Members:  $325  ($375 after May 1st)

Non Members:   $355 ($405 after May 1st)


VIP Tickets:  $415 ($465 after May 1st)  Tickets are limited to 30 ticket holders, includes reception with the speakers, reserved seats in the front of house for presentations and dinner.

Heritage Hall Dinner Table for Ten: $3250 ($3300 after May 1st). This ticket includes 10 conference tickets, sponsorship listing in conference program, reserved table for dinner in front of the venue, priority seating in the front of the venue for presentations.

This is a catered event so tickets must be be purchased by Sept. 17, 2024 and will not be sold at the door.


Become a Member & Save

Support the Catholic Art Institute by becoming a member. Members receive discounts on events including the annual conference, artists' retreat, online courses, the Sacred Art Prize and more. Members are also enrolled in our Mass Association and receive spirtual benefits from the masses said for all members and their work.   For complete details and to enroll, please visit:

We will be verifying member enrollment for all events so please be careful to purchase the correct ticket type.

Hotel Room Block

Hotel Accommodations are being provided by the Phoenix Park Hotel for theCatholic Art Institute conference attendees for $249 for a single/$279 for double room. Reservations can be made here:   or by calling toll free # 855-371-6824 and providing Group Code: 25028 or Catholic Art Institute.

A major credit card is required at time of reservation. Deadline date to make reservation is Tuesday, August 27, 2024. Reservation requests received after this deadline date will be subject to availability and prevailing rate.

Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid one night's room plus tax charge to credit card provided. Please obtain a cancellation # when doing so. Also, a charge of one night's room and tax will also be applicable to any guest who amends an existing reservation at the point of check in. 

The historic Dubliner Restaurant & Pub is attached to the Phoenix Park Hotel serving elevated meals and a gathering place during the conference weekend.


Sponsorship Tables

A limited number of tables will be available for reservation at the 2024 Catholic Art Institute Annual Conference to promote your business.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to advertise your business and network with a large group of Catholic professionals and clergy interested in the Catholic arts.



Sponsorship tables will be available for both days of the conference and located in the same room as the conference presentations and meals. This will provide an ideal opportunity to network and meet with conference attendees.

Tables are six feet rectangular and include table cloth and one ticket to the conference. Regular and VIP tables are available for reservation. 

VIP tables provide access to the VIP room for a 30 min meet and greet with the presenters. Also included is priority seating during the presentations and at the dinner on Friday Sept. 27, 2024 in Heritage Hall. Additional conference tickets can be purchased at a discount for table sponsors for the discounted rate of $325.

Table sponsors names will also be listed in the program and projected on the overhead screen as attendees arrive and during breaks.


Reserve before April 10th and save $50




EXTRA TICKETS: $325 (Limit 3 per order)

To reserve a sponsorship table, please visit:

Conference  Advertisements

If you would like to place an ad in our conference program, which will also appear on screen at the conference and included in the recorded speaker presentations posted to YouTube, please visit:



The event will be catered so if you require gluten or dairy free meal options, please email at the time of your ticket purchase and we will work with catering to accommodate your needs.


No refunds after Sept 17, 2024. If you have questions, please email:

Ample metered parking is available on campus next to the Bascilica, which is a short walk to the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Parking is $10 a day.


The Catholic University of America, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

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