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The ACCU calendar lists events taking place around the country with a focus on Catholic higher education. Included are both conferences sponsored by ACCU and those that are related to member campuses. To submit an event that may be of interest to Catholic higher education, please e-mail


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July 2015
25th IFCU General Assembly
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is hosting the 25th General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), 13–17 July 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of ACU.

     The theme of the IFCU 25th General Assembly is “Times change. Values endure." Over five days, delegates will discuss, analyse, and reflect on the challenges Catholic universities face in today’s ever-changing world. We look forward to an engaging, rich, and relevant exchange of ideas that will impact the way we manage change, while keeping true to the values and ethos of Catholic higher education.

     Aligned to the IFCU 25th General Assembly will be a series of satellite events held in Melbourne, which ACU is also hosting, including:

  • AUSJAL General Assembly on 6-7 July 2015
  • Jesuit Higher Education Conference on 7-10 July 2015
  • Presidents’ Roundtable on 11-12 July 2015, focusing on the theme of internationalisation

Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
Boston College, MA
St. John Bosco Conference  
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH

Spend part of your summer gaining new skills to better teach the faith. Learn from noted Catholic speakers, participate in certification tracks for a variety of disciplines, and network with other campus ministers and catechists.

National Campus Ministry Association Conference  
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Albion College, MI

Theme: "Global Citizenship in the 21st Century." The event will offer resources, fellowship, and new ideas about the field of higher education. Keynote speakers include Sharon Parks and Josh Feigelsen. New in 2015: The NCMA Conference will offer pre-conference networking opportunities for all denominations. Come meet with other Catholic campus minsters to discuss current ministry issues and topics vital to your ministry.

ASACCU Annual Conference: "Widening Our Embrace"
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
Providence College, RI

In light of this year’s theme, Widening Our Embrace, conference organizers invite not only administrators working within typical student affairs departments (residence life, student activities, community standards, orientation, recreation and club sports, etc.), but also campus partners from athletics, diversity offices, campus police/security, career education, mission and ministry, and faculty. The highlight of the conference will be a series of keynote panels that will focus on inclusive excellence, hospitality, solidarity, and love.  Each panelist will offer insight about how we can make our campuses authentically inclusive and supportive for increasingly diverse student populations.

September 2015
Institute of Environmental Sustainability: Roundtable on the Encyclical
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - All Day
Loyola University Chicago

This conference will discuss papers collected from students, faculty and staff with their reflections on the pope's encyclical and how individuals can work towards overcoming the issue of climate change.

Inaugural Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation: Climate Change
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - Friday, October 2, 2015
Duquesne University

The conference will be exploring the implications of climate change from a variety of scholarly perspectives to consider ways to improve our planet's future. 

October 2015
Transcending Orthodoxies: Academic Freedom in Religiously Affiliated Universities  
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - Sunday, November 1, 2015
University of Notre Dame, IN

A reexamination of the secular principles of academic freedom, and a discussion of how a theological understanding might build on and further develop it. Call for papers now open.

November 2015
Still Guests in Our Own House? Women and the Church since Vatican II  
Friday, November 6, 2015 - Saturday, November 7, 2015
Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago will mark the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican II with a public symposium that explores how women's lives across the globe have changed since the Council, and how these changes have affected the Church. Women have taken on new roles, challenged traditional teachings, and raised new questions:

  • What has and has not changed for women in the Church since the Second Vatican Council?
  • What positions do women have and what roles do they play in the Church today?
  • What is the future for women in the Church? What should be the agenda of engagement for the next half century?

Interested scholars are invited to submit a 100-200 word proposal for a panel, roundtable or paper by June 1, 2015, to A decision will be conveyed by June 15, 2015. More details below.

National Catholic Collegiate Conference  
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Saturday, November 21, 2015
Indianapolis, IN

Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA), this conference will draw young adults around the theme, "Here I am, Lord."

January 2016
2016 ACCU Annual Meeting  
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Monday, February 1, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC

Join us to explore "Word & Witness: Celebrating the Charisms of Catholic Higher Education"

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