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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

November 2014
Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions General Assembly 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Friday, November 7, 2014
Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
The title of the General Assembly is "Impacts of Real Contexts in Doing Theology." Several topics will be addressed, including how theological institutions take into account such developments as changes in theology promoted by Vatican II, social problems, and digital communications.

National Religious Vocation Conference
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Monday, November 10, 2014
Chicago Marriott O’Hare Hotel, IL
January 2015
2015 ACCU Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Monday, February 2, 2015
Washington, DC

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February 2015
Catholic Social Ministry Gathering Young Leaders Initiative
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Washington, DC
Contact:    Lexie Bradley
(202) 457-0650 ext. 224
March 2015
Joy & Hope: 50th Anniversary of Gaudium et Spes
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Tuesday, March 24, 2015
University of Notre Dame, IN

The core purpose of the 50th Anniversary of Gaudium et Spes conference is to explore thematic peace and justice issues that have been addressed by modern Catholic social thought, especially those within the pastoral constitution such as human dignity, political structures, economic development, and internationalization. Deadline for submitting proposals for review is November 30, 2014.

May 2015
Dorothy Day and the Church: Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Friday, May 15, 2015
University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
This conference will explore Dorothy Day's life, legacy, and contemporary significance for the Church. Paper and session proposals are welcomed from academics and others familiar with the work of Dorothy Day. Visit for information.

June 2015
ACCU Rome Seminar
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015
Rome, Italy
Contact:    Paula Moore
Collegium Summer Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life
Friday, June 19, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Saint John's University, MN
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



June 2016
ACCU Rome Seminar
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Sunday, June 19, 2016
Rome, Italy
Contact:    Paula Moore

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