Is AU Right For You?

If you’ve ever wondered, “How do I connect good intentions with sound economic principles?” then Acton University is the perfect place for you to begin a lifelong journey of obtaining knowledge and skills regarding liberty, faith and free-market economics. 

What is Acton University?

  • 4 days that integrate sound economics, philosophy, and Judeo-Christian faith
  • A customized learning path that you create: 100+ courses taught by 70+ experts: an international, world class faculty
  • An exploration of the intellectual foundations of truth, and respect for the dignity and worth of the human person
  • A place to learn about the classical foundations of freedom and how they apply to our culture today
  • A unique educational experience enabling you to lead with a greater understanding of the intersection of liberty and morality
  • An international, ecumenical network empowering you to apply your knowledge in shaping culture towards a free and virtuous society

Who attends Acton University?

  • In 2014, over 800 leaders and future leaders representing 70+ countries, from many faith traditions
  • Full-time undergraduate students and graduate students studying religion, theology, economics, political science, business, philosophy, history
  • Faith-based leaders: pastors, priests, seminarians, church staff, and congregational lay leaders
  • Non-Profit and Development leaders from secular and faith-based backgrounds
  • Business and Economic leaders
  • Entrepreneurs and those who aspire to be
  • Academics: professors, doctoral candidates and university support staff
  • Finally, everyday citizens who want to obtain “…an education that most wished they had received, and yet probably didn’t…”


The Acton University experience begins when you register and submit your application. This process takes about 10 – 15 minutes.

The Acton Institute is committed to doing everything we can to make the application process easy, and to make your investment in this conference accessible, affordable and enjoyable.

Visit our "How to Register" page for more details.

Why AU?

Find out what alumni have to say about their experience at Acton University.

Where is AU?

Grand Rapids, Michigan at the DeVos Place.

Past Speakers


Visit the pricing page to view conference costs. Final cost depends on your status as a student or non-student and your lodging requirements.