The conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students, non-profit professionals, pastors, professors, business people, and anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the integration of sound economics, rigorous philosophy, and the Judeo-Christian faith.
What qualifies someone as an Acton Alumnus?
If you have previously attended a Toward a Free and Virtuous Society, Acton Symposium, Acton University, or Toward a Free and Virtuous City conference you qualify as an Acton Alumni. You can also participate in the foundational lectures here as part of the process to opt out.
When I'm filling out the registration form, why can't I choose certain courses?
FND courses are for non-Alumni only. During this time Alumni may chose from alternative course offerings.
What are the foundational lectures?
The foundational lectures (FND) are core courses that offer participants a framework and context rooted in Judeo-Christian anthropology. These courses are a vital first step in the exploration of the various themes and topics addressed throughout the week. We require that all non-Alumni take the 4 course FND series.
Is it possible to bypass the foundational lectures?
Acton Institute offers the four foundational courses as part of AU Online, a new internet-based educational resource for exploring the intellectual foundations of a free and virtuous society. Participants in this recorded series will have the chance to bypass the foundational lectures at the Acton University conference. Visit auonline.acton.org for more information.
Is there a way to attend on a per day or per course basis?
The per day rate is $200, which includes all daytime sessions, lunch, dinner, and the evening lecture. Lodging is not included. The per course rate is $85. To arrange for the per day or per course rate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you able to accommodate vegetarian or special request meals?
Yes, we are happy to accommodate vegetarian and special meal requests. You must submit your request via email to us at email@example.com no later then May 15.
What is appropriate attire for the conference and what should I bring?
Business casual to casual attire.
We recommend everyone bring an umbrella. June in Grand Rapids is generally beautiful, but always brings with it the element of surprise!