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Come build the foundations of freedom and explore the intersection of faith and free markets with us at Acton University – back in person in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

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Acton University is not your typical conference. It’s a four-day celebration with hundreds of your newest liberty-loving friends from all over the world. Each day is packed with thought-provoking presentations on the intellectual foundations of a free society. This year, you can participate in person and online, with a special curated virtual experience for those who want to engage with Acton University from the comfort of their home.

Sharpen your intellect. Expand your worldview. Explore theology, philosophy, business, development, and market-based economics at the most unique conference in the liberty movement.
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Expert Speakers
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Countries Represented

Our Speakers

We’re bringing together some of the world’s leading thinkers and teachers in theology, economics, philosophy, development, business, and intellectual history. Acton University faculty will challenge and inspire you.

Plenary Speakers

Monday

President
Acton Institute

Monday

President
Belmont University

Tuesday

Economic Historian
New York Times Bestselling Author

Wednesday

Producer & Host, The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill
Senior Director of Podcasts, Christianity Today

Thursday

President Emeritus
Acton Institute

Thursday

Former Senior Adviser
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Thursday

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Notre Dame

Thursday

Former Op/Ed Columnist
Apple Daily

We’ve got a great Acton University in store for you!

What our alumni are saying

Acton University is more than a conference. The ideas you learn here shape your future thinking and action. The people you meet here become part of your journey—as mentors, friends, collaborators, and partners in promoting a free and virtuous society.
"AU has caused me to ask questions in a way that I had not considered before. This was absolutely AWESOME!"

Lawrence N.

"This is a premiere event. I work my personal calendar around this conference each year."

Jon K.

"This is a premiere event. I work my personal calendar around this conference each year."

Jon K.

"I am shocked that I had no idea just how powerful this experience would be for me. A much needed intellectual retreat."

Joe H.