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Catholic Art Institute Third Annual Conference: Return to Beauty

Beginning with a Choral High Mass in the baroque splendor of Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Church, the Catholic Art Institute (formerly the Catholic Art Guild, founded 2017) will host its third annual conference on Sunday October 24, 2021.

Bringing together the world’s leading artists & scholars to rediscover the power of beauty in the modern world, the theme of this year's conference is "Return to Beauty."

Conference presentations will take place at The Drake Hotel, followed by an elegant banquet and followed by a question & answer panel discussion.

Conference Speakers include:

Liz Lev

Art Historian, Author, & Tour Guide

Sohrab Ahmari

NY Post Op-Editor, Columnist & Author

Cameron O'Hearn

Producer & Director,"Mass of Ages" Trilogy

Conference Agenda:

12:30-1:30 Choral High Latin Mass, St. John Cantius Church

1:45 -2:00 Bus departs to Drake Hotel

2:00-2:30 Registration, Grand Ballroom, Drake Hotel

2:00 -2:45 Lunch Buffet, Grand Ballroom

3:00-3:45 Speaker: Cameron O'Hearn

3:45 -4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Speaker: Sobrab Ahmari

5:00-5:15 Break

5:15-6:15 Keynote Address: Liz Lev

6:15-6:45 Wine & Cheese Reception with the Conference Speakers in the Venetian Room (VIP Ticket Holders Only)

6:45-7:45 Dinner in the Gold Coast Room

7:45-8:15 Panel Discussion moderated by Federalist Art Critic, William Newton

8:15- 8:45 Social Time & Conference Ends

Ticket Options:

Catholic Art Institute Members - $225

Non Members - $275

VIP Tickets (limited to 30 ticket holders, includes wine & cheese reception with the speakers, reserved seats in the front of house for presentations and dinner) $350

Table of 8 (8 tickets plus a table of 8 for dinner in the front half of the Gold Coast Room). $1650

Bus Ticket - $10 (Bus from St. John Cantius to the Drake Hotel)

Sponsorship Tables - Full Details and Table Purchase Available at this link:

Ticket sales end Oct. 15, 2021

This event is catered so tickets need to be purchased by Oct. 15, 2021 and will not be sold at the door or on the day of the event.


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