The largest collegiate pro-life conference in the nation.
Each year, the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life strives to promote intellectually rigorous discourse on the sanctity of human life as well as build a culture of life both within and beyond the Georgetown community. Georgetown students founded the Conference in 2000 and remain both the organizers and facilitators. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the Conference is named in the honor of His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor, who principally committed himself to advocate for the defenseless and eloquently defend pro-life positions.
Theme: “Next Steps: Humanizing our Political System “
This year has been characterized by great pro-life progress in our political system, which we, here at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, celebrate and praise. Our 2023 Conference theme, Next Steps: Humanizing our Political System, looks forward to the new set of challenges for the pro-life movement. The reversal of Roe v. Wade is only the beginning as we aim to defend the dignity of life in the US federal system and throughout the world. The conference not only seeks to understand the state-by-state battle to protect human life, but also the empathy needed to see others not just as their political identity but as human beings deserving of love and of family. Please join us on January 21, 2023 to humanize our political system and to rejoice in the advancement of a culture of life.
Keynote: Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life
Panelist: Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life
Panelist: Monica Sparks, President of Democrats for Life of America
Panelist: Katrina Jackson, Louisiana State Senator
Panelist: Kathleen Domingo, Executive Director of the California Catholic Conference
More information about this year’s speakers can be found on our website.
8:00 – 9:30 Check In & Sponsorship Tables
9:30 – 11:15 Keynote Address
11:15 – 11:20 Fr. King Award
11:20 – 2:40 Concurrent Sessions
2:50 – 4:00 Panel
4:00 – 4:15 Closing
5:00 – 6:00 Mass for Life
If you belong to a clergy or relgious order of any faith group OR are member of the Georgetown University community (student/faculty/staff), please email [email protected] for a promo code to complimentary tickets.