Opening Liturgy & Dinner at Catholic University: In the true spirit of “Celebrating Our Future Together,” delegates will travel to The Catholic University of America for the Opening Liturgy and Reception. Delegates will celebrate Mass in the spectacular Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, America’s Catholic Church. Those who wish to learn more about the Basilica have the option to participate in a tour prior to the Opening Liturgy. To learn more about the Basilica, visit http://www.nationalshrine.com/
Reception with the Jesuit Community: On Wednesday, Delegates will join with the Georgetown University Jesuit Community for a reception at the historic Healy Hall. Here, delegates will have the opportunity to meet the Jesuits and learn more about the Society of Jesus and the values that guide Georgetown University. To learn more about the iconic Healy Hall, please visit: http://maps.georgetown.edu/healyhall/
Night Out in Georgetown: On Wednesday evening, just after the Jesuit Reception, delegates will enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in the neighborhood. Delegates may join one of several hosted dinner groups or simply venture off with their own groups to enjoy the sights and sounds of Georgetown.
Monuments at Night: One of DC's 'Must-Do's' is seeing the national monuments at night. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a bus tour of the monuments on Thursday night. The 6 mile loop will take delegates to the National Mall, where they will see the Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument and much, much more. Register for this bus tour; spaces limited. To Register for the Monuments Tour go to tinyurl.com/ASACCUtour Things to Do in Washington, DC: Check out these restaurants, venues and historic places nearby! Things To Do In D.C.-ASACCU 2013 Restaurant Locations and Reservations
EJ Dionne, Jr.A nationally known and respected commentator on politics, Dionne appears weekly on National Public Radio and regularly on MSNBC. He is a regular contributor to NBC’s Meet the Press. He has also appeared on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and other PBS programs. Dionne began his career with the New York Times, where he spent fourteen years reporting on state and local government, national politics, and from around the world, including stints in Paris, Rome, and Beirut. The Los Angeles Times praised his coverage of the Vatican as the best in two decades. In 1990, Dionne joined the Washington Post in 1990 as a reporter, covering national politics and began writing his column in 1993. His best-selling book, Why Americans Hate Politics (Simon & Schuster), was published in 1991. The book, which Newsday called “a classic in American political history,” won the Los Angeles Times book prize, and was a National Book Award nominee.He is the author and editor or co-editor of several other books and volumes, including They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era (Simon & Schuster, 1996), Community Works: The Revival of Civil Society in America (Brookings Press, 1998), What's God Got to Do with the American Experiment (Brookings Press, 2000), Bush v. Gore (Brookings Press, 2000), Sacred Places, Civic Purposes: Should Government Help Faith-Based Charity? (Brookings Press, 2001), and United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship with Kayla Meltzer Drogosz and Robert E. Litan (Brookings Press 2003), Stand Up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge (Simon & Schuster, 2004) and Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right (Princeton University Press, 2008). His latest book is Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent, published Spring 2012 by Bloomsbury USA.Rev. John J. Piderit, S.J. Rev. John J. Piderit, S.J. has been involved with educational institutions for most of his professional life. He received a B.A.degree from Fordham University, majoring in philosophy and mathematics. After completing theological studies in Germany and being ordained there in 1971, he secured his master of philosophy in economics from Oxford University (1974) and doctorate in economics from Princeton University (1979). From 1978 until 1990 Father Piderit taught international economics and statistics at Fordham University in New York City and lived in a student residence hall. His contact with students led him to found Queens Court Residential College, an option for freshman students who wanted a more intentional engagement in the intellectual life on campus and in the city. In 1990 Father Piderit moved to Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he served as Corporate Vice President for three years. From 1993 to 2001 Father Piderit was President of Loyola University Chicago where he separately incorporated the university medical center and introduced significant cost cutting in the non-medical parts of the university.
In 2001 Fr. Piderit became president of the Catholic Education Institute, a not-for-profit corporation promoting new approaches to the on-going education and formation of Catholics. The Catholic Education Institute has joined forces with the University of Notre Dame to implement a grant Notre Dame recently received from the Templeton Foundation to offer seminars on science and religion for teachers of science or religion in Catholic high schools. The goal is to get more teachers presenting aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition in the regular courses they teach in their high schools.
Although a member of a Jesuit community in Manhattan, he lives in a parish in the Bronx in order to appreciate and explore the challenges faced by urban parishes. As an adjunct in the Economics Department, he has taught courses at Fordham University about how Christian commitment fits into standard, neoclassical economic analysis. In addition, though continuing to reside in New York, he now is Vicar for Finance at St.Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, CA.
Dr. Melanie M. Morey, the Provost at Saint Patrick’s Seminary and University, Menlo Park, CA, has worked in the field of education and administration for her entire career. She received her BA from Smith College (1971), a master’s degree in religious education from Boston College (1977), and a master’s in educational administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1993). Since receiving her doctorate in higher education administration from Harvard (1995), Dr. Morey has worked primarily as a researcher and consultant to Catholic colleges and universities, religious congregations, and other Catholic institutions. She has also been actively involved in working with various groups to more effectively address issues of governance, sponsorship, leadership, institutional identity and Catholic culture. Since 2003 Dr. Morey has been the senior director for research and consulting at Narrow Gate Consulting, a division of the Catholic Education Institute that focuses on projects and issues dealing with Catholic institutional life.
Check-In:Upon your arrival to campus, you will follow the conference volunteers & signage to New South Residence Hall for check-in. There, you will receive your access card, room key and conference materials. New South will be your one-stop-shop for conference needs throughout the duration of the conference.New South Hall is located on the southern end of campus (map):maps.georgetown.edu/newsouth/If arriving by cab, please instruct the driver to take you to the "Front Gates of Georgetown University." We will have volunteers posted to help you find your way to New SouthIf driving to campus, you will want to enter through the Canal Road entrance and park in the SW Garage. The gate attendant will provide you with your temporary parking pass.
Local Airports:Reagan National Airport (DCA): Reagan National is the closest airport to Georgetown, approximately 15 minutes away by taxi, which is approximately $20. Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI): Located approximately 40 minutes North of the city, BWI is an easily accessible airport and often a cheaper alternative to DCA. Guests may choose to take a shuttle van to Georgetown or Amtrak train into the city.Washington Dulles Airport (IAD): Dulles is located approximately 30 miles outside of DC. Cab or shuttle van trips to and from IAD can take up to an hour and a half in traffic.Transportation: Washington's Metro system provides guests with easy access to all parts of the city. Delegates will be able to access the free Georgetown shuttles from campus to either the Roslyn or Dupont Circle Metro stops. For more information about Washington DC’s public transportation system, please visit: http://wmata.comResidence Hall Accommodations:All delegates will be housed on campus in single rooms, located in one of two residence halls designated specifically for ASACCU delegates. All rooms are air conditioned and come with WiFi, access to the campus recreation center and of course, a set of linens which include sheets, a blanket & a towel. Delegates are welcome to bring an additional towel. New South Halls are traditional residence halls. Community bathrooms are located on each residential floor.Sharing a Room: Delegates who wish to room with another conference attendee should indicate their roommate preference on the registration form.Hospitality: In addition to the accommodations above, delegates will enjoy hospitality snacks between program sessions as well as in the evenings. Each residence hall will have hospitality suites stocked with resources and snacks. Also, printers will be available for you to print boarding passes as you check out.
ScheduleTuesday, July 23, 20138:00 - 8:45am Pre-Conference Breakfast9:00am - 2:00pm Pre-Conference The Franciscan Colleges Roundtable will take place on Tuesday, July 23rd, prior to the start of the Annual Conference. Delegates will enjoy the opportunity to connect with other colleagues from Franciscan colleges and universities across the country during this half-day roundtable discussion. To sign-up, please register for the Pre-Conference when submitting your registration for the annual conference.
Schedule:Sunday, July 21st 20134:00pm Early check-in for ASACCU Board membersMonday, July 22nd 20134:00pm Early check-in for Franciscan Colleges RoundtableTuesday, July 23rd 20138:00am - 8:45am Breakfast for Franciscan Roundtable PreConference9:00am-3:00pm Franciscan Colleges Rountable PreConference10:00am – 4:00pm Arrival & check-in for conference attendees2:30pm Buses depart for Basilica Tour (optional). Catholic University will offer tours of the Basilica prior to the start of the Opening Liturgy for those interested. Please register to participate for the tour on the Conference Registration page.4:00pm Buses depart Georgetown University Opening Liturgy and banquet at Catholic University. All delegates will board buses at this time. 5:15pm – 6:30pm Opening Liturgy at the National Basilica 6:30pm – 8:00pm Opening Dinner and Estanek Young Alumni Award Ceremony8:00pm – 9:00pm Cocktail & Dessert Hour8:30pm – 10pm Buses depart for Georgetown University (Leave every ½ hour)10:00pm –HospitalityWednesday, July 24th 20137:00am – 9:00am Breakfast7:00am – 8:00am Running Group7:00am – 9:00am Yates Field House open for conference guests8:00am – 8:15am Morning Prayer (optional)9:00am – 10:15am Keynote Address by EJ Dionne, Jr.10:15am -10:45am Book signing with Keynote, EJ Dionne, Jr.10:15am – 10:45am Break10:45am – 12:00 noon Program Session Blue12:00 noon – 1:15pm Lunch1:30pm – 2:45pm Program Session Gray2:45pm – 3:00pm Break3:00pm – 4:15pm Programming Session Red5:00pm - 6:00pm Reception with the Georgetown Jesuit Community. Delegates will join together with the Jesuits at Georgetown's historic Healy Hall6:00pm Night-out in Georgetown. Delegates will have the opportunity to join a dinner group at one of Georgetown's local restaurants or venture out on their own for night on the town.9:00pm-Midnight--ASACCU Social at Epicurean Bar9:00pm –HospitalityThursday, July 25th 20137:00am – 8:00am Running Group7:00am – 9:00am Yates Field House open for conference guests7:30am – 7:50am Morning Prayer (optional)8:00am – 9:45am Breakfast and ASACCU Business Meeting10:00am – 11:15am Keynote Address with Rev. John J. Piderit, S.J.11:15am-11:45am Book signing with Rev. John J. Piderit, S.J.11:15am-11:45am Break11:45am – 1:15pm Lunch1:15pm – 2:45pm Program Session Black2:45pm – 4:00pm Roundtable Discussions4:00pm – 5:00pm Iconography Tour of Georgetown University (optional)4:00pm - 5:30pm Free Time5:30pm – 6:30pm Closing Liturgy6:30pm – 8:30pm Closing Banquet9:00pm – 11:00pm ASACCU Dance Party9:00pm – 11pm Monuments at Night (optional walking tour)9:00pm – HospitalityFriday, July 26th 20135:30am-10:00am Grab & Go Breakfast available in Residence Hall LobbiesBy 12:00pm Check-Out
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