Since 2005 we’ve received comments about how life-changing it is after every summer conference—comments from people who’ve decided to bring back the lessons from the four-day program and implement them in their lives and to foster a community based on faith and freedom.
We typically receive double the number of applications that we can host and so select only the top individuals based on their unique authority and impact within their communities. Past years have shown that the average attendee influences hundreds of people, leading to thousands more being reached by Acton University’s curriculum, table conversations, and classroom engagement with lecturers.
In 2020 Acton chose to bring our world-class programing to new audiences by creating a highly engaging online experience. Premiering in 2020, the new “Acton University Online” allowed us to connect with more leaders than ever. In 2021 we welcomed more than 3,300 registrants from 86 countries around the world, allowing us to more than TRIPLE OUR USUAL REACH! Condensed into two days, this world-renowned educational event enabled attendees to participate in digital panel discussions, “Engage the Speaker” sessions, topic-focused chat rooms, and on-demand lectures. Main-stage plenary sessions were also broadcast in French, Portuguese, and English to accommodate the diverse crowd. Participants designed their own curriculum by choosing from over 50 sessions on theology, business, economics, philosophy, politics, history, and international development. Courses were offered by a diverse faculty of international experts drawn from business, academia, and a number of religious traditions.
With sessions like “Economic Growth and Institutions: A History,” “International Economic Development: Latin America,” “An Ecosystem of Liberty: Private Property and the Free Exercise of Religion,” and “Understanding Globalization,” Acton University provides a chance to meet, personally connect with, and be inspired by highly leveraged leaders and scholars from different backgrounds, areas of expertise, and nationalities.
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