Join us for the 11th Annual Summer Conference!

July 21 – 25, 2021


We invite you to join us as we dive deeper into our Catholic Faith and examine, with a spirit of charity, intellectual rigor, and fidelity to the magisterium, pressing issues facing Catholics today. The theme for this year’s conference will be “All Things Made New.”


The Napa Institute Summer Conference brings together some of the world’s most prominent Catholic and Christian thinkers each year to engage, encourage, and inspire the over 700 participants who gather from every corner of the country and around the world. This conference provides unique opportunities to build community, share ideas, and grow in friendship with some of the most effective Catholics leaders in the country.


Napa Institute events are built on the three pillars of Community, Formation, and Liturgy. At the summer conference, we encourage attendees to build connections through meals with open seating and evening activities. Each day there are keynote sessions from renowned speakers that develop the theme of that day, as well as breakout sessions that examine current topics. At the heart of the conference is the Eucharist: we offer several options for daily Mass as well as an Adoration chapel. Priests are also available to offer spiritual direction and confession.


We are excited to come together in person once again to share our faith and great conversations in fellowship and community!



View the Full 2021 Conference Schedule



Hotel Information

Hotel room costs are not included in your registration cost. If you have not yet done so, book your hotel room within the Napa Institute discounted room block at The Meritage Resort & Spa or Vista Collina Resort by clicking the link below:


Book Your Room at The Meritage Resort – $315/night 

Book Your Room at Vista Collina Resort – $375/night 



Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please click below to download the application for full details.

2021 Sponsorship Application



$2600 Registration*

*The early bird registration fee is available until November 30, 2020. After that date, the standard fee of $2600 will apply. Registration costs for bishops are waived, and priests and religious receive a 50% discount from the standard fee. 

Cancellations made prior to June 21, 2021 are subject to a $200 cancellation fee. 

No refunds after June 21, 2021.



For questions or to register by phone,
please call Jean Jacoby
at 855-740-NAPA or

conference SPEAKERS

Elisabeth Sullivan

Executive Director, The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education

Thomas W. McGovern, M.D.

Dermatologist Specializing in Mohs Surgery & Facial Reconstructions

R.R. Reno

Editor, First Things Magazine

Fr. David Pivonka, TOR

President, Franciscan University

Tim Busch

CEO, Pacific Hospitality Group; Co-Founder and Chairman, Napa Institute

Fr. Roger Landry

Attaché, Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations

The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley

Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Francis X. Maier

Senior Fellow, Ethics & Policy Policy Center & Senior Research Associate in Constitutional Studies, The University of Notre Dame

O. Carter Snead

Director, de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame

Chris Stefanick

Author, Speaker, and Television Host

Dr. James Otteson

Professor of Economics and Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, Wake Forest University

Fr. John Riccardo

Executive Director of ACTS XXIX and host of Christ is the Answer radio show on EWTN.

Dr. Andrew V. Abela

Dean, Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America

Mary Rice Hasson

Author and the Kate O’Beirne Fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center

Mary Eberstadt

Senior Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J

President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith

Dr. Tim Gray

President of the Augustine Institute, and professor of Sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, and St. Paul Center Senior Fellow.