Join us at our 10th Annual Summer Conference as we explore the theme of How to Effect the New Evangelization in Our Own Lives! 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 for the annual conference from every corner of the country and around the world. We are excited to announce that our keynote speakers include Dr. Tim Gray, Fr. John Riccardo, Curtis Martin, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., The Most Reverend José H. Gomez,  The Most Reverend Charles J. Brown, The Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop Borys Gudziak, Cardinal Joseph Zen, and more.


Napa Institute events are built on the three pillars of Community, Formation, and Liturgy. At the annual 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 the day, as well as breakout sessions that examine current topics. This year’s daily themes include Effecting Catholic Renewal in Your Life, State of the Culture, and Living Faith in the Public Square. At the heart of the conference is daily Mass, Adoration, spiritual direction, and time for prayer and reflection. More information regarding speakers and schedule will be available in the upcoming weeks.


2020 Annual Conference Schedule

FAQ’s for Conference


Marriage Retreat with Dr. Tim Gray

This year, as a special feature for our 10th Anniversary year, the Napa Institute is offering a retreat for married couples the weekend prior to the Conference. Cost is $750 per person. Further details will be released in Spring 2020.

Marriage Retreat Schedule

Hotel Information

Hotel room costs are not included in your registration cost. To book your hotel room within the Napa Institute discounted room block at The Meritage Resort & Spa ($299/night) or Vista Collina Resort ($359/night), please click here.

$2600 Registration


Bishops waived, priests and religious receive 50% discount.


Cancellations are subject to a $200 cancellation fee.


No refunds will be given after

June 22, 2020. 


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


Sponsorship Application

Please contact or click the link above to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. 



conference SPEAKERS

Fr. John Riccardo

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

Curtis Martin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)

Most Reverend Borys Gudziak

President of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU)

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.

Archbishop Jose Gomez

Archbishop of Los Angeles