Join the Napa Institute and The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America for the 2020 Principled Entrepreneurship™ Conference as we explore the topic of Ethical Management and Faith in an Era of Woke Capitalism. Keynotes include Paul Singer, Dr. James Otteson, Dr. Andrew Abela, Stephen Auth, Msgr. Martin Schlag, J.D., S.T.D, Bill Mumma, Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz and more!


Conference Details 

The problem: for decades, scholars, Church leaders, and others have been asking businesses to be more ethical. Suddenly – almost overnight, it seems – companies are keen to show their consciences, and concerns about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. How should Catholic business leaders navigate this complex situation?


This conference will give the latest insights from the perspective of the Catholic faith, addressing questions such as:
• What is Woke capitalism, and what does it have to do with ethical management? Is it sincere, or just posturing?
• How should controversial issues (such as life and gender issues) be addressed?
• What role can faith play in management?


The Napa Institute and The Catholic University of America are excited to bring this conference to you virtually. Even though the live events have ended, registration is still open for access to all the on-demand video content until December 30, 2020.



For the current conference schedule, please Click Here.


Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Sponsorship Application



Registration Types


Virtual Conference Registration – $149
With the purchase of the Virtual Conference Registration you will receive access to the live stream sessions, liturgies and events on October 13 and 14. Registration also includes recordings of the livestreamed sessions, and access to the the additional on-demand videos for up to two months. (Access will expire December 30, 2020.)


Parish Registration – $1,000
Bring The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America and Napa Institute to your Parish! For $1,000 you can purchase a promotional code for your entire parish. Invite your pastor and fellow parishioners to experience the Virtual Principled Entrepreneurship Conference as a church community. (Parish Registrations can also be purchased for Legatus chapters, apostolates and and other benevolent organizations.)

*Please register for this option by October 1, 2020 in order to receive the information in time for inclusion in your parish bulletin, etc.


Host a Watch Party – $1,200
Those who choose to host a Watch Party will receive access to the Virtual Principled Entrepreneurship Conference, a case of Trinitas Cellars wine and cigars. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the three pillars of Napa Institute (Formation, Community and Liturgy) in your own home.

*Registration deadline for this option is October 1, 2020.


University Registration – $5,000
Bring world experts on Business & Faith to your university! For $5,000 you can purchase a promotional code for your entire university. In addition to complementary registrations for all the students at your University, your logo will be included on our site as a sponsor, and you will receive recognition during the event as an event sponsor.

*Registration deadline for this option is October 6, 2020.



For questions or assistance registering, please contact Jean Jacoby at 855-740-NAPA or



conference SPEAKERS

Tim Busch

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

Brian Hooks

Chairman & CEO, Stand Together; President, Charles Koch Foundation & Charles Koch Institute

Steve Green

President, Hobby Lobby

Jason DeSena Trennert

Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Strategist, Strategas Securities, LLC

Fr. Roger Landry

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

Paul Singer

Founder, Elliott Management

Sohrab Ahmari

Author/Op-ed Editor, The New York Post

Fr. Philip Bochanski

Archdiocese of Philadelphia/ Executive Director, Courage International 

Dr. Michael J. Naughton

Professor/Director of the Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas

Brian J. Grim

President, Religious Freedom Institute

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

United States Senator

Dr. Samuel Gregg

Director of Research, Acton Institute

Dr. Elizabeth Corey

Honors Program Director, Baylor University

The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley

Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Fran Maier

Senior Research Associate in Constitutional Studies, The University of Notre Dame

Roger Severino

Director, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ross Douthat

Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times

Robert P. George

Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University

Cardinal George Pell

John Bursch

Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom

Dr. James Otteson

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

Stephen Auth

Chief Investment Officer of Federated Global Equities, as well as Executive Vice President of Federated Investors

Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz

Concurrent Associate Professor of Law & Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life, Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame

Msgr. Martin Schlag, J.D., S.T.D.

Director, John A. Ryan Institute; Chair, Alan W. Moss Endowed Chair for Catholic Social Thought; Professor of Catholic Studies and Ethics & Business Law, University of St. Thomas

David Bahnsen

Founder & Managing Partner, the Bahnsen Group

Dr. Andrew V. Abela

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

The Most Reverend Thomas Anthony Daly

Bishop of Spokane, Washington

Andreas Widmer

Director, Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship, Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America

Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics at The Catholic University of America

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J

President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith

Bill Mumma

President and Chairman of the Board for the Becket Fund