Join us at our 10th Annual Summer Conference as we explore the theme of Answering Your Call in the New Evangelization! Join our keynotes, including Cardinal Zen, Curtis Martin, Dr. Tim Gray, Fr Spitzer and many more, for deeper formation in our Catholic Faith and many of the pressing issues facing Catholics today.


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 participants who gather for the annual conference 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 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 Called to Greatness: Personal Conversion as a Path to RenewalA Light in the Darkness: Evangelizing the Non-Religious, and Living the Faith in a Hostile Culture.


At the heart of the conference is daily Mass, Adoration, Confession, and time for prayer and reflection. More information regarding speakers and schedule can be found below.


2020 Annual Conference Schedule

FAQ’s for Conference

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.


When you register as a group of five people, of which four are new attendees (ie, who haven’t previously attended a Napa event) you will receive half off the 5th registration. To register with the special group deal please contact Jean Jacoby.  (Cannot be combined with other discounts) 


*COVID-19 Update- Anyone who registers will receive a full refund, should you choose to cancel at a later date. 



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


Sponsorship Application

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conference SPEAKERS

The Most Reverend Joseph L. Coffey

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

His Eminence Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Emeritus, Hong Kong

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)

The Most Reverend Thomas Anthony Daly

Bishop of Spokane, Washington

The Most Reverend Borys Gudziak

Archbishop-Metropolitan of Philadelphia for Ukrainian Catholics in the United States

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.