2021 Principled Entrepreneurship Conference

Midtown Manhattan, New York

October 11-14, 2021


Join the Napa Institute and The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America for the 2021 Principled Entrepreneurship™ Conference. This is an annual event that unites academic, business and faith leaders to seek a just society through the promotion of principled entrepreneurship. This year, we are returning to Midtown Manhattan!


Join us October 11-14, 2021 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel as we explore the theme:

Work and the American Family


2021 marks the 40th anniversary of two of Pope St. John Paul II’s most influential encyclicals: Laborem exercens (Sept. 1981) & Familiaris consortio (Nov. 1981).


This conference celebrates and explores the intersection of work and family, responding both to St. John Paul II’s call in Laborem exercens to continually study “new meanings of human work” (LE, 2; emphasis in original) and to his challenge in Familiaris consortio to remember that the “future of humanity passes by way of the family” (FC, 86; emphasis in original).


Please note: In accordance with NYC Mayor DeBlasio’s executive mandate, Key to NYC, all meetings and events taking place at the city’s hotels will require attendees to have received a minimum of one dose of the approved Covid-19 vaccines. The mandate will remain in effect until further notice and may be subject to change, when directed by the City of New York. The Napa Institute has not issued this mandate, but if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately.



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Conference SPEAKERS

Harvey Seegers

Associate Dean, Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America

John Czarnetzky

CEO and Dean, Ave Maria School of Law

Oren Cass

Author and Executive Director, American Compass

Anthony Minopoli

President and CIO, The Knights of Columbus

Kailash Duraiswami

Founder, Pantenix

Patrick Brown

Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Bob Flanigan

Founder and Partner, Educate LLC

Terry Schilling

President, American Principles Project

Joshua Holdenried

Vice President and Executive Director, Napa Legal Institute

Patrick Kilner

CEO, The Kilner & Kirk Group/ Author, FIND YOUR SIX, Stop Lead Generating & Start Building Influence

Janice Breidenbach

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ave Maria University

Rob Lachenauer

CEO and Managing Partner at BanyanGlobal, Co-Author of the “Harvard Business Review Family Business Handbook”

Brad Wilcox

Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies

Blake Masters

President of the Thiel Foundation

Stephanie Slade

Managing Editor, Reason Magazine

John C. Peiffer, II

President and General Counsel, Napa Legal & Partner, Brown & Streza, LLP

Tim Busch

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

Jason DeSena Trennert

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

Ryan Anderson

President, Ethics and Public Policy Center/ Founding Editor, Public Discourse

Anthony P. Cannizzaro, Ph.D.

Director of the Family Business Program, Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America

David Bahnsen

Founder & Managing Partner, the Bahnsen Group

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J

President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith


Registration Types


In-Person Conference Registration- $2,000
With the purchase of the Conference Registration you will receive access to the all of the events, meals, and activities from October 11-14, 2021.


Priests and Religious – $1,000
With the purchase of the Conference Registration, Priests and Religious will receive access to the all of the events, meals, and activities from October 11-14, 2021 for 50% off of the admission fee.


Bishops/Prelates – Free
Bishops/Prelates receive a complementary Conference Registration for access to the all of the events, meals, and activities from October 11-14, 2021.



For questions or assistance registering, please contact Jean Jacoby at 855-740-NAPA or jjacoby@napa-institute.org.



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 Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, starting at $269/per night, click the link below:


Book Your Room at the Sheraton – starting at $269/night 




Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please view the 2021 Principled Entrepreneurship Sponsorship Application for more details.