2022 Principled Entrepreneurship Conference

Midtown Manhattan, New York

October 11-12, 2022


Join the Napa Institute and The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America for the 2022 Principled Entrepreneurship™ Conference. This annual event unites academic, business and faith leaders to seek a just society through the promotion of principled entrepreneurship.


“Religion, Free Enterprise, and Government: The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism 40 Years Later”

October 11-12, 2022

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel


This conference will discuss the ideas of Michael Novak from his groundbreaking work, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, and their relevance for today’s world. This project was made possible partially through the support of Grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this conference are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.


Highlights include:

  • October 11 |  Eucharistic Procession Through Midtown Manhattan
  • October 12 |  Renowned Catholic and Business Speakers, Awards Dinner & Gala
  • Unrivaled Formation and Fellowship


Choose between two ticket options for how you would like to attend the event:


Full Conference + Oct 12 Dinner Gala – $1,500
This ticket option includes:
  • Oct 11 | Access to the Opening Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church followed by a Eucharistic Procession to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Adoration, Benediction with a Welcome by Cardinal Dolan
  • Oct 12 | Access to Breakfast, Mass on-site at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Conference Sessions/Keynote Speakers, Lunch, Breakout Sessions and Workshops plus access to our Dinner Gala honoring the 2022 Napa Institute Virtue in Business Award winner
*Priests and Religious receive special discounted rate of $750. Bishops receive complementary ticket.  
Oct 12 Dinner Gala Only – $500
This ticket option includes:
  • Oct 12 | Access to our Dinner Gala honoring the 2022 Napa Institute Virtue in Business Award winner ONLY



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

Conference SPEAKERS

Virgil Storr

Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Iqbal Quadir

Senior Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Vivek Ramaswamy

Co-founder/Executive Chairman, Strive Asset Management

Shanker Singham

CEO, Competere; Chairman, Global Economic Neural Networks (GENN) and Global Vision

Jim Hackett

Professor of Moral Leadership in Economics, Rice University & University of Texas; President, Tessellation Services, LLC

Nathan Bond

Co-founder and CEO, Rifle Paper Co.

Doug DeVos

Co-Chairman, Amway

Oren Cass

Author and Executive Director, American Compass

Dr. James Otteson

Professor of Business Ethics Marketing, Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame

Andreas Widmer

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

Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J

President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith


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, please click the link within your registration confirmation email.




Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Due to limited space and presentation opportunities, all organizations interested in 2022 Principled Entrepreneurship Conference sponsorship must apply. To do so, please download, complete, and submit your application directly to the Napa Institute staff at events@napa-institute.org.

2022 Sponsorship Application

*Limited quantities are available for each sponsorship level. Sponsorships do not include conference registration unless specifically noted.