Originally created to connect and educate college and high school students from around the country on the day before the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the Conference was first held in 2000 and later named in honor of His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor, the late Archbishop of New York and a Georgetown University alum. Cardinal O’Connor was renowned for his courage as a champion of the unborn, and the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life seeks to continue his mission of defending the sacredness of all human life.
To learn more about John Cardinal O’Connor, please click here.
Now in its sixteenth year, the Conference has grown to host many prominent pro-life speakers including: Helen Alvaré, Dr. Robert George, Margaret Colin, Dr. Michael Pakaluk, Deirde McQuade, Archbishop Burke, Jennifer O’Neill, Mother Agnes of the Sisters for Life, Serrin Foster, Rep. Chris Smith, Dr. Wanda Franz, Fr. Frank Pavone, Dr. Mildred Jefferson, Dr. Alveda C. King, Rep. Henry Hyde, and Richard Doerflinger. We have also expanded to welcome all other March for Life pilgrims, in addition to students.
This year, the O’Connor Conference promises to be just as spectacular as we emphasize the formulation of a culture of life in high schools and on college campuses around the country.
If you are interested in attending the conference we can help you with any logistics you may have. Please see the Additional Helpful Information section of this site. As the March is on January 22nd, we may also be able to help you with modest housing accommodations for the nights of January 22nd and 23rd.