Catholic Art Institute presents

Art & Virtue Conference

October 30, 2022
12:30 PM – 9:00 PM

About the Show

The Fourth Annual Catholic Art Institute conference brings together the world’s leading artists and scholars to rediscover the power of beauty in the modern world. The Conference will open with a Choral High Mass for the Feast of Christ the King in the baroque splendor of Chicago’s historic St. John Cantius Church.

Tickets will be sold to include the catered lunch, dinner and panel discussions and less expensive tickets will be offered for the presentations only and will not include food.


James McCrery
Alexander Stoddart
Sir James MacMillan

Ticketing & Schedule

Ticket Types

Conference w/Lunch & Dinner: access to full conference speaker presentations and social/networking time including bar following the presentations, lunch buffet and three course dinner with wine service. VIP tickets provide premium seats during the dinner and panel discussion plus open bar and meet and greet with the speakers. Discounts are available to all CAI members with a promo code.

  • Regular Ticket - $400 (Non-Members), $275 - (Members)
  • VIP Ticket - $475 (Non-Members), $375 - (Members)

Sponsor Table: Sponsor tables are available for purchase for $1500 and include 1 ticket to Conference w/Lunch & Dinner. If you are in need of additional conference tickets please increase quantity in checkout for a discount on additional attendees.

Conference Presentations Only:  access to full conference speaker presentations plus social/networking time with a cash bar, following the presentations. Lunch and dinner are not included. Ticket prices based on seat location. $48-72.

  • Main Floor - $72
  • Balcony - $48-62

About Lunch & Dinner

The lunch buffet will consist of sandwiches, mini burgers, salads, coffee, tea and desserts. Gluten, dairy free, vegan, and vegetarian options are available upon request. Please email, with your dietary requirement, when you purchase your conference ticket. We cannot guarantee your meal requirements without advanced notice.

A three-course dinner including dessert, wine service, and open bar, will follow the speaker presentations in the new event space at the Athenaeum Theater, followed by a 30 minute panel discussion.


12:30-1:40 - Choral High Latin Mass, St. John Cantius Church

2:00-2:30 - Registration

2:00 -2:45 - Catered Lunch upon arrival at the Athenaeum Center (for full conference ticket holders)

3:00-3:45 - Speaker: James McCrery

3:45 -4:00 - Break

4:00-5:00 - Speaker: Alexander Stoddart

5:00-5:15 - Break

5:15-6:15 - Keynote Address: Sir James McMillan

6:15-6:45 - Reception & Networking Time

6:45-7:45 - Dinner in the Athenaeum Theater Event Room

7:45-8:15 - Panel Discussion moderated by William Newton, art critic and Contributor to Spectator World

8:15- 8:45 - Social Time & Conference Ends

Event Details

Address: 2936 N Southport Ave.
Parking: behind the building on Oakdale, and South of the building on Southport

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