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 Export to Your Calendar 10/16/2017 to 10/19/2017
When: 10/16/2017
Where: The Westin Indianapolis
241 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States

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Online registration will open on Monday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

The 79th Annual Convention of the Canon Law Society of America will be hosted at The Westin Indianapolis (241 W. Washington St.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Convention will be held Monday, October 16 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 and will be preceded by Pre-Convention workshops on Sunday, October 15 and Monday morning, October 16, 2017. (*Please note that workshops are held concurrently; registrants must make a choice between the two offerings.)

The theme for the 2017 convention is Mercy, Justice, and the Law: In the Spirit of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Reverend Robert Geisinger, S.J., Promoter of Justice for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will offer the keynote address. A major address will be delivered by Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, and a panel presentation will review the practical implementation of motu proprii Mitis Iudex and Mitis et Misericors Iesus, as well as the processus brevior.



The General Convention will begin promptly at 4:00pm on Monday, October 16, 2017, with Opening Prayer and Welcome Remarks. Convention Registration and exhibits will open at 1:00pm. The Convention will conclude at approximately 11:00am on Thursday morning, October 19, following the scheduled Major Address and Closing Remarks.



Registrant Type
Early Bird Special Before 9/8
Regular Fees After 9/8
Active/Associate Member
$400 $450
Student Member
$325 $375
Non-CLSA Member
$450 $500
Pre-Convention Registrant
$275 $325


Registrants for the entirety of the General Convention will receive Convention materials and entrance to all presentations. The registration fee includes an invitation to the Opening Cocktail Reception on Monday, October 16, a buffet lunch on Tuesday, October 17, and continental breakfast Tuesday morning through Thursday morning. The fee also includes a banquet dinner on Wednesday night, October 18.


Please note: Early Bird Registration ends September 8, 2017.




The 2017 Convention will be held at the Westin Indianapolis, 241 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. The room rates for attendees are as follows: $149.00/night for single and double occupancy; $169.00/night for triple occupancy; or $189.00/night for quadruple occupancy. Pending room availability, the rate is available until September 15, 2017. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes. Guests may check-in at 3:00pm, and check-out is at 12:00pm.


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