The Mother Teresa Project is connecting scholars, professionals and families in this year’s conference “Welcoming the Child: Mother Teresa’s Care for the Most Vulnerable”. Leaders in the fields of adoption and foster care are gathering at Ave Maria University on February 25, 2017. CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL CONFERENCE WEBSITE AND TO REGISTER TODAY.
9:00 – 9:45 AM: Mass
9:50 – 10:10 AM: Continental Breakfast & Registration
10:15 – 11:00 AM: Welcome Address by President Jim Towey, Ave Maria University
Opening Remarks from Missionaries of Charity
11:10– 12:40 PM: Panel Discussion on Adoption
- Elizabeth Kirk, Former Fellow at the Stein Center of Ave Maria University
- Timothy O’Malley, University of Notre Dame
- Brad Wilcox, University of Virginia
Moderator: Nanette Hikade, Ave Maria University
12:40 – 2:10 PM: Lunch
2:15 – 3:45 PM: Panel Discussion on Foster Care
- Tarren Bragdon, The Foundation for Government Accountability
- Rebecca Padot, Misericordia University
- Kristyn Peck, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops- Children’s Migration and Refugee Services
Moderator: Seana Sugrue, Ave Maria University
3:45-4:45 PM: Free time [Mother Teresa Museum Private Opening for Conference Participants]
4:45 – 5:45 PM: Cocktail Hour & Meet the Speakers
5:45: Testimonies: RD Delgado and Karen McCrae
6:30 PM: Dinner with Keynote Speaker, Gilbert Meilaender, Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University and the Paul Ramsey Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
Full Conference Participation: $60 (Early Registration $48), includes all talks, receptions, meals, and visit to the Mother Teresa Museum.
Partial Participation: $17 (Early registration $12), includes Morning Talk, Both Panel Discussions on Adoption and Foster Care, continental breakfast and visit to the Mother Teresa Museum.
Ave Maria University Faculty & Staff
Full Conference Participation: $38 (Early Registration: $27), includes all talks, receptions, meals, and visit to the Mother Teresa Museum.
Partial Participation: Free, includes Morning Talk, Both Panel Discussions on Adoption and Foster Care, continental breakfast and visit to the Mother Teresa Museum.
**There is no cost for students of Ave Maria University, however advance registration is required. Space is limited.**
For any family in financial need interested in participating: please write to Corinne.MacDonald@avemaria.edu.