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Every year we want to expand and improve our event offerings. In 2016, we held more than 25 events, including lectures in our auditorium, film screenings, receptions around the United States and conferences throughout the globe. Next year will be even busier.

We already have nine Acton Lecture Series events planned for the winter and spring of 2017. You can expect great discussions on topics like free trade, C. S. Lewis and more. These lunchtime Thursday proceedings are the backbone of our events schedule, offering a formal lecture and giving audience members a chance to ask questions of the impressive experts in their various economic, academic and other fields.

Who doesn’t like watching movies? Acton will continue to host screenings of important films and documentaries. One screening you can look forward to in January is “Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism.”

Our biggest, most famous event every year is our four-day Acton University conference. It will be held June 20–23 at the DeVos Place, just a quick walk from the Acton office, in downtown Grand Rapids. Registration will be open early December. The full list of speakers will be available soon, but confirmed plenaries include Acton president and cofounder, Rev. Robert Sirico; president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore; and federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Janice Rogers Brown. This year will be another week of fellowship, learning and great discussions. Be sure to visit University.acton.org to see what’s new and improved and apply today.

We’re always updating our calendar and adding events as new opportunities and important topics arise, so be sure to follow us on social media and check our events page for the latest offerings. To never miss an event, subscribe to receive invitations and newsletters on our website homepage.

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Kris Mauren is co-founder and executive director of Acton Institute, an international educational and public policy organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with international offices in Rome, Italy and Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The Institute publishes scholarship and film and organizes educational seminars around the world for current and future religious leaders across denominations promoting an understanding of the ethical dimensions of the free market economy.  The Institute also works with business leaders, helping them to embrace their work as a worthy calling and