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Our Hope
is in Christ

The 29th International Conference of

the US-China Catholic Association

August 2-4, 2024
DePaul University — Lincoln Park Campus
Chicago, IL


Center for World Catholicism

Registration and Logistics

Thank you for your interest in attending the 29th International Conference of the US-China Catholic Association, to be held at DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus on August 2-4, 2024. We invite you to join us as we place our hope in Christ for renewed and new friendships and mutual learning among Catholics in the US and in China. 


The Conference is accessible to only those who have registered, and we recommend registering early to take advantage of the early bird rate. There are three rates, depending on when you register. The rates are shown on the registration form linked below. If you encounter any difficulties with registration, please contact Gerald Doyle, Interim, Chief Administrative Officer at

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. DePaul is a smoke-free campus. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Gerald Doyle at

Lodging On Campus
DePaul has graciously arranged to make on-campus student dormitory housing available for those wishing to room onsite. Accommodations are available at $144/night; each room has two single beds with shared common semi-private bathoom that is connected to another room with two single beds. There are a total of 50 rooms. We will use the “first come, first serve” policy to confirm your reservation. Please indicate your interest in on-campus housing when you complete the registration process. Please contact Gerald Doyle at with your questions.

Lodging Off Campus

DePaul Campus: There are many hotels near DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus. Here is a link to the list of hotels provided by DePaul University.

Chinatown: There are several hotels in the Chicago's Chinatown including SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Chinatown and the Jaslin Hotel.

Bus and Guided Tour

Join us on Sunday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM for a tour of a few of Chicago's most unique holy and public sites:

  1. Holy Name Cathedral: The Gothic revival cathedral of the Archdiocese of Chicago, built after the Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed the old cathedral.

  2. Millennium Park: a park on Lake Michigan, featuring public art, including the famous Cloud Gate (the Bean).

  3. Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church: Chicago's oldest public building, decorated in the Celtic Revival style, based on the Book of Kells.

  4. St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church: the home of the Chinese Catholic community in Chicago.

The tour will be led by Dr. William Cavanaugh, professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University.  A bus will take us from site to site, but there will be some walking involved, especially at the Millennium Park, so comfortable walking shoes are advised. This tour is limited to 40 guests at a cost of $40 per person. 

Cancellation Policy:
IMPORTANT: All registration and housing fees are final and non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the Conference, your registration and housing fees (if applicable) will be designated as a donation to the USCCA; you will receive a Charitable Donation Letter for this purpose for the 2024 tax year.

Walking Tour
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