Blog author: jcarter
by on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

actonuThis is the week for the annual Acton University, a unique educational experience focused on the intersection of liberty and morality. Here are five facts you should know about Acton U.

1. Acton University is a four day annual conference on liberty, faith and free-market economics held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2. Each even includes nine sessions in which attendees can create a customized learning path from 100+ courses taught by 55+ international, world class experts.

3. The conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students, professors, non-profit professionals, pastors, seminarians, entrepreneurs, business people, and anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the integration of sound economics, rigorous philosophy, and the Judeo-Christian faith.

4. New attendees at Acton U are required to take the four foundational lectures, courses that offer participants a framework and context rooted in Judeo-Christian anthropology. The courses are: Christian Anthropology, Christian Vision of Government, Economic Way of Thinking, and Biblical Foundations of Freedom. These foundational courses are also offered online for free at AU Online.

5. Out of all the conferences offered in the U.S. every year, Acton U is by far the one where you will learn the most about freedom and economics and meet the most intriguing people from around the world. It is also the greatest recurring event in the history of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Note: Point #5 may stretch the meaning of the term “fact.”


  • Matt

    Why doesn’t this article include the date of the event?

    • Elise Hilton

      ActonU 2014 is going on right now. It’s typically the third week of June. If you click on the Acton University link above, it will take you to the site, and it will soon have information about next year’s conference.

      • Marc Vander Maas

        And don’t forget to follow @ActonUnicorn on Twitter!