UFL Life and Learning Conference 2020

Thirtieth Annual Conference
"Life and Learning XXX"
Coming June 5-6, 2020
See important update below.

IMPORTANT UPDATE - March 9, 2020

Unless the corona virus becomes a crisis in Minneapolis, the 2020 conference will be at:
University of St. Thomas Law School
1101 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403.

The decision to hold the conference, transform it into a video-conference, or cancel it will be made by late April. At that time, a registration link will become available if the conference is going forward. Please plan accordingly.

Invitation to Attend and Call for Papers

Update - Second Call for Papers

Please review this documentation for a second call for proposals.

Please consider submitting an abstract for our upcoming conference at St. Johnís University in Manhattan. Abstracts on abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia are welcome as always. I especially encourage proposals reflecting on the Gospel of Life.
Those interested can find the document on the Vatican website.

The deadline for priority consideration of proposals is March 26, 2020.
All proposals should be one page (maximum) including the proposed paperís working title, full contact information and a brief abstract. Email proposals to Professor Barbara Freres at bjfreres@stritch.edu. Excellent conference papers are eligible for publication in our peer-reviewed proceedings, Life and Learning. For more information see www.uffl.org.

Conference Details

Besides the standard topics, the conference's special topic is "The 25th Anniversary of the Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae): Impact and Significance." This significant encyclical by John Paul II focuses on meeting the challenges of the culture of death by strengthening the culture of life. Among its contributions to the prolife movement is its call for the protection of conscience rights, educating for love, and prolife feminism.

Registration and Housing

Information is being prepared and will be published soon.


New members are most welcome and can join online.