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Conference 2020: San Diego

Join CWR for Conference 2020: Perfect Vision for the Future Mission at the San Diego Mission Bay Resort from September 29 through October 2.


Everyone using their voice to share the mission of women religious is welcome – communicators, leaders, development, justice, vocations and ministry leaders. A prestigious array of speakers will lead us into an expanded schedule of topics and conversations that move our mission forward amidst a transforming landscape.

The conference will be headlined by a trio of dynamic speakers: Teresa Maya, CCVI; Mary Pellegrino, CSJ; and Norma Pimentel, MJ.

A bird’s eye view of the schedule can be found here. Continue to check back as details are filled in, with the full slate of options anticipated in early May. Attendees who register now will be notified via email once breakout and evening out options are available for selection.



The San Diego Mission Bay Resort provides state-of-the-art, fully renovated facilities amid the relaxed San Diego atmosphere. Plan ahead to spend some extra time: arrive early or stay after conference to enjoy more of what San Diego has to offer. We hope to see you there!



Q:Is the conference going to take place?
A: CWR plans to hold the conference as scheduled. As we are all aware, planning large events right now involves some degree of uncertainty because of COVID-19. The health and safety of CWR members is our primary concern, and should it prove necessary to alter plans for Conference 2020, CWR will act in accordance with policies and directives provided by health and government authorities in order to safeguard the well-being of its members. If plans need to change, we will communicate with all registrants as soon as possible. 

Q: Will the hotel refund my reservation if the conference is not held or if we are still in shelter-in-place or lock-down mode?
A: The hotel’s policy is to refund reservations in full if cancelled within 7 days of the conference. We expect to know well in advance of mid-September if the conference will proceed according to plan, and we will keep you informed. 

Q: Will CWR refund my registration fees if the conference is cancelled or if our state is still in shelter-in-place or lock-down mode?  
A:  If the conference is canceled, all registration fees will automatically be rolled forward to apply to the 2021 conference. If you would prefer to receive a refund, you may request one by emailing Michelle Izguerra at mizguerra@c4wr.org. We need to charge a processing fee for refunds of credit card transactions. 

Q: Will the airlines refund my ticket if the conference is not held or if we are still in shelter-in-place or lock-down mode?
A: Each individual is responsible for making their own airline arrangements. Therefore, it is imperative that you ask for the airline’s policies in advance of booking, so you fully understand the rules.