Registration for CWR Conference 2021 is now open! This year’s conference will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, October 5-8 at the Guesthouse at Graceland.


General information on conference can be found here. In addition, CWR Conference 2021 Committee Chair Kim Westerman has provided a brief video message as we look forward to meeting in Memphis:

Keynoted by Mary Pellegrino, CSJ, our conference speakers and presentations will provide vital insight for the work of advancing the mission of Catholic sisters in this time of transition and uncertainty. Sr. Mary’s talk, “From Strings to Yeast: Shifting the Narrative from Scarcity to Abundance,” will explore questions facing and renewed opportunities available to women religious and those engaged in the ministry of communication on their behalf. In addition to our plenary sessions, participants will have a choice from twelve workshop options in three tracks for: Communicators, Collaborators and Fundraisers.

The 2021 conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to gather in person for the first time in two years! After so many months of videoconferences and remote working, we are all looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and getting to know colleagues who share a common mission.

As we continue to emerge from pandemic, the health and safety of all CWR members remains our priority. CWR will continue to act in accordance with policies and directives provided by health and government authorities in order to safeguard the well-being of all attending conference.

The conference schedule can be found here

To coincide with our first chance to gather in-person for conference since 2019, this year non-members will be able to attend conference for the same registration fee available to CWR members. This one-time discount is offered in the spirit of collaboration as we emerge from pandemic and extend a warm welcome to all who join us in Memphis.

Non-Member$625 $550$675 $600
One Day$125$125

Room reservations at the Guest House at Graceland can be made online at the conference group rate of $169 per night using the Guest House’s dedicated CWR reservations page. The deadline for booking with the group rate is September 14. Reservations (subject to availability) may still be made after September 14.

We look forward to seeing you in Memphis in October!