NEW Eventbrite Conference Registration

As of 1/28, we have set up a new method of paying for the 2020 Conference Registration, Dues and Banquet with Eventbrite. Please visit this webpage, and please pay early!

If you previously mailed a check to register, you do not have to re-register. If you previously attempted to register with PayPal and did not send a check, you must re-register with Eventbrite.

We do not believe that anyone was successfully charged via PayPal, as our account was suspended. If you believe that you were charged through PayPal, please send an e-mail to and so we can try to rectify the situation!

2020 Conference Hotel Information – Pittsburg

The hotel site for our 2020 conference is the Drury Plaza Hotel (Pittsburgh Downtown), 745 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, located in downtown Pittsburgh in the former Federal Reserve building. The conference will be held at the Drury Plaza hotel March 5 and 6.  We will host the third day at the Cathedral Center of the Ruthenian Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral on March 7.  A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference at $139 per night, plus applicable taxes.  Parking is $29 per day.  Room comes with free breakfast. 

When making a reservation, to receive this rate, please specify that you are attending the American Maritain Association conference, using Group number 2374968.  Reservations can be made either online at www.druryhotels.comor by calling 1-800-325-0720.

To receive this rate, reservations must be made by no later than February 2, 2020.

The hotel has a café, and is within reasonable walking distance to a variety of restaurants. Transportation between the hotel and the Cathedral will be provided for the Saturday, March 7 portion of the conference.
Conference attendees are strongly advised to use this hotel.  The pricing that we have received is quite competitive.

While there is no hotel shuttle pick up for this hotel at the Pittsburgh Airport, downtown Pittsburgh is reasonably accessible from the Airport, which sits slightly outside of town.  If you are having difficulties arranging travel to the Airport, contact Matthew Minerd atmminerd@bcs.edufor advice.

2019 Conference Registration

You may register for the 2019 Conference at DeSales University using the Paypal buttons below. You may register using either your credit card or (if you have one) your Paypal account.
  • The Registration Fee includes access to the conference, hors d’ouvres on Thursday, as well as a lunch buffet, beverages and snacks throughout the day on Friday and Saturday.
  • The Saturday evening Banquet includes a cocktail hour, a catered three course meal with desert, and full bar service. You should specify whether you prefer NY Strip Steak, Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken, or Italian Roasted Vegetable Lasagna as your entree choice.

Conference Registration + Banquet w/ Steak Option


Conference Registration + Banquet w/ Chicken Option


Conference Registration + Banquet w/ Vegetarian Option


Single Conference Registration (No Banquet)


Graduate Student Registration + Banquet with Steak Option


Graduate Student Registration + Banquet w/Chicken Option


Graduate Student Registration + Banquet w/Vegetarian Option


Graduate Student Registration, No Banquet


Summer 2018 AMA Newsletter

The Summer 2018 Maritain Notebook is here! We have an excellent book review of Manet’s Beyond Radical Secularism by David Dietman, hotel information for the 2019 conference at DeSales, and more! Download it and pass it around!

We’re always looking for Advice for Thomists and Book Reviews. Contact for more information!