Staying the course for a love that is whole

ignatian conference 2020

The IgnatianQ 2020 Student Committee invites you to this student-lead conference celebrating LGBTQIA+ students. IgnatianQ has been embraced by sister AJCU schools like Gonzaga and Georgetown in recent years and Regis is excited to host in 2020!


IgnatianQ is a queer conference that is hosted at a different Jesuit university every year that focuses on queerness existing in congruence with religious identities and spaces, not in spite of those spaces. Our theme for this conference is "At the Crossroads: Staying the Course for a Love that is Whole" and the four pillars that will be for this conference are: A Love that is Whole, Intersectionality, Change making, and Institutional Discernment.

Registration Info

Registration fees are going to vary based on the amount of people you have in a room. This price is including meals all day Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday, the hotel rooms for two nights, swag for the conference, snacks, etc. Friday night will not include dinner, but there will be an event planned in the local Denver area. The price options are as follows: 
  • $97 for quad occupancy 
  • $178 for double occupancy
  • $341 for single occupancy
You must pay with credit card. If you would to pay by check, please contact
Registration is going to be open up until February 23rd, 2020 at 5pm MTN Timezone.

Keynote Speaker

jamesJames Alison is a Catholic Priest, theologian and author. He earned his doctorate from the Jesuit Faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. James has lived in many countries and works as an itinerant preacher, lecturer and retreat giver. He is one of the principal theological interpreters of the work of René Girard (most recently as author of an introduction to the Christian faith for adults following Girard’s thought, and co-editor with Wolfgang Palaver of a handbook on mimetic theory and religion), and is a Fellow of Imitatio ( Over the years James has firmly but gently faced down Church authority on matters gay and lived to tell the tale. His writing can be accessed on When not on the road he lives in Madrid.


Friday, March 20th 5-9pm:​ Registration
6 pm: ​Welcome from Father Fitzgibbons, Provost Janet Houser, and others
7 pm: ​Paint Tennyson Rainbow

Saturday, March 21st 8-9am:​ Breakfast and Shuttles to Regis (last shuttle leaves at 9am)
9:15-10am:​ Conference Team Introductions
10-11am: Keynote Speaker
11-11:15am: Break
11:15-12:30pm: First Breakout Session
12:30-1:45pm: Lunch
2-3:15pm:​ Second Breakout Session
3:15-3:30pm:​ Break
3:45-5:15pm:​ Panel
5:15-6:30pm:​ Dinner
6:30-8:30pm​: Free time to get ready for queer prom (shuttles will be available until 8:30pm to get back to Regis)
8:30pm​: Queer Prom at Regis
Sunday, March 22nd 8:30-9:30am:​ Breakfast and Shuttles to Regis
9:30-10:30am:​ Optional Mass/Homily 
10:45-11:30am:​ Keynote 
11:30am-12pm:​ Closing

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