Our understanding of human personhood directly affects how we communicate, how we make decisions, how we participate in our communities, and how we care for others in their healing. We invite you to join us at the 2024 OCAMPR Annual Conference where we will collectively reflect on what it means to be human from the Orthodox perspective and how that perspective influences medical, psychological, and pastoral vocations.
We are excited to return to the same location in 2024!
University of St. Mary of the Lake 1000 E Maple Ave Mundelein, IL 60060
Here’s what 2023 conference attendees are saying about the location:
Excellent Venue – the setting was conducive to reflection and fellowship
Food was very good. Conference location was amazing.
I loved the venue – no shuttles were necessary and meals together were great for networking. I was able to sit with and meet other healthcare professionals from all over and in various disciplines. Also thank you for twice daily prayers services.
It is a great venue. I appreciated having everything (lodging, meals, presentations) in one place.
It was really nice to be in a retreat setting, and to have common areas available to us in the evenings where we could continue the conversations later in the night.
I absolutely loved having this conference at a retreat center. It was so relaxing and beautiful.
I absolutely loved having it at a retreat center. It was so relaxing and beautiful.
I thought it was neat having a unique venue where I could walk back and forth from my room, to the sessions, back to my room if I wanted to! This helped the conference to be more rejuvenating for me.
This is an excellent venue! I recommend returning here as much as possible. Great to have lodging and conference meeting rooms at the same site (no shuttle buses). Beautiful, peaceful setting
I loved the venue. I loved that it was a retreat center. I spent a lot of time wandering the catholic campus, library, cathedral, and the trail around the lake. This location will stay on my mind as what helped make the conference memorable and restful.
The campus of University of Saint Mary of the Lake was an ideal location to host our 2023 conference. The OCAMPR Executive Board and Conference Planning Committee spent time researching and connecting with other conference venues before deciding that returning to the same location in 2024 would be the best decision for the upcoming annual conference for many reasons including:
The vast majority of conference attendees provided feedback about how much they enjoyed the 2023 conference location.
With Chicago O’hare being a hub for most airlines, travel is convenient with a direct flight from most locations in the US and even from abroad.
Familiarity of the location
As the conference is planned and executed by a volunteer committee, it is beneficial to return to a familiar location. This allows the volunteer committee simply to replicate much of the work that went into the planning.
By not having to spend time on basic planning, the OCAMPR Conference Committee can spend time on growing and improving the conference in meaningful ways for conference attendees.
Familiarity is a benefit for returning attendees. They will feel more comfortable with the layout of the meeting rooms and boarding facilities.
Because we are returning to the same venue, we welcome your feedback on any area you would suggest we improve. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org