Bringing together colleges and universities to promote the integrated and common study 
of world classics and other texts of major cultural significance.

Upcoming Conferences

29th Annual ACTC North American Conference

Place Matters

April 11-14, 2024

Sheraton Downtown Memphis, Tennessee

Sponsored by Rhodes College   

Registration is $375 ($275) for graduate students and emeritus professors) and includes Dinner on Thursday, Breakfast and Lunch on Friday and Saturday, and Breakfast on Sunday. 

Recent Conferences

The Glover Gate at American University surrounded by flowers

Annual Conference for Undergraduate Students



March 1-3, 2024

American University, Washington DC

*Registration fee waived for students from ACTC Member Institutions

First Latin American Conference of Liberal Education

The Hispanic Canon

Definition, Influences and Crossovers


14th & 15th of December 2023

Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile

Conference Language: Spanish

Core Careers


Liberal arts institute

International Programs

The Minimum Wager



“ACTC is the critical institutional vehicle for supporting, promoting, and expanding liberal education based on the study of important texts.”

Roosevelt Montás, Columbia University




 “I relish every chance to engage with ACTC colleagues because, conservative or liberal, they ‘grok’ (thanks, Mr. Heinlein) the liberal arts.” 

Page Laws, Dean Emerita of the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College at Norfolk State University