ChapToR 2014

Thursday, February 6 - Saturday, February 8, 2014

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street [map]
New Orleans, LA 70130


Cosponsored by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education, ChapToR 2014 will examine "The Nine Lives of a School Chaplain."

Lauren Winner, Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke University Divinity School, and author of Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life, will be our keynote speaker.

Other scheduled presenters include members of the newly-forming Episcopal Schools Chaplains Network.

Registration Deadline:
Friday, January 31, 2014. On-site registration will not be available for this conference.

Registration Includes:

Registration includes all conference materials, Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch, and Saturday breakfast. The registration fee does not include dinner on Friday, February 7, 2014, or housing for any night.

Dinner on Friday, February 7, 2014. Attendees should plan to explore the restaurants of New Orleans' French Quarter on this night; it's right outside the hotel's front door. It's a lively area on a Friday night, so make your reservation ahead of time. Visit OpenTable or New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Who Should Attend:

This conference is designed for school chaplains.

Tips for Making the Case for Attending:
Many travel and training budgets have been cut. This means that regardless of the merits of a conference, you may need to justify the expense when in previous years you may not have had to do so. So here are some things you might want to consider:

  • Communicate to your head of school what topics will be discussed and how they will advance your professional/personal goals.
  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A session with your colleagues to share what you learned.
  • Share the syllabus and speaker handouts with your colleagues.
  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending ChapToR.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.

Meeting Attire:

Suggested attire is business casual suitable for early-February weather in Louisiana.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 02/01/2014
Name Price Available To
NAES or CSEE Member $389.00   NAES or CSEE Members
Non-Member $459.00   Non-members

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations received by fax, (212) 286-9366, or by email,, no later than 5:00 a.m. (EST), Friday, January 31, 2014, are entitled to full refund of the registration fee, less a $75 processing charge. Requests of any kind received after 9:00 a.m. (EST) on Friday, January 31, 2014, or by any means other than fax or email will not be entitled to a refund of any kind.

All registrations are subject to acceptance. Registrations received without payment will be returned. Registrations are NOT transferable and cannot be split among conference attendees.

Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and/or the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE) with respect to registration, reservations, cancellations, changes in the location or content of the program, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES and/or CSEE be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, the cost of transportation or lodging. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

General Hotel Information:

The room block at the New Orleans Marriott is now closed. The hotel is offering rooms on a rate- and space-available basis. Call (504) 581-1000 for possible reservations.

Travel Information:

To plan your air travel, go to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Need driving and parking instructions? Visit New Orleans Marriott.

Follow the Conference on Twitter:
Be sure to follow us, @naes_episcopal, before, during, and after the conference on Twitter using #ChapToR14.

For more information please contact:

Mr. David J. Schnabel CAE