Register Here for the New Orleans Convention


As of May 11, 2020, Serra's 78th International Convention in New Orleans has been cancelled.



After careful deliberation with the local and international convention committees, the Board of Trustees of Serra International made the decision to cancel the 2020 International Convention.  

Plans are already underway for the 2021 International Convention, which will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 1-4, 2021.  Please mark your calendars. 

Also, the local convention committee in New Orleans, led by Joe Dicharry, has not disbanded as we plan to return to the Big Easy in 2022. 

In making the decision to cancel our 2020 convention, we had to accept the fact that convening a large group gathering in June of this year would be extraordinarily challenging, and potentially unsafe.  The current Serra International Board will remain in place until the 2021 Convention.



For those of you who have already registered for the 2020 Convention, you have three options: 
  1. receive a full refund of your registration 
  2. use your 2020 registration fee (USD350) to cover the full cost of the 2021 Serra International Toronto convention registration (CAD500)
  3. donate your registration fee to the Serra International Foundation during these most unfortunate times
If you would like to roll your registration to 2021, or if you would like to donate it to the Serra International Foundation, please notify John Liston by May 29, 2020, or you will receive a full refund.  The Westin Hotel will automatically cancel your room reservation without you having to contact them.  Please contact John Liston if you would like to retain your hotel reservations at the Westin.
Please know that this was not an easy decision for us to make, but ultimately we believe it to be the correct decision.  
We cannot express enough our appreciation for all the hard work expended by the New Orleans planning committee over the past two years as well as their willingness to serve for yet another year.  
We hope to see everyone next year at the Toronto Convention in 2021 and back in New Orleans in 2022.
Feel free to contact John Liston,, should you have any questions.
Mary, Mother of Vocations, pray for us!


Ruben Gallegos, Ph.D.
President, Serra International
Joe Dicharry
Chair, New Orleans Convention Committee
John Liston
Executive Director, Serra International



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Wednesday, April 15, 2020