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Registration Information


CSMG 2016 Registration | Hotel Information

Take advantage of early registration rates!

The 2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Hotel reservations must be made separately from registration for the Gathering.  To inquire about room availability at our special conference rate, contact

Omni Reservations (ph: 1-800-843-6664) and mention that you are registering in connection with "2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering."

Gathering Fees*


Nov. 13, 2015


Nov. 14, 2015 -
Dec. 31, 2015

Jan. 1, 2016 -
Jan. 26, 2016
(on-site only after Jan. 14)
Entire Gathering
(Jan. 23 - 26, 2016)
$340.00 $420.00 $500.00
Daily Rates 
Saturday Jan. 23
$125.00 $145.00 $165.00
Sunday Jan. 24
$165.00 $185.00 $205.00
Monday Jan. 25
$165.00 $185.00 $205.00
Tuesday Jan. 26
$165.00 $185.00 $205.00

*Above rates include a 6% bank credit card/check processing fee.  Additional fees may apply to register for some Pre-Gathering meetings and events.

CSMG Registration Confirmations or Questions
A confirmation email will be sent to the registrant upon completion of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, or if you have any registration-related questions, please contact CSMG Registration (phone: 844-293-7034).

Hotel Reservations
Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations by contacting the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  A discounted conference hotel room rate will be available until Friday, January 1, 2016.  Hotel reservations must be made separately from conference registration by directly contacting Omni Reservations (ph: 1-800-843-6664) and mentioning that you are registering in connection with the "2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering."

Meeting Cancellation/Refund Policy
Any request for cancellation of CSMG 2016 registration must be received by Thursday, December 31, 2015 to be eligible for a refund.  A $50.00 administrative fee will be deducted in cases of refunds (or $20.00 for Pre-Gathering meetings/events). The 6% bank credit card/check processing fee will not be refunded.

Hotel Cancellation Policy
If it becomes necessary to cancel your hotel reservation, please directly contact Omni Reservations (ph: 1-800-843-6664).

Media, Social Media, and Recording Policy

  1. Professional media organization representatives are required to obtain advanced accreditation to attend the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (see CSMG Media Accreditation page).

  2. Social media use is encouraged at CSMG.  However, CSMG participants are responsible for their own use of social media during the Gathering, and are asked to be respectful of other participants, and to follow normal courtesies in this regard.  Note the following exception about off the record sessions.

  3. Off the record sessions will be announced and/or posted at the beginning of some meetings, or noted in program materials.  No social media posting, recording, or reporting of any kind is permitted from sessions that are announced as off the record.

  4. Recording of entire sessions at CSMG for the purposes of posting, sharing, or distribution is not permitted.  Any questions about recordings of CSMG keynotes, plenaries, or other presentations should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

  5. CSMG participants consent to being recorded.  Official CSMG representatives will be recording some CSMG events and functions in part or in full, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) may make them available after the meeting for official purposes. By your attendance at CSMG, you hereby agree that you may be photographed, videoed, or recorded and that such photography, video, and/or recording will be owned by USCCB and may be edited, modified and distributed by USCCB in any format chosen by USCCB.

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