(CANCELLED) 2020 Men’s Conference – The Power of Friendship: in Marriage, Family and Everywhere

11/3/2020 – This event has been CANCELLED due to recent Massachusetts COVID restrictions.

About the Workshop on Friday, November 6

This workshop aims to help men understand the importance of friendship in their marriage, faith, and working lives. See the 2020 Men’s Conference Speaker Bios.

The conference will take place at the Arnold Hall Conference Center. Currently, all visitors to Arnold Hall must sign a Covid-19 Protocol Waiver.

Covid-19 precautions are required. This includes a limit of 25 people in attendance. All attendees must wear masks.

Planned speakers

  • Keynote: Arthur Brooks on the Secret to Lasting Happiness
  • Joe & Carol Cavanaugh on Friendship and Family
  • David Gallagher on What is Friendship?
  • Kevin Majeres on Optimal Work in Sub-Optimal Times
  • Joseph Falcao on Friendship at Work

2020 Men’s Conference Speaker Bios


The conference will consist of talks, group discussions, and informal get-togethers. The sessions will work in combination to offer guidance and encouragement for fathers to follow their particular spiritual path as men and in build deeper friendships

Mass will be said Saturday and Sunday by a priest of Opus Dei and there is quiet time available for prayer in the chapel.

An agenda will be sent out to participants a few weeks prior to the Conference.


Arnold Hall Conference Center, One Randall Street, Pembroke MA  02359.

Date & Time

The Conference starts on Friday, November 6 at 6:00 PM with a light buffet dinner and concludes on Sunday, November 8 – before lunch – at 11 AM


The cost of the Conference is $250.  Scholarships are available.  If you cannot afford the full amount, please pay what you can, when you can.

Covid-19 Protocols for Arnold Hall. 

Covid-19 Protocol Waiver  Please sign and email jbillmeier@chestnuthillcenter.org, or bring a copy with you when you arrive at Arnold Hall. Copies will also be available to sign when you arrive.

All attendees must wear masks. Limited to 25 attendees.

Registration Closed