International marian association symposium

September 14-15, 2018

IMA Conference
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Room Options:

Registration Options:

Free - This option is for those attending the Symposium but not staying on campus. (Hotel options are listed below.)

$50 - Double Room: Two beds with private bathroom.

$75 - Family Suite: Multiple bedrooms (sleeps up to 8 people), two bathrooms. 


Hotel Options:

-Hampton Inn Naples-I-75 (23 miles from campus):

-Inn at Pelican Bay (29 miles from campus):

-LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort (29 miles from campus): 



Meal Options:

-Meals can be individually purchased at the cafeteria throughout the conference.

-Participants also eat at the several restaurants in town including:
          -The Avecado

          -The Pub and Grill of Ave Maria 

          -Gino's Trattoria Per Tutti

          -Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Check out IMA's website below!


Meet our Speakers


Dr. Mark Miravalle

President of the International Marian Association and Master of Ceremonies.


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Cardinal Juan Sandoval

His Eminence, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Archbishop Emeritus, Guadalajara, Mexico Cardinal Sandoval has been a Marian leader on important Mariological movements throughout Latin America.

Due to health restrictions, Dr. Luis Bejar will be presenting the paper of Cardinal Sandoval, as he will not be able to attend.

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme, Bishop of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Bishop Doeme has been travelling throughout the world, giving testimony to the power of the rosary, particularly against the forces of Boko Haram, the ISIS movement within his diocese.

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Bishop David Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay

Bishop Ricken, a longstanding Marian leader among the United States bishops, was instrumental in the approval of the first Marian apparition in the United States.

Mother Miriam (Formerly Rosalind Moss of Catholic Answers)


Mother Miriam is an acclaimed Marian speaker who has frequently been seen on EWTN and has her own Catholic radio station, Heart to Heart. As a convert from Judaism, Mother Miriam is uniquely gifted in her understanding of Our Lady as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy.


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Father Agustín Giménez González

Father Giménez (director of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences at the Ecclesiastical University of San Dámaso) holds a doctorate from the Gregorianum in Rome, and he has written extensively on Our Lady and her relevance to the Church today.


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Dr. Carrie Gress

Author of the best-selling book, The Marian Option, Dr. Gress speaks nationally on the importance of the truth and love of Our Lady in order to affect a conversion of culture in the West.

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Father Jan Kosiar

Father Kosiar, a native of Slovakia, received his doctorate from the Marianum in Rome on the topic of Our Lady as “Co-Redemptrix”.

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Dr. Richard Russell

Dr. Richard Russell, an international security expert that has worked many years for the United States government, has also written on the relevance of Our Lady to the present geo-political situation in the world.

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Dr. John-Mark Miravalle

Dr. Miravalle is a professor of Mariology and moral theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He has contributed to both academic and popular speaking venues on the subject of Our Lady.


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Dr. Robert Fastiggi

Dr. Robert Fastiggi is a professor of Mariology at
Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He is an
internationally recognized speaker and Vice President of the
International Marian Association.