Respect Life

Florida Culture of Life Conference

This year’s Florida Culture of Life Conference is hosted by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee and will be held October 13-14, 2023 at St. Sylvester Parish in Gulf Breeze.

This annual conference, jointly sponsored by the State Pro-Life Coordinating Committee and the Florida Catholic Conference, serves to unite, strengthen, and help form Catholics who wish to be better advocates for human life and dignity. Its goals are to highlight Church teachings on issues of importance to the Catholic Church, promote dialogue, and inspire action that transforms our culture, so that all life from conception to natural death is protected in law and welcomed in love. Topics will include the Church’s response to societal injustices such as the death penalty, abortion, human trafficking, and mental health.

All ministry leaders, parishioners, and community members who seek to become more effective witnesses to the culture of life are invited to this special event.

More information, including registration for the conference, the conference schedule and speakers, can be found on the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee website.


Please note: There is a discount available for deacons, their wives, and students.  For discount, be sure to select discount when you register. Register here.

Also note:  Free childcare available (6 months – 12 years old).

A block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate for guests from the Diocese of Venice in Florida at the Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central.  The rate is available Thursday 10/12/23, Friday 10/13/23, Saturday 10/14,23, and Sunday 10/15/23. The rate is $139.00/night for a Queen/Queen room and $134/night for a King room, which includes a free hot breakfast (6:30 – 9:30 AM). Rooms include mini-refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee machine.

To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express Fort Walton Beach Central at the special rate, call 850-737-2900 and specify that you are attending the Culture of Life Conference 2023 from the Diocese of Venice.  Cut-off date for the special rate is Friday, September 22, 2023.

To register for bus transportation from the Diocese of Venice, click here, or for more information, including bus and hotel information, contact Jeanne Berdeaux at or 941-374-1068.

If you plan to attend, please contact Jeanne and let her know, even if you are planning to drive yourself!