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Kingston, Jamaica – Thursday, October 15 to Friday, October 16, 2020

Theme for 2020 Conference: Critical Concern for Earth.

A special thank you to the host schools for the 2020 Mercy Education Conference: Alpha Infant School, Alpha Institute, Alpha Primary School, Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha), Jessie Ripoll Primary School, St. John Bosco Career Advancement Institute and Mount St. Joseph Preparatory School.

Who can attend the Mercy Education Conference? The Mercy Education Conference is an annual event to encourage collaboration, sharing and furthering the Mercy charism. All education ministries that are part of the Mercy Education System of the Americas are invited to attend.

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Conference Dates

The conference will take place from the morning of Thursday, October 15 – to the afternoon of Friday, October 16.


Registration for the 2020 Conference will open in August. You must book your hotel stay separately from your conference registration – see details below.

Airport and Transportation

Please plan your travel to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN). The local Jamaican Committee will be organizing pick-up from the airport. They will provide further details closer to the conference.

Passports / Visas

For participants traveling from the United States, please take the earliest opportunity to apply for a passport or renew your current one if needed. Information about U.S. passports applications and renewals is available here. For participants traveling from other countries, please check here to learn what visa requirements relate to you.


A block of rooms will be available at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, which is also the location of the conference. The room rate is $126/night for a deluxe single (plus tax) and $146/night for a deluxe double (plus tax). The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast. Reservations must be made by September 15. Book your stay here. Please note: the rate for a double room ($146/night) will be shown automatically. If you are choosing a single room, the rate will update after you indicate single occupancy. More hotel information is available here.

Evening Activities

Our host schools will offer tours and entertainment on the evening of Thursday, October 15. There will also be a list of suggested activities for the evening of Friday, October 16.

Extending Your Trip?

You may want to extend your stay in Jamaica to the traditional tourist areas on the North Coast. There is a bus service, Knutsford Express, which provides comfortable intra-island travel from Kingston to Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. There is an international airport in Montego Bay located on the North Coast in the event you want to leave Jamaica from that airport.

Welcome Video from the Host Schools of the 2020 Mercy Education Conference

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