Conference Schedule

Friday, July 14

12:00 pm Registration Opens, Used Curriculum Drop-off and Set-up

 1:00 pm Used Curriculum Sale Begins (open until 7:00 pm)

 2:00 pm Vendor Hall Opens (open until 7:00 pm)

 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions

  • Brianna Heldt, St. Francis Hall
    Is the Grass Really Greener? Straight Talk about Public Schooling vs. Homeschooling (From a Mother Who’s Failed at Both)
  • Panel of Veteran Moms, Room 105
    Been There, Done That: Our “Big Sisters” in Homeschooling Share Wisdom and Encouragement for the Homeschooling Journey

 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions

  • Mattie Nelson, Room 105
    Falling in Love with Homeschooling: The What, Why, and How of Beginning the Adventure
  • Father John Riley, St. Francis Hall
    Homeschooling Mothers and the “Sacrament of Rest”

 5:00 pm Dinner Break - Dinner on Your Own

 6:15 pm Breakout Sessions

  • Jennifer Mackintosh, St. Francis Hall
    Q&A with Jennifer Mackintosh: Coaching and Encouragement from an Experienced Homeschooler
  • Brianne Tobin, Room 105
    Caught in the Web: Keeping your Kids Safe in Cyberspace

7:30 pm  Keynote Speaker

  • Joseph Pearce, St. Francis Hall
    The Evangelizing Power of Beauty: Converting the Culture

Saturday, July 15

 7:30 am Daily Mass at St. Thomas More

 8:00 am Registration Opens, Vendor Hall Opens (Open until 5:00 pm)

 9:00 am Keynote Speaker

  • Joseph Pearce, St. Francis Hall
    A Matter of Life and Death: The Marks of a True Catholic Education

10:00 am - 12: 00 pm Confessions Available

10:30 am Breakout Sessions

  • Jennifer Mackintosh, Cafeteria
    Planning for the Home and Home Education
  • Panel of Homeschooling Dads, St. Francis Hall
    Men with Chests: How Homeschooling Dads are Saving the World
  • Pat Carmack, Room 105
    Abolishing the American Highschool: Moving Students Directly from Elementary School to College Courses

11:30 am  Lunch on your own, Vendor Sessions 

 1:30 pm Breakout Sessions

  • Jennifer Mackintosh, Cafeteria
    The Call Within the Call: Lessons from Mother Teresa on Homeschooling
  • Father James Jackson, Room 105
    The Art of Teaching: Eight Approaches to Educating the Whole Child
  • Monica Mayhak, Room 207
    Reaching the Finish Line: Homeschooling High School and Beyond

 2:45 pm Plenary Session

  • Jennifer Mackintosh, Cafeteria
    Rebuilding Culture by Doing the Next Thing

 4:00 pm Anticipatory Mass at St. Thomas More

 5:00 pm Vendor Hall Closes

 5:30 pm Anticipatory Mass at St. Thomas More