We've heard from our attendees and our vendors that the Conference is so missed! Here's just one of the many emails we received:
PLEASE have the conference! There are so many of us mothers who lament the fact that we haven’t had one for so long. I have friends all over the State of Minnesota and we also lament together the loss of this important event in our lives. COVID brought so many new homeschoolers to the family of homeschoolers and they have felt more loss because this is such an important opportunity to grow in knowledge and see resources firsthand.
The work you all do to make this conference available to our families is a rich gift to us (especially mothers who look to this as a bit of a retreat day to be fed so we can, in turn, feed our children more readily with knowledge). We need to hear speakers who speak life and wisdom into our hearts and offer the encouragement we need to continue on this journey of educating our children.
Emails like this were our inspiration to offer the conference again. And we received dozens and dozens of them!
We don't know exactly what to expect this year, but after hearing a resounding YES! from hundreds of you when asked if you'd attend the conference this year, we decided to go forward. So to kickstart the Conference, we invited an amazing speaker, Pam Barnhill! Many of you are Your Morning Basket Podcast listeners, so you know that Pam has a heart for helping connect homeschool moms to practical solutions that will make a huge difference in their homeschool. Pam's website receives over 120,000 page views each month and is the home to two homeschooling podcasts with a combined total of over 2 million downloads.
FREE, plentiful and easy parking (connected to the building). Park in any St. Paul College lot or the ramp for FREE.
Convenient location (right next to the St. Paul Cathedral)
A bright, open, and comfortable vendor area just down the hall from the Theater
Beautiful outdoor plaza area for lunch and breaks
All events on one level, in one building — and easy to find
We have an amazing line-up of speakers, including Phillip Campbell, Marcie Stokman, Nancy Bjorkman, Cathie Baier, the ever-popular Used Book Sale on Friday — and we're hoping that many of our vendors will be able to return so you can leave the Conference loaded with the motivation as well as the resources you need for a great homeschool year.
So, mark your calendar for June 2-3, 2023 and join us at St. Paul College for a time of inspiration and encouragement!