As I’ve mentioned before, homeschooling has been one of the best things that we’ve ever done as a family. I’ve been stretched in ways I never imagined. I’ve learned more about my kids than I could have hoped. And I’ve filled the gaps in my own education.
One of the tools that I’ve used occasionally to help my life as (homeschool) mom has been to listen to homeschooling speakers on a variety of topics. Sometimes, I’ve often found homeschool conferences to be skewed in one particular direction and not always a good fit for our family and where we’re going with our homeschool.
When I heard about Great Homeschool Conventions, I was very pleasantly surprised. Not only did they have a great lineup of speakers that I want to hear, but they offer a great variety, too! Their speaker lineup doesn’t appear to represent just one flavor of homeschooling. Love that!
Among their speakers at their five conventions this year:
- Susan Wise Bauer
- Andrew Pudewa
- Diana Waring
- Dr. Jay Wile
- Amanda Bennett
- David Hazel
- Chuck Colson
- Dr. Carol Reynolds
- Todd Wilson
- Sonya Shafer
- John Stonestreet
- Pastor Tedd Tripp
- John Rosemond
- Dr. Jonathan Sarfati
- Carl Kerby
- Dr. Jobe Martin
Susan Wise Bauer and Andrew Pudewa have helped our homeschool tremendously, so I’m looking forward to hearing them speak in Long Beach next year. Those of you in the Mid-west can even hear my friend Crystal Paine speak as well. Jealous!
In addition to a great lineup of speakers, there will also be huge Homeschool Curriculum Exhibit Halls and 100’s of Homeschooling Workshops. Great Homeschool Conventions are located all across the country, so there just may be one near you!
Mar. 22–24, 2012
TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC
Apr. 12–14, 2012
Memphis Convention Center, Memphis, TN
April 19–21, 2012
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH
May 24–26, 2012
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
June 14–6, 2012
Hartford Convention Center, Hartford, CT
Win admission to a Great Homeschool Convention!
This weekend, advertising sponsor Great Homeschool Conventions is offering a giveaway to Life as MOM readers. Five readers will each win a family admission to the convention of their choice.
Leave a comment below. This giveaway will be open until Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 8 pm PST. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize.
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: ffemtmomof4@, kristengillem@, pjfrohn@, thats_italian@, mmschoenborn@