Sessions & Schedule

Wednesday, July 13th

9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Pre-Conference 
7:00 pm: Registration opens, Welcome reception


Thursday, July 14th

8:00 am - 9:30 am:  Plenary A
Andrew Kern - A Contemplation of  Home

9:50 am - 11:00 am: Pillar A
John Hodges - Pliny’s Platitude: What Exactly is Home?

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Breakout Session A
Sarah Mackenzie - Beauty & Delight in the Ordinary, Chaotic Homeschool
Dr. Vigen Guroian - Snow White and the Christian Imagination of the Brothers Grimm
Dr. Christopher Perrin - Why Children Must Learn to Play
Tim McIntosh - To Feel What We Hope: Emotions and Stories in the Classroom
Dr. Peter Vande Brake - Why Can’t We Talk To Eachother?

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Breakout Session B
Peter Leithart - God’s Table and Your Table
Angelina Stanford - The Ancient versus the Moderns: Jonathan Swift’s Critique of the Enlightenment in Gulliver’s Travels
James Daniels - Topos and Kairos: Considerations for Home and School
Debbie Harris - Learning with Joy in the Classical Classroom
Martin Cothran - A Place on Earth

3:05 pm - 4:15 pm: Poetic Knowledge Panel
Dr. Vigen Guroian, John Hodges, Angelina Stanford, and Dr. Brian Phillips Discuss Wendell Berry’s “Silence” and Robert Frost’s “The Mending Wall”


Friday, July 15th

8:00 am - 9:30 am:  Plenary B
Dr. Peter Leithart - God’s House and Your House

9:50 am - 11:00 am: Pillar B
Dr. Vigen Guroian - At Home in The Wind in the Willows

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Breakout Session C
Andrew Kern - Homer Goes Home
James Daniels - The Art of the Commonplace in the Classroom
Martin Cothran - Domus without Domesticity
Greg Wilbur - Yearning for Eirene: Why Music Leads Us Home
Heather Shirley - Classical Christian Home Education: A Tale of Sirens and Trojan Horses
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: Breakout Session D
Sarah Mackenzie - Enchanted at Home: Wonder in the Life of the Reading Child 
Angelina Stanford - Exile from Home: Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, and Perelandra 
Andrew Pudewa  - By Heart: On the Goodness of Memory
Matt Bianco - Finding Home in a Homeless World 
Brian Phillips - The School as Tapestry: How Homer, Aeschylus, and Weaving Help us Understand School Life
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: Breakout Session E
Andrew Kern - The Journey Home and the Classical Curriculum
John Hodges - The Four Quartets of Eliot: Home Is Where One Starts From
Tim McIntosh  - The Good Life: Ben Franklin or Jane Austen?
Debbie Harris - What Teachers Need to Teach Well 
Leah Lutz - A Lifetime of Rhetoric: The Art of Rhetoric in Home and School

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Paideia Prize-giving Banquet
Honoring Cindy Rollins

Saturday, July 16th

9:00 am - 10:30 am:  Plenary C
Andrew Pudewa - The Idea of a Village

11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Q&A Panel
Andrew Pudewa, Debbie Harris, Sarah Mackenzie, Martin Cothran, and Andrew Kern:  Answering Your Questions​

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Andrew Kern - Closing Thoughts