Each year, we invite Classical Conversations® families from communities across the nation to get together in one place for two large events sponsored by the non-profit organization the Classical Conversations Foundation—National Conference and National Commencement.
Now, with the 2023 National Conference and National Commencement fast approaching, we’d like to share what you can expect from these events designed for your whole family to enjoy!
National Conference and National Commencement
Dates are set for the first weekend in May 2023. If you’re a Classical Conversations member and interested in attending either the 2023 National Conference and/or National Commencement, here’s some of what your family can look forward to.
2023 National Conference
These three days will be packed with teaching, encouragement, fellowship, and fun for your whole family. As a parent, you can gain insight into classical education and the larger homeschooling movement from leaders such as Leigh Bortins, Robert Bortins, and IEW’s Andrew Pudewa, while your student can enjoy games and other interactive activities at supervised outdoor camps. And, both parents and students will have the chance to meet other Classical Conversations families from around the country!
To learn more about or register for our 2023 National Conference, click here.
2023 National Commencement
The Classical Conversations National Commencement is our formal graduation ceremony for Challenge graduates (who don traditional graduation regalia!) and their parents.
This year, National Commencement will be held in conjunction with our National Conference at Grace Church and the National Athletic Village in Southern Pines, North Carolina. It will be a two-part event, with a rehearsal and celebration hangout on the evening of Friday, May 5, where graduates get to meet and fellowship with each other before the official ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, May 6.
Of course, as a homeschool graduation ceremony, National Commencement is more than a celebration of just the end of graduates’ homeschooling journeys. It’s also a chance to affirm the hard work and perseverance that parents have dedicated to educating their children successfully through the high school years (which is not an easy thing!). That’s why Leigh Bortins, founder of Classical Conversations, will address both students and parents at National Commencement for their combined effort in leading to this special moment.
To learn more about or register for our 2023 National Commencement, click here.
Watch: “2023 Grad Promo”
There’s Still Time to Register!
Both our 2023 National Conference and National Commencement will be here before you know it! If you are interested in attending either of these events, be sure to save your seats soon. To view the registration details, visit the Classical Conversations Foundation’s event webpage. We hope to see you and your family there!