Classical Conversations, a Christian homeschool program with a worldwide network of homeschooling communities, has amassed a passionate and dedicated following over the years. Established on the principles of classical education and the pursuit of wisdom and virtue through a Christ-centered worldview, Classical Conversations provides a unique and enriching experience for students and parents alike. One of the most anticipated events in the Classical Conversations community is the National Events Weekend. This annual gathering that brings homeschooling families together includes our National Memory Master competition, our National Conference day, and our National Commencement ceremony.
7 Reasons to Attend National Events Weekend
Without further ado, here are seven reasons why you should attend National Events Weekend.
1. To Deepen Your Understanding of Classical Education
Classical education is a time-tested approach rooted in the trivium—grammar, logic, and rhetoric—and the pursuit of wisdom and virtue. Attending the National Events Weekend provides a golden opportunity to delve deeper into the principles and methodologies of classical education.
The conference offers a variety of sessions led by experienced Classical Conversations leaders, who will equip you as you implement classical education in your own homeschooling journey. You’ll find valuable insights to help nurture your child’s character and intellectual growth.
2. To Discover a Supportive Community of Like-Minded Parents
One of the most significant benefits of the National Events Weekend is the chance to connect with other parents who share your commitment to classical education.
Homeschooling is tough! Honestly, it’s easy to feel like you’re on your own from time to time. At the conference, you’ll discover a supportive community of like-minded homeschoolers who speak your language (so to speak) and understand your goals and challenges.
3. To Hear from Inspiring Keynote Speakers
Each year, the National Events Weekend features inspiring keynote speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge and motivation to the event.
These speakers will include our founder, Leigh Bortins, along with our CEO, Robert Bortins. Hearing from them will provide you with a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm for your homeschooling journey while also expanding your horizons by exposing you to different perspectives and ideas.
4. To Explore a Rewarding Resource Exhibition
One of the highlights of the National Conference and Commencement is the resource exhibition filled with our CC sponsors. Here, you’ll find an extensive array of books, teaching materials, and resources tailored to classical education.
These incredibly helpful exhibitions will offer you the chance to explore various opportunities, speak with our sponsors, and make informed choices that best suit your child’s needs.
You’ll also discover supplementary resources to enhance your homeschooling experience and even some resources to chart out your post-homeschooling road map.
5. To Experience an Enriching Commencement Ceremony
Attending the National Events Weekend is a dream come true for graduating seniors.
The commencement ceremony is a memorable and emotional milestone event that marks the culmination of a student’s journey. Participate with your child as you walk across the stage, present their diploma, and listen to their heartfelt speeches. It is a moment that your family will treasure forever.
National Commencement is a time of celebration, reflection, and gratitude for the many years of hard work and dedication that your family devoted to education.
6. To Build Lifelong Friendships
Of course, this event is not only about education but also about building meaningful relationships.
Over the course of the National Event Weekend, you’ll have the chance to meet and connect with other parents and students who share your values and goals. These connections can turn into lifelong friendships, offering you a strong network of support and camaraderie throughout your homeschooling journey. You may very well find mentors, study partners for your children, and like-minded families to share in your educational adventures.
7. To Find Renewed Inspiration for Learning
The National Events Weekend is a place where both students and parents can find inspiration. The engaging sessions, thought-provoking discussions, and the atmosphere of dedicated learners can reignite your passion for knowledge and curiosity. This renewed inspiration often ripples through your homeschooling experience, motivating all of you to approach their studies with enthusiasm and a love of learning.
We will also celebrate our National Memory Masters as they compete to win an astounding grand prize of $10,000. These competitors are truly inspirational, demonstrating the value of classical education as they put their growth in the trivium to the ultimate test.
Learn more about National Memory Master.
National Events Weekend: A Milestone Experience
National Events Weekend is not just an event but also an experience that will take your homeschooling to the next level.
By attending this annual gathering, you’ll deepen your understanding of classical education, connect with a supportive community, gain both inspiration and practical knowledge, and kickstart lifelong friendships.
National Events Weekend is a chance to celebrate your child’s wonderful accomplishments,
both in our National Memory Master competition and our National Commencement ceremony. You will renew your commitment to homeschooling and discover the support and resources that you need to flourish on your homeschooling adventure.
We hope to see you there!
If you’re thinking about attending, keep an eye on the National Events Weekend page—and save the date!