*Pre-Conference tickets only $8.75 with existing Pigeon Forge 2023 ticket purchase
** Please note, these are stand-alone events
5+ Sessions per track
4+ hours of learning
Featured Speakers Include
Simply Charlotte Mason
Sonya Shafer is a popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method. She has been on an adventure for more than 20 years studying, researching, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle and effective methods of education. Simply Charlotte Mason publishes her many books and provides a place of practical encouragement to homeschoolers at simplycharlottemason.com.
Israel Wayne is a conference speaker and author of many books including: “Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry & Stressed-Out Parenting,” “Education: Does God Have an Opinion?,” “Answers for Homeschooling,” and “Raising Them Up: Parenting for Christians.” He is the founder of FamilyRenewal.org. He is a homeschooled graduate and homeschooling father of eleven children.
Tripp serves as the Director of Summit Semester for Summit Ministries. His passion for educating students in Christian theology, worldview, and apologetics grew mainly from growing up in a Christian home and then struggling profoundly with the tidal wave of cultural ideas that engulfed him as he entered a secular university. Thankfully, his experience taught him that Christianity not only stands in the marketplace of ideas — it soars.
Teach Them Diligently
Leslie is the homeschool mom of 4 children, 3 of which have already graduated and are pursuing God’s plan for the rest of their lives. She is the cofounder of Teach Them Diligently and is the author of several books and classes including most notably Teach Them Diligently, Raising Children of Promise and Heart School, which helps homeschool families thrive by seeing homeschooling as a great tool for discipleship and good parenting. You can connect with Leslie at Teach Them Diligently events, through their podcast and blog, as well as through the free Teach Them Diligently app.
Matthew Bullington is a professional college consultant. He has been helping students prepare for college since 2008. During his college years Matthew received over $500,000 in scholarship and grant offers between undergraduate and graduate school, after which he began speaking to groups on how to intentionally prepare for college. A homeschool graduate himself, Matthew has spoken on college prep topics to groups in 35 states, has written for multiple educational magazines, sold advertising to college admissions departments, and now offers online classes and consulting services through his company, UniversityReady. Matthew resides with his wife Meagan and their three children in Tennessee.
Parking is free on-site at the LeConte Center!
This event begins on May 3rd. Check in will be from 12-1pm and sessions will begin at 1:00pm and end around 5:30pm.
Nope! This is a stand alone event and you do not need to be participating in our 3-day event in order to attend. However, if you are attending that event, you can save over 50% on the pre-conference event!
In order for you to get the most out of either track, we highly recommend just choosing one or the other.