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Friday, June 29

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Homeschooling 101: You Got This!

Alice Kompar

Alice will share tips, techniques, and insights she has gained in her 15 years as a home educator. Come and learn practical tips and advice on how to overcome common struggles for both new and veteran homeschool parents.

2:00pm – 2:45pm

The Catholic Art of Memory

Dr. Kevin Vost

Dr. Vost will explain how Sts. Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas revived and transformed the ancient Greco-Roman “art of memory,” provide a live demonstration with the audience, and show how teachers and students can adapt these ancient methods to learn and remember just about anything.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Discovering and Implementing Your Child’s Learning Style

Dr. Catherine Moran

What do you do when your child just can’t seem to continue with his lessons? Various learning styles and methods for teaching reading, writing, and mathematics will be explored. Learn how to identify and establish the necessary core foundation for your child with numerous practical tips.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

The Catholic Literary Revival

Prof. Joseph Pearce

Three hundred years of persecution against the Church in England took place until the conversion of Blessed John Henry Newman. This talk explains the Catholic cultural revival that gave to the world the works of Hopkins, Chesterton, Belloc, Eliot, Waugh, Tolkien and many others.

6:00pm – Day Ends

Saturday, June 30

9:30am – Registration

10:00am – 10:45am

A Matter of Life and Death: The Battle for a True Education

Prof. Joseph Pearce

Education is quite simply a matter of life and death. The poisoning of education by the architects of secular fundamentalism, and the culture of death it promotes, can only be countered by a restoration of tradition-oriented learning. Joseph Pearce will discuss the deadliness of the poison and will present the ingredients of the life-giving antidote.

11:15am – 12:00pm

Scrupulosity

Joseph Pearce

Scrupulosity is often underestimated, but it can be a serious issue for the spiritual growth of a soul. God wishes us to have confidence in His loving Mercy, and not to be distracted with incessant worry and anxiety. This talk will cover the danger of scrupulosity, and will provide remedies for increasing trust in Divine Providence.

12:00pm – Vendor Sales/Lunch Break

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Controlling and Eliminating Stress in Homeschooling

Dr. Catherine Moran

There are many factors that cause unnecessary stress in homeschooling. Some stresses can be avoided; others minimized by pre-planning and making arrangements beforehand, while others require simple planning on a day-to-day basis. This is an excellent talk on this important subject for homeschooling families.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

How to Think Like Aquinas

Dr. Kevin Vost

A practical guide to happiness and holiness through perfection of your intellectual powers, this talk builds upon St. Thomas’ presentation of the parts of the virtue of prudence or practical wisdom, and addresses topics like improving memory, learning, studiousness, and reasoning abilities.

3:30pm – Conference Ends