Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2011.
This is our first year in New York, and while there hasn’t been a Catholic homeschooling conference held in this area for a long time,
we are happy to find a very large and excited Catholic homeschooling community in the area.
Tarrytown, NY is an amazing central location, within good driving distance from places as seemingly far as Albany, Hartford, Long Island, Trenton, and Scranton.
The DoubleTree Hotel is literally only seconds off of I-287 right at the Tappan Zee Bridge (pictured in our conference graphic).
One major step we have taken to make this conference more accessible to local families is:
Although we love children, attendance is restricted to adults, teens accompanied by an adult, and nursing babies.
DoubleTree Hotel Tarrytown
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Friday August 5th, 2011 @ 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday August 6th, 2011 @ 9:00am to 4:00pm
If you represent a vendor and would like to be considered, please email Mr. Draper Warren, our IHM Vendor Coordinator at dwarren(AT)ihmconference.org
Friday, August 5
|2:00pm||Registration/Vendor Area Opens (and remains open throughout conference)|
|2:20pm||Dr. Catherine Moran||
This is a must for beginning parents and parents considering homeschooling their children. The “how to’s” of starting homeschooling and managing your day are covered. If you wish, bring your pad and pencil to take notes, for you are about to embark on one of the most challenging yet fulfilling times of your life!
|3:00pm||Fr. Edward Connolly||
Does God Scare You? If Not, Why Not?
Many persons have a truncated notion of God. This is due, in part, to the popular religious art that floods the markets: the “meek and gentle Jesus” kind, as well as the surfeit of politically correct homilies to which we are subjected. Maybe we all could benefit from a bit more fear in our devotional diet.
|4:00 – 6:00pm||Dinner/Vendor Time|
|6:00pm||Mrs. Virginia Seuffert||Reaping the Rewards of Homeschooling
Too busy with day-to-day details to see the light at the end of the tunnel? Learn how what you are doing today will bring real rewards in the future. The habits and virtues your children learn in the home mold them into adults of character and integrity, bringing great joy to you, their parents.
|7:00pm||Dr. Kevin Vost||Memorize the Faith!
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.
Saturday, August 6
|9:00am||Registration and Holy Rosary|
|9:30am||Fr. Luke Sweeney||
Raising Abel, Not Cain: Hope and Challenges for the Catholic Family
How can parents provide the environment where their children can be receptive to and hear God’s voice? We want our children to be as generous as Abel when making an offering to God, and not selfish like Cain.
|10:30am||Mrs. Virginia Seuffert||
Controlling the Chaos: Managing Housework and Schoolwork
Having trouble balancing schoolwork, caring for babies, and housework? The key to getting it all done, while remaining serene and confident, is to simplify. Clutter-free rooms, regular household routines, an orderly curriculum, and straightforward discipline really work.
|11:30am- 1:00pm||Vendor Sales/Lunch|
|1:00pm||Mrs. Regina Doman||
Seductive Evil and Wimpy Goodness
What’s wrong with our imaginations? Using examples from books and media, this talk demonstrates the impoverishment of our imaginations and how we can recalibrate this important component using Scripture and the writings of good Catholic authors.
|2:00pm||Dr. Catherine Moran||
Overwhelmed, Unmotivated, Disobedient, or Just Plain Lazy?
Is your child struggling to learn, or avoiding it? Are there days when teaching your child turns into “who’s in control—me or my child?” We all want our children to be obedient and diligent, especially where their studies are concerned. Learn some helpful tips on how to teach these virtues to your children.
|3:00pm||Dr. Kevin Vost||From Atheism to Catholicism
Dr. Vost will highlight the enticing ideas of the atheistic philosophers and scientists who pulled him away from the faith, and of the philosophers and scientists who brought him back to Christ. He will show how only the Church can answer our spiritual—and intellectual—yearnings.