Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2011.
*Pre-registration is now closed.You are still able to come to the conference,
you will just need to register at the door on Friday or Saturday.*
Schedule and Vendor List Now Available!!!
Celebrating its 4th year, the largest Catholic homeschooling conference in Texas returns to the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, TX!
Please note that we did have to move the conference two months earlier than it was last year.
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
Friday May 27th, 2011 @ 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday May 28th, 2011 @ 9:30am to 4:00pm
This is a final list of this year’s North Texas vendors. We are not accepting any new vendors at this time.
We publish wholesome children’s books, mainly reprints of well-written historical fiction originally published between 1900 and 1965. Books are not necessarily religious, but contain a Christian world-view.
Primarily publishes the Fairy Tale Novels by Catholic homeschooling mom, Regina Doman, hailed by a number of parents as an alternative to the current trend of paranormal books that many teens are reading and many parents are concerned about.
Dr. Guarendi will have many of his popular titles for sale and will be signing books immediately after his talks.
Faith Folders for Catholics
Language arts and liturgical resources for homeschooling families as well as homeschooling support.
Holy Family Resources
We are a family-owned online Catholic Gift Store specializing in handmade religious items and stationary. Our collection included rosaries, religious jewelry, nativities, and announcements.
Kolbe Academy and Home School
Home of “In the Footsteps of the Saints” series. Also a few used Catholic Books, missals, etc.
Quarterly magazine with topics of interest to Catholic homeschoolers.
Since 1977, OLVS has been providing Roman Catholic homeschooling curriculum and publishing our very own line of textbooks (LEPANTO PRESS). The curriculum (including daily lesson plans) used in our homeschooling program is well organized, doctrinally sound and very affordable.
Dr. Reynolds (Professor Carol) creates lively multi-media courses that restore the Fine Arts to their traditional place in academic study. Come see Discovering Music: 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History, and Culture and Exploring America’s Musical Heritage.
Sacred heart Books & Gifts supplies Catholic and homeschooling families with resources needed to enrich their faith and educate their children. We strive to provide the lowest prices possible in order to support customers, particularly single-income families.
Seton is the largest provider of Catholic homeschooling materials, and offers a full-service accredited curriculum. We also offer a $30 discount for each student enrolled in our program at the conference.
Math products designed specificially for the homeschooler, with automated grading and solutions to every problem. Levels start with 3rd grade and continue through Pre-Calculus.
The Catholic University for Independent Thinkers is dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, truth, and virtue through the Great Books of Western tradition and Catholic intellectual tradition. With a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and 25 Fulbrights, authentically Catholic academic excellence is our priority.
University of St. Thomas
Links and descriptions are only added after we receive all of the appropriate paperwork from a specific vendor. For any questions regarding vendors, please contact Draper Warren, our Vendor Coordinator, dwarren(AT)ihmconference.org
Friday, May 27
|2:00pm||Registration and Holy Rosary|
|2:20pm||Mrs. Terry Arnold||Transitioning from School to Homeschool Many parents who are investigating the possibility of homeschooling wonder how well their children will make the adjustment. This talk will offer a concrete look into that process and how you and your children can renew and refresh a real love of learning together.|
|3:00pm||Dr. Dominic Aquila||Catholic Education as the Last Best Hope for American Democracy Drawing on insights from Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation, The Christian Family in the Modern World, this talk covers the particular ways in which homeschooling families can effectively fulfill their mission to contemporary American society as they also fulfill their primary vocation to educate their own.|
|4:00 – 6:00pm||Vendor Area Opens/Dinner|
|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||Fr. Philip Wolfe||Keeping Hope Alive In an increasingly chaotic world, how is a Catholic to keep from losing heart or even falling into despair? This talk will be a discussion of hope and related virtues.|
Saturday, May 28
|9:00am||Registration and Holy Rosary|
|9:30am||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.|
|10:30am||Dr. Ray Guarendi||Laughter: Sanity of the Family Anyone who works with children today is having his confidence, peace of mind, and authority undercut by widespread myths of “experts” and the media. Dr. Ray identifies several of the most pervasive of these myths, and helps moms and dads realize they are better parents and teachers than they might think.|
|11:30am- 1:00pm||Vendor Sales/Lunch|
|1:00pm||Mrs. Terry Arnold||Tips I’ve Learned Over the Years Looking for the secrets to homeschooling? I can’t promise all of the answers, but as a homeschooling mom of 5 children, I will share tips and overviews learned in 20 years of homeschooling. Some topics covered will be: short term vs. long haul homeschooling; reasons to homeschool for high school; and mom vs. mom teacher tips.|
|2:00pm||Dr. Ray Guarendi||Discipline is Love in Action Some good, solid basics of discipline will give you the confidence and authority to discipline with quiet resolve, and thus to punish less often. Discipline is an important way to love children, and teaching them self-control is a gift that will last a lifetime.|
|3:00pm||Fr. Joseph Fessio||Pope Benedict, the Liturgy, and the New Translation of the Missal Pope Benedict has made very clear what his desires are for the way Mass should be celebrated. He is not, however, imposing them on the Church. He’s hoping for a “new liturgical movement”. What is it he hopes to achieve?|