IHM Conferences was founded in 2001 with the intention of hosting an annual national Catholic homeschooling conference in Northern Virginia. Our first conference was hosted on June 7 and 8, 2002, the Feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Herndon, VA. Our commitment was (and is still) to spread the love of Christ by promoting materials that are faithful expressions of His Holy Catholic Church. We had around 600 attendees that first year, and several attendees told us what a life-changing experience it had been for them. We have had many different organizations as partners and sponsors, but Seton Home Study School has been especially committed to helping IHM host conferences and expand. IHM wouldn’t exist without Seton’s assistance over the years.
In 2004 we hosted our first regional conference in Chicago (it became annual in 2009), and since then we have also started annual conferences in Cleveland (2007), North Texas (2008), Lafayette (first conference in 2008, became annual in 2012), Tampa (2009), Dayton (2011), New York (2011), Jacksonville (2012), Carolina (2012), Tennessee (2013), Georgia (2013), Buffalo (2013), Maryland (2013), New England (2013), Michigan (first conference in 2014, became annual in 2016), Wisconsin (2014), Toledo (2015), Philadelphia (2016), Raleigh (2016), Northern California (2016), and St. Louis (2016).
We have also held, at one time or another, conferences in Indianapolis (2006), Houston (2012, 2013, and 2014), Green Bay (2012), Pittsburgh (2013 and 2014), Long Island (2014), South Texas (2015), and South Florida (2015).
We had hosted 120 total conferences as of the end of the 2016 season, and have 21 more in 2016.
If you are interested in starting a conference in your city, please contact us!
Draper Warren, Director
Jason Sparks, Associate Director
Esther Williams, Sponsorship and Vendor Coordinator
Krista Thomas, Director of Communications