1) Help by emailing your parish (and perhaps other nearby parishes) to see if they can include an announcement about the conference in their weekly bulletin. We have provided the text for such an announcement below. All you need to do is copy it into an email and send it to your parish office.
IHM Homeschool Conference – June 19 & 20, 2015
The Immaculate Heart of Mary National Homeschool Conference will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Convention Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, in Fredericksburg, VA, on Friday, June 19 (9:00am – 9:00pm) and on Saturday, June 20 (9:00am – 4:30pm). Confirmed speakers include: Msgr. Charles Pope, Fr. Andrew Fisher, Fr. Christopher Pollard, Mr. Ken Cuccinelli, Mr. Patrick Madrid, Dr. Ray Guarendi, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Prof. Mary Stanford, Mrs. Colleen Carroll Campbell, and many others!
Visit www.ihmconference.org for full list of speakers, talk topics, and vendors! This year’s conference will also feature a Teen Program on Friday Afternoon and a Catholic College Fair on Friday evening! ADMISSION is FREE and PRE-REGISTRATION is NOT REQUIRED! Convenient, free parking! For more information, please call (540) 636-1946.
2) Our conferences are free to attend, but obviously they are not free to put on. IHM Conferences require your financial assistance to operate. If you are able to make a donation toward the conference, that would help ensure that these conferences can continue in the future.
Conscious of keeping our spending to a minimum while still providing the highest quality conferences we can, our costs are not huge (so your donation goes a long way). Your donation will help us defray the most significant costs of running a conference which are the facility rental (except in rare cases where we are able to get a free facility), speaker travel and honorariums, and promotion. (Our speakers believe strongly in our mission and give us staggering discounts compared with their usual speaking fees. When you speak with them at the conferences, please let them know how much you appreciate them!) The chart on the right shows the average breakdown of our costs (and where your donation goes).
You can donate online through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to donate).
Thank you so much for your help! If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.