Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2011.
Now in its third year, the IHM Tampa Conference is moving to St. Lawrence and for the first time, the conference will be free for attendees!.
Although we love children, attendance is restricted to adults, teens accompanied by an adult, and nursing babies.
St. Lawrence Catholic Church – Higgins Hall
5225 N. Himes Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
Friday July 22nd, 2011 @ 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday July 23rd, 2011 @ 9:00am to 4:00pm
Here is a complete vendor list:
Kolbe Academy Homeschool (Apparently there have been some mixed messages, but Kolbe’s presence at the Tampa Conference has been confirmed.) 7/12/11
My Smart Coach (Math manipulatives and other math-based products)
St. Anthony Catholic Bookstore
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, July 22
|2:00pm||Registration/Vendor Area Opens|
|2:20pm||Mrs. Virginia Seuffert||
The Simple Solution to Homeschool Success
Ready to take the plunge into homeschooling, but not sure where to start? You can simplify the process by breaking it down into just a few simple steps. Dealing with doubting relatives, setting up school space, finding support, and choosing curriculum are not as daunting as they seem.
|3:00pm||Fr. Edwin Palka||
Detached ≠ Depleted
Homeschooling involves detachment from many things of the world, but the feminist culture looks at homeschooling mothers not simply as detached, but as trapped. Without having corporate jobs or receiving high awards, they are viewed as isolated and non-productive. What makes them different, however, is also what makes them strong. Far from being nonproductive, the accomplishments of homeschooling mothers will change the world.
|4:00 – 6:00pm||Vendor Sales/Dinner|
|6:00pm||Mr. Dale Ahlquist||G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense
Chesterton was one of the most important Catholic writers of the 20th Century: prophetic, profound, and paradoxical. After disappearing from the curriculum for two generations, there is a growing revival of interest in his writings. Delightfully counter-cultural and amazingly timely, Chesterton’s common sense is just the cure for the insane ideas of the modern world.
|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, July 9
|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||Mr. Dale Ahlquist||
What is the Basis of Education?
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.
|11:30am- 1:00pm||Vendor Sales/Lunch|
|1:00pm||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.
|2:00pm||Capt. Guy Gruters||
Surviving with God in a Communist POW Camp
Capt. Gruters was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War and flew over 400 combat missions. He was shot down in 1967 and spent the next 5 years in POW camps, including the notorious “Hanoi Hilton.” In this talk, he relates the incredible experiences of his capture and shares a unique message of how his faith and hope sustained him.
|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–an intellectual–yearnings.