Here we have archived the speakers, vendors, and schedule for 2017.


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Saturday March 25th, 2017
12:00pm to 6:00pm


Aquinas College – Main Building
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

Mrs. Virginia Seuffert

Mrs. Virginia (Ginny) Seuffert, a native New Yorker and mother of 12, has been homeschooling for over 20 years! While in New York, Mrs. Seuffert lectured, debated, and wrote a number of articles for the Pro-Life movement. After moving to Illinois, she became a founding member of the Illinois Association of Roman Catholic Home Educators…

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Mr. Domenico Ruggiero

Domenico Ruggiero holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering – Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida. For most of his professional career, Domenico has worked at/near the NASA Kennedy Space Center. He has worked on the Space Shuttle Program…

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Catholic Schoolhouse

Catholic Schoolhouse is designed to help homeschool families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements. Using the Catholic Schoolhouse materials or joining a local CSH chapter can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family.

Handmade Catholic Shop

Handmade Catholic Shop is a small family business founded on May 1st, 2016, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. The owner is both a graduate of Seton Home Study School and Christendom College. The shop is primarily an online business, providing “Quality Religious Items Made in the U.S.A.” Products include: scapulars, rosaries, veils, crucifixes, note cards, wall art, books, and more. Stop by our booth for a free raffle! Visit our website at!

Homeschool Connections

Homeschool Connections is a Catholic online curriculum provider, bringing the best Catholic instructors to you from around the world. Answering Blessed John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization, Homeschool Connections uses the latest technology to give you live, interactive classes; independent-learning classes; free webinars for Catholic parents; and the Catholic History Video Project.

Holy Family Resources

We are a family owned and operated apostolate with over 20 years experience dedicated to education and evangelization, and known for our large selection of wholesome and orthodox books, CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Materials focus on family life, prayer, spirituality, and Church Teaching. Take advantage of the CLEARANCE TABLES and enjoy used curriculum books, $1.00 CDs and savings up to 60% off!!!

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

Since 1983 HSLDA have been pioneers in the homeschooling movement, and they are still fighting for homeschoolers today. They are the only organization that lobbies on behalf of homeschoolers in Washington D.C. and are a bastion of support, not just providing legal, but also practical, everyday support for 85,000 homeschooling families across the country.

Seton Home Study School

Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving over 15,000 enrolled students, Seton assists families by providing books, lesson plans, grading services, counseling services, and a wealth of online resources. At the conference, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).

Seton Used Books

There is only a handful of conferences where Seton sells the used books that families return to us over the year. This one-day only sale is your only chance to pick up these great deals.

Teaching Textbooks

Math curriculum specifically designed for Homeschoolers. Math 3 through Pre-Calculus. Teaching Textbooks is approved by Seton Home Study School as a replacement math curriculum for Saxon Math.

Saturday, April 30

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Your Children Can Change the World: How to Prepare Them for Leadership

Ginny Seuffert

This talk takes 14 themes found in expensive private prep schools to place kids in positions of power and influence (identified by John Taylor Gatto), and adapts them to apply to homeschooling families so you can prepare your children for leadership in society, business, and government.


2:00pm – 2:45pm

Catholic Homeschooling: The Real-life Adventure

Domenico Ruggiero

The greatest of adventure stories draw us close to the main characters, so that we personally sense their initial insecurities and fears. We feel bolstered as they grow in strength, and we celebrate with them as they emerge victorious. Real-life is an adventure in itself with all of these elements, except that the outcome against the real enemy is not certain and that there are eternal consequences at risk.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Overcoming the Hurdles of Homeschooling

Ginny Seuffert

Some of the toughest hurdles in homeschooling can be corrected with calm and confident parenting. This talk offers some insight into just what might be holding us back and how some easy, common sense adjustments will make all the difference.


4:30pm – 5:15pm

One Small Step for Parents, One Giant Leap for Homeschool Kids

Domenico Ruggiero

Homeschool parents are often challenged to teach science to their older students with just textbooks, expecially if students have a preference to the “learn by doing” approach. One such challenge comes when parents don’t have a strong background in science to help create activties that reinforce textbook lessons. This talk will show how some new technologies and resources can provide students with incredible hands-on learning opportunities, as well as provide some amazing success stories.

6:00pm – Conference Ends