Classical Conversations National Events Weekend

Classical Conversations
National Events Weekend 2024

Delight in Homeschooling Freedom

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National Events Weekend

When: May 2-4, 2024 View Schedule

Where: Southern Pines, NC

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What is National Events Weekend?

Presented by the Classical Conversations Foundation, National Events Weekend is a three-day event that brings homeschooling families from communities around the world together in fellowship.

Celebrate your homeschooling freedoms as you:

  • Learn more about classical, Christian education.
  • Explore valuable college opportunities and scholarships.
  • Take a tour of the Classical Conversations home office.
  • Attend exciting discussion panels, including the Dad Panel, Parent Panel, and Grad Panel.
  • Receive encouragement and inspiration for your homeschooling journey!
  • Celebrate our 2024 Graduates in a formal graduation ceremony with student and family recognition.

National Conference Speakers

Hear from leaders in the homeschooling movement, including Leigh Bortins, Robert Bortins, and more!

Who is Invited?

Everyone! Bring your whole family—we’ll provide an affordable day camp for children that includes nursery care for babies, playtime with structured learning for toddlers, and various outdoor activities for older students.

2024 Event Schedules

All times are EST.

National Events Weekend

National Conference

National Memory Master

Thursday, May 2

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

NMM Check-in

8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

NMM Competition Begins

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

NMM Lunch Break

12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

NMM Competition Resumes

5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

National Events Welcome Celebration

National Events Weekend

National Commencement

National Conference

Friday, May 3

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Child Drop off/ Conference Check-In

8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Conference Begins – worship

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Brian Gilpin – Classical Conversations Foundation

9:15 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Leigh Bortins – The Math Map

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

College Prep Panel

11:10 a.m.-11:20 a.m.

CC International

11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Dad Panel

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.-1:10 p.m.

CC College

1:10 p.m.-1:40 p.m.

Leigh – The Math Map Q&A

1:40 p.m.-2:10 p.m.

Session Break

2:10 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

Parent Panel

2:50 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Educational Freedom

3:00 p.m.-3:40 p.m.

Graduate Panel

3:40 p.m.-4:10 p.m.

Robert Bortins – Classical Conversations CEO

5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

Commencement Rehearsal

National Events Weekend

National Commencement

National Conference

Saturday, May 4

7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m.

Coffee with Leigh

8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Commencement Pictures and Seating

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Commencement #1

12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Commencement Pictures and Seating

2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Commencement #2

National Events Weekend

National Commencement

National Conference

National Memory Master

Thursday, May 2

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

NMM Check-in

8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

NMM Competition Begins

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

NMM Lunch Break

12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

NMM Competition Resumes

5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

National Events Welcome Celebration

Friday, May 3

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Child Drop off/ Conference Check-In

8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Conference Begins – worship

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Brian Gilpin – Foundations

9:15 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Leigh Bortins – TMM #1 & NMM Winner

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

College Prep Panel (Sponsors)

11:10 a.m.-11:20 a.m.

International

11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Dad Panel

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.-1:10 p.m.

CC College

1:10 p.m.-1:40 p.m.

Leigh TMM #2 – Q/A

1:40 p.m.-2:10 p.m.

Session Break

2:10 p.m.-2:50 p.m.

Parent Panel

2:50 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Educational Freedom

3:00 p.m.-3:40 p.m.

Graduate Panel

3:40 p.m.-4:10 p.m.

Robert Speaks – Closing message

5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m.

Commencement Rehearsal

Saturday, May 4

7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m.

Coffee with Leigh

8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Commencement Pictures and Seating

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Commencement #1 Begins

12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Commencement Pictures and Seating

2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Commencement #2 Begins

*Classical Conversations Foundation is a nonprofit organization, separate from Classical Conversations, Inc., but it’s driven by the very same mission: to know God and to make Him known.

**All published ticket prices are in U.S. dollars. Published prices do not include taxes and Eventbrite fees. Entrance into the National Conference requires every attendee to register, to have a ticket to enter the event, and to accept the risk release and liability waiver.

***Child Conference prices refer to children ages 3-17 at the time of the event. Conference attendance for children ages 2 and under at the time of the event is free if sitting with parent.

2023 National Conference Sponsors

A warm thank you to each of our sponsors who made the 2023 National Conference not only possible, but a resounding success in equipping and encouraging Classical Conversations families for their homeschooling journeys.

Southeastern University
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Gutenberg College logo
Spurgeon College logo
Thales College logo
Excel College logo
First Frets logo
STOA Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate logo
Sedera
Cedarville University
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Regent University logo
Covenant College logo
Delightful Art Company logo

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