Join us for an invigorating 2 day conference exploring, learning, and being inspired in your home education journey. Workshops, vendors, lunches, community, and more!
Dr. Brian D. Ray is an internationally recognized researcher and educator and president of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) and founding editor of the refereed academic journal Home School Researcher (est. 1985). He has published numerous journal articles and books, been repeatedly interviewed by major media, served as an expert witness in court cases on homeschooling, testified to legislatures regarding educational issues, and consulted both private and government groups. Dr. Ray is a leading international expert in research on homeschooling.
Dr. Ray has presented his work in academic publications such as Educational Leadership and Peabody Journal of Education, in popular magazines, and books such as Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling and Strengths of Their Own--Home Schoolers Across America. He has made numerous presentations at professional meetings and to the general public in places such as the United States, Brazil, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, China, and South Korea. Dr. Ray has been quoted many times by the media and appeared twice on television’s NBC Today Show.
Brian earned his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University, his M.S. in zoology from Ohio University, and his B.S. in biology from the University of Puget Sound. He is a former certified classroom teacher in public and private schools and university professor in the fields of science and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Brian and his wife Betsy have been married 38 years and have eight children and eight grandchildren, and they home educated all of their children. Brian is an elder in his local church. The Ray family lives on a small farm in western Oregon, U.S.A.
El Paso, TX
Centro Vida Life Center has graciously let us use their building to host the 2 day FREE TO LEARN conference. The building has ample space for an amazing number of vendors, workshops. They also have a nursery available to our attendees that need child care. More details to come.