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Join us for an invigorating 2 day conference exploring, learning, and being inspired in your home education journey. Workshops, vendors, lunches, community, and more!


Online registration closed July 11 at 11:59 PM. 
On-Site registration is available Friday (9am) + Saturday (8am) for cash and credit.

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KeyNote Speaker

Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of eleven, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mr. Pudewa's will present the keynote talks on Saturday as well as one workshop. His topics include: Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination, The Four Language Arts, and Nurturing Competent Communicators.

Friday Student Workshops

Mr. Pudewa will host student workshops on Friday.

8:30-10:30 AM—Grades 3-5
Units 1 and 2 Introduction to IEW—Level A

11 AM – 1 PM—Grades 6-8+
Introduction to IEW—Level B

1:30-4 PM—Grades 3-8+
Unit 3 Story Writing

Registration is available on the IEW website.

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The 2018 Conference is being generously hosted by Vino Nuevo Church on the East side of El Paso. The 2 day conference will include 32 workshops, host local and national vendors in the Exhibit Hall and provide child care for kids age three to eight.

Food Trucks will be available for lunch both Friday and Saturday.

Early Bird Registration is now open and is $30/family (2 adults and their dependents) until May 31 when pricing will increase to $45/family.

Food + Concessions

Concessions will be sold on-site throughout the day.

From 11:30 am–2 pm three food trucks will be onsite selling lunch combos. Everything from sandwiches, waffles, falafel, pie, shaved ice, baklava, and more!

Megalicious Meals

Blue Collar Shaved Ice

DeNile Foods