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Winter HomeSchool Conference 2018

January 27th, 2018

9:00 am – 6:00 pm
(with a bonus event for families that evening)

Davis Conference Center
1651 N 700 W.
Layton, UT 84041


Back to School Special

Now through September 30th!

Adult Tickets $17.17
($55 value)

Youth tickets $10.17
($40 value)

AND purchase your Audio Bundles in advance!!

**Audios will be available for download from a membership site.
Links and instructions will be emailed upon editing completion apx 4-6 weeks following the completion of the event.**

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This conference is designed to help support and rejuvenate home educating parents who want to thrive, not just survive the homeschooling experience.

You don’t have to be currently homeschooling to attend!


Gain support and motivation from others who have been there and can help give you encouragement. You are not alone.

Find Answers

Find answers to problems you are currently experiencing in your homeschool journey as well as spark fun learning math and science!

Customized Help

Learn what a 'Conveyor Belt' mentality looks like. Customize your children's education in a way that is unique to them.

Time Management

Get tips on time management, organization, household essentials, how to be more efficient, and much, much more!!



Look who's speaking! (Check back often for updates!)
Kirk Duncan, Adult Keynote

Kirk has taught and mentored thousands of entrepreneurs, trainers, educators, and community leaders to expand their potential, refine talents, increase confidence, and get the results they are looking for. His inspiring message, interactive storytelling, and wealth of resources captivate and move audiences. Kirk shares from his experience techniques to create freedom, transformation, and abundance. His programs work.

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James Ure – Williamsburg Academy

James is a constitutional attorney turned education entrepreneur. Together with his best friend and business partner, he founded Williamsburg Learning, Williamsburg Academy, and Williamsburg Adventures. These help students and educators across the country live meaningful lives, have transformational adventures, and develop principled leadership. He is currently passionate about helping intentional parents live amazing stories and create unique family cultures.

Adult Keynote – Your Family Has a Story. Here’s How to Live it

Your family culture is unique – you homeschool! You take on the world, life and family differently. This is an advantage. In this presentation, James Ure, President of Williamsburg Learning, will teach you how to strengthen your family culture and live the story your family is meant to live.

Adult Breakout Session – Five Steps from a Transactional Family to a Transformational Family

James Ure is passionate about helping people, families, and organizations live transformationally. Together with his wife and 4 children, they have created an intentional and unique family culture. Together with his business partner, they have created a transformational company culture for their 75 employees. James wants to share with you the top five steps he has discovered in both family and company environs to help you and your family progress even further towards transformation.

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Adam Hailstone, Leadership Academy of Utah

Adam received his BA from a small Liberal Arts school. He has spoken to 1000’s of people across North America inspiring people to improve their lives and obtain a liberal arts education. It is his life’s mission to help pull people out of life’s ruts and to motivate them to live a meaningful life. Adam spent much of his 20’s as a small business owner. Later he sold his business to help build Williamsburg Learning, which operates three schools, including Leadership Academy of Utah. Currently, he is serving as a Mentor, Director of Leadership and Chief Marketing Officer

Youth Keynote – Proving to Yourself and the World, You’ve Got This

Do you sometimes feel the world holds you back because of your age? Too often parents, teachers, even friends discount what you can do because you’re a teenager. Well, it’s time to prove them wrong! Adam Hailstone, Director of Leadership at Williamsburg Learning, is here to show you how!

Adult Breakout Session – The Science of Happy Kids and Happy Parenting 

Did you know that children with a certain type of mother have a 10% larger hippocampus – the part of the brain that manages stress and memory? In this presentation, Adam Hailstone will teach you some surprising, shocking and confirming truths about raising happy kids. You won’t want to miss this entertaining and inspiring presentation!

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Ben Brown, Williamsburg Learning

Ben started reading about the same time he started talking, and he’s loved doing both ever since. He has this insatiable hunger to know everything and so he reads all sorts of topics – history, philosophy, psychology literature, business, leadership, science, current events, etc. He can’t stop and just learning things though; as soon as he’s learned something new it wants to come roaring out of him to the first person he sees, regardless of how interested they are So, mentoring was a natural fit for Ben: it gave him a venue to teach and a reason to learn. He studied liberal arts in college and received a BA from George Wythe University in 2010. Currently he is helping to build Williamsburg Learning as a Mentor, Curriculum Director, and Science Program Leader.

Adult Breakout Session – The Maturity System

Parenting often feels, to borrow a phrase from J.K. Rowling, like “a subtle science and exact art.” Add homeschooling to the mix and things can get chaotic. Well, the folks at Williamsburg Learning have developed a solution. It’s called The Maturity System, and it makes privileges, consequences and (dare we say) parenting easier.

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Lucas Reynolds, Williamsburg Learning

When Lucas was a boy he dreamed of growing up and being a college football star – 6’3″, 230 pounds of solid muscle. He was sure he would win the Heisman Trophy and go down in history. Then his dream changed. At age 14 h e was given a choice: he could either join the high school football team or become a TA at a local private school. After a few weeks of swinging back and forth, he finally made a decision: he wanted to teach. He didn’t realize at the time how much that would shape his life. He never made it to six-feet tall, or even 150 pounds, but he has enjoyed teaching youth with four different organizations in a variety of subjects: from Shakespeare to Economics. He currently is helping to build Williamsburg Learning as a Mentor and Assistant Executive Director.

Adult Breakout Session – Communication Rhythms that Strengthen Your Unique Family Culture

George Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it has taken place.” Have you ever been blindsided by problems you thought you had already solved? Come learn how to overcome this challenge from the folks at Williamsburg Learning. See how we have created family systems that will forever change your family.

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Carol Mangels, 3 Key Elements

Carol is a mentor, trainer, author, and 17-year Homeschool veteran. She has been married for 33 years to her Green Beret Special Forces hubby. She is the mother of 10, grandmother of 7, and a 3 Key Elements Mentor. She is passionate about creating educational experiences with hands-on learning, consistent and transformative routines, and “one step at a time” goal achievement. Raised in the mountains of NW Montana, Carol has a deep love and appreciation for nature and family. Her life’s mission is to inspire and mentor individuals and families to connect within themselves, create their dreams, live their passions, and to actively serve those they influence.

Adult Breakout Session – Got Heroes?

Literature and history are filled with heroes from which to pull strength, model values, and emulate characteristics. Discover how to use the lives of heroes to inspire your family, fortify their minds, and bring to life their education. Learn how to cultivate the hearts of your children with heroes – uncover the way they lived their lives, the steps they took to achieve greatness, how they served, and the legacy they created. Teach your children the power of heroes.

“People need heroes. They need someone to take up the battle of injustice.”
– Howard Pyle, Men of Iron

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Nicholeen Peck, Teaching Self Government

When it comes to parenting, Nicholeen Peck is a worldwide phenomenon and leader – and for good reason! Her proven system based on Four Simple Skills transforms even the most out-of-control teenagers and homes from chaos to calm within days. Though she’s an international speaker, author, mentor, former foster parent of many difficult and troubled teens, and even President of the Worldwide Organization for Women (an approved consultant for the United Nations), Nicholeen spends most of her time at home with her husband and four children, which she knows will be her greatest impact and legacy. The fact that she has such an international influence while still being a stay-at-home mom is evidence of the effectiveness of her teachings. Learn more about her mission and methods at her website.

Adult Breakout Session – Transforming the Tone of Your Homeschool
When your homeschool day is a success, why is that? Is it just because you checked off all the lists? Or, is it more than that? Is it because your family felt inspired,  bonded together, and united by the learning that happened? I’ve noticed over the years that there are ways to create better homeschool days that don’t involve lists. When your home feels exciting, loving, inspiring and united your family will always grow and learn in remarkable ways. This class will teach the 3 ways to make homeschool magically unifying so that you have memories to last a lifetime.
Adult Breakout Session – Creating Confident Thinkers and Problem Solvers
Students who make it far academically are those who know how to think, analyze and problem solve well. Creating this type of learning is all about setting up the right environment. This class will focus on how you can make some simple shifts in your homeschool to create an environment for inspiring confident thinkers and problem solvers.

AND purchase your Audio Bundles in advance!!

**Audios will be available for download from a membership site.
Links and instructions will be emailed upon editing completion apx 4-6 weeks following the event.**

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