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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 DO NOT have to be currently homeschooling to attend!

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


Adult Keynotes

(Check back often for updates!)
Kirk Duncan, 3 Key Elements

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.

Adult Keynote – The Heart & Soul of a Leader

Courage is the fuel that feeds the Heart & Soul of a Leader. It takes courage, raw effort, and determination to take an idea and see it through to completion. Why is it that so many ideas are not getting finished, some not even started? Unfinished plans, ideas, and projects are an outward indicator of an inside glitch. Find out what’s tripping you up – what you could be missing. There is a reason you’re running out of fuel and raw effort before you cross the finish line.

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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 Sessions

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Tammy Anderson Ward, Hope Haven Events

Supporting homeschooling communities is one of Tammy’s favorite passions + home educating her awesome family. She is the founder of the Winter Homeschool Conference and is grateful it’s become one of the yummiest attractions for homeschoolers from all walks of life in Utah and states around. Homeschooler for 10 years, 8 kids, 1 beautiful granddaughter, loves to learn, connect to community, offer support #grammytammy #WHConf

Adult Breakout Session – Find FUN For YOU AND THEM

There have been times in our learning journey when we have become bored with learning. At that point, it’s easy to become distracted or even just not want to learn. Come find FUN again!! This class is hands on with practical ways to do this. PLUS – Go home with tons of FREE RESOURCES for all age groups!!

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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 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

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.
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Wayne Turetzky, 3 Key Elements Chief Marketing Officer

Wayne Turetzky has experience helping companies better their sales, marketing and continuous improvement systems. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, has visited more than ten foreign countries, and lived in Poland for two years. Outside of work, Wayne enjoys international films, new restaurants with his wife, and being outdoors with the two children they’ve been blessed to adopt. He never wants to stop learning and finds joy in helping people realize and reach their maximum potential.

Adult Breakout Session – Fortifying Families – The Dark Side of Declarations
As an adult, the challenges you face in life today stem from the pattersn of belief you previously learned in childhood. Your family is on the same path. Who’s programming your child today, and what are they being taught?
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Jenny Phillips, Singer/Songwriter

As a Christian songwriter and music producer, Jenny Phillips has shared her love of music across the world, speaking at over 1,100 events in 23 countries and selling over a million CDs. When Jenny’s children began going to school, she turnes toward another one of her passions-education. Jenny began homeschooling in an effort to provide a faith-based, high-academic education focused on building noble character.
Jenny has a life-long love of literature and learning and received a degree in English from Brigham Young University. While in college, and after college, Jenny worked as a writer and editor before having her first child. Driven by the goal to help lead others to literature that is of high moral, literary, and educational value, Jenny has spent thousands of hours studying literature and its effects on character development, reviewing books, and creating a list that identifies hundreds of wholesome books of the highest merit.

Adult Breakout Session – The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum Class:
Not wholly satisfied with any curriculum she could find, Jenny Phillips began creating her own “dream” curriculum, utilizing her life-long love and study of literature and history. Realizing her vision for the curriculum was a monumental task and wanting to share it with others, Jenny hired a team of editors, writers, educators, designers, and illustrators, and in August 2015, she launched The Good & The Beautiful. The curriculum is now used by tens of thousands of homeschool children across the world. Come and learn the philosophies behind the curriculum, how it is unique, and how to use and organize it.
Adult Breakout Session – Changing Screen TIme Habits Changes Lives
Why and how to get yourself and your children away from time-wasting technology and more connected with people, nature, God, good books, creativity, and imagination. Learn the latest statistics, gain valuable insights and practical ideas. This just may be one of the most life-changing classes you take at a homeschool convention.
Jenny Ballif, “Science Mom”

Jenny is “Science Mom”, a YouTuber and author of several activity guides. She has a master’s degree in Plant Science and has worked as a molecular biologist and a wildland firefighter, and at several other jobs that fall in between wearing a lab coat and wielding a chainsaw. During the past five years, she has donated more than 400 unpaid hours teaching science in public schools across Nevada.

Adult Breakout Session – Cultivate wonder and find the extraordinary in the ordinary
One of the most wonderful things about science is how many mysteries and unanswered questions we still have. What is light? Why is quantum physics so incredibly bizarre? What exactly is matter, or time, or gravity? We don’t really know. There are two types of wonder, that of being with something and experiencing a moment of awe for what it is, and that of curiosity and questioning. Both are captivating and with the right approach, both types of wonder can be an integral part of every science lesson, making science a fantastic bridge to the other core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
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Wade & Catherine Reed, Creators of BizyBeez

Wade and Catherine Reed are the happy homeschooling parents of 6 adventurous, imaginative, energetic kiddos! They are the creators of BizyBeez, a toy company empowering parents to connect with their kids in fun, engaging ways. Wade has an MBA and has spent the past decade coaching couples to significantly increase their results with money. Catherine has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, taught preschool for 8 years, and established the Adventures in Light Commonwealth. Since 2009, they’ve been teaching parenting classes and speaking throughout the community about bringing more peace and joy back into the home.

Adult Breakout Session – Empowering Kids to be Entrepreneurs
Do your kids ever beg you for money? Never again! We will teach you our system with 5 principles to empower kids to work hard, think smart, earn their own money, save, and give generously.
ToriAnn Perkey, Homeschool to Homeschool

ToriAnn Perkey is a mother, mentor, and teacher. Homeschooling since 2004, she strives to lead each of her children to discover, celebrate, and prepare for the unique role that each has come to earth to play. Since 2008, ToriAnn has empowered families to feel confident and successful as they liberate their kid’s education through her interactive workshops, inspiring keynotes, and online programs. She has served as the past president of WHEN (Wasatch Home Educators Network)–the largest homeschooling network in Utah and the main teacher for The Homeschool Support Group. ToriAnn lives in Orem, Utah with her husband Josh, and their four kids. Learn more at www.homeschooltohomeschool.com

Adult Breakout Session – Homeschooling 101
Thinking about homeschooling as an option for your children, but don’t know where to start? New to homeschooling and feeling overwhelmed with the wide array of available choices? Join ToriAnn as she presents a step-by-step process that explains how to begin choosing curriculum, reviews different homeschool philosophies and explains teaching styles.
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Britton LaTulippe, Author & Illustrator

No one understands education like Britton LaTulippe. This homeschooling father of six is the author and illustrator of more than 70 children’s books, author of Revealing School, and the owner of Blue Manor’s Online Academy

Adult Breakout Session – Training Character for Greatness
Why do some parents spend $50,000 a year to send their child to an elite prep school? What do prep schools do that public schools don’t? Simple. Prep schools educate for greatness. But it isn’t just about the academics; at elite prep schools, character is king.
Since your children’s future will more likely be determined by the quality of their character than by their test scores, it’s essential that you know how to develop it. Drawing from both his experiences at prep school and in the military, Mr. LaTulippe will give you practical tips on how to instill a spirit of courage, self-control and honor in your children.
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Greg Denning, Speaker/Trainer/Mentor

Greg Denning inspires, motivates and empowers parents and youth to unlock their untapped potential, become their best and live the life they were born to live. He has been teaching, speaking and mentoring for 20 years, and across 5 continents. Growing up in a broken home and out on his own at 16, he voraciously sought the proven principles and practices for true happiness, success and significance. He found them! Now his mission is to strengthen families all across the globe. With their 7 children, Greg and Rachel have traveled around the world for the last 10 years, homeschooling and ‘world schooling’ their kids. With his amazing stories, insights, and enthusiasm, Greg will share the tools and techniques you need to SUPERCHARGE your family and your home school.

Adult Breakout Session – How to Help Your Children Reach the Potential You Know They Have
I’ve asked parents all around the world what they want most for their children. The #1 answer I hear, is that they want them to reach their untapped potential. But HOW? After studying personal development and high performance for 23 years I’ve identified and applied the few simple steps to inspire our youth to become self-confident, self-motivated, and self-disciplined to pursue their potential so you can stop worrying and nagging.
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Mary Ann Johnson, Speaker/Author

Mary Ann is a family connection expert. Her book, Becoming a Present Parent, teaches the art of being present despite the business of life. She has been presenting her Presence concepts across the country in workshops and webinars for over six years. She and her husband, Don, have seven children.

Adult Breakout Session – Process vs. Outcome
Process vs. Outcome. Knowing the Difference can change your family relationships. Kids and adults are different. This difference can get in the way of enjoying activities together. Come and learn eight motivations that get adults in trouble when working with kids and how to have more satisfaction in your parenting by making a mental shift.
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Kim Walker, Director Clever Container

Kim is a busy Wife, Mother and Grandmother! She has been married to her sweetheart for 34 years, is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 9 wonderful grandchildren! In her ‘spare time’ she is an Organizing Consultant who helps her clients create the systems in their lives that allow them to focus on what matters most, family! She is a Director with Clever Container and is a trainer on their Corporate Training team, and was recently a trainer at their National Conference!

Adult Breakout Session – TBA
More to come…
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Lynne Hanson, Teacher & Director

Lynne Hanson has a B.A. in Elementary Education, California Teaching Credential Reading Specialist Certificate State of California Classroom Teacher, Resource Teacher, Reading Specialist, Intervention Specialist Director of Project CLINIC (Federally funded Cross-Age Tutoring Program) E.S.E.A. Title 3 service team on Cross-Age Tutoring and Self Esteem, Classroom Teacher for DOE Dependent Schools, ESL teacher of immigrant children in Borough of Bedford, England Owner/Director of Creekside Private School Reading Consultant & Intervention Teacher, Cupertino & Mt. View, CA Author of over 100 Phonics CODE Books, Read and See Phonics CLUE Books and Author of “Monster Lie”, a children’s book on Amazon.

Adult Breakout Session – Watch me Teach a Non-Reader to Read in 40 Minutes
Prerequisite; consonant sounds. In 9 phonics-based charts students will learn how to read. This is an easy, fail-proof system for teaching all types of learners. End the frustration. The first part is learned with a song. The system has all the necessary guides and books and also functions as an evaluation tool.
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James Garnet, Brain by Design

For over a decade, James Garrett has been studying and teaching the brain science behind what makes human beings thrive. As an entrepreneur, scientist, and educator, he’s passionate about turning academic knowledge about the human brain into practical tools that anyone can use to change their life. Having built an award-winning social startup – and having gone through a major burnout along the way – James feels deeply that we need to change the way we learn, work and innovate. Through his company, Brain by Design, he offers powerful, 100% evidence-based tools that help individuals and organizations maximize productivity, creativity & joy.

Adult Breakout Session – Designing Your Homeschool with the Brain in Mind
How can we foster well-being and mindfulness in our children alongside the productivity, creativity, and high performance they’ll need to succeed? By designing educational experiences with the brain in mind. In this session you’ll discover cutting-edge tools and strategies that will help you infuse your homeschool with the power of brain science!
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Mara Ream, Morrison Law Group

Mara Ream is a wife, mother of five and with her husband Scott runs a cattle ranch. She has also been a professional int he financial industry for 15 years, participating in many aspects of the trade. She is currently working with Morrison Law Group, a statewide bankruptcy and debt relief law firm.

Adult Breakout Session – Make Your Budget Work
Is your budget working against you? Did you know it can work FOR you? Is the energy of your flow of money discouraging? Or is it something that creates hope? Imagine a budget that helps you plan every part of your life, a financial strategy that helps you even when life throws unexpected adventures your way. Mara has seen firsthand the strain financial hardships can place on families, relationships and personal esteem. She is passionate about relieving the burden of such circumstances. That is why she created “Why I Budget”. This program is geared toward motivating others to discover awareness of their situation, inspire to take action by creating a clear budgeting plan and educating on how your personal flow of money works…helping you see beyond your walls.

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**Audios will be available for download from a membership site.
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