August 21-22, 2020 || Traverse City, MI

A LIVING BOOKS EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

featuring guest speakers

LIZ COTTRILL, EMILY KISER &

NICOLE WILLIAMS

 A Delectable Education

MICHELLE HOWARD

Author of Truth Quest History

and Living Books Librarian

&

GINNY YURICH

1000 Hours Outside

AWAKEN

Aug 21, 9:00 AM
Church of the Living God
Join us in scenic Traverse City, Michigan as we awaken our hearts and minds to the beauty of a living books education and we encourage one another in the amazing journey of home education.
 

schedule of events

Friday, August 21, 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020

9AM-4 PM

Registration begins at 8:30 / Lunch 12-1pm

(explore local lunch options on your own)

 

We are pleased to be offering FULL DAY Immersions!  Spend an entire day with one of our speakers as you "immerse" your self fully in the passion and wisdom that they have to share in their respective topics.

NATURAL WRITER IMMERSION

Liz Cottrill 

INTO ALL THE NATIONS: GEOGRAPHY

Emily Kiser

A MORNING OF LESSONS

Nicole Williams

LIVING BOOKS LADY CONSULTATIONS

Michelle Howard

4-5 PM

Small group tours of the Children's Preservation Library 

There is a VERY limited number of tickets available. Tickets are available at the time of online registration.

6 PM

Bring a picnic dinner and join us for an evening of food and lively conversation on the scenic East Bay. 

More Information and directions will be sent upon registration.  

Picnic invitation included with conference registration, but please reserve a ticket at the time of registration if you would like to attend.

7:30-8 AM

Registration, coffee and donuts

8-9:15 AM

Plenary

 

THE GREAT RECOGNITION

Emily Kiser

9:30-10:45 AM

Workshop A

 

LESSON PLANNING

Liz Cottrill

 

SPECIAL STUDIES/OBJECT LESSONS

Nicole Williams

 

HELP KIDS FALL IN LOVE WITH READING

Michelle Howard 

 

HARNESSING THE LIFELONG BENEFITS OF

NATURE IMMERSION IN YOUR HOMESCHOOL

Ginny Yurich

location

Church of the Living God

1514 Birmley Rd, Traverse City 46969

11-12:15 PM

Workshop B

 

KEEPING TIME: HISTORY + HISTORY CHARTS

Emily Kiser

 

THE POWER OF A NARRATED EDUCATION

Liz Cottrill

RECITATION: THE CHILDREN'S ART

Nicole Williams

 

TRUTHQUEST HISTORY

Michelle Howard

12:15-1:30 PM

Lunch

Join us for a fresh catered lunch (included in registration),

created for unique and allergy-conscious diets, 

to give you a taste of the gourmet side of Traverse City.

Additional time may be used for local shopping or enjoying a relaxing conversation on site. 

1:30-2:30 PM

Plenary

HOME EDUCATED: THE POWER OF LEARNING THROUGH LIVING

Ginny Yurich

2:45-3:45 PM

Workshop C

 

MAPMAKING

Emily Kiser

OURSELVES: PERSONAL INSIGHTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Liz Cottrill

HANDICRAFTS: KNITTING

Ginny Yurich

 

FEAR NOT! HIGH SCHOOL IS THE HIGH POINT

Michelle Howard

lodging

+ food

We do not have a specific hotel booked for the conference, but you can find beautiful accommodations throughout the Grand Traverse Area.  There are stunning hotels, as well as Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and a large selection of homes on AirBnB and VRBO, as well as camping in one of our breathtaking parks.  We HIGHLY recommend booking your accommodations early, as the summer months tend to fill up quickly.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.

 

When it comes to food, Traverse City is know world wide for their unique local fare,  niche restaurants and wineries.  Visit our fleet of food trucks for a memorable (and quick) meal, or take your time and dine in a cafe or restaurant near the Bay.  

visit www.traversecity.com to view some our local food offerings as well as lodging recommendations.  

4-5 PM

Q+A Panel

notes

5-6 PM

Closing Plenary

DEVELOPING EYES TO SEE

Nicole Williams

Fathers + Teens

We are thrilled to offer our conference to fathers as well and take great joy in knowing that dads are investing in the education of their children! There is a discounted ticket price available for the spouse or teen of a registered attendee.

 

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate children at the conference, but nursing babies are always welcome.  If you are planning to bring a babysitter to the conference, we are pleased to offer a significantly discounted option for the guests of registered attendees who will be staying in the foyer with infants.

 

FRIDAY IMMERSIONS

 

$70 Early Bird Rate​

(ONLY 20 TICKETS AVAILABLE

AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE!)

 

$75 

(After Early Bird Tickets sell out)

 

 

 

 

 

 

tickets

SATURDAY CONFERENCE

 

$100 Early Bird Rate​

(ONLY 50 TICKETS AVAILABLE

AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE!)

 

$125 Advance Rate

(After Early Bird Tickets sell out - June 30, 2020 )

$150 Regular Rate

(after July 1, 2020)

Spouse or Teen tickets | $90

Includes all Saturday events

Babysitter tickets | $25

Only includes lunch

Excludes ALL plenaries and workshops

All tickets are transferable but non-refundable.  If you are not able to attend the conference and plan to transfer your ticket, please email us.

Please email us if you have financial needs and would like an application for a scholarship.

 
 
 
 

Speakers

 
Emily
Kiser

A Delectable Education

Liz
Cottrill

A Delectable Education

Ginny Yurich

1000 Hours Outside

Nicole
Williams

A Delectable Education

Michelle
Howard

Truth Quest History

Contact

 

 For Questions /  livingbooksconference@gmail.com

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