Its that time of year again when we can start to announce our 2018 travel plans so you can try to attend a secular homeschool convention and catch Build Your Library in person. So far, we have 2 conference appearances scheduled. We will update this page if any new dates or events come up.
Build Your Library will be at the 2018 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, 2018 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Virginia.
Their annual two-day conference usually yields over 1,000 homeschoolers from all around Virginia and the surrounding areas. Attendees will enjoy dozens of sessions featuring speakers (2018 Keynote Speaker: Melissa Wiley) and topics ranging from a wide variety of homeschool philosophies and approaches, as well as an exhibit hall (with a Build Your Library booth), used homeschool resource sale and several social events.
A few months later, the S.E.A. (Secular. Eclectic. Academic.) Homeschoolers will be hosting their second annual SEA Homeschoolers Conference 2018 on Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Marriott Marquis, in Atlanta, Georgia.
They have a full 4-day schedule of events, over a dozen speakers (2018 Keynote Speakers: Julie Bogart / Blair Lee) and a bunch of secular homeschool related vendors.
I will be doing a speaking engagement/mini BYL con at the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, on November 2, 2018 from 4 PM to 7:30 PM. My talk will be “The Literary Lifestyle – Charlotte Mason in the 21st Century” at 5 PM, and I will have my vendor booth set up before and after for a meet and greet, shopping and “A Literary Education” book signing.
If any of you are anywhere near or within travel distance to any of these conferences in Virginia, Georgia or Connecticut, we would love to see you in person at our Build Your Library vendor booth. If you have been looking for one of the few-and-far-between secular homeschool conventions, the SEA Homeschoolers Conference 2018 may be the one you want to make plans to get to. Last year the SEA Conference was in West Virginia and they plan on rotating locations around the country each year. Both of these events have close and affordable lodging options for those traveling from out of town and are both packed with activities and talks to keep you busy.
Please swing by one of our booths and say hello, grab some Build Your Library swag (BYL bookmarks, pencils, and catalog flyers), talk to us about our homeschool products in person or get a signed copy of my book A Literary Education: Adapting Charlotte Mason for Modern Secular Homeschooling. We might even have some of our past Family Reading Crates available too. See you there!
Build Your Library will be at the 2019 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg, VA.