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THE Catholic Homeschool Conference

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THE Catholic Homeschool Conference

Quick answers to common questions.

What is THE Catholic Homeschool Conference?

THE Catholic Homeschool Conference is an excellent, engaging, joy-fill opportunity to connect with Catholic homeschoolers from all over. With wonderful talks, workshops for beginners and no-so new homeschoolers, there is something for everyone PLUS the Expo Hall connects you with resources provided by established Catholic companies which design products and services with the YOU in mind! 

What is the cost of this year’s conference?

The cost is $28.97 if you register on or before May 9th. The price is $38.97 after May 9th.

Is this conference online?

Yes, it will be online. Our interactive online event platform, Hopin, provides a powerful experience that emphasizes audience engagement and fosters community building.

Why is there a cost of this year’s conference?

The cost ensures that the conference is of the highest quality which also gives you access to all of the recorded talks until May 1, 2023. Note that in previous years access to recorded talks after the conference was over $50.

After I register, when will I get access to the conference?

You will receive your Magic Link in an email (so please make sure you have provided us the correct one). This link will get you access to the conference on Thursday, June 9.

You will be able to review the Expo Hall and the pre-recorded talks. The actual live event will start on Friday afternoon.

 

What is the deadline to sign up?

None. You can sign up on the day of the conference, but you will save money if you sign up on or before May 9th.

Why did you choose this date?

We choose June to give parents time to complete the school year and provide plenty of time to plan for next school year. We choose Friday and Saturday to provide parents the ability to secure child care.

The main community remains as the general area for open and free events, posts and articles.

What time zone is used for the virtual event?

All sessions are based on Eastern Time.

Will I have access to the recordings and materials?

Yes! During the event, recordings of the mainstage and workshop presentations will be available within the event platform in the “Replay” area immediately after each session is complete for those who were unable to view the live session. Shortly after the event, the Catholic Homeschool Conference team will send an email with a link and instructions on how to access the recordings.

Will I be able to view the Exhibitor Hall or any of the recorded talks before the live event?

Yes, the Exhibitor Hall and pre-recorded talks will be available Thursday evening beginning 8 PM ET (5 PM PT).

How long do I have access to the talks?

You will have access to the talks until May 1, 2023. 

Is there an in-person watch party located near me?

Possibly. There will be directory Watch Party leaders in the Catholic Homeschool Community. You will need to join the Community to access the directory. Click here to join the Community.  If you are interested in starting your own party, you can also use this guide. 

Technical Questions

Find out what you need to know about the technology.

Will I have access to the recordings and materials?

Yes! During the event, recordings of the mainstage and workshop presentations will be available within the event platform in the “Replay” area immediately after each session is complete for those who were unable to view the live session. Shortly after the event, the Catholic Homeschool Conference team will send an email with a link and instructions on how to access the recordings.

What technology is required to participate in the conference?

Our online event platform Hopin is optimized to be accessed on a desktop or laptop computer using the Google Chrome browser. While there is a Hopin Mobile App, we highly recommend using a computer as accessing the platform from a mobile device may limit some interactivity features.

Why do I need to register with a unique email address?

Each individual will receive access to the conference platform that is unique to them and cannot be shared across multiple people. A unique email address is required to ensure everyone can access the conference and the recordings.

How do I access the pre-recorded content?

During the event, you can visit our Exhibitor Hall where we will have a repository booth full of pre-recorded talks, such as how to create a transcript, etc. Shortly after the event, the Catholic Homeschool Conference team will send an email with a link and instructions on how to access the recordings.

After I register, when will I get access to the conference?

You will receive your Magic Link in an email (so please make sure you have provided us the correct one). This link will get you access to the conference on Thursday, June 9.

You will be able to review the Expo Hall and the pre-recorded talks. The actual live event will start on Friday afternoon. 

 

Other questions

A few more questions and answers that will help you.

Why did you choose this date?

We choose June to give parents time to complete the school year and provide plenty of time to plan for next school year. We choose Friday and Saturday to provide parents the ability to secure child care.

You will have direct access to the founders of the Catholic HOmeschool Community too and meet others dedicated to growing with you, praying with you  and encouraging you!

Is there an in-person watch party located near me?

Possibly. There will be directory Watch Party leaders in the Catholic Homeschool Community. You will need to join the Community to access the directory. Click here to join the Community.

What if I want to start an in-person watch party in my local homeschool group?

If you are interested in starting your own there is a Leaders Group in the Catholic Homeschool Community or email [email protected]

How is this conference different from other online conferences?

This year, the Catholic Homeschool Conference is hosted on Hopin, an online event platform that emphasizes audience engagement and fosters community building. We’ve leveled up our production quality for our live keynotes and panels, and we are pairing the content you know and love from conferences past with hands-on workshop experiences and extensive opportunities to get to know, learn from, and engage with other attendees.

Will I be able to engage other parents and vendors during the conference?

Yes! This will be unlike any other online conference you have experienced in the past. Within the event platform, there will be opportunities to interact with other homeschool parents in Parent Meetups, which allows you to participate in 1:1 random video calls. We’ll also have opportunities for hands-on, interactive workshops where you’ll get to reflect on the content from our speakers while discussing the topics that matter most to you. In addition to video interactivity options, you’ll also get to participate in live chat, polling, and Q&A for all mainstage productions. 

Should I still sign up if I am not available for the conference?

Yes, the conference will be rich with information to help you with your upcoming school year. All talks will be available to you until May 1, 2023.

I attended last year’s conference and found it confusing to attend the talks. Will the experience be better this year?

Unquestionably YES! We have worked very hard to simplify your access to the conference. With your Magic Link that you receive just before the conference begins, you will be able to access all of the talks, exhibitor booths, and Parent Meet Ups with a click of one button. There are no required downloads.

Will I be able to review the agenda before conference day?

Yes, there will be a full schedule available the week of the conference. For a general schedule, click here. 

Will I be able to visit my favorite exhibitor?

Yes, you will be able to visit Homeschool Connections. BUT if we are not your favorite vendor there will be many exhibitors available to visit.

What does the registration include? (Free eBook, live event, Exhibitor Hall, recorded talks, what else)

You will be able to access the live talks, small group workshops, Parent Meet Ups, Exhibitor Hall, attendee-only specials provided by exhibitors, Pre-Recorded Talks, and you will receive a free eBook.

Will there be a social program?

Yes, the Parent Meetups will be your opportunity to meet with parents all over the world. 

Can I participate outside of the United States?

Yes! Everyone is welcome to attend. Though the scheduled live presentations are based on Eastern Time Zone, the Replay area during the event and the recordings after the event will allow all attendees to view the content and resources on their own time.