August 11 & 12, 2023

In the last few centuries, the intellectual world has slowly but steadily abandoned Christianity, offering alternate secular perspectives to life’s most important questions. As a result, Christian educators have become suspicious of “academia” and often seek to protect children from secular learning. In this conference, we will explore the dual goals of pursuing learning and promoting faith. How do we foster faith, encourage an interest in truth, model confidence and humility, and avoid rebellion—all while embedded in a hostile world? Because truth is faith’s greatest ally, we can embrace open and honest inquiry, trusting God to turn hearts to Him.

Confirmed Speakers

Susan Wise Bauer
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Wes Callihan

Wes Callihan

Author & Teacher

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Andrea Lipinski

Andrea Lipinski

CiRCE Institute

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Eliot Grasso

Eliot Grasso

Gutenberg College

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Chris Swanson

Chris Swanson

Gutenberg College

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Conference Details

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Friday, August 11
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Banquet is at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 12
Breakfast is at 8:00 a.m. Speaker Q&A is at 4:00 p.m.


University Fellowship Church
1855 Cal Young Road
Eugene, OR 97401


(Cost includes lunch both days, breakfast Saturday, lots of snacks and coffee.)

Early registration, by July 15, 2023:
Full conference: $125 (Individual); $215 (Family); $60 (Student)
Groups: $119 each (5 or more); $100 each (10 or more); $75 each (20 or more)
Volunteers: $87.50 (3 hours); $31.25 (8 hours; 5 remaining)

Registration after July 15, 2023:
Full conference: $155 (Individual); $265 (Family); $75 (Student)
Groups: $147 each (5 or more); $124 each (10 or more); $93 each (20 or more)
Volunteers: $108.50 (3 hours); $39 (8 hours)

Friday Night Banquet:
$30 (Individual); $45 (Family)
Enjoy live jazz (instrumental) and a Great Books “raffle.”

Contact Us

Please contact the office at if you are interested in learning more about:

  • Volunteer opportunities and discounts
  • Event sponsorship opportunities
  • Lodging options
  • Professional development credits

Previous Conferences:

2022 Education Conference: Learning for Life
Guest speakers: Amanda Butler, Scott Postma, Andrew Pudewa, Kathryn Smith, and Andrew Zwerneman.

2021 Education Conference: The Art of Learning
Guest speakers: Leigh Bortins, David & Crystal Downing, Nancy Pearcey, Andrew Pudewa, John Seel, Wes Callihan, Diane Gray, Scott Postma, and Jon Robertson