Wild + Free National Conference
September 29-30, 2017
Announcing our first-ever National Conference in Franklin, TN on September 29-30, 2017. For the first time, all of us are coming together in one place at one time for an event like no other.
We’ll have 14 presenters, two of our favorite bands, eight breakout experiences, regional meet-ups, a maker market, and a main-stage program that will fill your mama soul.
Let’s come together at Wild + Free Nashville this September to be inspired, encouraged, and connected with each other. Homeschooling is hard. But this gathering will show you that you are not alone. This is your tribe. These are your people. And you belong here.
Want to know more about our conferences and what you'll experience? Click on the images below to download a "yearbook" from some of our past events. This will be our sixth conference!
Wild + Free subscribers get $20 off (sign into the membership site and look for the code). If you're not a subscriber to our monthly Content Bundles, sign up here. (It's basically a free month.) Here are the prices for our National Conference, which reward you enthusiastic early-birds:
- $179 by March 31 - Best Rate
- $189 by May 26 - Early Rate
- $199 after May 26 - Regular Rate
The price includes your conference registration, event materials, and refreshments throughout the experience. Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. The price does not include lunch on Saturday (food trucks will be available on-site) or your lodging, which you can book separately.
Frequently asked questions
Here are some frequently asked questions. We'll continue to add new ones as we go along.
Who is This Event For? Do I need to be an Instagrammer, a homeschooler, or a mother?
This conference is for women of all stages of life. And of course you do not have to be any one of these to attend. While you'll find that the content is directed mostly to homeschooling moms, curiosity-seekers are welcome! You are loved, and you are welcome here.
Can I bring my husband and kids?
While only women are able to attend the conference sessions, Nashville is a great place for your family to hang out. Our hope is that this will be a getaway weekend for YOU, but if you can't leave them behind, no problem! We love your family too. As for kids, nursing infants are welcome to accompany you. Childcare will not be provided.
Are Meals Included in the Conference Fee?
Due to the size of this National Conference, lunch will not be provided on Saturday. However, there will be food trucks, restaurants and a farmer's market on-site where you can buy lunch, and we'll serve refreshments throughout the event.
What Are the Topics for the Breakouts?
We'll email attendees shortly before the event to announce the topics. We *might* provide a sign-up page in advance to make sure there's room. We'll email audio recordings of all the breakout sessions to attendees about a month after the conference.
What Airport Should I Fly Into?
The Nashville International Airport is the closest airport at 30 minutes away. We recommend renting a car or booking a car service through Uber or Lyft, both popular options in Nashville.
What Are the Best Times to Arrive and Depart?
Event check-in begins at 5:30 PM on Friday and the program ends on Saturday at 4:30 PM.
Can I Cancel my Registration and Get a Refund?
Registrations are transferable but non-refundable. If you can't make it to the event after all, you can try selling your ticket through social media using the #wildandfreeconf hashtag. Once you've sold your ticket, simply let us know the new attendee's information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll update the name on your ticket.
Are Children Permitted and is Childcare Provided?
To ensure a true retreat for all of our mothers, this is a child-free event. However, if you have a nursing infant who needs to accompany you, that is no problem. But no childcare is provided.
On the other hand, Nashville is a great place for families. You're welcome to bring your family along and let them explore the area while you're attending the conference.
Can I Share a Room with Another Attendee?
Yes, the best way to find another attendee is to use and peruse the #wildandfreeconf hashtag. Or better yet, bring someone with you!
How Can I Sponsor the Event or Donate Swag?
We're hosting a Maker Market where you can set-up a pop-up shop and sell your creations. We're offering special packages that provide exhibit space, a table and chairs, promotional opportunities and VIP tickets to the event. Email email@example.com for more information.