Wild + Free California

The Crossing | Costa Mesa, CA | May 1-2, 2020

Join us for Wild + Free California at The Crossing in Costa Mesa, CA this May 1-2 for our annual spring conference! Join 1,000 Wild + Free mamas for two days of insight, inspiration, encouragement, and community.

This beautiful gathering will feature main-stage keynotes, guest musicians, breakout sessions on practical homeschooling topics, a sponsor plaza, and special guests and treats. We may not all homeschool the same way, but we're not alone. We have each other, and we're in this together.

Cindy Rollins
@cindyordoamoris

Nozomi Gutierrez
@momandpumpkins

Elle Celaya
@wovenchildhood

Tina Ingold
@heyingolds

Ainsley Arment
@ainsl3y

Erin Loechner
@erinloechner

Lynn Seddon
@raisinglittleshoots

Tiffany Hahn
@thehahnestlife

Courtney McCorkle
@7mccorkles

Sally Clarkson
@sally.clarkson

Elsie Iudicello
@farmhouse_schoolhouse

Bethany Douglass
@cloisteredaway

Amy Hughes
@simplelittleamy

Lydia Osborne
@ltosborne

The Hunts

The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band comprised of seven brothers and sisters who just happen to have been homeschooled.

Born and raised in the south lands of Chesapeake, Virginia, the siblings grew up in a musical home and fell in love with composing their own music.

The band members include: Josh (guitar, lead vocals), Jenni (violin, lead vocals), Jonathan (keys, vocals), Jordan (drums, vocals), Justin (bass, vocals), Jamison (mandolin, vocals) and Jessi (viola, banjo, vocals).

They pour their blood, sweat and tears  into every song and strive to write music that moves hearts with beauty, power and joy. | @thehuntsmusic

Conference Schedule

We'll release the actual schedule of presenters as the event gets closer. Until then, here is a general schedule for the conference:

FRIDAY, MAY 1

2:00 PM – Meet-up Experiences (optional, off-site)
5:30 PM – Check-in Begins
7:00 PM – Opening Night Session
8:45 PM – Dismiss

SATURDAY, MAY 2

8:00 AM – Doors Open 
9:00 AM – Morning Session
10:15 AM – Breakout Sessions
11:15 AM – Main Session 
12:15 PM – Lunch on Your Own 
1:30 PM – Main Session
3:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
3:45 PM – Afternoon Session 
4:45 PM – Dismiss

Cancellations: Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Policy: While we value the vital role of fathers in homeschooling and we love children, this event is for women only (nursing infants are welcome).

Breakouts: Space at the breakouts are first-come, first served. However, we do plan to offer the audio on our membership site in June 2020.

Location

We're meeting at The Crossing a beautiful multi-use venue in Costa Mesa. Modeled after the House of Blues, this state-of-the-art space serves as a church on weekends and an event space throughout the rest of the week:

The Crossing
2115 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Located halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, Costa Mesa is a town with a vibrant arts scene, renowned shopping, and a burgeoning foodie culture, all just one mile from the Pacific Ocean.

Discover Costa Mesa || Travel Costa Mesa

Conference Prices

EARLY RATE
Before December 31

REGULAR RATE
After December 31

$189

$199

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

17601 Fitch
Irvine, CA 92614

(4.9 miles from venue)

Rooms: Double Queens
Discounted Rate: $139/night
Reduced Parking Rate: $6/day
Reservations: By March 30th

Hilton Orange County-Airport

18800 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612 

(4.2 miles from venue)

Rooms: King or Double Queens
Discounted Rate: $129/night
Parking Rate: $35/day
Reservations: By April 8th

On Fathers and Children:

While we value the vital role of fathers in homeschooling and we love children, this event is for women only (nursing infants are welcome).

On Matters of Faith:

Some of our presenters are people of faith, others are not. Everyone is welcome, but we realize this event might not be the right fit for those who want an exclusively faith-based event or an exclusively secular event. 

On The Venue

The Crossing is a church on weekends and an event venue during the week. It is modeled after the House of Blues and designed to be a neutral space.

On Parking and Transportation

There is limited parking in the garage adjoining the venue. However, we're working with neighboring businesses to provide more space. We encourage you to take Lyft or Uber or carpool with others to the venue if possible.

On Breakouts:

Our breakouts are first-come, first-served, but we plan on recording all of them and making them available on our membership site in June 2020.

On Volunteers:

Our volunteer team is mostly full, but if you're a joyful, servant-hearted woman who would love to roll up your sleeves and help us create an amazing experience for our guests, email joanne@bewildandfree.org.

On Cancellations and Refunds:

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. You can transfer them to any other woman if you're not able to attend. Simply look for buyers at #wildandfreecalifornia and transfer your ticket to the purchaser with instructions provided on the ticket - or at this link.

You can email hello@wildandfree.co with any questions.

 Wild + Free Sponsorships

At Wild + Free California, we're making room for eight (8) premium sponsors and three (3) basic sponsors to partner with us at the event.

Each premium sponsorship includes extra-large exhibit space, a full-page ad in the conference notebook, an insert in the conference bag, and four VIP tickets. Our basic sponsorship package includes exhibit space, an insert in the conference bag, and two VIP tickets for your team.

Our sponsor booths will be located in the outdoor plaza at the conference in the same space where we'll host refreshments and our "party in the plaza." We're looking for sponsors that fit the culture of Wild + Free.