September 17-18, 2021 | The Factory
After a year off, we're coming back to Franklin, TN this September 17-18 for our annual fall conference! Join nearly 900 Wild + Free mamas for two days of insight, inspiration, encouragement, and community.
This gathering will feature main-stage keynotes, great music, guest artists, a maker market, access to The Factory's very own farmer's market right outside the door, and some big surprises we can't wait to share!
We may not all homeschool the same, but we're in this together.
Each year at Wild + Free Franklin, TN, we host a Maker Market where mamas can showcase and sell their handmade offerings. We're looking for makers or sellers of actual handmade goods, rather than corporate products, curriculum, or essential oils, for example.
We're offering three different sponsorship packages. You can choose between just a booth space or an enhanced package that includes a full-page ad in our souvenir notebook. All of our packages include the opportunity to give attendees a special surprise in their shwag bags.
To Be Announced at the Conference
Last year, we awarded 33-year veteran mama of five, Toni Weber, the first-ever Wild + Free Legacy Award for a lifetime of heart-led homeschooling.
Each year, we'll recognize a mother who has graduated a household of children and has inspired others with her character, devotion, and heart.
Often, the work of motherhood goes unrecognized until long after the kids are grown. This is why we want to call attention to these noble women.
We're excited to announce the recipient of this year's Wild + Free Legacy Award at the 2021 Franklin, TN conference.
We'll release the actual schedule of presenters to attendees as the event gets closer. Until then, here is a general schedule for the conference:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
5:00 PM – Check-in Begins
7:00 PM – Opening Night Session
9:00 PM – Dismiss
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
8:00 AM – Doors Open
9:00 AM – Morning Session
10:15 AM – Break
10:45 AM – Main Session
12:15 PM – Lunch on Your Own
1:30 PM – Main Session
3:00 PM – Break
3:45 PM – Afternoon Session
4:45 PM – Dismiss
Please note: Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. Transfer instructions are located on the e-tickets and at this link.
Meet-ups: In past years, we've hosted regional meet-ups on the Friday afternoon of the event. This year, we're taking a break until the world normalizes a bit. We encourage you to meet-up with friends on your own!
We're meeting at The Factory at Franklin, a beautiful mixed-use retail and entertainment space in the heart of this charming southern town:
The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37064
Franklin is home to quaint retail shops, horse farms, restaurants... and if you look closely, you're likely to spot a country music artist dining in town.
Before July 31
After July 31
Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.
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 Parking and Transportation
Please know there is a farmer's market that meets on the grounds of The Factory on Saturday mornings, so parking will be limited. We encourage you to take Lyft or Uber or carpool with others to the venue if possible.
(We have filled all of the volunteer roles at this event.)
On Matters of Faith:
Some of our presenters are women 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 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 #wildandfreefranklin and transfer your ticket to the purchaser with instructions provided on the ticket - or at this link.
On the Maker Market:
We are accepting applications for participants in our Maker Market. We're looking for makers or sellers of actual handmade goods, rather than corporate products, curriculum, or essential oils. To apply click here.
You can email email@example.com with any other questions.