Wild + Free San Luis Obispo, CA

The Fremont Theater | April 19-20, 2024

We're coming to San Luis Obispo, CA for our spring Wild + Free conference at the Fremont Theater on April 19-20, 2024. Join 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 Wild + Free storefront, access to the charming sights and sounds of the city 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.

Sally Clarkson
@sally.clarkson

Elsie Iudicello
@farmhouse_schoolhouse

Erin Loechner
@erinloechner

Aubrey & Jen
@aubreyandjen

Ginny Yurich
@1000hoursoutside

Ainsley Arment
@wildandfree.co

Rea Berg
@reaberg

Amber O'Neal Johnston
@heritagemomblog

Greta Eskridge
@maandpamodern

  Leslie Martino
@lesliemmartino

The Prams
@wearetheprams

Aubrey & Jen

Aubrey and Jen McGowan are high school sweethearts-turned-married soul mates who fill their home with music, babies, love, and laughter.

They write songs that tell the story of their lives and carry all the musical influences of their sweet Tennessee homeland. When not performing together, Aubrey & Jen can be found wrangling their kids, chickens, and dog at their country home, which is always undergoing a remodeling project.

You can find their EP of original songs wherever music is sold

aubreyandjen.com
@aubreyandjen

The Prams

The dream-pop duo is made up of husband-and-wife Jesse and Alta Keller who are based in Nashville where they make beautiful music and babies.

Alta, also known as Elta, showcased her solo electronic talent with the 2023 release "slow season." Jesse, an accomplished film composer, gained recognition for projects like "The Listening Road" and “The Luckiest Man" and is set to score the 2024 documentary "Croft."

Together, Jesse and Alta create music that weaves stories of love, conflict, loss, hope, and adventure into every song. Their emotive music has featured on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, TLC, ABC, BRAVO, and MTV.

@wearetheprams

Conference Schedule

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, APRIL 19

5:00 PM – Check-in Begins
7:00 PM – Opening Night Session
9:00 PM – Dismiss

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

8:00 AM – Doors Open 
9:00 AM – Morning Session
10:15 AM – Break
10:45 AM – Main Session 
12:00 PM – Lunch on Your Own 
1:30 PM – Afternoon Session
3:00 PM – Break
3:45 PM – Final Session 
5:00 PM – Dismiss

Refund Policy: Tickets are non-refundable but transferable to other female guests. Not transferable to any other Wild + Free event.

Transfer instructions are located on the e-tickets and at this link.

Please note: This event is for women only. | Nursing infants welcome. | Presenters and schedule are subject to change.

Location

We're meeting at the historic Fremont Theater in downtown San Luis Obispo, a restored moving picture theater and a live entertainment venue from the 1940s with its beautiful art deco paintings still intact.

The Fremont Theater (map)
1035 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Restored to its former glory, the Fremont Theater is a step back in time with beautiful art-fresco paintings on the ceiling and plush velvet seats.

Learn more at the Fremont Theater | Or at Visit SLO

Conference Prices

REGULAR RATE

$229

Tickets are transferable to another mama but non-refundable.

Embassy Suites

333 Madonna Road (map)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Includes complimentary hot buffet breakfast, an evening reception with free beer, wine, and snacks, free parking, and standard Wi-Fi.

Wild + Free Rate: $244 + tax

Hotel Cerro

1125 Garden Street (map)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Located on Garden Street in the vibrant heart of downtown San Luis Obispo across from Scout Coffee. Discount link good until December 31st.

Wild + Free Rate: $409 + tax

La Quinta Inn & Suites

1845 Monterey Street (map)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Recently built on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo with views of local the mountain peaks. $15 per night parking fee. Use booking code: CGWF24

Wild + Free Rate: $149 (Weekday), $299 (Weekend) + tax

Other Lodging Options

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

There is plenty of first-come, first-served, metered street parking in downtown San Luis Obispo, as well as a number of hourly parking garages. You can find more parking information on SLO's official parking website.

On Volunteers:

Wild + Free conferences are run by a small but mighty team of volunteers who work hard to create an unforgettable experience for the mamas who attend. We're looking for a few servant-hearted, kind and welcoming to join our team. We can't promise you a spot, but to apply click here.

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 non-refundable, but you can transfer them to another woman if you are no longer able to attend. Look for buyers at #wildandfreeconf and transfer your ticket to the purchaser with instructions provided on the ticket - or at this link. Tickets are not transferable to any other event.

On Sponsorships:

Due to space limitations, we don't have exhibits at this event. However, we do have room for several virtual sponsors to underwrite key moments. To learn more about this opportunity, email us at team@bewilandfree.org.

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