Michael Farris

Michael Farris

Michael P. Farris is president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom. Farris was founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA - 1983) and Patrick Henry College (PHC - 2000) and continues to serve as chairman of the board of HSLDA and...

Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen

Children are often called our greatest resource, as if they were deposits of tin. But a child is not (just as an adult is not) a lever in an economic machine, a vehicle for commerce, a revenue source for the all-powerful state. He is a human being, made in the image...

Rosaria Butterfield

Rosaria Butterfield

Rosaria Butterfield was once a tenured professor of English who identified as a lesbian and worked to advance the cause of LGBT equality. After her conversion to Christ in 1999, she came to see the sinfulness of having any identity apart from Him. Rosaria is married...

John Erickson

John Erickson

John R. Erickson, a former cowboy and ranch manager, is gifted with a storyteller's knack for spinning a yarn. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog, a smelly, smart-aleck Head of Ranch Security, Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West...

Katharine Savage

Katharine Savage

Katharine Savage is the founder and head of school at Philadelphia Classical School in Pennsylvania. She is also a representative member on the board for the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). Leader's Day Pre-conference | June 15, 2021 Leader's Day...

Louis Markos

Louis Markos

A returning favorite, Dr. Markos continues to inspire and entertain. He is a professor of English and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry...









Educators, parents, supporters, or students — over 50 workshops and multiple daily keynotes will meet you where you are. In person in 2021, plan on community events and plenty of casual gatherings so you can recharge and reconnect.


Pre-conferences are back! Go in depth about fundraising, pedagogy, Latin, leadership and more.


This year, we plan to hold RTR live in Frisco (Dallas) Texas, and allow people to join online. Learn more about a special Parent Watch Party. See the ACCS President’s Message, read more about this unique opportunity and see registration options.


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Find out more about the conference and COVID-19.

Coming To You



Meet our host and see highlights from our lineup of over 60 speakers.


Workshops, Leader’s Day, Foundation Track, Q & A and more throughout each day. Look for the familiar track symbols.

MEMO: 2021

Join together with speakers who will challenge us, encourage us, and prompt us to remember the greatness of our Sovereign Lord.


Network, discuss, strategize, encourage. See more pre-conferences.


Foundation of Classical Christian Education (FCCE) tracks each day.


The party lights are up at Coram Deo: Welcoming all RTR 2021 conference attendees to their place on Wednesday evening.

Parent Watch Party

Thursday, June 17


Join our host BILL STUTZMAN with GEORGE GRANT. This year, the content will be simulcast live from our event center with our live audience in Frisco (Dallas), Texas.


• 1:00-3:30 — Academic Challenge Session featuring George Grant, Louis Markos, and a host of Workshops.
• 3:30-5:00 — Cultural Renewal Session featuring Neil Shevni on the origins and impact of Critical Race Theory.
• 6:00-8:30 — Cowdogs and Monsters Session featuring Rosaria Butterfield and the ever-entertaining John Erickson, author of “Hank the Cowdog.”
• 8:30-9:30 — After Hours Banter where we’ll gather some folks with interesting ideas and let them challenge each other.


After a year of lockdowns, it might be time to gather a few friends together for entertainment and encouragement. Stream the national event to watch from your desk, car, big screen, or phone.

Contact us or your ACCS school for more information on how to join.

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Together Again

Classical Christian education is much better in person and our national ACCS convention event is no exception. We have missed the fellowship of joining together to further the movement. And, as never before, this movement is needed. Our civilization is threadbare as fear, unrest, and rebellion rise against God and His order. We have a hope and a calling to offer those who seek respite from our ailing culture. Come, recharge your CCE batteries, and see your friends again.

The ACCS has contacted key speakers and vendors, and we’ve visited the venue and the Dallas area recently. There seems to be great enthusiasm for a live experience. Other conferences in the area have been held in person recently. Plan to join us this year at Repairing the Ruins in Frisco, TX. Please register early to help us plan. Refunds less a $25 transaction fee, will be available until June 1st.

Online Event

Last year, well over 6000 people joined us for the online event. We learned that, while many choose to come to the event in person, others are not able to travel to the conference and entire schools can benefit from the training. This year, we plan to offer a special online event for those who wish to attend online. Like last year, we will have a studio-like program that you can attend in person or online!


Our Time

Our world has weighty problems right now. The nations loom large as the persecution of Christ and His church rises with new severity in Africa and Asia, and we see potential threats in America. This year’s theme reminds us that, in comparison with the glory and sovereignty of Almighty God, the nations are like “dust on the scales” (Isaiah 40:15). The real weight is found in God’s character and His love for His people and His Church. Each of God’s chosen has the privilege to serve the kingdom as we raise up a generation who will outweigh and outshine the darkness of this present age.

Please join us in Frisco, Texas, June 15-18, in the Year of Our Lord’s Reign: 2021. We will join together with speakers who will challenge us, encourage us, and prompt us to remember the greatness of our Sovereign Lord, His love for the nations, and the hope of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

Dedicated To

The restoration of classical Christian education for God’s people