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

~ Joining Via Livestream ~ Anthony M. Esolen is a writer, social commentator, translator of classical poetry, and Writer-in-Residence at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts. He taught at Furman University and Providence College before transferring to the Thomas More...

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...

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 Katharine Savage is a speaker at this year's...

Daniel Coupland

Daniel Coupland

Daniel Coupland is chairman of the education department and dean of faculty at Hillsdale College. He has served as advisor for the classical education minor and the liberal arts teacher apprenticeship for the past eleven years. Dr. Coupland was Hillsdale’s Professor...

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...

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JUNE 16-18: MAIN CONFERENCE

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.

JUNE 15 (TUES) PRE-CONFERENCES — LEADER’S DAY AND PRACTICUMS

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

LIVE AND VIRTUAL

This year, we plan to hold RTR live in Frisco (Dallas) Texas, and allow people to join online. Read more about this unique opportunity and see registration options.

QUESTIONS?

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COVID-19

Find out more about the conference and COVID-19.

Coming To You

Highlights

SPEAKERS


Find peace and purpose today in unending truth, for yourself and your students! Join Rosaria Butterfield, Anthony Esolen, Michael Farris, and many returning favorites.

EVENTS


Gather with hosts and guests from around the country for conversation, stories, Q & A, “After Hours” discussions, and more.

WORKSHOPS


Workshops, Leader’s Day, Foundation Track, and Parent Track blocks throughout the conference. Once the schedule is up, look for the familiar “audience” symbols.

Notes

Conference View

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!

Memo

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