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JUNE 21-24, 2023

June 22 – 24: Main Conference | June 21: Pre-conference

Pittsburgh, PA or Online

Classical educators convene together at Repairing the Ruins for purposes beyond talks. Here is an overview of what we have in store this year.


Over 60 speakers deliver inspiration and instruction. Choose from approximately 8-10 speakers and workshops during each of four daily sessions, plus plenary sessions, networking events, and other gatherings created by fellow conference attendees.


Plenary Talks
These “keynote” talks encourage and challenge all of us. Speakers from outside our movement help us see new perspectives. Leaders inside the movement challenge us with new ideas, born in the classical Christian model.
Through surveys, we work hard to find relevant, actionable 50-minute talks of particular interest to teachers, administrators, and staff at classical Christian schools. We also have some talks that are just intended to play with ideas.
Meet Your Peers
Time during one workshop session is set aside for teachers to meet with their grade-level peers from around the country.

Additional Training

Specific talks and panels on leadership at classical Christian schools.
These are activity-based, in-depth training for teachers and administrators. They occur on the day just prior to the main conference.
A multi-part structured training track for new and developing CCE teachers. This targeted track occurs during the main conference and is useful for teacher certification.

Meetings and Events

Membership Meeting
The annual membership meeting provides insight into the organization’s activities and takes input from members.
Accredited Schools Meeting
Accredited schools gather to cover an agenda specifically targeted for ACCS accredited schools.

Other Activities

Meetups & Gatherings
Repairing the Ruins is the time to meet with groups interested in classical Christian education. For example, we use this opportunity to bring key groups together by invitation to broaden the reach of classical Christian education. What meeting can you sponsor? What dinner can you arrange?
We have set aside space for attendees to sit, enjoy coffee, and talk about whatever. These opportunities are the highlight of the conference for many. After hours, there are many great opportunities in the area.
Browse the vendor hall to find and share products and services valued by classical Christian educators.

Schedule Quick View

Note: Schedule is subject to change.


Conference Day 1 & 2

Conference Day 3

Leader’s Day
   8AM – 5PM
   9AM – 4PM

Singing & Prayer, Coffee, Fellowship
Plenary Session
Lunch & Vendors
Plenary Session
Dinner & Gatherings

Singing & Prayer, Coffee, Fellowship
Plenary Session
Lunch & Vendors