At a Glance

2021 Conference at a Glance

June 16 – 18: Main Conference | June 15: Pre-conference

Frisco (Dallas), TX 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. See full schedule.


Speakers

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.


Conference

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.
Workshops
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. 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.
Parent Track
New this year – a day with tracks and gatherings just for parents! Do you have parents seeking more engagement, knowledge, or community? This might be a great place to start.


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?
Networking
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.
Vendors
Browse the vendor hall to find and share products and services valued by classical Christian educators.