Welcome Letter

Friends -

We are delighted to open registration for the 2017 National Charlotte Mason Education Conference, held at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Now in its 13th year, the conference has grown to include educators and speakers from all over the world.  We have moved from Asbury Theological Seminary to the Asbury University campus.  This has allowed us to increase our registration.

We have heard from you that deep and meaningful plenary sessions and workshops instruct and inspire you for the coming year. Therefore, we have capped our registration at 400 total attendees this year. Unfortunately we will no longer be able to accommodate walk-up or by-the-day registrations. Children under 10 may attend the conference with their parents but they must remain quiet and may have to sit on the floor.  Only those registrants that have paid for the conference will get a seat. Children are welcomed to eat in the dining hall with their parents.  Anyone who pays a registration fee, including children 10 to 18 and teens, are counted in the 400 attendees that we can accommodate.

There are two deadlines for registration: early bird and regular. Early bird registration is from January 16 to April 7, 2017. Regular registration is from April 8 until May 15, 2017.  Cancellation fees are as follows:  1) cancellation fee for early bird registration (before April 8) is 15 per cent of the total cost and 2) cancellation fee for regular registration between  
April 8 and May 15, 2107 is 20 per cent of total costs.   There is not a separate group registration. The early bird is now $20 less than regular registration, and we encourage friends to sign up early and take advantage of the savings. 

Dick Keyes of L'Abri Fellowship will be our keynote speaker.  He will engage with us on the topic of Heroism and the Redemption of the Imagination, which is our theme for 2017.

Special thanks to Laurie Vigorito and Robin Hancox for their tireless behind the scenes work and to Jenn Stec for her support.  Without these individuals there would not be a conference for 2017.

If Asbury Inn and Asbury Inn Suites (William House) are full when you register, and you do not prefer to stay at Kresge Dorm or in Aldersgate Apartments there are several nearby B&Bs. If you search for “B&B Wilmore KY,” you will see several lovely lodgings.

Our conference pre-reads are True Heroism in a World of Celebrity Counterfeits and Beyond Identity: Finding Your Self in the Image and Character of God.  Both of these books are by Dick Keyes.

Since our online registration and financial system automatically caps our attendance, all registrations and payments must be made through the Event page at www.charlottemasoninstitute.com.  We can only accept payment through Paypal.  There is not an additional "shipping" charge as in the past with PayPal.  

As always, if you have any questions about registering for this year’s conference, please email us at  administrator@charlottemasoninstitute.com.

Thank you,
Charlotte Mason Institute

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