As home educating parents, we work hard to insure that our children will be successful in life and will have the necessary qualities to “make a difference” in our world. We strive to give them quality academics and to teach them good character. However, they will not reach their full potential unless we start with the foundation of God’s Holy Scriptures. The wisest man who ever lived said, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10)
The Bible speaks to every aspect of our lives and gives instruction that will help us be the best we can be. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Because of this very important promise, we have chosen the theme of “First Things First” for our 2013 MÂCHÉ Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair.
The 2013 conference has a distinguished palette of speakers with a superb array of topics, including science, history, music, drama, special needs, homeschool current events, family success, Charlotte Mason, and much, much more. Combined with the preconference tracks on Thursday, April 18, where our speakers will give you instruction in beginning to homeschool, homeschooling through high school, and teaching special needs children, there will be something for everyone.
MÂCHÉ Homeschool Conference and Curriculum FairApril 19 - 20, 2013 Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Henry Morris III and Dr. John Morris will be our Keynote Speakers. They are brothers and together lead the Institute for Creation Research (ICR). After more than four decades of ministry, ICR remains a leader in scientific research within the context of biblical creation. Founded by Dr. Henry Morris in 1970, ICR exists to conduct scientific research within the realms of origins and earth history, and then to educate the public through professional training programs, conferences, seminars, books, magazines, and media presentations.
Featured Speakers: Dianne Craft, Kay and Julie Hiramine, Andrew Pudewa, and Diana Waring
Supporting Speakers: Nancy Bjorkman, Mike Donnelly, Michael Ernst, Mary James, and Sonya Shafer
We will have 76 inspiring workshops at the 2013 conference, most of them never presented at MÂCHÉ before. You won't want to miss them!
Generation Joshua, led by Will Estrada and his GenJ team, will be back with us once again to present their iAdvocate session for the MÂCHÉ TeenTrack.
This TeenTrack features interactive activities that simulate what a legislator encounters when he or she tries to draft and advocate legislation.
The 2013 TeenTrack will meet off-site in the DoubleTree Hotel in the University Hall banquet room on the skyway level. This is a short walk across the skyway between the Mayo Civic Center and the hotel. The number of teen registrants will be limited to 425 students, ages thirteen - nineteen years old.
Additional Conference Events
Exhibit Hall: Over 100 exhibitors, of whom 25% of them are new to our conference, will display some of the finest home education curriculum, supplies, and services that you will find any where.
Used Curriculum Sale: Over 45 sellers of used curriculum and supplies that they no longer need in their own homeschool will be selling them at a reduced price. You will find many good deals!
Gift Basket: Each family attending the conference will receive a downloadable "gift basket" containing hundreds of dollars worth of coupons, homeschool helps, lesson plans, and curriculum ideas.
Exhibitor Drawing: Visit the small exhibitors in our exhibit hall, get a special card punched, and enter a drawing for a gift worth hundreds of dollars - a great opportunity for exhibitors and attendees.