Wild + Free Franklin, TN - SOLD OUT

September 27-28, 2019 | The Factory

We're coming back to The Factory in Franklin, TN this September 27-28 for our annual fall conference! Join 800 other Wild + Free mamas for two days of insight, inspiration, encouragement, and community.

We may not all homeschool the same, but we're in this together.

This special gathering will feature main-stage keynotes, guest musicians, breakout sessions on practical homeschool topics, a maker market, and access to The Factory's farmer's market right outside the door.

Cindy Rollins

Leah Boden

Alisha Miller

Greta Eskridge

Jennifer Dees

Kristen Mittler

Toni Weber

Terri Woods

Julie Bogart

Rachel Kovac

Ainsley Arment

Elsie Iudicello

Kristin Rogers

Stephanie Beaty

Joanne Hassanpour

Jennifer Pepito

Lynsey Kramer

The Hunts

Conference Schedule

We'll release the actual schedule of presenters as the event gets closer. Until then, here is a general schedule for the conference:


2:00 PM – Regional Meet-ups (optional, off-site)
5:30 PM – Check-in Begins
7:00 PM – Opening Night Session
8:45 PM – Dismiss


8:00 AM – Doors Open 
9:00 AM – Morning Session
10:30 AM – Breakout Experiences
11:15 AM – Main Session 
12:05 PM – Lunch on Your Own 
1:15 PM – Main Session
3:00 PM – Breakout Experiences
3:45 PM – Afternoon Session 
4:45 PM – Dismiss

Please note: Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Breakouts: Space at the breakouts are first-come, first served. However, we do plan to offer the audio on our membership site in November 2019.


We're meeting at The Factory at Franklin, a beautiful mixed-use retail and entertainment space in the heart of this charming southern town:

The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37064

Franklin is home to quaint retail shops, horse farms, restaurants... and if you look closely, you're likely to spot a country music artist dining in town. Watch for info about regional meet-ups on Friday afternoon of the event.

Learn more at VisitFranklin.com | @thefactoryatfranklin

Conference Prices

Before April 30

After April 30



Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

Embassy Suites (4.4 mi)

820 Crescent Centre Drive
Franklin, TN 37067

Discounted Rate: $149

Holiday Inn (5.3 mi)

1738 Carothers Parkway
Brentwood, TN 37027

Discounted Rate: $129

Holiday Inn Express (5.2 mi)

7100 Berry Farms Crossing
Franklin, TN 37064

Discounted Rate: $134

Aloft Hotel (3.6 mi)

7109 S Springs Drive
Franklin, TN 37067

Discounted Rate: $139

Hilton Garden Inn (4.8 mi)

9150 Carothers Parkway
Franklin, TN 37067

Discounted Rate: $145

Hilton (4.4 mi)

601 Corporate Centre Drive
Franklin, Tennessee 37067

Discounted Rate: $149

On Fathers and Children:

While we value the vital role of fathers in homeschooling and we love children, this event is for women only (nursing infants are welcome).

On Matters of Faith:

Some of our presenters are people of faith, others are not. Everyone is welcome, but we realize this event might not be the right fit for those who want an exclusively faith-based event or an exclusively secular event. 

On Parking and Transportation

Please know there is a farmer's market that meets on the grounds of The Factory on Saturday mornings, so parking will be limited. We encourage you to take Lyft or Uber or carpool with others to the venue if possible.

On Breakouts:

Our breakouts are first-come, first-served, but we plan on recording all of them and making them available on our membership site in November.

On Volunteers:

We're looking for a few joyful, servant-hearted mamas who would love to roll up their sleeves and help us create a wonderful experience. If you're interested in being a part of our team, email joanne@bewildandfree.org.

On Cancellations and Refunds:

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. You can transfer them to any other woman if you're not able to attend. Simply look for buyers at  #wildandfreefranklin and transfer your ticket to the purchaser with instructions provided on the ticket - or at this link.

You can email hello@wildandfree.co with any questions.

 Wild + Free Maker Market

Each year at our Franklin, TN conference, we host a Maker Market where mamas can showcase and sell their handmade offerings. We're looking for makers or sellers of actual handmade goods, rather than corporate products, curriculum, or essential oils, for example.

We're offering three different packages to be a part of this experience. You can choose between just booth space or an enhanced package that includes a full-page ad in our souvenir notebook. All of our packages include the opportunity to give each attendee a special surprise in our deluxe shwag bag, filled with goodies and delights.