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.
We'll release the actual schedule of presenters as the event gets closer. Until then, here is a general schedule for the conference:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
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
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
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.
Before April 30
After April 30
Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.
Holiday Inn Express (5.2 mi)
7100 Berry Farms Crossing
Franklin, TN 37064
Discounted Rate: $134
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com with any questions.
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.