Wild + Free Franklin, TN
The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Rd
A BEAUTIFUL HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE
Announcing our national conference in Franklin, TN on September 15-16, 2023.
We're gathering at The Factory in Franklin, TN for two days of insight, inspiration, community, and encouragement. This event will feature all main-stage talks, music by The Hunts, a maker market, and lots of surprises. Join nearly 900 like-minded mamas at The Factory in Franklin for this one-of-a-kind experience! Learn more at bewildandfree.org/conference.
We'll release the actual schedule of presenters to attendees closer to the weekend. Until then, here is a general schedule for the event:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
5:00 PM – Check-in Begins
7:00 PM – Opening Night Session
9:00 PM – Dismiss
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
8:00 AM – Doors Open
9:00 AM – Morning Session
10:15 AM – Break
10:45 AM – Main Session
12:00 PM – Lunch on Your Own
1:30 PM – Main Session
3:00 PM – Break
3:45 PM – Afternoon Session
5:00 PM – Dismiss
Please note: Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.
THINGS TO KNOW
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). This is in keeping with our identity as a community for mothers.
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 Friday Afternoon Gatherings:
Stay tuned for several (optional) opportunities to connect with others.
At each Wild + Free conference, we have a small but mighty team of women who volunteer to serve the nearly-900 mamas in attendance. We're looking for women who have a desire to roll up their sleeves and pour into other mamas at the event -- first and foremost. We can't promise you a spot, but you can request to join our team by filling out an application.
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.
On the Maker Market:
Each year at Wild + Free Franklin, TN, 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 sponsorship packages. Apply here.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions.