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Youth Leadership Schools
The Leadership Institute
November 7-8, 2009
San Luis Obispo, CA

Learn how to: Organize mass numbers of students for the candidate or cause of your choice; Increase the size and effectiveness of your conservative group; Develop media contacts and gain media coverage for your events; Host successful speaker events; Develop eye catching signs and literature that will attract others to your cause; Identify and train potential leaders while successfully managing volunteers.

Classical Conversation Educational Summit

May 21-23, 2009

Winston-Salem, NC


Alan Schaeffer will be joining other leaders in home education for a three-day summit to discuss how they can work together on issues facing us in the current educational environment and how to equip families with educational opportunities that work.

Summit Participants: Leigh Bortins of Classical Conversation; Dr. Gene E. Veith of Patrick Henry College; Adam Andrews of The Center for Literary Education; Martin Cothrane of Memoria Press; Dr. Karen Palasek of The John Locke Foundation; Becky Dunlop of The Heritage Foundation; Jenna Robinson of The Pope Center; Pam Cooper of Economics in a Box; Greg Rehmke of Economic Thinking; Jim Bond of Liberty Fund; Alan Schaeffer; and keynote speaker, Andrew Kern of Circe Institute.

Missed Alan Schaeffer on Leigh! for Lunch February 25? Hear the entire conversation on BlogTalkRadio with Leigh Bortins, 1 Smart Mama Challenging Educators, Equipping Parents. 

2009 New Hampshire Liberty Forum
March 5-8, 2009
Nashua, New Hampshire

Education Track: Alan Schaeffer; John Taylor Gatto; Deborah Stevenson, NHELD; Lisa Snell, Reason Foundation; Charlie Arlinghaus, Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy; and more.

Connecticut Liberty Forum
Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, September 28, 2008
Bristol Clarion Hotel, Bristol, CT

The purpose of the forum is to promote liberty, to increase education concerning our Constitutional rights, and to create a call to action to protect those rights. Workshops will address every aspect of our Constitution, including but not limited to erosion in the areas of freedom of speech, eminent domain, U.S. sovereignty, and parental rights.  Share their flyer with your friends.

Alliance supporters get an automatic $5 discount off the registration fee. When you register by mail or online, put "Alliance" under the discount code.

Freedom and School Choice in American Education
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sirrine Hall, Room 364, Clemson University

The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and The Friedman Foundation for School Choice are proud to present a one-day conference exploring different ways to promote freedom and school choice in American education. Featured Participants: Jay P. Greene, Andrew J. Coulson, George Clowes, Matthew Ladner, Sheldon Richman, Pauline Dixon. Alan Schaeffer will be in attendance.

Freedom Fest
Where Free Minds Meet
Thursday, July 10 through Saturday, July 12
Las Vegas, Nevada

Marshall Fritz will be speaking on Thursday, July 10 from 10:30 to 11:20 am. The title of his speech:  “The Roman Catholic Church has been a Friend of Liberty for 2000 years. Why Does it Get Little Appreciation and Much Abuse from Most Libertarians?”

On Saturday, July 12 from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm, Marshall is moderating a discussion panel: Education: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.

How to Start, Prosper and Protect YOUR Homeschool in California
Exploring Homeschooling - Free Information Session
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Irving Community Church, Irvine, CA

14th Annual Catholic Homeschool Conference & Curriculum Fair

Saturday, April 5, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Alan Schaeffer is one of the keynote speakers at the conference and his topic is:


Homeschooling with Confidence (2:00 p.m.)

How to overcome the doubts and fears experienced by so many home educators. Become a truly confident family.



Rally on the Steps of the State Capitol

Friday, April 11, 2008, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sacramento, California


Alan Schaeffer has been invited to speak out against the Appellate Court ruling in the Rachel L case.



Connecticut Liberty Forum

September 27-28, 2008

Bristol, Connecticut


Alan Schaeffer is one of the speakers at the conference.  We’ll keep you posted as we get more information. 


Homeschool Conference

March 1 & 2, 2008

John Taylor Gatto will be speaking at the HENA homeschool conference in Tempe, Arizona 

Exploring Homeschooling presents
Encouragement for the Homeschool Family Conference

January 18 & 19, 2008

Anaheim, California

Geared toward Christian parents but information on homeschooling useful for all. (There is no cost for the conference.)


World Congress of Families IV

Marshall Fritz and Alan Schaeffer are back from the congress, which was held in Warsaw, Poland.  Our July 2007 issue of the Alliance e-Notes talks all about their trip, the presentation of the Alexis de Tocqueville award to Dr. James Tooley, and so much more! 

World Congress of Families IV
May 11-13, 2007
Warsaw, Poland

Marshall Fritz and Alan Schaeffer are back from the World Congress of Families.  Our July 2007 issue of the Alliance e-Notes talks all about their trip, the presentation of the Alexis de Tocqueville award to Dr. James Tooley, and so much more! 

Read more in our April 2007 Alliance e-Notes.

Alliance going to World Congress of Families Conference!

Speakers: Maria Sophia Aguirre, Carl Anderson, Anatoly Antonov, Theodore Baehr, Byron Calhoun, Nigel Cameron, Allan Carlson, Rodrigo Castro, Janice Crouse, Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, Patrick Fagan, Don Feder, Francisco Gonzalez Garza, Bruce Hafen, Farooq Hassan, Mohammadreza Hojat, Wade Horn, John Howard, Kay Hymowitz, Gwen Landolt, Phillip Longman, Yuri Mantilla, Victor Medkov, Paul T. Mero, Tom Minnery, Steven W. Mosher, Marie-Claire O'Hagen, Dorothy Patterson, Paige Patterson, Austin Ruse, Ellen Sauerbrey, William L. Saunders, Jill Savage, Donald Schmierer, Enrique Gomez Serrano, Inese Slesere, Wesley Smith, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, John Vining, Christine Vollmer, Lynn D. Wardle, Brad Wilcox, Richard Wilkins

Marshall Fritz and Alan Schaeffer will both be present with an exhibit for the Alliance.

Rocky Mountain Catholic Home Educators Conference
June 21-23, 2007
Denver, Colorado

Alan Schaeffer will be present at the conference.  Please look him up!

What You Should Know with Judy Aron
West Hartford Cable TV 5

Homeschooling segment with Alan Schaeffer, president of the Alliance for the Separation of School and State, and Deborah Stevenson, National Home Education Legal Defense.

Thursday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m.
Friday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17 at 9:30 p.m.

The Catholic Education Foundation
Annual Hall of Fame Dinner & Symposia
March 23-24, 2007
Washington, DC.

Alan Schaeffer will be present at this event.  If you're attending, please look him up!

Ayn Rand Institute is hosting a free lecture:

Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Hilton Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, Cailfornia

The Separation of School and State:
The Case for Abolishing
America's Government Schools
by C. Bradley Thompson


Why do so many Americans-liberal and conservative-support a compulsory system of government-run education?  What role should the State play in educating America's children?  Are government schools compatible with a free society?  Is it possible to have a free-market in education?


Dr. Thompson's lecture will examine the destructive effects of "public" education in America.  He will critique the principal assumptions behind government schooling (e.g., that children have a "right" to an education and that government schools are for the "public good") and will call for the abolition of all government schools. Thompson will present a principled argument for a free-market in education that begins with the rights and responsibilities of parents to provide for the education of their own children.

If you can attend, please let us know your thoughts about the lecture!


2007 New Hampshire Liberty Forum

February 23-25, 2007

Concord, New Hampshire
Keynote Speakers:  John Stossel, Michael Badnarik


Alan Schaeffer will be speaking Saturday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the Education Panel!

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