2023 MASH Conference

Let’s Build Community Together

* * * * * * * * * * * * *UPDATED* * * * * * * * * * * * *
REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. – Sept 20, 2023

We have hit our goal for number of participants and almost double it!
Thanks for all the support y’all!

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Harrow United
Address: 955 Mulvey Ave (Winnipeg)
Early Registration: Register by August 31st
Lunch, snacks, and refreshments will be provided.

REGISTRATION
Registration Form CLOSED!!
Please register early to ensure adequate spaces are allotted for each table talk and there is enough food for all participants.

PRICE

$20per participantearly registration
$302 participants from same householdearly registration
$25per participantlate registration
$402 participants from same householdlate registration

PAYMENT
To pay, you can etransfer to info@manitobahomeschool.com OR make alternate arrangement through Michele Merchant or Tiffany Todosichuk.

LET’S BUILD COMMUNITY TOGETHER
A common thread among many homeschoolers is the challenge of finding community. If you cannot find a community where your family thrives, let’s create community together. The central conference goal is to provide a friendly, informal gathering giving opportunities to connect with others while have thoughtful discussions.

THE NEW CONFERENCE FORMAT
After much deliberation, the overall conference format is brand new this year. We have put aside the panels and speeches in favor of table talks.

TABLE TALKS
The table talks are facilitated small-group discussions of up to six participants along with two facilitators. These discussions are meant to connect homeschoolers having shared experiences with specific topics. The conference strives to create a comfortable environment where these intimate group discussions can really help connect participates with each other and help build a strong foundation for the homeschooling community.

  • Homeschooling: Finding a Place to Begin
  • Homeschooling Neurodivergent Children
  • Homeschooling as a Working Caregiver
  • Homeschooling the Early Years (start to approximately 12 years old)
  • Homeschooling the Later Years (teen years to graduation)
  • Homeschooling Multiple Ages
  • Homeschooling en Fran├žais
  • Creating Co-ops and Coordinating Events
  • Talking about Life-Learning/Unschooling
  • Nurturing Your Homeschooler’s Passions
  • Homeschooling with Anxiety
  • Filling Out Homeschooling Forms
  • High School Record Keeping and Transcripts
  • Other: give us your suggestions during registration

2023 MASH CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

11:00am – 11:30amRegistration, Refreshments, Find Your Seat at First Table Talk
11:30am – 12:00pmWelcome Speeches
12:00pm – 12:45pmFirst Table Talk
12:45pm – 1:30pmLunch Break and Vendor Tables
1:30pm – 2:15pmSecond Table Talk
2:30pm – 3:15pmThird Table Talk
3:15pm – 4:00pmClosing Remarks, Graduate Speech, Favorite Resources, Visiting

OPTIONAL THINGS TO BRING

  • Your own reusable mug
  • Homeschooling resources to share – labeled with your name
  • Homeschooling resources to sell – labeled with your name and the price
  • Homeschooling resources to give away – labeled with “FREE”
  • Paper and pen for notes

GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT

Instead of a graduate panel this year, we were hoping to create a graduate spotlight booklet of homeschool graduates to help inspire the rest of us. If you are or know a homeschool graduate, please fill out this form to help us create our Graduate Spotlight.

Graduate Spotlight Form

VENDORS/DONORS
The MASH Conference Vendor Hall will be open to the community (whether attending to the conference or not). Please come check out the vendors downstairs in the basement at Harrow United (955 Mulvey Ave, Winnipeg) Saturday, September 23 from 11-4pm.

List of 2023 MASH Conference Vendors:

  • Dakota Gymnastics Academy
  • Embodiment Music
  • Genesis School of Dance
  • Gibb Academy
  • Lasertopia
  • MTYP (Manitoba Theatre for Young People)
  • My Gym
  • Pembina Trail Voices
  • Prairie Badminton
  • Royal Dance at the Forks
  • Serratus Movement
  • Whirling Rainbow Mentorship Circles
  • YMCA

There will also be used curriculum and resources being sold along with a free curriculum table (feel free to drop off your own).

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY MORE VENDORS!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE HOMESCHOOLING COMMUNITY!

We invite vendors or donors that would like support the homeschooling community. If you would share your resources in our Vendor Hall or donate door prizes or swag bag gifts, please fill out a form.

Send vendor forms to emmafarmer284@gmail.com.

If you would like to participate in the vendor hall, rent a table for $50 or provide us with you materials to share at the conference for $25. By participating in the vendor hall, your business will be mentioned in the MASH Facebook Pages, MASH Webpage, and MASH September 2023 emailed newsletter.

Payment can be etransferred to info@manitobahomeschool.com.
HD Logo image should be sent to twu.tiffany@gmail.com.

At the event, a 6ft table will be provided in our Vendor Hall. We hope you can provide the conference participants with ideas for activities homeschoolers could use in their upcoming school year. Any pamphlets and decorations will be left up the vendor. Set up times will be an hour before the day of the event (Saturday, Sept 23 @ 10:00-11:00AM). If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Conference Co-chairs: Michele Merchant and Tiffany Todosichuk