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Choose from approximately 8 speakers and workshops during each of four daily sessions, plus plenary sessions, meetings, topic-specific and general teacher training, peer meetups, and networking events. Pre-conferences offer more specialized focus. Our vendor list is also growing. Check back for updates.

As a friend once told me, good teaching is the overflow of a full life. In my classes, I therefore try to fill my students’ lives with as much goodness, truth, and beauty as I can.
— Daniel Coupland, 2019 Speaker

Speaker Highlights

George Grant
Back by popular demand, George Grant is pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Franklin, TN. He founded Franklin Classical School in Franklin, served as assistant to D. James Kennedy, taught at Knox Theological Seminary, promotes classical Christian education around the globe, and is the author of more than 60 books. Find out more: George Grant Talks with the CiRCE Institute

Abdu Murray
Abdu Murray is North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation, Abdu discovered the Christian faith. The author of several books, he has spoken to diverse international audiences and has participated in debates and dialogues across the globe. Abdu holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Find out more: AbduMurray.com

Mollie Hemingway
Mollie Hemingway is a regular contributor to Fox News, where she appears on the Special Report All-Star panel and MediaBuzz. Her work appears in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, CNN, National Review, The Federalist, and Christianity Today, among others. Mollie serves on the board of the News Literacy Project and The Fund for American Studies’ Institute on Political Journalism. Her two daughters attend ACCS member school Immanuel Lutheran in Alexandria, VA.

Mark Hemingway
Mark Hemingway has worked as a columnist and editorial writer for the Washington Examiner and The Weekly Standard and as a staff writer at National Review Online, among several other well-known news sources. He is the recipient of a Robert Novak Journalism fellowship, and was a Global Prosperity Initiative Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He serves on the board of ACCS member school Immanuel Lutheran in Alexandria, VA, where his two daughters attend.

Daniel Coupland
Daniel Coupland is chairman of the education department and dean of faculty at Hillsdale College. He has served as advisor for the classical education minor and the liberal arts teacher apprenticeship for the past eleven years. Dr. Coupland was Hillsdale’s Professor of the Year in 2013. He holds a B.A. in Spanish, an M.A. in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy.

Mitch Stokes
Dr. Mitch Stokes is a Senior Fellow of Philosophy at New Saint Andrews, teaching graduate courses in philosophy and undergraduate courses in mathematics and logic. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.A. in Religion (Philosophy of Religion) at Yale University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at University of Notre Dame. While serving as a senior engineer in Florida in the 1990s, Dr. Stokes also attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.

Laura Tucker
Laura was a founding member of Rockbridge Academy, a classical and Christian school in Millersville, MD, where she served as the director of instruction of from 1995–2011. She has over 30 years of experience in K-12 education as a teacher, administrator, reading specialist, and educational diagnostician. She holds an MEd from Loyola University and a national certification for educational diagnosticians. She and her husband, Rob, an ACCS national board member, have two adult sons who attended Rockbridge Academy.

Gregory Wilbur
Gregory Wilbur is President and Dean of the College, permanent Trustee, and Senior Fellow at New College Franklin. He is also the Chief Musician of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCA) and writes and speaks regularly on the arts, worship, and education. Mr. Wilbur has composed award-winning works for choir, orchestra, film, and corporate worship as well as commissions. He received a B.A. in Music with a minor in English, followed by a M.M. in Composition.

Louis Markos
A returning favorite, Dr. Markos continues to inspire and entertain. He is a professor of English and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and Art and Film. Dr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and is the author of eighteen books. He earned a B.A. in English and history and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English.

Douglas Wilson
As a founder of the movement and pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, Douglas Wilson continues to offer fresh insight and provokes us to go further up and further into classical Christian education. Find out more: Douglas Wilson on Amazon

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