2022 National Leaders Conference
About the conference

About the Conference

Be equipped, inspired, and refreshed at HSLDA’s annual National Leaders Conference, with a program cultivated just for you, the leaders who help make homeschooling possible! You’ll hear from encouraging speakers and enjoy fellowship with new and old friends as we all come together in service to homeschooling.

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Why Should I Attend?


Gain new information and skills to grow as a leader and meet the needs of your homeschool group.


Compare notes, ask questions, and exchange insights with fellow leaders about how to support homeschooling families.


Form friendships and build your network with others who understand the rewards and challenges of leadership.


Relax and enjoy the fun, food, fellowship, and sightseeing, and refresh your faith with daily worship and devotions.

Program Details

Program Details

We are excitedly working on the program for our 2022 conference, and hope you will check back for more updates. In the meantime, you can check out our program outline to get an idea of what to expect.

The whole family is welcome at the National Leaders Conference! In addition to our adult program, we offer children's, elementary, and teen programs for ages 5–19.

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2022 Speakers


Jim Mason
Jim Mason
HSLDA, Vice President of Litigation and Development (President as of Mike Smith's retirement on August 1, 2022)

Since joining HSLDA to lead the litigation team in 2001, Jim Mason has represented homeschooling families in a wide range of challenging situations and has set precedents that have expanded freedom for the homeschool community. Under Jim's leadership, HSLDA's 4th Amendment litigation work has changed the way three states (North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico) approach social services investigations. In Wilson v Russo, HSLDA won a $700,000 settlement for our client, a single parent whose children were seized by a rogue child protective services investigator. Jim was instrumental in litigating the 2008 California case Jonathan L., in which a state appellate court reversed its previous ruling that homeschooling was illegal. This put an end to years of controversy over the legal status of homeschooling in California and set a precedent that affects other states as well.

In addition to serving as HSLDA's vice president of litigation and development, Jim is the vice president of HSLDA Action and chairman of ParentalRights.org. Jim and his wife Debbie live in Winchester, Virginia. They have seven children and four grandchildren. The Masons homeschooled all of their children through high school.

Phil Tuttle
Phil Tuttle
Walk Thru the Bible, President

For more than three decades, Phil Tuttle has been a vital member of the Walk Thru the Bible family. While pastoring in central Illinois, he began teaching Walk Thru the Bible’s live events in 1988. Since that time, he has served as dean of faculty, senior vice president for international ministries, and global teaching pastor before becoming president and CEO in 2007. Phil received his bachelor of arts degree in Christian education and Bible from Wheaton College in 1980 and his master of theology degree in Christian education from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1984. As president of Walk Thru the Bible, Phil continues to share God's Word throughout the world in churches and at Bible conferences, Christian education conventions, and corporate gatherings. He is the author of multiple Bible-study series, including Raise Up a Child: A Biblical Portrait of Parenting, Chosen: When God Calls Your Name, and Revolution: How Millennials Can Change the World. Phil and his wife, Ellen, have two children and three grandchildren.


HSLDA is a fantastic organization! We have been members for years and continue our supporting their efforts through membership even though our youngest graduated two years ago. Valuable resources and wonderful people.
Tina R., Facebook
I would not have been able to purchase most of these supplies had we not received a grant. We are so grateful for those who have unselfishly donated to this fund. Our family’s life has been significantly impacted by their kindness and generosity.
Andy K., Curriculum Grant recipient
Thank you for a grant this year. It came at a time when we couldn't have continued homeschooling without it. My 8-year-old daughter struggled to read. Now, two years later, because of homeschooling she is a wonderful reader and her fears are gone.
Tina E., Curriculum Grant recipient

Meet Our People

We're privileged to have an amazing team of attorneys and educational consultants who are passionate about defending homeschooling families and helping them thrive.
Learn more here »

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2021 Sponsors

Special thanks to our 2021 sponsors, who made this event possible! (Interested in sponsoring? Apply here.)







Meet Our People

We're privileged to have an amazing team of attorneys and educational consultants who are passionate about defending homeschooling families and helping them thrive.
Learn more here »

Cost to Attend

$380 $330
(Early Bird Savings Through 07/31/22)
TEEN (Ages 13–18)
$215 $195
(Early Bird Savings Through 07/31/22)
CHILD (Ages 5–12)
$150 $130
(Early Bird Savings Through 07/31/22)
(Reduced rates available through 7/31/21)

Children 4 and under are free, but no childcare is provided. Adult Registration includes access to all sessions and all catered meals. Lodging is not included; it is the responsibility of each attendee to make hotel reservations as needed.

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