2023 centenary conference

You’re invited to the Charlotte Mason Centenary Conference from July 19-21, 2023 in Ambleside, England and hosted by the University of Cumbria and CMI! Come continue conversations on education in the very places Miss Mason began them.

Charlotte Mason’s Design for Education: An Enduring Legacy for Today?

charlotte mason 2023 conference

You’re invited to the Charlotte Mason Centenary Conference from July 19-21, 2023 in Ambleside, England and hosted by the University of Cumbria and CMI! Come continue conversations on education in the very places Miss Mason began them.

Whether you’re a homeschool educator, a classroom teacher, an academic, an author, a naturalist, new to Charlotte Mason, or a Charlotte Mason veteran, this conference is for you.

Like all CMI conferences, the time will be filled with lively discussions, active learning, and beautiful experiences oriented around Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and continued relevance for today.

Each day of the conference will focus on key aspects of Mason’s philosophy–Wednesday afternoon and evening is dedicated to considering who Mason was and how her legacy has continued, Thursday is devoted to Nature, Science, and the Outdoors Life, and Friday will focus on Mason’s use of narration and the narrative throughout the curriculum.

Panel presentations and discussions, practical immersions and workshops, and pub-style springboard chats will lay out the important ideas behind Mason’s design for education and focus on what a relational education actually looks like in practice so participants will leave with a greater sense of not only what a Charlotte Mason education is but also how to implement it in homes and classrooms and all of life. And with a warm sense of community and inspiration for the future.

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Pre-conference opt-in immersions, including visits to local schools, and experiences with local and international experts are being planned for several days before the conference, and the conference will conclude on Friday evening (July 21) with a community celebration featuring dramatic readings from Mason’s works and other literary and artistic contributions.

Come explore the beautiful Lake District, gather at the Armitt Museum to explore the Charlotte Mason collection or the Beatrix Potter works, and wander through green English sheep folds and the surrounding fells. The entire time will be touched by the beauty of the campus, the echo of history throughout the town, and the beckoning of the natural beauty of the region.

Spots are limited, so register now! Affordable on-campus accommodation options are also available from July 14-July 24, 2023, for pre-conference visits and walking in the area. Decide to join today!

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FAQ

I have a question about accommodations at the university. 

Great! You can find information about accommodation on our registration page and forms. If you are coming with a group, please note the names of others you’re attending with in the “further notes” section of the registration form, and we’ll aim to place you near each other. Any additional questions can be directed to cm2023@cumbria.ac.uk.

What is the Refund Policy?

Please fill out this form and send it to cm2023@cumbria.ac.uk to request a refund. Requests received by March 15, 2023 will receive a refund minus a £30 cancellation fee. After April 15, no refunds will be provided.

I have a question about presenting at the conference. 

We’re excited to hear of your interest. Please read through the Call for Proposals document and email conference@cminst.org with any further questions. 

Will there be a CMI 2023 Conference in the US this year?

With the emphasis on putting together this international conference, we will not be hosting an in-person conference in the states in 2023. However we are working on putting together resources and plans for regional retreat options that will likely take place during our usual conference week in June to support those who aren’t able to join in Ambleside. 

Can I register with the student rate?

If you are a university or graduate student, you are welcome to attend at the discounted student rate!

What meals are included in the conference registration?

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from Wednesday dinner through Friday dinner.

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