Sodalitas Homeschool Conference FAQ

What is Sodalitas?

Sodalitas is Latin for “gathering.” It is our summer homeschool conference that gathers together friends from all over the U.S. to grow, learn, and be encouraged in the classical tradition of the Memoria Press curriculum.

How much does it cost?

When are the conference dates?

Sodalitas is July 11-12, 2022, with a family picnic planned for Sunday evening, July 10.

What is the family picnic?

Held on Sunday evening, July 10, this is a time for us to gather and meet before two power-packed Sodalitas conference days. All the family is welcome. We’ll have a large pavilion and playground at our ready. Bathrooms will be available. Bring your own meal, but we’ll provide water and desserts and enjoy games.  See the information page and sign-up on the conference website.

What else is happening this week?

There’s MUCH more happening!

What is the Memoria College Conference?

On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 12, through Wednesday, July 13, Memoria College will hold a conference for its students. This requires separate registration and payment. As part of Sodalitas, the Parent Enrichment focus will feature two sessions hosted by Memoria College faculty on Tuesday afternoon. You can find more information on Memoria College here.

What is the Teacher Training Pre-Conference?

On Wednesday, July 13, we will offer a day of enrichment on various subjects. Both classroom teachers and homeschoolers may attend. It ends with our well-known and informative lecture series. Pre-Conference is optional and requires additional registration and payment outside of your Sodalitas registration. It can be selected during the Sodalitas registration process. However, the evening lecture is free and open to the public.

What is Teacher Training?

On Thursday and Friday, July 14-15, we feature a variety of intense teacher training in specific curriculum areas. Teacher Training is specifically directed at classroom experiences and teachers, but homeschool parents are welcome to join us—and often do! Teacher Training requires separate registration and payment.

What is Simply Classical?

Simply Classical is our “Beautiful Education for Any Child,” written and created by Cheryl Swope and inspired by our founder, Cheryl Lowe. It is an edifying classical curriculum for children with special needs. We have a full day of sessions on Tuesday, July 12, to support your family, along with many applicable sessions on Monday. You can find more information about the Simply Classical Curriculum here.

Where is the conference?

All parts of the conference week are held on the beautiful Spring Meadows campus of our model school, Highlands Latin School. You can find us at 10901 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243.

Registration

What is included in the in-person registration?

Registration for Sodalitas includes all Monday and Tuesday sessions, plenaries, and meals. Access to videos of all sessions will be available after the conference ends. You’ll also get free shipping for any order placed at the conference. Please note that dinner is not provided on Tuesday evening because the conference ends at 5 p.m.

What is included in virtual registration?

All Sodalitas plenaries and sessions are included in the price. You will receive a landing page with links to live coverage of plenaries and sessions. Post-conference video access will be available on your landing page for 90 days. You’ll also get a free shipping code to use on an order during specific dates during and after the conference.

What will the virtual experience include?

You will be able to watch a live video feed of the sessions and plenaries. You will not be able to interact through video, but you will be able to get your questions answered by the Zoom host via the Q&A box. You will need to have the most updated version of Zoom. We recommend using a laptop, but your phone or tablet will do.

Should I bring my spouse?

Yes! We have discounted pricing for couples and encourage both parents to take part in our gathering. We make a point of reaching out to dads with special sessions just for them!

Should I bring my family?

We think any family should visit Louisville—a fun place to live and stay!—but the Sodalitas conference is for adults only (with the exception of nursing mothers). We have put together a Things To Do list with recommendations of fun activities to do while you’re here. We encourage families to connect on our Sodalitas Facebook page (private) or Forum thread. 

Will videos be available after the conference?

Yes! You’ll have free video access for 90 days. Once all videos are loaded, we’ll make sure every attendee, in-person or virtual, has access. 

What meals are included in the in-person registration?

Each morning there will be a continental breakfast in Cooke Hall. Lunches on Monday and Tuesday are included, along with a portable meal during the Monday evening Sup & Shop so you can get all your shopping done in one trip! Plenty of snacks and drinks are also available.

Experience

Will there be gluten-free food options?

Yes! Our wonderful chef, Cyndi, endeavors to take care of us—all week long. Please check the gluten-free box on your registration to assist us with planning.

Will the site be allergen free?

No, we are unable to guarantee an allergen-free selection.

What is the dress?

Most of our attendees come casually nice. We rarely see jeans or shorts, but we want you to be comfortable!

What else is there to do outside the conference?

We hope you will join us for our Sunday family picnic and welcome you to review our Things To Do in Louisville link from the website. Feel free to reach out to others on the Sodalitas Facebook page or Forum thread to plan a group outing.