The St Louis Chesterton Society presents a Chesterton Education Conference designed to edify, inspire and educate. This hybrid homeschool/education conference aspires to be the first of many to enrich the St Louis area.
One of the most respected G.K. Chesterton scholars in the world, Dale Ahlquist is President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. He is also the publisher of Gilbert! magazine, and the creator and host of the popular EWTN series, The Apostle of Common Sense. Dale has written five books on Chesterton, including Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton and The Complete Thinker.
An internationally renowned speaker, Dale has given more than 600 lectures at conferences, diocesan events, and prestigious institutions including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Notre Dame, Oxford, the Vatican Forum in Rome, and the House of Lords in London. He has spoken in the past at the National IHM Homeschool Conference.
He is also the co-founder of Chesterton Academy, a classical high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which has been rated one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the nation, and is the chairman of the Chesterton Schools network, which now includes fifteen high schools in the U.S., Canada and Italy. He and his wife Laura live in Minneapolis and have six children.
Dale will delight us with two talks, including his keynote speech on "Truth, Beauty, and Goodness." Whether you are a Chesterton fan or have no idea who he is, whether your children are very small, not yet here, or out of the house, whether you use a home education model or a school model -- you will find value in this talk, which will explore and illuminate the underlying principles of a great education. This talk will encourage all of us to support and promote the critical task of forming ourselves and the next generation in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
Dale's breakout session on "Restoring Christian Culture," will focus on an action plan to provide true education in our miseducated world. We have some idea where we are and where we want to be - how do we get there? What is the path? How can the works of Chesterton be our guide to reforming and restoring Christian Culture?