The Seven Liberal Arts: A Conference on Classical Education


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Brian Phillips and Matt Bianco

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October 12 and 13, 2018
Langley Golf and Banquet Centre
21550 – 44th Ave
Langley, BC

Join us as we consider Classical Education as the Seven Liberal Arts.

Perhaps we are acquainted with the Trivium, but isn’t there more? How did we end up with seven liberal arts? How do they support us today in linking the past with the future? What advantage will this give to us and our children, if any? Do ancient languaes and texts really matter?

Classical Education, while growing quickly, is not a fad or a new way to be tribal. It is a great tradition in which we participate as we learn to educate our own children and teach in our own classrooms. It is a conversation and we invite you to participate with us as we learn our place in that great conversation. And ultimately, it’s not up to us but our Creator who is the one who invites us to this task.


Friday, October 12
7:00 pm – Opening and Reception: Join us for food and fellowship, meet other attendees, and do a little bit of shopping.
8:00 pm – Keynote: The Seven Liberal Arts: A Classical Education

Saturday, October 13
8:30 am – Learning to See: The Liberal Arts and Truth Perception
10:00 am – TBD
11:30 Q&A
12:00 – Lunch (included)
1:00pm – Workshops:
The Trinity & the Trivium: Dorothy Sayers & Beyond
Teaching Like Jesus: What is Mimetic Teaching?

2:30pm – Embracing the Struggle: Encouragement for Educators/Parents






About the Speakers:

Brian Phillips
Headmaster of The CiRCE Academy & Director of CiRCE Consulting

Brian Phillips is the Headmaster of The CiRCE Academy and Director of CiRCE Consulting, in addition to writing a regular column for the Institute.
Having been involved in classical education for over a decade, Brian has served as a Head of Rhetoric School and a teacher of humanities and rhetoric.  He is the pastor of Holy Trinity Reformed Church in Concord, NC, and an adjunct faculty member at Belmont Abbey College. He is the author/editor of Sunday Mornings: An Introduction to Biblical Worship, the third edition of Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America, The Space Between: A Guide to the Iliad, The Journey Home: A Guide to the Odyssey, and the Canon Classics guide to the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.
He has a B.A. and M.A. in Theological Studies, as well as an Ed.D. in Humanities/Classical Education.  More importantly, Brian is joyfully married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, with whom he has four little ones – Temperance, Ian, Asher, and Ellie Caroline.


Matt Bianco
East Coast Apprenticeship Head Mentor

Matt Bianco is the director of The Lost Tools of Writing for the CiRCE Institute, where he also serves as a mentor in the CiRCE apprenticeship program. A homeschooling father of three, he graduated his oldest two sons, the eldest of whom is attending St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. His second child is attending Belmont Abbey College in Charlotte, NC, and his youngest (and only daughter) is a high school senior. He is married to his altogether lovely high school sweetheart, Patty. He is the author of Letters to My Sons: A Humane Vision for Human Relationships.



Early bird rate of $78 ends on September 15. Cancellations with full refund will be considered until September 15. After September 15 cancellations will be considered but at 50% refundable.

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If you need accommodation we would like to recommend the Sandman Signature Langley Hotel, or Best Western Plus.