HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
William A. Estrada
A homeschool graduate from Pennsylvania and the eldest of eight children, Will Estrada began working for HSLDA in January, 2004 as a legal assistant to Staff Attorney Scott Woodruff. After graduating from Oak Brook College of Law with his J.D. in May, 2006, he moved to HSLDA’s federal lobbying arm as the Director of Federal Relations. As HSLDA’s representative on Capitol Hill, Will uses his enthusiasm for homeschooling to advocate for all homeschoolers before Congress and the federal departments. Will also restarted HSLDA’s Congressional Action Program to train local homeschooling families in how to effectively lobby their congressional representatives on matters that affect homeschoolers. Will has a passion to encourage not only parents but also young people to become effective advocates for the values that are important to Christian families in our country. With this in mind, he was named the Director for Generation Joshua in October, 2007. Will and his wife, Rachel, who is also a homeschool graduate as well as an accomplished portrait artist, reside in northern Virginia.
(10:15 PM EST):
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
You may live 5,000 miles from Washington, D.C., but you can still make a difference! Find out how with HSLDA Federal Relations Director Will Estrada, as he presents tips on how to be your very own lobbyist on the issues that are important to you! Drawing on Will’s own experience as a lobbyist, this e-vent will offer informative, practical advice for effective lobbying and will answer your specific questions. Discover how to make a difference in the political world—whether you are an experienced political junkie or a busy homeschool mom who’s never tackled politics before!
Member Price: $5.95
Non-Member Price: $10.95