LeaderLife Conference

Connect with other leaders, share resources and challenges, and be inspired and encouraged.

2020 Conference Info Coming Soon

Stunning scenery. Meaningful connections. Community with Virginia’s top homeschool leaders. Won’t you join us?

These are just a few of the things you will find at HEAV’s LeaderLife! Conferences. Join us for our next conference Spring 2020. In a relaxing environment and beautiful atmosphere, you’ll soak up this special time with leaders across Virginia, and enjoy sharing your triumphs and trials of homeschool leadership.

Last Year’s Speakers

Darren Jones came back from HSLDA to help us learn how to handle those hot topics that group leaders like you are facing in today’s culture.

Our very own Yvonne Bunn and Anne Miller sharedtheir wisdom gleaned from more than 35 years of leadership experience.

View the details from last year’s conference below, and plan to join us again in 2020. Registration information will be coming soon!


Founders Inn
Virginia Beach




Info coming soon.


Info coming soon.

Anne Miller
HEAV President & Executive Director

Yvonne Bunn
HEAV Director of Homeschool
Support & Government Affairs

Darren Jones
HSLDA Attorney

Conference Favorites

Two most-requested segments were back –and with expanded times! Round Table Topics and Leader Panels had refreshed talking points and relevant topics chosen by our leaders.

Registration included all conference materials: your leader notebook, a buffet dinner on Friday, continental breakfast, and plated luncheon on Saturday.

We hear each year how this conference has changed leader’s lives and that this is the event that made THE difference in their leadership style, in their groups, and in their own families. Leaders sacrifice so much and we want to support you. We’re in this together. Come find your community. Come find your tribe.


HEAV MEMBERS Save $20/person

New Location

The Founders Inn Spa and Tapestry Collection in Virginia Beach is a breathtakingly beautiful venue on 26 landscaped acres, with two on-site pools, and a complimentary seasonal beach shuttle.

Their queen-bed (double or single), standard guest rooms reflect a colonial era feel and include a TV, WiFi access, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, work desk, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, Neutrogena bath amenities, and more.

The Founders Inn is located at 5641 Indian River Road in Virginia Beach.

Share the room cost with other leaders or make it an extended weekend with your spouse.

You Registration Includes:

  • Dynamic workshops
  • Breakout session
  • All conference materials
  • Dinner on Friday
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday
  • Yummy snacks


Friday, March 8, 2019

1 p.m.              Registration

2 p.m.             Welcome & Support Group Spotlight

3 p.m.             “It’s Okay to Say No!” by Sheri Payne

3:45 p.m.         Panel Discussions: Making Strong Connections

4:45 p.m.         Break

5:10 p.m.         “How to Engage Families” Stephanie Konicki

5:50 p.m.         HSLDA Hot Topics and Q&A – Darren Jones

7 p.m.               Dinner and Fellowship

Saturday, March 9, 2019
7:30 a.m.         Registration/Breakfast

8 a.m.              Welcome | Prayer | Support Group Spotlight

9 a.m.              “Getting Dads Involved in Your Group” – Craig Konicki

9:30 a.m.         Legislative Update from the HEAV Legislative Team

10:05 a.m.       Break

10:30 a.m.        Breakout Sessions: Creating Community

11:30 a.m.         “You CAN Do It All” – Anne Miller

12:15 p.m.         Luncheon

1:30 p.m.         “Best Practices – Hindsight is 20/20” – Yvonne Bunn

2 p.m.               Round-Table Topics

3:30 p.m.         “35+ Years of Wisdom” – Anne Miller & Yvonne Bunn

4:30 p.m.         Giveaways & Closing Remark 


Conference registration closes March 4.

Hotel reservation deadline is February 6.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are permitted until February 21, 2019, minus a $20 cancellation fee. After this date, no refunds will be given, but you may transfer your registration to another person.

A huge thank you to our conference sponsors!