Paul Hastings

Featured Speaker

Paul Hastings is an award-winning podcaster, filmmaker, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the host of Compelled, a podcast sharing compelling stories about God’s transformation of Christians around the world. His work has been featured by Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, World, the American Family Association, and more. Paul and his wife are homeschool graduates and today homeschool their four children near Austin, Texas.

Paul Hastings


Friday Session 1 ~ 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. E-22 A

Conversations: Homeschool Dads’ Perspectives ~ Paul Hastings, Israel Wayne, & Troy Simons

How has the role of fathers changed within the family? In American media, the role of a dad has been often marginalized, leaving some wondering what dads have to contribute to the family. This is especially relevant in the busy hustle and bustle of a homeschool family, where mom often leads the charge. Do dads really have an impact today? (Spoiler alert: of course they do!) Join homeschool dads Paul Hastings, Troy Simons, and Israel Wayne as they discuss the vital impact fathers have in forging unity and relationships within the family.

Friday Session 2 ~ 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. E-21 B/C

A Conversation on Freedom ~ Paul Hastings, William Federer, Jim Ryun & Abraham Hamilton III

Three freedom-loving professionals will engage in a lively discussion–with differing opinions–on our national and homeschooling freedoms. Join Jim Ryun, a former Olympian and U.S. congressman; Abraham Hamilton III, general counsel & public policy analyst for the American Family Association; and William Federer, prolific best-selling author of American history and president of Amerisearch, will offer their insights. Be prepared for a fascinating conversation on how to love our neighbors through differences of opinions and gain tools to understand our personal roles in defending our freedoms from both obvious and subtle attacks.

Saturday Session 4 ~ 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. B-15 C

Empowering Teens: A Conversation ~ Paul Hastings, Candice Dugger, Hal & Melanie Young, Mike Schutt, and Anne Miller

With a wealth of experience and wisdom joined together in one room, Paul Hastings leads the conversation with Candice Dugger, Hal and Melanie Young, Mike Schutt, and Anne Miller on what it looks like to navigate the teen years. You’ll discover how to guide your teens to adulthood with confidence while fostering healthy relationships! From tackling challenges to crafting worldviews to simple tips and tricks, this workshop is full of valuable perspectives for families with teens.

Saturday Session 5 ~ 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. E-21 B/C

Neurodivergent Panel
Homeschooling Neurodivergent Children: A Panel Discussion ~ Michelle Brownell, Rachel Anderson, Sarah Collins, Dr. Amy Moore, and Paul Hastings

Neurodivergence encompasses a wide spectrum of cognitive and emotional facets. The desire of homeschool families to create strong, healthy family relationships drives the search for meaningful strategies and support. Join Michelle Brownell, Rachel Anderson, Sarah Collins, and Dr. Amy Moore as they examine what neurodivergence can look like and how to tailor homeschooling approaches in support of various special needs. Gain access to a wealth of resources and tools from industry experts and leave with encouragement in the freedom to homeschool your exceptional children.