3 days / 70+ speakers
80+ talks, workshops, and panels

Phoenix Convention Center
February 22-24, 2023

2023 Conference

The Tradition Today

This year’s Symposium will focus on tradition as a way of knowing—indeed, the means by which we acquire knowledge of any domain. Our goal this year is to communicate to every participant the fundamental value of tradition as it informs the classical liberal arts model of education. With thoughtful attention to notions of Western civilization, culture, classical, and tradition, we will deepen our understanding of the “the Great Tradition.”

This year’s program includes four types of features from which to select:
  • Plenaries & Panels – Throughout the program, plenary talks and special panels will focus on leaders and innovators renewing classical
  • Leadership & School Culture – School, district, and association leaders will contribute to sessions on the development of school leadership and the centrality of school culture
  • Workshops – Scholars and master teachers will demonstrate practical, dynamic techniques to inform effective pedagogy
  • Scholarship for Practitioners – Scholars will present talks and field questions on their content expertise for the understanding of K-12 teachers


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Each issue of VIRTUE will have articles and interviews from the nation’s leading intellectuals; profiles of outstanding teachers, alumni, and students; succinct descriptions of classical education—what, how, and why we teach the liberal arts; essays by leading academic scholars, relating their work to classical education; and an assortment of topics to keep us all thinking afresh, as we continue to pursue the classical ideals of truth, goodness, and beauty.

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