Stay tuned…

The Family Wisdom Conference will not be held in 2011.  There are some ideas in the works to keep the FWC mission alive by offering monthly meetings about topics relating to parenting, birth, pregnancy, and health. So please stay tuned for updates regarding this, and look for Family Wisdom Conference to resume in full force in 2012. Thanks for your support!


Until next time…

Thank you to everyone who attended FWC 2010 and made it such a great day! In the meantime, we are always looking for feedback to make each year better than the last, so please contact us if you would like to volunteer, speak, or have input for FWC 2011.

A big thanks to Creehan Photography who was there all day capturing some great moments. Take a look at the gallery on their website;  everyone receives a free digital image! Visit Creehan Photography today to see some great photos! You will just need to enter your email address and the code WISDOM to view the gallery.

Thanks again and see you  soon!

Our registration brochure is out, posters are printed, and we are underway and heading quickly to FWC Conference 2010! Visit the Schedule Page to see our great speaker line up for this years exciting conference. Register online by April 13 to secure your delicious FREE lunch from the Dish with your registration fee. (Those registered after this date and walk in registrations can feel free to pack a lunch or visit nearby West Hall Cafe). As always, kids under 12 are free, and if PREREGISTERED, also receive free lunch. We hope that you will find many activities this year for your entire family to enjoy!

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Thursday, January 28th 2010
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Higher Grounds Trading Co.
806 Red Drive, Suite 150, Traverse City, MI

Don’t miss the amazingly talented Chris Dorman and Steve Leaf in concert as they raise money for the annual Family Wisdom Conference! This is a very rare and special opportunity to see both musicians under one roof as Chris Dorman has recently moved with his family from Michigan to a farm in Vermont. Support a great cause while enjoying a one-of-a-kind musical experience! Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door or $8 pre-sale at Higher Grounds and Oryana. Get your tickets before they sell out! For questions, or to reserve will call tickets please contact Sairy Franks  at sairyfranks@gmail.com.  

Chris Dorman is both dreaming and living a dream shared by perhaps a small fraction of people living and working and playing and dreaming on this planet, a slice of the population striving to get back to, or forward to, a simple way of life in which it is possible to slow down, live true and begin again. This is the message on Dorman’s new release, To Begin Again, a hybrid of contemporary folk tunes merging grass roots instruments like banjo, harmonica and saw with instruments commonly associated with orchestras, such as cello and oboe. Songwriting is a natural medium for Chris to share what he feels, and he often writes about his own experiences. His live performances turn venues into living rooms and audiences to friends. www.myspace.com/chrisdorman

Steven Leaf is doing pretty well these days. Steven enjoys writing songs, some with words and some without. The words in Steven’s songs are sometimes intentional and sometimes cryptic. For the cryptic songs, Steven does apologize and he hopes you can bear with him. Steven has finally finished his first album entitled ‘We Are Ghosts’ which was met with acclaim by several critical listeners including his mother, close friend Mitchell and several other people that have asked to remain nameless. http://www.myspace.com/steveleafmusic. You can also catch him slaying audiences with his bass and banjo skills in the roots rock group Go Long Mule www.myspace.com/golongmule.



LogoThis is our 8th year of the Family Wisdom Conference and we are getting bigger and better every year!  We have been working hard to provide Traverse City with a unique opportunity for parents, caregivers, and people of all walks of life to come together and gather the latest information in parenting, health, pregnancy, and childbirth. Whether you are an old friend who has attended year after year, or just checking us out for the first time, everyone who attends the 2010 conference will be sure to have a great experience.  Stay tuned as we will update with more information about Conference 2010 as it is available.