Home and Family Conference

The Grant Street parking garage is closed past the 3rd floor through August.  If you are able, we are asking most registrants to park in the Marsteller Street parking garage or the Wood Street parking garage.  The elevator for the Wood Street parking garage is out of order through August.  We need to try and leave enough space in the Grant Street parking garage for our registrants who cannot walk great distances.  If you have purchased a parking pass to park in the Grant Street garage, parking facilities will honor those passes in the other garages.  Please check the Purdue Home & Family Conference Facebook page for updated information. 

Most of us consider our family the most important part of our lives. Families are the cornerstone of our society, affecting our growth and development as persons and as a nation. As children, we needed the care of a family to survive. As adults, we depend upon families for strength and support. During this year's 101st Annual Home and Family Conference, we invite you to learn more about topics related to the home and families!

This conference is for Indiana Extension Homemakers Association (IEHA) members and those in the general public interested in issues dealing with the family, such as leadership, human development, resource management, food and nutrition, and health and wellness.

Heritage Skills

Memory Bracelet
Learn how to make a beautiful beaded bracelet for yourself or as a unique handmade gift. You will select your beads from an assortment that includes Czech, glass, gemstone, silver-tone and gold-tone metal and faceted plastic beads. Each bracelet can be made in your own favorite color palette, making each one unique and different. Pre-registration is required and all supplies are included in the cost of registration. Each class is limited to 8 persons.

Fun Ideas with Needle Felting
What could you make to embellish your winter coat or a jacket? Or what could you make for your grandchild as a special treat? The ideas are endless. Come and learn simple needle felting techniques for whimsical or amusing ideas. You will be provided with needles, pad, wool roving and instructions. Each class is limited to 10 persons.

Natural Goats Milk Soap
Learn how to make a natural goats milk soap the old fashioned way using lye. Gain information on the preparation of making soap from start to finish. Receive 2 bars of soap (choice of scent) to take home and resource information to get started. Each class is limited to 10-15 persons.

June 10-12, 2014
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

The annual Home and Family Conference is sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association and Health and Human Sciences Extension at Purdue University.

Tour Information


Keynote Speakers

LaDonna Gatlin

LaDonna Gatlin
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Katie Stam
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