Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the BASA Fall Conference is going virtual this year! We will be using a platform called All In The Loop to bring the conference to you! Presenters can choose to pre-record their sessions or present live with the opportunity to connect with participants through live Q&A. Attendees will also be able to conduct virtual meetings, receive information from exhibitors and sponsors, and network.
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Tara Westover
Tara Westover is an American author. Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education, she never attended school. She spent her days working in her father’s junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother, a self-taught herbalist and midwife. Taught to read by an older brother, her education was erratic and incomplete. She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. After that first encounter with education, she pursued learning for a decade, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2008 and subsequently winning a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She returned to Cambridge, where, in 2014, she was awarded a PhD in history.
In 2018, she published her memoir, Educated, which explores her struggle to reconcile her desire for education and autonomy with her desire to be loyal to her family.
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