For over forty years the Great Mother and New Father Conference has seen some of the most agile minds of poetry, mythology, and the wider arts pass through its doors, creating a robust container for a thriving community.

Through its rich history, the Conference has been honored to welcome such teachers as Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, William Stafford, Cornelius Eady, Jane Hirshfield, Etheridge Knight, Galway Kinnell, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ed Hirsch, Li Young Lee, James Hillman, Coleman Barks, Martin Shaw and many others.