Each year, we invite a fantastic line-up of speakers to teach workshops on a wide variety of topics from encouragement and vision to practical, how-to workshops, new homeschoolers, high school, special needs, and so much more!
Exhibitors are a key part of our convention and we encourage you to plan time to visit the exhibit hall at the Arizona Home Education Convention Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8, 2017. With over 140 vendors in more than 80,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, you will find an array of some of the finest homeschool resources. We are bringing back the Buy It Here! program to encourage on-site shopping from our vendors. A number of cash prizes will be given away along with numerous donated items from our exhibitors. See it here, buy it here, keep 'em here!
Be sure to read through the CONVENTION FAQ page to get answers to the most commonly asked questions about our conference.
Daily schedule Friday and Saturday unless otherwise noted:
|Worship in Ballroom|
9:00 - 10:30 am
10 am - 6:30 PM
|Exhibit Hall Hours|
11 am - Noon
Noon - 1:30 pm
12:15 - 1:15 pm
1:30 - 2:30 pm
3:00 - 4:00 pm
4:30 - 5:30 pm
|Ladies' Night Out Event|
6:40 pm Saturday
CONVENTION - EXHIBITORS
CONVENTION - YOUNG ENTREPENEURS
CONVENTION - VOLUNTEERS
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Speaking at the AFHE Convention is by invitation only. Speakers at the AFHE Convention are carefully selected who fit AFHE's philosophy, vision, and mission, and do not conflict with the AFHE Board of Directors' biblical worldview.
As part of the speaker selection process, we will review speaker packets that are sent to us. Speaker packets are reviewed in August for the following year's convention and selections are finalized in the fall.
Speaker packets should include biographical information, workshop titles and descriptions, and a recording or two of the speaker teaching for our review. If we are interested in having you speak, we would contact you in October or November.
Attn: Speaker Coordinator
P.O. Box 2035
Chandler, AZ 85244-2035
Make plans to join us for AFHE’s34th annual Arizona Home Education Convention ... the largest gathering of homeschoolers and homeschool vendors in Arizona each year!
See map at the bottom of this page.
Enjoy and share this short AFHE Convention promo video, highlighting this very special gathering of homeschooling families in Arizona! [Produced by Yox Film Co.]
AFHE members will have the opportunity to pre-register for the convention at a discounted admission rate. Current AFHE membership is required to participate in the early registration discount.
Join us in the AFHE Homeschool Arizona Facebook group where we are sharing information, quotes from speakers, speaker highlights, exhibitor highlights, and much more! Speakers and exhibitors will be interacting with us on our AFHE Convention Facebook page as we get closer to the convention as well.
Your name badge is your admission to all areas of the convention and must be worn at all times while at the AFHE Convention. Name badges may not be shared or transferred to someone else. First and last names are required on all name badges.
For those who participate in early registration, your name badges will be available for pick-up on-site at the Pre-Registration Table in the South Lobby of the Phoenix Convention Center.
Those who register at the door will be issued a name badge at on-site registration.
Discount rates are available at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, just a short two-block walk from the Convention Center South Building. To receive the group rate, make your RESERVATION ONLINE or mention Arizona Families for Home Education when making your reservation by phone. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available for an additional charge. Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Rooms are limited. Parking is not included and costs $19 per 24-hour period for overnight self-parking with in-out privileges. Valet parking is $28. Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM.
The Hyatt is offering a 25% discount on self-parking at the Regency Garage for AFHE Convention attendees registered at the Hyatt with our group rate booking. In addition, the Hyatt is providing one complimentary wireless Internet connection per paid guestroom. One added bonus, the room rate is the same for up to 4 people staying in the room. (No additional charge of $25 per person for the third and fourth guests in a room this year.)
$99 plus taxes and any hotel service fees - up to quadruple occupancy (tax rate approx. 12.57%)
122 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix
ONLINE RESERVATION LINK
Food is available for purchase from on-site concessions during convention hours for your convenience. In addition, numerous fast food locations and restaurants are within walking distance. A map can be picked up at the Phoenix Convention Center information desk just inside the South Building main lobby entrance.
PCC’S FOOD POLICY: The Phoenix Convention Center does not allow convention attendees to bring in outside food unless they are individual meals. So, if you purchase food at a nearby fast food restaurant or you bring in your own sack lunch, you must have one sack/package/beverage per person. PCC will not allow families to bring in lunch orders for multiple people in one sack/package. Please, no family picnic baskets, ice chests, large pizzas, case water, etc.
Parking is plentiful near the Phoenix Convention Center. Parking downtown costs approximately $10-$15 per day.
OVERSIZED VEHICLE PARKING
Oversized vehicles can be parked in several places:
1) City Garage on 5th street and Washington is very large and almost always has oversize spaces available.
2) Collier Center on Washington and 3rd street. They have just over 8’ clearance.
3) Jefferson Street garage if you enter on 4th street just north of Jefferson Street.
4.) You can park at any open lot like the one on 2nd street and Washington, directly across from Chase Field.
Visit www.downtownphoenix.com for an interactive map with parking, restaurants, and road construction updates.
We are offering an exhibit hall only pass again this year for those who have limited time and just want to come shop. The pass is $25 per adult and is good Saturday, July 7 from 2:00-5:00 PM only. Exhibit hall only passes may be purchased on-site starting at 1:45 PM Saturday. Passes may not be shared or transferred. Free spouse admission is not included. AFHE membership is not required nor included with this option. Children and teens age 19 and younger who accompany an adult purchasing the exhibit hall only pass will be charged $10 admission each.
We have an outstanding, brand new opportunity for a couple of very special donors who have some discretionary income and a desire to support the work of AFHE all while enjoying a deluxe convention experience with exclusive benefits.
Learn more about the Elite Convention Admission Package