Exhibitors are a key part of our convention, so we encourage you to plan time to visit the exhibit hall at the Arizona Home Education Convention Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2016. With over 200 booths in more than 80,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, you will find an array of some of the finest homeschool resources.
AFHE's 33rd Annual Home Education Convention will be held Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building. We are grateful for the businesses who come and support the Arizona homeschool community by providing our convention attendees with a wide array of quality curriculum and resources from which to choose. This is a unique opportunity to have so many quality curriculum and resource providers gathered together in one place.
Many of the exhibitors have a great deal of knowledge and expertise and are happy to answer your questions and assist you. Be sure to stop and chat with them and thank them for investing the time and resources to come the AFHE Convention!
We are proud of the way our attendees support the exhibitors at our convention! We get compliments every year from our exhibitors. They say Arizona homeschoolers are some of the nicest, most supportive, and best shoppers in the nation! It isn't cheap for them to travel around the country serving the homeschool community and it's a blessing to be able to buy from them and support their great work, while finding quality resources and curriculum for our families.
EXHIBIT HALL ETIQUETTE FOR ATTENDEES
Many of the exhibitors are experts in their field, and we encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from them. When an exhibitor takes the time and effort to explain a product or give beneficial advice, please buy the product from the exhibitor who took the time with you. It is unfair to take advantage of one exhibitor's time and knowledge and then purchase that product for less from a competitor. Buying materials from the exhibitor who took the time with you encourages an atmosphere of trust and sharing. It also encourages the return of knowledgeable, well-established exhibitors to our annual convention.
Thank you for supporting these great families and businesses!
2016 EXHIBITOR LIST
The following link is a list of the exhibitors will be participating in the 33rd Annual Arizona Home Education Convention July 15-16, 2016.
2016 EXHIBITOR LIST (updated May 23, 2016)
We are pleased to offer the opportunity for registered exhibitors to present exhibitor workshops during the convention weekend. Exhibitor workshops can be product demonstrations, introduction to services, or general interest sessions that may be of interest to your family. We encourage you to attend exhibitor workshops in addition to the general session workshops hosted by AFHE.
Exhibitor workshops take place in 4 curtained areas in the exhibit hall. They run for 45 minutes and start at the top of each hour between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. This is different than the general session workshop schedule for featured speakers outlined above. NOTE: We have increased the size of the curtained areas this year and we've added microphones, screens, and projectors for an even better exhibitor workshop experience.
2016 AFHE CONVENTION SPONSORS
Please join us in thanking our 2016 Convention Sponsors! Be sure to visit their websites and learn more about these generous folks that have supported the work of AFHE and convention attendees as well.
2016 CONVENTION SPONSORS
EXHIBIT HALL ONLY PASS
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 16 from 3:30-6:30 PM only. Exhibit hall only passes may be purchased on-site starting at 3:15 PM Saturday. Passes may not be shared or transferred. 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.
BUY IT HERE! PROMOTION
You won't want to miss this special promotion from AFHE! Support our exhibitors by shopping at their booths during the AFHE Convention and you could win a prize! For every $25 spent at exhibitor booths in the AFHE Convention Exhibit Hall, you will receive one entry in our drawing. Five winners will be drawn to win a $100 cash prize each. Additional names will be drawn to win prizes donated by our exhibitors. The purpose of the Buy It Here! promotion is to encourage attendees to purchase on-site from AFHE Convention exhibitors. Exhibitors are an incredibly valuable part of our event. Supporting them by purchasing on-site during the convention encourages the return of quality vendors year after year.
DRAWING: 6:40 PM Saturday in the Ballroom. Must be present and have Buy It Here! matching ticket to win.
Buy It Here! Details and Participation Rules will be posted in early 2016.
2016 EXHIBITOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
The AFHE Convention is an event that focuses on encouraging, equipping, and inspiring parents as they endeavor to teach their children themselves at home. Businesses that sell products or services designed to meet the needs of homeschooling families are invited to apply for exhibit space during AFHE’s Annual Arizona Home Education Convention. Convention exhibitors and convention program advertisers must support AFHE’s philosophy and purpose of promoting and supporting parent-led, family-funded, relationship-based home education. Participation in this event is by invitation only and AFHE reserves the right to decline any application that does not fit AFHE's mission, vision, philosophy, and purpose for this event without further explanation.
As of May 24, we have just 17 booth spaces still available. 2 corner booths and 15 non-corner.
2016 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
EXHIBITOR APPLICATION (online form)
EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN - BLANK
The 2016 AFHE Convention Exhibit Hall Floor Plan has been posted for reference. The completed exhibit hall map with exhibitors filled in will be posted in June.
EXHIBIT HALL FLOORPLAN (pdf)
ALERT: LODGING SCAM
It has come to our attention that Travel Era LLC, an unauthorized company, has been contacting exhibitors to book their lodging for the AFHE Convention. AFHE is in no way affilaited with this or other companies and we do not endorse their services.
A discount room rate has been arranged by AFHE with the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Reservations may be made by contacting the Hyatt directly. Details about lodging and the reservation link for the AFHE group room rate can be found on the Convention Details page.
2016 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The AFHE Convention offers a fantastic opportunity for exposure to new and veteran homeschooling families, allowing qualified businesses and organizations to showcase your products and services. Our Sponsors receive outstanding brand exposure and exclusive benefits before, during, and after the convention. Check out the numerous sponsorship levels in the 2016 packet. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We are open to negotiating custom sponsorship packages as well.