31st Annual Arizona Home Education Convention
Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12, 2014
Phoenix Convention Center, South Building
33 South Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Early Registration Deadline: June 10
Early discount registration is now closed. It's not too late to make plans to join us for this year's convention, however. You can still register at the door. On-site registration opens Friday, July 11, at 8:00 AM. We look forward to having you join us!
Convention registration and membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
From the Director
There is something really powerful about gathering together as a community, isn't there? When thousands of like-minded people who share a similar vision and passion come together in person, the atmosphere is charged with excitement and expectation.
We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions and provided answers on our Convention FAQ page. Please review the CONVENTION FAQ before registering for the convention.
Children / Teens
We love children and you are welcome to bring your child/children with you, however this conference is geared for parent / teacher enrichment and learning and space is limited in workshop rooms, so we encourage you to make childcare arrangements.
Teens and children (age 3 and up) will be charged an admission fee of $10 each. Infants (age 2 and under) are admitted free. A curtained mothers' area will be available in the exhibit hall for nursing and feeding. Children under age 12 must remain with an adult at all times.
CHRISTIAN TEEN PROGRAM
Information about this year's two-day Christian Teen Program - FILM CAMP by Crystal Creek Media - for ages12-19 can be found on the TEEN PROGRAM page. This year's Teen Program is limited to the first 450 teens that register and costs $20 per participant. The Teen Program registration fee of $20 includes a 76-page student workbook from Crystal Creek Media, admission to all eight Teen Program sessions, plus admission to the exhibit hall and any other workshops they wish to attend. Teen Program participants do not need to pay the $10 child/teen admission fee on top of their $20 registration.
Unmarried homeschooled graduates that are attending college or still living at home may register for the convention at the $10 child/teen rate if they register with their parents. Married graduates or those living on their own must register separately and pay the adult admission fee.
We value the importance of grandparents in the homeschooling process and welcome grandparents at the convention! Non-homeschooling grandparents are always free if they attend with their adult child who is registered for the convention. Grandparents who are still homeschooling one or more of their own children must register separately and pay the admission fee.
As a means to share the vision of home education and to build strong relationships with churches, we invite non-homeschooling pastors of Arizona churches to attend the convention free of charge. This offer is extended to pastors who do not teach their own children at home currently, but are interested in learning more about homeschooling. Please have your pastor contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive registration instructions.
Pastors who are homeschooling one or more of their children must register as a regular attendee and pay the admission fee.
Express Check-in for Pre-Registered Attendees
Those who pre-registered for the convention will have access to express check-in when arriving at the convention. Look for the PRE-REGISTRATION lines to pick up name badge lanyards, goody bag, and convention program.
If you are bringing additional children/teens or grandparents that you did not include with your early registration, you will need to fill out an on-site registration card and use one of the on-site cash or credit lines to register additional attendees.
After June 10, registration will only be accepted at the door. The at-the-door admission fee for an adult individual or married couple is $85. Children and teens are $10 each. Teens participating in the teen program are $20 each (if space is available). Forms of payment accepted at the door include cash, check with proper ID, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover).
Exhibit Hall Only Pass - New in 2014
New in 2014, we will be offering an exhibit hall only pass for those who have limited time and just want to come shop. The pass is $25 per adult and is good Saturday, July 12 from 4:00-7:00 PM only. Exhibit hall only passes may be purchased on-site starting at 3:45 PM Saturday. Passes may not be shared or transferred. AFHE membership is not required nor included with this option.