Exhibit Hall Information for Attendees

Exhibitors are a key part of our convention! We encourage you to plan time to visit the exhibit hall and attend exhibitor workshops, too. 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 available. You will enjoy a shopping experience unlike any other in the state of Arizona at the AFHE Convention. Nowhere else will you be able to shop and compare curriculum and resources in person from this many exhibitors and publishers all in one place! We are grateful for the businesses who come and support the Arizona homeschool community by providing our convention attendees with a wide variety of quality curriculum and resources from which to choose. 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!

EXHIBIT HALL ETIQUETTE

Many of the exhibitors are experts in their field, and we encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to ask them questions and 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.

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Friday, July 13 10:00 am – 6:30 pm Saturday, July 14 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

EXHIBITOR WORKSHOPS

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for registered exhibitors to present exhibitor workshops during the convention. Exhibitor workshops can be product demonstrations, introduction to services, or general interest sessions that may benefit your family. We encourage you to attend exhibitor workshops in addition to the featured speaker workshops hosted by AFHE. Exhibitor workshops take place in 3 curtained areas in the exhibit hall on the north (left side). They run for 45 minutes and start at the bottom of the hour. This is different than the general session workshop schedule for featured speakers outlined above.

EXHIBITOR WORKSHOPS will be posted in May

DISTRIBUTING MATERIALS/POLLS/PETITIONS PROHIBITED

Out of respect for our exhibitors and advertisers who have paid for booth space and advertising, distribution of literature, business cards, or materials and promotion of business is not permitted during the convention. Formal or informal surveys, polls, or canvassing attendees asking them for input is prohibited. Campaigning and signature gathering for petitions are not permitted inside the building.

CHILDREN & TEENS IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children and teens should conduct themselves politely and responsibly and not be playing or running around in the exhibit hall. We strive to create a pleasant and safe shopping experience for our attendees. Parents shopping in the hall should not have to work around overly exuberant children or teens in order to speak to a vendor, make a purchase, or walk from place to place.

MENTORING MOMS

Experienced homeschool moms are available Friday and Saturday during exhibit hall hours to answer your homeschooling questions and to share wisdom and encouragement with you. The Mentoring Moms booth is located just inside the exhibit hall to the left next to the AFHE booth. These seasoned homeschool moms can offer guidance as you navigate the exhibit hall as well.

BOOK CHECK & STROLLER PARKING BOOTH

We are pleased to announce that we will once again provide a book check inside the exhibit hall just inside the entrance to the left next to the AFHE Booth. You’ll be able to leave your purchases and strollers for a small fee with our book check team. Claim numbers will be issued to allow you to pick up your items or add to your pile. Due to space limitations and hazards due to blocked aisles, strollers will only be permitted in designated spaces in the back row in the workshop rooms. You may park your strollers in the book check area for a small fee. There is plenty of space for strollers in the ballroom and in the exhibit hall. We ask parents with strollers to be mindful and not block aisles or create tripping hazards for other attendees.

NURSING MOMS LOUNGE

For your privacy and convenience, a curtained area is available in the exhibit hall. (When you enter the exhibit hall turn right and you will find the lounge in the corner. Mothers with infants may sit down, feed their babies, and rest a bit. No men, please. Electricity is provided for nursing mothers who need to pump. Refrigeration is not available.

EXHIBIT HALL ONLY SHOPPING PASS DISCONTINUED

The past couple of years we offered a discount rate exhibit hall only pass for Saturday afternoon for those who just wanted to come and shop in the exhibit hall. Unfortunately, with the schedule change putting our Saturday keynote at the end of the day and misuse by an increasing number of our attendees, the exhibit hall only pass has been discontinued for 2018. We encourage you to take advantage of early registration pricing and volunteer opportunities to save on admission fees.

 

AFHE Convention - Buy It Here! Promotion - Supporting our exhibitors!

Buy It Here! encourages attendees to shop on-site from our exhibitors and rewards you for shopping on-site with entries in our prize drawing Saturday evening, which includes FOUR cash prizes of $100 plus many great prizes donated by our exhibitors and others.

2018 SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in partnering with us and expanding your reach as a sponsor at the 2018 AFHE Convention. Please complete this short application and we will follow up with you. Contact sponsors@afhe.org with any questions.

2017 AFHE Convention Young Entrepreneurs
2018 YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS LISTING

2018 Young Entrepreneurs at the AFHE Convention

The following young entrepreneurs will have a booth at the 2018 AFHE Convention. Be sure to stop by their booths and check out the quality products and services offered by these industrious students and graduates.

 

FOR EXHIBITORS

AFHE 2018 Convention - Homeschool Arizona

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 the AFHE Convention.

2017 Total Attendance: 4,600 Approx. 1600 families/buying units

The last several years, our attendance was in the 5,000-5,200 range. Having our event so close to the 4th of July in 2017 and other factors contributed to the slightly lower numbers. We anticipate being closer to the attendance numbers of previous years again in 2018.

NOTE: As of May 8, 2018 we have less than 20 booths still available. Exhibitor applications received by May 21 that are approved will be included in the Convention Program.

Clock on the images below for more information.

Please read the Exhibitor Information packet linked below before completing an application

AFHE Convention Exhibitor Information - Homeschool Arizona

AFHE 2018 Convention Exhibitor Application

AFHE Convention 2018 Exhibit Hall Floor Plans for Exhibitors AFHE 2018 AFHE Convention Sponsorship Opportunities

AFHE Convention Non-Exhibitor Welcome Bag Application

AFHE Advertising Opportunities - Reach the Arizona Homeschool Community

AFHE - Homeschool Arizona - 2018 College Fair

2018 AFHE Special Learners Homeschool Conference - Thursday, July 12

AFHE Convention Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Workshops & More

2018 Exhibitor Workshop titles, descriptions, and schedule will be available here mid-to-late May

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Exhibitor Workshop Schedule & Descriptions

Coming Mid-May

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Available June 2018

Lunchtime Sponsor Workshops

Available May or June

2018 Exhibitor List

The following is a list of the exhibitors who have registered for the 2018 AFHE Convention. Check back often. We will continue adding exhibitors to the list as they are approved and submit payment.

Updated 5/8/18

Historical Conquest, LLC

Home School Foundation

The Homegrown Preschooler

HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)

The Homegrown Preschooler

Huntington University

Immersive Teaching STEAM Academy

Ink & Endsheets

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Jottopia

La Escuela

Lamplighter Publishing

Leah Nieman

LEGOLAND Discovery Center / SEALIFE Arizona Aquarium

Logic of English

Marie’s Words

Master Books

The Medical Transcription Service

Miller Pads & Paper, LLC

MoezArt Productions

My Father’s World

National Christian Forensics and Communications (NCFCA) 

Nature’s Workshop Plus

Navy Sea Cadets – Veterans Pride Battalion

Northwest Treasures

Notgrass History

OnToCollege with John Baylor

Patrick Henry College

Pensacola Christian College

Phoenix Zoo – Arizona Center for Nature Conservation

Rainbow Readers

Rainbow Resources

The Relationship Revolution – Frederic Gray

Retro Outfitters

Right Choice Tutors and Educational Services, LLC

RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning, Inc.

Rockit Richee (Rock 4 Kids)

Rod and Staff Publishers

Rosetta Stone, Ltd.

Samaritan Ministries

ShillerLearning: Montessori at Home

Simply Charlotte Mason

Simply Stem

Sonlight Curriculum

Splash! Publications

Sports Kidz AZ

STEM Opportunities for Arizona Homeschoolers

Story Monsters

StoryStrong

Sujoy Strings

SuperFlash Math

TalkBox.Mom

Teaching & Learning Stuff

Teaching Textbooks

TeenPact 

This Weeks’ Story

T-Mobile

The Tower Garden

Tutor Doctor

U.S Army

Usborne Books & More

VideoText Interactive

VIP Airsoft Arena

Weckerly Educational Services, LLC

We Make History

West-MEC

WriteShop

YWAM Publishing