AFHE CONVENTION EXHIBIT HALLScroll down for a list of this year's registered exhibitors.
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
EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Friday, July 7
10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 8
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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. 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.
EXHIBIT HALL ONLY SHOPPING PASS
We are once again offering an Exhibit Hall Only Pass for those who have limited time and just want to come and shop. The fee for the pass is $25 per adult and is good Saturday from 12:00-5:00 PM only.
Exhibit hall passes may be purchased on-site starting at 12:00 PM Saturday at the registration counter. Passes may not be shared or transferred. Membership is neither required nor included with this pass. Children and teens are $10 each. Admission to workshops is not included.
BONUS: Exhibit hall only pass holders are invited to join us for the closing keynote at 5:00 PM Saturday in the ballroom at no extra charge.
DISTRIBUTING MATERIALS/POLLS/PETITIONS PROHIBITED
CHILDREN IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
BOOK CHECK BOOTH
We are pleased to announce that we will provide a book check inside the exhibit hall on the right. 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.
NEW IN 2017: Due to space limitations and hazards due to blocked aisles, strollers will not be permitted in the workshop rooms. You may park your strollers in the book check area for a small fee. Strollers are fine in the ballroom and in the exhibit hall.
REST STOP PLAY AREA
For your convenience, we are providing a 20′ x 30′ carpeted area with round tables and chairs and an assortment of board games, puzzles, card games, and more. This is a great opportunity for a parent to sit and rest a bit while their child plays between workshops and perhaps while the other parent is shopping in the hall.
IMPORTANT: Children may not be left unsupervised in this area. An adult must be present.
NURSING MOMS LOUNGE
UPDATE: The Exhibit Hall is sold out for this year. No additional applications can be accepted for 2017.
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.
Convention exhibitors and convention program advertisers must support AFHE’s philosophy and purpose of promoting and supporting parent-led, privately funded, relationship-based home education. Homeschool curriculum and resource providers will be given priority.
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.
2016 Total Attendance: 5100+
Approx. 1900 families/buying units
Arizona homeschooled students and graduates ages 12-23 with quality products and services will have booth space at the 2017 AFHE Convention in the Young Entrepreneurs section. Be sure to stop by and check out their booths!
2017 YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS LISTING
2017 Young Entrepreneurs at the AFHE Convention
The following young entrepreneurs will have a booth at the 2017 AFHE Convention. Be sure to stop by their booths and check out the quality products and services offered by these industrious students and graduates. The booth number is in brackets following the company names. YE weblinks are coming soon for those entrepreneurs that have a website for their business.
- A Quaint Cottage [YE-6]
- All About Wood [YE-2]
- Apron Strings Gifts ‘n’ Things [YE-7a]
- Bianchi Piano [YE-1]
- Chai Hai by Design [YE-12a]
- Creative Paws [YE-4]
- Cutie Crafters [YE-12b]
- Elizabeth’s Best [YE-8]
- Generation Rising [YE-11]
- Happy Homesteads [YE-9]
- Heart and Home [YE-3]
- JCB Creations [YE-10]
- Melody Jackson Books [YE-5a]
- Monsties [YE-13]
- Providential Pens [YE7b]
- Youngs Enterprises [YE5b]
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR INFO PACKET
Arizona homeschool students and graduates ages 12-23 are invited to apply for booth space in the Young Entrepreneur section of the exhibit hall at the 2017 AFHE Convention. Please review the information in the Young Entrepreneur Information Packet before completing the online application.
Exhibitor Workshops & More
The 2017 Exhibitor Workshop schedule and descriptions are now avaiable
2017 Convention Sponsors
2017 Exhibitor List
Rod and Staff Publishers