First-Time Attendees

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to attend the AFHE Convention and we are so excited to have you join us!

AFHE offers a discount admission to first-time attendees. To be eligible, you must have never before registered for the AFHE Convention. See instructions and coupon code request form below.

The AFHE Convention pages here on our website are filled with information to help you get the most out of your experience at this very special event.

A few pages you’ll want to be sure to visit …

We’ve got a great weekend planned for you! You’ll be encouraged and equipped for the home education adventure and you’ll come away with inspiration and ideas for teaching your kids, too!

Helpful Hints

We’ve put together two helpful resources for AFHE Convention attendees. Click on the images below for information about what to expect your first time and tips for getting the most out of the AFHE Convention.

First-time Attendee Discount Admission

Adults who have never before registered for the AFHE Convention are eligible for a first-time attendee discount, which is 50% off the adult registration fee (includes free spouse admission for married couples). 

AFHE Membership is required ($35 one-year membership fee) to take advantage of the first-time attendee discount. If you are not a current member with a membership that expires August 1, 2019 or later, you will be able to pay for membership with your on-site registration. 

Please go to the First-Time Attendees/Special Circumstances line at the registration counter in the South Lobby. Our registration team will verify in our database that you have not registered for the AFHE Convention previously and will provide you with a coupon code to get the discount.

We look forward to having you join us!

50% off adult admission

  • The first-time attendee discount is 50% off the adult admission fee at the time you register regardless of when you requested or received your coupon code. 
  • ADULT ADMISSION FEE (before FTA discount)
    • April 12-30:  $48
    • May 1-31:   $58
    • June 1-28:  $68
    • At the door:  $78
  • Membership is required to take advantage of this discount and not included in the admission fee above. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies for discount admission?

Adults who have never before registered for the AFHE Convention are eligible to request a coupon code for discount admission.

How does a first-time attendee get the discount?

Complete the Coupon Code Request form above. Register for the AFHE Convention by June 28, 2019 with your coupon code. Follow the registration instructions provided to you by the AFHE Convention Registration Coordinator.

What is the deadline to register for the Convention using my FTA coupon code?

Register online by June 28, 2019 to have pre-printed name badges and save. 

NEW IN 2019: We will provide the opportunity for first-time attendees to register on-site and get 50% off the at-the-door adult admission fee.

NOTE: The 50% discount is off the adult admission rate at the time you register (not when you request the coupon code). Price increases $10 each month April through June and at the door. 

Is free spouse admission included?

Yes. We include free spouse admission with first-time attendee registration. Be sure to include your husband or wife’s name in the Coupon Code Request form so we count them as we track coupon codes given out.

If my spouse cannot attend, can a friend go in his place?

Free spouse admission is included with adult registration (including first-time attendee discount registration) to encourage married couples to attend together. However, this free admission can only be used by the husband or wife of the registrant. The spouse free admission cannot be used by a friend if the spouse is unable to attend.

Can I request a coupon code for my friend?

While we would love for you to be able to help a friend out, in this case, no. We need to hear from each adult or married couple that wants to attend the AFHE Convention for the first-time. Having each person/couple’s name and email address allows us to verify that each person who contacts us for this discount has never before registered for the convention as well as being able to communicate and give instructions to each first-time attendee individual or married couple.

Please direct your friend to this page to request their own coupon code if it is their first time attending. 

Is AFHE membership included?

The first-time attendee discount admission to the 2019 AFHE Convention is 50% off adult admission (individual adult or married couple. Current AFHE Membership is required and not included in the registration fee.

You will need to pay the membership fee of $35 if you are not already a member or if your membership expires July 31, 2019 or earlier. 

Please join or renew prior registering for the AFHE Convention. Only current members will have access to the registration form and must log into your member profile in order to being the registration process. 

Can I bring my children?

We love children and you are welcome to bring your child/children with you, if desired. This conference is geared for parent / teacher enrichment and learning, however, and space is limited in workshop rooms. We encourage you to make childcare arrangements, if possible.

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/feeding infants. Children under age 12 must remain with an adult at all times.