Pre-register for the convention by June 16, 2017 at a discounted admission rate. The earlier you register, the more you save!
AFHE MEMBERS SAVE: AFHE Membership allows you to enjoy pre-registration discount convention admission pricing. If you are not yet an AFHE Member or your membership expires July 31 or earlier, you’ll be able to add it to your convention registration for just $35.
REFUNDS/CANCELLATION POLICY: AFHE Membership and Convention Registration are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are unable to attend this year’s AFHE Convention for some reason, please know that you are supporting a non-profit organization that serves the Arizona homeschool community all year long and we appreciate your support.
OUT OF STATE ATTENDEES: We welcome out-of-state residents at our convention and enjoy having a number of attendees from neighboring states and from around the country join us each year.
NON-MEMBER PRICING: New in 2017, non-member pricing is available, however even out-of-state guests may wish to join to get the best admission pricing for the AFHE Convention along with some of our member benefits such as a subscription to the AFHE Magazine.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CONVENTION REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP FEES: If your membership expiration date is July 31 or earlier, membership must be renewed to get the member discount price on convention admission. Only those whose membership expires August or later do not need to renew to get the member discount because their membership expires after convention. You get to attend one convention per membership year at the member discount price. Since the vast majority of people (about 97%) need to renew their membership for convention, the registration form is built so the membership fee is automatically added or you can choose the non-member option (which is more expensive and doesn’t include member benefits).
If your membership expires August 2017 or later, you can email us at email@example.com and we’ll get you a coupon code to reduce the amount owed for the membership fee. This approach/process allows us to help the most people get registered the fastest/easiest way for you and for us. It is not our goal or desire to charge anyone more than they owe, however. We do care very much about our member families and strive to serve you with excellence. If you register and pay the $35 membership renewal but your membership expires August 2017 or later, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly take care of you and get the membership portion refunded if it indeed was not owed.
Online Registration March 7 – June 16, 2017
After June 16, registration will be available for full price at the door
Adult admission is for an individual or married couple. Free spouse admission is included to encourage husbands and wives to attend together. The admission fee is good for both Friday and Saturday. Whether you’re attending as an individual or you can only attend one day, it is still a great value for all you get to experience!
Current AFHE Members save on Convention admission! You’ll have the opportunity to join or renew when you register if you are not a current member and want to get the member rate.
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Earlybird special March 7-12
March 13 – April 15
April 16 – June 16
At the door
*PLUS $35 for one-year AFHE Membership fee for new members or renewing members whose memberships expire July 31, 2017 or earlier.
Children and teens ages 3-18 and unmarried homeschooled graduates still living at home or enrolled in college may register for $10 each. Infants age 2 and under are free of charge and are not registered. Teen Program registration includes admission to the Convention.
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Youth Admission (ages 3-18)
Teen Program Registration (ages 12-18)
Infant (age 2 and under)
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VIP Convention Experience – Elite Admission Package
VIP CONVENTION EXPERIENCE
We have an outstanding opportunity for a couple of very special donors who have some discretionary income and a desire to support the work of AFHE all while enjoying an elite convention experience with exclusive benefits.
New in 2017 – AFHE Convention T-Shirt
Your name badge is your admission to all areas of the convention including workshops, keynotes, and the exhibit hall. Name badges must be worn at all times while at the AFHE Convention. Name badges may not be shared or transferred. First and last names are required on all name badges.
PICK UP YOUR NAME BADGE(S) ON-SITE
For those who participate in early registration by June 16, your name badges will be available for pick up on-site in the South Lobby of the Phoenix Convention Center. Look for the Pre-Registration sign. Name badges will be not be mailed.
Those who register at the door will be issued a handwritten name badge at on-site registration.
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.
CHILDREN AND TEENS
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.
CHRISTIAN TEEN PROGRAM
Homeschooled students ages 12-18 are invited to participate in the 2017 AFHE Convention Teen Program. Space is limited. This special two-day program is educational, and fun! The Teen Program registration fee includes admission to all of the Convention.
Unmarried homeschooled graduates that are attending college or still living at home may register for the convention at the $10 youth rate if they register with their parents. Married graduates or those living on their own must register separately and pay the adult admission fee.
NOTE: If a workshop room is full, we ask you to have your younger child sit on your lap, if possible. Since the convention is geared toward parent education and equipping, we want as many adults as possible to have the opportunity to sit in on a workshop. If your child is fussy/noisy, please step out of the workshop with them until they quiet. While we are all parents and appreciate that children make noise, we want to respect that many attendees have made childcare arrangements so they can get the most out of the weekend. In addition, the workshops are being recorded and we want to minimize noise in the rooms to get the best quality recordings.
As a means to share the vision of home education and to build strong relationships with Christian 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 email@example.com 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.
AFHE offers a special discount rate to first-time attendees. This offer is for adults who have never before registered for the AFHE Convention and is limited to the first 500 to contact us to request a coupon code.
First Time Attendees
The AFHE Convention is run almost entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are an integral part of the success of the annual Arizona Home Education Convention hosted by AFHE. Our volunteer workers help keep costs to a minimum while continuing to provide an excellent conference. We are thankful to each and every volunteer who helps to make this event a success!
Volunteers who serve 5 or more hours* during the convention can earn free admission. Those interested in volunteering will complete an online application. Once scheduled, you will receive a special registration link. *Married couples can split the hours, but must work a minimum of 6 hours.
The opportunity to volunteer is a benefit of membership. Current AFHE Membership is required. If you are not currently a member or your membership expires July 31, 2017 or earlier, you’ll add membership to your convention registration once you’ve been scheduled as a volunteer.
Volunteer opportunity details coming mid-March
Photographs or video taken at this event may be published in the AFHE magazine, on the AFHE website, on AFHE social media pages, or in other AFHE publications. AFHE does not provide compensation or royalties in conjunction with publication or use of these materials. Any photographs, video, or audio used by AFHE from this event will be used with the purpose of celebrating and promoting homeschooling in Arizona.
CONTINUING EDUCATION FORMS
AFHE will provide a Continuing Education form for foster parents, childcare workers, and others who need to accrue professional development hours. If you need a form, please ask at the registration counter. An AFHE representative will sign the form and the attendee will write in the workshops he/she attended along with the presenters’ names. AFHE does not have information about which sessions qualify for hours needed for the recipient.
AFHE will secure the services of an ASL interpreter for both keynote sessions as well as workshop sessions taking place in the South Ballroom. While we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide this service every year, we are thankful for the opportunity to do so again in 2017. A number of seats will be reserved at the front in the ballroom for deaf and hard of hearing.
STROLLER PARKING & BOOK CHECK
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.
EXHIBIT HALL ONLY 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.