Join us for the 37th Annual Arizona Homeschool Convention

Grand Canyon University
3300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Welcoming those who are new to homeschooling and those who have been pursuing this lifestyle of learning for many years, the AFHE Convention is an event for home educators from all over our great state and beyond!  There’s nothing quite as energizing as being together with thousands of other parents who are on the same journey with their families that you are.

We offer a speaker line-up that is carefully selected to meet a huge spectrum of needs and interests for home educators!  And you’ll enjoy the only homeschool shopping experience of its kind in the state with nearly 100 exhibitors and Young Entrepreneurs offering some of the finest curriculum and resources on the market.

We look forward to a refreshing weekend July 16-17, 2021 together with the greater Arizona homeschool community.

Adult Admission

Pre-registration for this year's AFHE Convention is now closed, but onsite registration is available when you arrive at the convention, July 16-17. Those attending the free You Can Homeschool! or Getting Started Homeschooling with Special Needs mini-conferences on Thurday, July 15, will be able to purchase convention admission onsite on Thursday, if they decide to attend the convention.

Please join us July 16-17 at Grand Canyon University!

 

The admission fee is good for both Friday and Saturday. Whether you're attending for the whole weekend or you can only attend one day, it is a fantastic value for all you get to experience!

Onsite registration will open at 7:30 AM on Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17. The keynote session begins at 8:30 AM each morning.

Members still receive a substantial discount at the door! Save time at registration by joining AFHE or renewing your membership on the AFHE website before you arrive!

 

Join AFHE or renew your membership today!

$35/person

Current AFHE membership required when pre-registering through

June 25

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Per-person admission fee applies to adults or child/youth age 6+.

$42*/82**

when registering at the door

July 16 - 17

Per-person admission fee applies to adults or child/youth age 6+

*AFHE Member Price
**Non AFHE Member price

$25

Youth ages 12-18

Teen Program

$25 Teen Program registration is available onsite.

Christian Teen Program
2-day teen track for ages 12-18
Includes convention admission

Member Price when Registering On-site

Adult convention admission fees noted above do not include the annual per-family AFHE Membership fee of $35. If you will be registering on-site and wish to pay the member rate ($42/person), you can join AFHE or renew your membership now to save time when you arrive at the Convention.

If your family’s membership has expired or if you are not yet a member, renew or join today!

On-Site Registration

After June 25, registration will be available at the door for full price.

MEMBER RATE – ONSITE ADULT ADMISSION: $42/person

Must be a current member whose membership expires August 1 or later or pay the $35 membership fee to join.

NON-MEMBER RATE – ONSITE ADULT PER-PERSON ADMISSION: $82

Non-member on-site registration rate does not include membership, and membership is not required. 

2021 Convention Registration Information

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. Unredeemed registrations are considered a tax-deductible contribution to AFHE and, upon written request, we will provide a receipt for tax purposes.

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: Non-member pricing is only available at the door, however even out-of-state guests may wish to join AFHE 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, Homeschool Arizona.

ADDING TO YOUR ALREADY COMPLETED REGISTRATION: If you have already completed your Convention registration and you need to add your spouse, child, teen, etc. please email our registration coordinator to assist you.

REGISTRATION COORDINATOR: registration@afhe.org

GENERAL CONVENTION QUESTIONS: convention@afhe.org

TROUBLE LOGGING IN / MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS:  webmaster@afhe.org

2021 AFHE Homeschool Convention Daily Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021

• 8:30 – 10:00 AM Keynote
• 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
• 10:30 – 11:30 AM Workshops
• 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Shopping and Lunch
• 1:30 – 2:30 PM Workshops
• 3:00 – 4:00 PM Workshops
• 4:30 – 5:30 PM Workshops

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2021

• 8:30 – 10:00 AM Keynote
• 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
• 10:30 – 11:30 AM Workshops
• 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Shopping and Lunch
• 1:00 – 2:00 PM Workshops
• 2:30 – 3:30 PM Workshops
• 4:00 – 5:00 PM Workshops
• 5:30 PM Prize Drawing

For more details about the schedule and the workshops click HERE

Thank you, sponsors!

Special thanks to our 2021 AFHE Convention sponsors whose support assists AFHE in serving homeschool families all year long and enhances the Convention experience for our attendees.

2021 Home School Vision

2021 Keynote Sponsor

AFHE Homeschool Convention Sponsor - Classical Conversations

2021 Faith & Family

Thank you, sponsors!

Special thanks to our 2021 AFHE Convention sponsors whose support assists AFHE in serving homeschool families all year long and enhances the Convention experience for our attendees.

Click HERE to read AFHE’s recent blog post, “Reflecting on the Lord’s Faithfulness.”

May 27th, 2021: Thank you for your patience, support, and encouragement of the 37th Annual AFHE Homeschool Convention which will be held at Grand Canyon University. As promised, we wanted to be sure to provide updates to the homeschool community regarding the on-campus policy concerning face coverings.

GCU has updated its COVID-19 policies to reflect the new CDC guidelines (it may take a few days before it is posted on their website; however, they have given us permission to share the update with the AFHE community). For the AFHE convention, this means that the use of face coverings and social distancing are not required on GCU’s campus and will be based on personal preference. This includes all keynote, workshop, and exhibit hall spaces.

The health, wellness, and safety of all of our guests, exhibitors, and volunteers is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we do ask each attendee to consider taking advantage of our virtual livestreaming option in the event that you exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms or had direct exposure within 3 days of the scheduled event.

AFHE will continue to monitor the latest COVID-19 information from GCU and be sure to post details at afhe.org/convention/details.

MAY 9, 2021: Thank you for your patience over these last few weeks. As guests on the GCU campus, the AFHE Convention will adhere to the policies that are in effect through their summer session, including face coverings worn indoors and reduced building capacities. The university has worked hard to find more space for us to expand our programming and accommodate the maximum possible attendance – which means more workshop options for you! We are making the needed adjustments to our registration process and plan to open registration later this week.

First Time Attendee and Military Discount coupon codes will still allow registration at 50% off the admission price for one adult + spouse at the date of registration. Instructions for using your coupon code will be on this page. To request a discount for a First Time Attendee or Military Family, go to the CONVENTION menu above and select the appropriate option to find the request form.

Current AFHE membership will be necessary to access pre-registration for our in-person event. To become a member, renew your membership, or check your membership renewal date, click on MEMBERSHIP above.

LOG INTO YOUR MEMBER PROFILE TO REGISTER:  AFHE Members, be sure to log into your member profile before you begin the registration process.

We want to hear from you!

Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey regarding your experience at this year’s 37th Annual AFHE Convention!

Frequently Asked Questions

NAME BADGES

Your name badge is your admission to 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 register online by June 25, your name badges will be available for pick up on-site at the Box Office windows on the north side of the GCU Arena. 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.

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-educator enrichment and learning, however, and space is limited in workshop rooms. We encourage you to make childcare arrangements, if possible.

Most workshops will be held in college lecture halls with stadium-style seating, with the entrance at the front of the room. There will be extremely limited space for strollers in these lecture halls and they will have to remain at the front of the room at the entry level.

Young children (age 5 and under) are admitted free. A designated mothers’ lounge will be available adjacent to the GCU Arena 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 2021 AFHE Convention Teen Program for $25. Space is limited. This special two-day program is educational and fun! The Teen Program registration fee includes admission to all of the Convention.

HOMESCHOOL GRADUATES
Unmarried homeschooled graduates that are attending college or still living at home may register for the convention at the $35 per-person rate if they register with their parents. Married graduates or those living on their own must register separately.

Homeschool graduates of AFHE member families are welcome to volunteer at the AFHE convention!

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 background noise in the rooms to get the best quality recordings.

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES

AFHE offers a special discount rate to first-time attendees. This offer is for adults who have never before registered for the AFHE Convention. Request your coupon code through the online form on the First-Time Attendees page.
First Time Attendees

ACTIVE MILITARY DISCOUNT

Active duty military and reservist families can receive a military discount of 50% off adult registration fee.

A current AFHE Membership is required.

Please request your coupon code at afhe.org/military.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

AFHE Membership and Convention Registration are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 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.

Unredeemed registrations are considered a tax-deductible contribution to AFHE and, upon written request, we will provide a receipt for tax purposes.

PARKING

WHERE DO I PARK? 

Free parking is plentiful on the campus of Grand Canyon University. Parking lot maps and instructions will be detailed here shortly.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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!

Learn more information at the volunteer webpage

Volunteers who serve 5 or more hours during the convention can earn free admission. Those interested in volunteering will complete an online application. Once your volunteer shifts are scheduled, you will receive a special registration link. 

The opportunity to volunteer is a benefit of membership. Current AFHE Membership expiring August 1, 2021 or later is required.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO USAGE

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.

STROLLER PARKING & BOOK CHECK

We are pleased to provide a book check in the Practice Facility exhibit hall just inside the door to the left. You’ll be able to leave your purchases and strollers for a small daily fee with our book check team. Claim numbers will be issued to allow you to pick up items or add to your stored items.

Stroller and wheeled cart parking is $3 per day with in-and-out privileges for the day.

Due to space limitations and hazards due to blocked aisles, strollers will only be permitted in designated spaces in the front of lecture halls or the back of level-grade classrooms and Ethington Theater. You may park your strollers and roller bags in the book check area (space available basis) for a small fee. Strollers and roller bags are fine in the Antelope Gym (floor only, not in the bleachers), exhibitor workshop classrooms, and in the exhibit halls.

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.

NON-HOMESCHOOLING PASTORS

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 registration@afhe.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.

Thank you, sponsors!

Special thanks to our 2021 AFHE Convention sponsors whose support assists AFHE in serving homeschool families all year long and enhances the Convention experience for our attendees.

 

Grand Canyon University gcu.edu

Faith & Family Sponsor

AFHE Convention Sponsor - Providence Christian College

Youth Service Team Sponsor

Grand Canyon University gcu.edu

Homeschool Vision Sponsor

AFHE Convention Sponsor - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Young Entrepreneurs
& Innovators
Sponsor

Grand Canyon University gcu.edu

Mentoring Moms Sponsor

Grand Canyon University gcu.edu

New Homeschooler
Mini-Conference Sponsor;
Military Families Sponsor

AFHE Convention Sponsor - HSLDA

Special Learners Support Sponsor

BJU Press / HomeWorks by Precept - Sponsor


Keynote Sponsor

AFHE Convention Sponsor - Huntington University

Teen Program
Sponsor

Thank You, Sponsors!

 

 

Special thanks to our 2021 AFHE Convention sponsors whose support assists AFHE in serving homeschool families all year long. We are grateful for these companies and honor the great work that they are doing!

 

 

We are grateful for the companies, colleges, and organizations that partner with us as sponsors at the AFHE Convention! Their presence and participation helps us to provide a quality event while keeping registration fees as affordable as possible for our attendees. Be sure to stop by their booths and visit their websites and thank them for their support of homeschooling in Arizona!