Exhibitors are a key part of our convention! The AFHE Convention welcomes exhibitors from around the country who present an unmatched array of some of the finest homeschool resources available. There are many returning favorites, as well as new exhibitors every year, so there’s always something wonderful to discover. We encourage you to plan time to visit the exhibit hall and attend exhibitor workshops that pique your interest.
Nowhere else in Arizona will you be able to shop and compare homeschool curriculum and resources in person from this many exhibitors and publishers all gathered in one place. We also welcome nonprofit exhibitors so you can learn about colleges, civic organizations, youth clubs, and educational attractions and venues. This is a home education and family shopping experience unlike any other!
We are grateful for the businesses who come and support the Arizona homeschool community, dedicating time and expense and a great deal of work to present a booth at our convention. These exhibitors have the knowledge and expertise to help you learn about and compare products you are considering. Be sure to stop and chat with these folks, many of whom are homeschool parents like you, and thank them for investing the time and resources to come to 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 15, 2022
10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022
10:00 am – 6:00 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 curtained pavilions in the exhibit hall (see map for specific locations).
2022 EXHIBITOR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE will be published in May.
DISTRIBUTING MATERIALS/POLLS/PETITIONS PROHIBITED
Out of respect for our exhibitors and advertisers who have paid for booth space and advertising and for the enjoyment of our attendees the following activities are not permitted:
- Distribution of literature, business cards, or materials
- Business or organization promotion
- Formal or informal surveys, polls, or canvassing attendees asking them for input
- Campaigning and signature gathering for petitions
In addition, we do not allow the collection of donations of items like cell phones, eyeglasses, etc. for a ministry or organization.
CHILDREN & TEENS IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
We strive to create a pleasant and safe shopping experience for our attendees. To this end, 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.
Children in our Fun Zone must be accompanied by a parent or a sibling aged 13+.
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 location will be near and to the right of the entrance to the exhibit hall.
BOOK CHECK & STROLLER PARKING BOOTH
We are pleased to announce that we will once again provide a book check inside the exhibit hall. 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.
Please note that in the workshop rooms (excluding the Ballroom), strollers may be parked only in the designated spaces in the back rows due to safety and accessibility concerns.
NURSING MOMS LOUNGE
For your privacy and convenience, a curtained space will be available inside the exhibit hall. 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.
Buy It Here! is a special promotion that 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.
The list of exhibitors will be posted here in March 2022, with more exhibitors added weekly until we reach capacity.
Young Entrepreneurs at the AFHE Convention is a special opportunity to celebrate and encourage the entrepreneurship of the many talented homeschooled students in our state. Arizona homeschool students and graduates age 11-24 who have their own business, product, or service have applied for booth space in the Young Entrepreneurs section at this year’s AFHE Convention.
The Young Entrepreneurs section will be located on the south end of the exhibit hall (to your right as you enter). Be sure to stop by and check out the quality products and services offered by these industrious students and graduates and support their businesses.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR INFORMATION & APPLICATION
Arizona homeschool students and graduates ages 11-24 are invited to apply for booth space in the Young Entrepreneur section of the exhibit hall at the 2022 AFHE Convention.
Would you like to expand your reach and gain even greater exposure with the Arizona homeschool community? Check out these 2022 Sponsorship opportunities.