This year at GCU, our exhibit hall space will be housed in the GCU Arena and the adjacent Practice Facility. Exhibitors are a key part of our convention! We encourage you to plan time to visit both exhibit hall spaces and attend exhibitor workshops, too. You will find an unmatched 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
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 16, 2021
10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 17, 2021
10:00 am – 5:30 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 the College of Theology building, just across from the GCU Arena. The exhibitor workshops have been synchronized with the featured speaker schedule.
2021 EXHIBITOR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Coming Soon
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.
In the GCU Arena, arena seating is corded off for the safety and security of all in attendance; please ensure that your children and teens are observing these boundaries and not entering the corded off sections.
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 (Booth A802) is located in the GCU Arena toward the back on the right side.
BOOK CHECK & STROLLER PARKING BOOTH
We are pleased to announce that we will once again provide a book check inside the exhibit hall. It will be located in the Practice Gym just inside the entrance to the left.
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.
Due to the theatre-style seating in all the lecture hall workshop rooms, strollers that are brought into these workshops will be permitted only in a few designated spaces in the FRONT row (room entry is at ground level). You may park your stroller at the book check booth in the Practice Gym for a small daily fee. There is space for strollers in the Antelope Gym, in the exhibitor workshop rooms in the College of Theology building, and in the exhibit halls. We ask that parents with strollers be mindful not to block aisles or create tripping hazards for other attendees.
NURSING MOMS LOUNGE
For your privacy and convenience, a private space will be designated adjacent to the exhibit hall in the GCU Arena. 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.
ACE – Accelerated Christian Education
American Heritage Girls
Arizona Christian University
Arizona Girlchoir Association
Understanding Homeschooling: Join the Study!
(a research partnership with ASU and NHERI)
ASU Prep Digital
BJU Press / HomeWorks by Precept
Bryan Davis – Author
Celebrate Kids, Inc. | Dr. Kathy Koch
Center for Arizona Policy
Character Health | Dr. Steve Scheibner
Christian Light Education
Civil Air Patrol – Deer Valley Composite Squadron
College for All
Coloring Squared LLC
Covenant Home School Resource Center
Creating a Masterpiece
Culture Shift: The Barry Farah Show
Dr. Kerin Groves, Career Coach
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
The Etiquette Factory
Film School 4 Teens
Fortified Marriages Ministry
Grand Canyon University
Great Computer Deals
Great Wolf Lodge
HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Math is Amazing
The Math Translator, LLC
The Medical Transcription Service
Miller Pads & Paper, LLC
MoxieBox Art Inc
MVP Kids LLC
National Bible Bee
Northwest Treasures – Geology
Patrick Henry College
Phoenix Boys Choir
Providence Christian College
Rainbow Readers – Carol Fitzpatrick
Rhyme and Reason Ministries
RightStart Mathematics by Activities for Learning
Rod and Staff Publishers
SALT Next Gen Ministries
SHEroes of the Bible
ShillerLearning: Montessori at Home
Sports Kidz AZ
Teresa Joyelle Krager
Veterans Pride Battalion
We Make History
West-MEC (Western Maricopa Education Center)
W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
Wild World of History | Larry Schweikart
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.
Visit the Young Entrepreneur Booths during the 2021 AFHE Convention
The Young Entrepreneurs section is located around the upper concourse in the GCU Arena. Be sure to stop by and check out the quality products and services offered by these industrious students and graduates and support their businesses.