Homeschool conventions are great places to learn from and fellowship with other homeschoolers. Here are some places you can find local, regional or online homeschooling conventions.
I just attended our local convention for the 6th straight year, and I hope to attend many more in years to come. It is energizing to stand in a room full of people who share my family's values and convictions. I also love getting new ideas from other homeschoolers and looking at new products in the curriculum fair.
Local conferences are often sponsored by state homeschool organizations. They are popular with homeschoolers because they are inexpensive and more readily accessible than regional conventions. They are also a source of financial support for organizations that advocate for homeschool freedom.
If you are looking for an event in your area, below is a list of conferences by state.
Regional homeschooling conventions can provide homeschoolers with access to a wider range of vendors, speakers and entertainers. These events make great family getaways for homeschoolers who have extra wiggle room in their budgets.
This year, my entire family drove to Tennessee for the Mid West regional convention. We enjoyed hearing from homeschool advocates we've long admired, and browsing the many product offerings in the vendor fair.
You can visit Great Homeschool Conventions to find a regional conference near you.
Thanks to the internet, any family with a computer, speakers and an internet connection can attend workshops and fellowship with other homeschoolers right from the comfort of their own homes.
In addition to saving time, online conferences help families save money on travel, hotels and meals on the go. Two popular providers of virtual homeschool conventions are Heart of the Matter Online and The Ultimate Homeschool Expo.
Whether attending an online, local or regional event, good planning is essential! Here's my guide to surviving and thriving at homeschool conferences.
Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF) of Alabama Convention and Curriculum Fair
Southeastern Home Educators Convention
Alaska Private and Home Educators Association
Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) Convention and Curriculum Fair
The Education Alliance Convention
California Homeschool Network Family Expo
Christian Family Schools Convention
Christian Home Educators Association of California (CHEA) Conventions and Events
Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference
Homeschool Association of California (HSC) Conference
Sacramento Christian Organization of Parent Educators Conference & Curriculum Fair
Valley Home Educators Convention
Christian Home Educators of Colorado Family Conference
The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers (TEACH)
Coastal Florida Curriculum Fair
Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA)
Home Education Resources and Information, Inc. (HERI)
Central Georgia Christian Home Educators Curriculum Fair
Georgia Home Education Association (GHEA)
Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii (CHOH) Conference & Curriculum Fair
Christian Homeschoolers of Idaho State (CHOIS) Annual Convention
Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators (APACHE) Convention
Fort Wayne Area Home Schools (FWAH) Annual Resource Expo
Indiana Association of Home Educators Convention
Southwestern Idiana Home Educators (SWIHE) Convention
Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) Conference
Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) Conference & Curriculum Fair
Teaching Parents Association (TPA) Conference
Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK)
Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Louisiana
Homeschoolers of Maine Annual Convention
The Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators (M.A.C.H.E.)
Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators (MassHOPE) Annual Convention
Information Network for Christian Homes (INCH) Education Convention
Mid-Winter Conference for Home Educators
Minnesota Assocation of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair
Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference and Curriculum Fair
Minnesota Homeschoolers' Alliance (MHA) Annual Conference
Mississippi Home Educators Association (MHEA) Spring Conference
Christian Home Educators Felloship (CHEF) Conference and Curriculum Fair
Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo
Southwest Home Education Ministry (SHEM) Convention
Montana state Homeschool Convention
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA)
Nevada Homeschool Network Symposium
Christian Home Educators of New Hampshire (CHEN) Annual Convention
Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers of New Jersey (ENOCH)
Christian Association of Parent Educators (CAPE) Convention
Loving Education at Home (LEAH) Conventions
North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) Conference
North Dakota Home School Association (NDHSA) Christian Home Educators Conference
Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO) Convention
Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation (OCHEC) Central Oklahoma Convention
Oklahoma Christian Home Educators Consociation (OCHEC) Eastern (Tulsa) Oklahoma Convention
Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) Conference
Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEAN) Conference
Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) Convention
Coastal Home Educators Conference (CHEC)
Catholic Curriculum Fair & Homeschool Conference
Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association (CSTHEA) Curriculum Fair
Memphis Area Home Education Association (MHEA) Convention
Middle Tennessee Home Education Association (MTHEA) The Nashville 2011 Home Education Expo
Smoky Mountain Home Education Association (SMHEA) Family Resource Fair
West Tennessee Home Education Association (WTHEA) Curriculum Fair & Conference
Christian Home Educators Association of Central Texas (CHEACT) Conference
Family Educators Alliance of South Texas (FEAST) Convention & Curriculum Fair
Hearth & Home Ministries Book Fair
Rethinking Everything Conference
Southeast Texas Home School Association (SETHSA) Gulf Coast Home Education Conference
The Texas Homeschool Coalition (THSC) Southwest Convention and Family Conference
Utah Christian Home School Association (UTCH) Convention
Utah Home Education Association (UHEA) Convention & Curriculum Fair
Home Educators Assocation of Virginia (HEAV) Convention
Latter-day Saint Eastern Home Educators (LDSEHE) Conference
Northern Virginia Home Education Conference
Virgina Homeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair
Inland Northwest Homeschool Conference
Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) Convention
Christian Home Educators of West Virginia (CHEWV) Conference
Eastern Panhandle Home School Conference
Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) Conference
Wisconsin Parents Association Home Education Conference
Please contact us if you know of any homeschool conventions we do not have listed.
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