Free Mini-Conference

New to homeschooling? Considering homeschooling? Join us Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2:30-5:30 PM for a free pre-convention mini-conference with three workshops selected especially for you. Free of charge and no registration required to attend the "Considering Homeschooling" mini-conference.
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Each year, we invite a fantastic line-up of speakers to teach workshops on a wide variety of topics from encouragement and vision to practical, how-to workshops, new homeschoolers, high school, special needs, and so much more! 2016 Speaker information will be posted in January.
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Exhibit Hall

Exhibitors are a key part of our convention and we encourage you to plan time to visit the exhibit hall at the Arizona Home Education Convention Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2016. With over 200 booths in more than 80,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, you will find an array of some of the finest homeschool resources.
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Convention FAQs

Be sure to read through the CONVENTION FAQ page to get answers to the most commonly asked questions about our conference.


Daily schedule Friday and Saturday:

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8:00 am
Registration Opens
9:00 - 10:30 am
Keynote Session
10 am - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Hours
11 am - Noon
Noon - 1:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:30 pm
3:00 - 4:00 pm
4:30 - 5:30 pm
6:40 pm Saturday
Prize Drawing



Contact Us







Speaker Inquiries

Speaking at the AFHE Convention is by invitation only. Speakers at the AFHE Convention are carefully selected who fit AFHE's philosophy, vision, and mission, and do not conflict with the AFHE Board of Directors' biblical worldview.

As part of the speaker selection process, we will review speaker packets that are sent to us. Speaker packets are reviewed in August for the following year's convention and selections are finalized in the fall.

Speaker packets should include biographical information, workshop titles and descriptions, and a recording or two of the speaker teaching for our review. If we are interested in having you speak, we would contact you in October or November.

AFHE Convention
Attn: Speaker Coordinator
P.O. Box 2035
Chandler, AZ 85244-2035


33rd Annual Arizona
Home Education Convention

Make plans to join us for AFHE’s 33rd annual Arizona Home Education Convention ... the largest gathering of homeschoolers in Arizona!

Basic information hasbeen posted on the convention pages for 2016. Check back in January for all of the detailed information. Registration opens March 1, 2016. Subscribe to the AFHE email list to stay up-to-date on 2016 AFHE Convention news.

Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2016
Phoenix Convention Center
, South Building
33 S. 3rd Street
, Phoenix, AZ 85004

See map at the bottom of this page.


Promotional Video

Enjoy and share this short AFHE Convention promo video, highlighting this very special gathering of homeschooling families in Arizona! [Produced by Yox Film Co.]


AFHE members will have the opportunity to pre-register for the convention at a discounted admission rate. Current AFHE membership is required to participate in the early registration discount.


2016 AFHE Convention details and registration information will be posted in January.

Thursday, July 14, 2:30-5:30 PM
Considering Homeschooling Mini-Conference


Join us on Facebook

We have an AFHE Convention Facebook group where we are sharing information, quotes from speakers, speaker highlights, exhibitor highlights, and much more! Speakers and exhibitors will be interacting with us on our AFHE Convention Facebook page as we get closer to the convention as well.

Name Badges

Your name badge is your admission to all areas of the convention and must be worn at all times while at the AFHE Convention. Name badges may not be shared or transferred to someone else. First and last names are required on all name badges.


For those who participate in early registration, your name badges will be available for pick-up on-site at the Pre-Registration Table in the South Lobby of the Phoenix Convention Center. Those who register at the door will be issued a name badge at on-site registration.

Food / Dining Options

Food is available for purchase from on-site concessions during convention hours for your convenience. In addition, numerous fast food locations and restaurants are within walking distance. A map can be picked up at the Phoenix Convention Center information desk just inside the South Building main lobby entrance.

PCC’S FOOD POLICY: The Phoenix Convention Center does not allow convention attendees to bring in outside food unless they are individual meals. So, if you purchase food at a nearby fast food restaurant or you bring in your own sack lunch, you must have one sack/package/beverage per person. PCC will not allow families to bring in lunch orders for multiple people in one sack/package. Please, no family picnic baskets, ice chests, large pizzas, case water, etc.


Parking is plentiful near the Phoenix Convention Center. Parking downtown costs approximately $10-$15 per day.

Oversized vehicles can be parked in several places:
1) City Garage on 5th street and Washington is very large and almost always has oversize spaces available.
2) Collier Center on Washington and 3rd street. They have just over 8’ clearance.
3) Jefferson Street garage if you enter on 4th street just north of Jefferson Street.
4.) You can park at any open lot like the one on 2nd street and Washington, directly across from Chase Field.

Downtown Phoenix Website

Visit for an interactive map with parking, restaurants, and road construction updates.


2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

The AFHE Convention offers a fantastic opportunity for exposure to new and veteran homeschooling families, allowing qualified businesses and organizations to showcase your products and services. Our Sponsors receive outstanding brand exposure and exclusive benefits before, during, and after the convention. Check out the numerous sponsorship levels in the 2016 packet. Contact with any questions. We are open to negotiating custom sponsorship packages as well. 2016 AFHE CONVENTION SPONSORSHIP PACKET (pdf)


Exhibit Hall Only Pass

We are offering an exhibit hall only pass again this year for those who have limited time and just want to come shop. The pass is $25 per adult and is good Saturday, July 16 from 3:30-6:30 PM only. Exhibit hall only passes may be purchased on-site starting at 3:15 PM Saturday. Passes may not be shared or transferred. AFHE membership is not required nor included with this option. Children and teens age 19 and younger who accompany an adult purchasing the exhibit hall only pass will be charged $10 admission each.



Convention Highlights

  • WORKSHOPS ... A variety of excellent SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS for veteran homeschoolers and parents new to homeschooling alike.
  • EXHIBIT HALL ... Come browse and shop the vast array of curricula and resource vendors in 80,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. See details on the EXHIBITORS page.
  • EXHIBITOR WORKSHOPS ... Workshops taught by exhibitors sharing information about their products or services. See EXHIBITORS page for workshop schedule and descriptions.
  • FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE DISCOUNT ... As a means to reach those who have never before registered for the AFHE convention, we are once again offering a first-time attendee discount admission for the first 500 who request a coupon code by April 30, 2016. See details on FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES page.
  • MENTORING MOMS BOOTH ... Experienced homeschooling moms available to answer question throughout the weekend. Located inside the exhibit hall entrance on the left.
  • COMMUNITY ... See old friends and make new ones. With over 5,000 people in attendance, you will definitely get a sense that you are not alone in this journey of home education!
  • GOODY BAG ... Each family will receive a goody bag filled with brochures, catalogs, and pamphlets from a wide variety of companies and services. (One per family while supplies last.)
  • HANDOUTS AVAILABLE ONLINE ... Download handouts for the workshops you plan to attend from the AFHE website after July 1 on the SPEAKERS page.
  • YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ... Homeschooled students and graduates ages 12-23 share their talents and creations in the exhibit hall. See YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS page for details.
  • FREE PRE-CONVENTION "CONSIDERING HOMESCHOOLING" MINI-CONFERENCE ... Those new to homeschooling are invited to this free mini-conference Thursday afternoon. See details on MINI-CONFERENCE page. Free of charge and no advance registration required.
  • TEEN PROGRAM ... Youth age 12-18 are invited to participate in a special two-day teen program. Limit: 500 registered teens. TEEN PROGRAM