Exhibitors are a key part of our convention, so we encourage you to plan time to visit the exhibit hall at the Arizona Home Education Convention Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12, 2014. With over 200 booths in 80,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, you will find an array of some of the finest homeschool resources.
AFHE's 31st Annual Home Education Convention will be held Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Buiding. We are grateful for the businesses who come and support the work of AFHE and provide our convention attendees with a wide array of quality curriculum and resources to choose from. 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!
We are proud of the way our attendees support the exhibitors at our convention! We get compliments every year from our exhibitors. They say Arizona homeschoolers are some of the nicest, most supportive, and best shoppers in the nation! It isn't cheap for them to travel around the country serving the homeschool community and it's a blessing to be able to buy from them and support their great work, while finding quality resources and curriculum for our families.
Exhibit Hall Etiquette for Attendees
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. Buying materials from the exhibitor who takes the time with you encourages an atmosphere of trust and sharing. It also encourages the return of knowledgeable, well-established exhibitor to our annual convention.
Thank you for supporting these great families and businesses!
Many of the exhibitors are experts in their field, and we encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to 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 exhibitor to our annual convention.
2014 Exhibitor List
The following link is a list of the exhibitors that have been approved for booth space for the 31st Annual Arizona Home Education Convention July 11-12, 2014
as of March 15, 2014 - It will be updated periodically as new exhibitors are accepted.
Exhibit Hall Only Pass - New in 2014
New in 2014, we will be offering an exhibit hall only pass for those who have limited time and just want to come shop. The pass is $25 per adult and is good Saturday, July 12 from 4:00-7:00 PM only. Exhibit hall only passes may be purchased on-site starting at 3:45 PM Saturday. Passes may not be shared or transferred. AFHE membership is not required nor included with this option. Children and teens who accompany an adult purchasing the exhibit hall only pass will be charged $10 admission.
2014 Exhibitor Registration
The AFHE Convention is an event that focuses on encouraging, equipping, and inspiring parents as they endeavor to teach their children themselves at home. Businesses that sell products or services designed to meet the needs of homeschooling families are invited to apply for exhibit space during AFHE’s Annual Arizona Home Education Convention. Convention exhibitors and convention program advertisers must support AFHE’s philosophy and purpose of promoting and supporting parent-led, family-funded, relationship-based home education. Participation in this event is by invitation only and AFHE reserves the right to decline any application that does not fit AFHE's mission, vision, philosophy, and purpose for this event without further explanation.
2014 EXHIBITOR BROCHURE
2014 EXHIBITOR BROCHURE (pdf)
2014 EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN
The blank floor plan for 2014 is a reference for applying exhibitors.
2014 EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN (pdf)
Goody Bag Application - Non Exhibitors
NON-EXHIBITORS APPLYING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GOODY BAG
A separate application for non-exhibitorsto participate in the goody bags will be added soon. The price for non-exhibitors is $100 per insert (lot of 1,900 pieces).
Application Deadline - Non-Exhibitor Participation in the Goody Bags
May 9, 2014
Convention Program Advertising
The AFHE Convention Program is also a full-color, high-quality magazine that is distributed to attendees at our annual home education convention and curriculum fair. Advertising in the AFHE Convention Program is a great way to let convention attendees know about your business, product, or service. The 2014 Convention Program Media Kit contains information about the types of advertisements that we allow, ad specs, rates, and advertising contract.
Advertising Contract and Payment Submission Deadline
April 18, 2014
Ad Copy/Artwork Submission Deadline
May 9, 2014
Silent Auction Donation
AFHE is hosting a silent auction at this year's convention. Proceeds will go to support the work of inspiring, promoting, and preserving home education in Arizona. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Home School Foundation Arizona Ambassador Fund to help Arizona homeschool families in need.
Donating an item to the silent auction is a great additional avenue for promoting your business or service to the Arizona homeschool community. To learn more, please visit the SILENT AUCTION page. There is an online silent auction donation form where you can tell us about the item(s) you would like to donate.
The AFHE Convention offers your business a fantastic opportunity for exposure to new and veteran homeschooling families, allowing you to showcase your products and services. Our sponsors receive outstanding brand exposure and exclusive benefits before, during, and after the convention.
By partnering together with you, we desire to enhance the experience of our attendees while promoting your business and expanding your reach with the Arizona homeschool community. We have a number of exciting sponsorship opportunities at this year's AFHE Convention July 11-12, 2014. Learn more in the sponsorship packet below.