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 10 and Saturday, July 11, 2015. 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.
AFHE's 32nd Annual Home Education Convention will be held Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building. 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 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!
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
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.
Thank you for supporting these great families and businesses!
2015 Exhibitor List
The following link is a list of the exhibitors that have been approved for booth space for the 32nd Annual Arizona Home Education Convention July 10-11, 2015
2015 EXHIBITOR LIST (as of February 23, 2015)
We are pleased to offer the opportunity for registered exhibitors to present exhibitor workshops during the convention weekend. Exhibitor workshops can be product demonstrations, introduction to services, or general interest sessions that may be of interest to your family. We encourage you to attend exhibitor workshops in addition to the general session workshops hosted by AFHE.
EXHIBITOR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS will be posted toward the end of May 2015.
2015 Convention Sponsors
Please join us in thanking our 2015 Convention Sponsors! Be sure to visit their booths and learn more about these generous folks that are supporting the work of AFHE and serving convention attendees well.
If you are interested in being an AFHE Convention Sponsor, please see the 2015 Sponsorship Packet at the bottom of this page.
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 11 from 3:00-6:00 PM only. Exhibit hall only passes may be purchased on-site starting at 2:45 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.
2015 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.
2015 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION PACKET (pdf) - Please read 2015 Registration Packet prior to completing the online application
2015 EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN
The blank floor plan for 2014 is a reference for applying exhibitors.
2015 EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN - BLANK (pdf)
CITY OF PHOENIX SALES TAX LICENSE APPLICATION
Please note, AFHE just learned (March 2015) that the City of Phoenix is no longer offering a temporary sales tax license they previously offered for $25. All exhibitors who will be selling product or services at the AFHE Convention must file the regular Transaction Privilege (Sales) and Use Tax License application and pay the $50 fee to the City of Phoenix.
CITY OF PHOENIX SALES TAX LICENSE APPLICATION (pdf)
Goody Bag Application for Non-Exhibitors
Convention Program Advertising
Advertising in the AFHE Convention Program is a great way to reach more than 5,000 individuals with information about your business or organization. (Approx. 1,950 buying units). Ad specs, details, rates, and contract can be found in the media kit below. 2015 exhibitors can purchase ad space in the convention program at a discount rate as part of the exhibitor application process.
CONVENTION PROGRAM MEDIA KIT (pdf)
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. In addition to supporting AFHE, 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.
DONATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Donations will be accepted through June 19, 2015
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 10-11, 2015.
2015 SPONSORSHIP PACKET (pdf)