2017 AFHE Convention Details

Registration details for AFHE's 2017 Convention will be posted later this year. The information on this page reflects 2016 details and will be updated as soon as the new info is available.


34th Annual Arizona Home Education Convention

Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8, 2017
Phoenix Convention Center, South Building

33 South Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Pre-Registration Deadline: June 16, 2017

AFHE members 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. Early registration runs from March 15 through June 16, 2017. After June 16, registration will be available for full price at the door.



Name Badges

Your name badge is your admission to all areas of the convention including workshops, ballroom, and exhibit hall. Name badges 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 by June 25, 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. NOTE: Name badges will be not be mailed. Those who register at the door will be issued a name badge at on-site registration.


Convention FAQs

We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions and provided answers on our Convention FAQ page. Please review the CONVENTION FAQ before registering for the convention.

Children / Teens

We love children and you are welcome to bring your child/children with you, however this conference is geared for parent / teacher enrichment and learning and space is limited in workshop rooms, so we encourage you to make childcare arrangements.

Teens and children (age 3 and up) will be charged an admission fee of $10 each. Infants (age 2 and under) are admitted free. A curtained mothers' area will be available in the exhibit hall for nursing and feeding. Children under age 12 must remain with an adult at all times.


Teen Program details


Unmarried homeschooled graduates that are attending college or still living at home may register for the convention at the $10 child/teen rate if they register with their parents. Married graduates or those living on their own must register separately and pay the adult admission fee.

Non-Homeschooling Grandparents

We value the importance of grandparents in the homeschooling process and welcome grandparents at the convention! Non-homeschooling grandparents are always free if they attend with their adult child who is registered for the convention. Grandparents who are still homeschooling one or more of their own children must register separately and pay the admission fee.

Non-Homeschooling Pastors

As a means to share the vision of home education and to build strong relationships with churches, we invite non-homeschooling pastors of Arizona churches to attend the convention free of charge. This offer is extended to pastors who do not teach their own children at home currently, but are interested in learning more about homeschooling. Please have your pastor contact us at convention@afhe.org to receive registration instructions.

Pastors who are homeschooling one or more of their children must register as a regular attendee and pay the admission fee.

On-Site Registration

After June 16, 2017, registration will be accepted at the door.


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 7 from 2:00-5:00 PM only. Exhibit hall only passes may be purchased on-site starting at 1:45 PM Saturday. Passes may not be shared or transferred. Free spouse admission is not included. 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.

First-Time Attendee Discount Admission

As a means to reach new families with information about homeschooling, AFHE offers a special discount rate to first-time attendees (limit first 500).

First-Time Attendee Discount Admission Information



Admission Fees

Discount pre-registration is available through June 16, 2017 with special discounts the earlier you register.


The adult admission fee is for an individual or married couple. (Includes free spouse admission, but no discount if an individual is attending alone.)

At the door pricing includes AFHE membership with an expiration date of June 30, 2018. There is no discount if you have already paid for membership.

Earlybird Special TBD
On-Site Registration TBD
Non-Homeschooling Grandparent* Free

Youth Admission (age 3-19)
Teen Program (age 12-18)
Infant (age 2 and under)



VIP Convention Experience

We have an outstanding, brand new opportunity for a couple of very special donors who have some discretionary income and a desire to support the work of AFHE all while enjoying a deluxe convention experience with exclusive benefits. This special offer has never been offered before!

Learn more about the Elite Convention Admission Package