Those new to homeschooling are invited to join us for a free pre-convention mini-conference Thursday, July 9, 2015, 2:30-5:30 PM, at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building.



Workshop Room 161-163

This is a great opportunity for those new to homeschooling or those considering homeschooling. If you know someone who is thinking about homeschooling or is new to homeschooling, please share this opportunity with them. We'd love to have them join us! We will present three sessions designed specifically for those who are considering educating their children at home.

Workshop details will be posted in early 2016.

Cost and Registration

This pre-convention mini-conference is free of charge. No registration required. Just come on down to the Convention Center and check in at the welcome table in the South Building main lobby.

Attendance at this pre-convention mini-conference does not include admission to the Arizona Home Education Convention Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2016. On-site registration will be open from 4:00-6:00 PM for those who wish to register for the convention Thursday or for those who did pre-register for the convention to pick up your name badges, goody bag (one per family), and convention program, and avoid the check-in lines Friday morning.

NOTE: This mini-conference takes place during exhibitor move-in and set-up so the exhibit hall will not be open for shopping on Thursday. You will need to register for the convention in order to enter the exhibit hall Friday and Saturday.

We do have an exhibit-hall-only pass option on Saturday from 3:30-6:30 PM and will be available for purchase starting at 3:15 PM Saturday.


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.



Childcare is not provided. This pre-convention mini-conference is geared for adults and takes place during exhibitor set-up for the AFHE Home Education Convention. There is no place available for children to play or hang out during the mini-conference sessions. Nursing infants are welcome as always. For your children's safety and to allow you to glean all that you can from these mini-conference sessions, we encourage you to make childcare arrangements early. If you bring your child with you, he or she must remain with you at all times, and out of courtesy for other attendees, we ask that you step out of the workshop room if your child becomes noisy or a distraction to those around you.