Essential Info for Attendees at the AFHE Convention

2022 CONVENTION DATES
Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16, 2022

LOCATION
Phoenix Convention Center, South Building
33 South Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS
Friday, July 15 … 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, July 16 … 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Phoenix Convention Center South Building

NAME BADGES

Your name badge is your admission to workshops, keynotes, and the exhibit hall. Name badges must be worn at all times while at the AFHE Convention. Name badges may not be shared or transferred. First and last names are required on all name badges.

PICK UP YOUR NAME BADGE(S) ON-SITE
For those who register online, your name badges will be available for pick up on-site. Look for the PRE-REGISTRATION sign. Name badges will be not be mailed.

Those who register at the door will be issued a handwritten name badge at on-site registration.

VOLUNTEERS

The AFHE Convention is run almost entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are an integral part of the success of the annual Arizona Home Education Convention hosted by AFHE. Our volunteer workers help keep costs to a minimum while continuing to provide an excellent conference. We are thankful to each and every volunteer who helps to make this event a success!

Learn more information at the Volunteer webpage.
 
Volunteers who serve 5 or more hours* during the convention can earn free admission. Those interested in volunteering will complete an online application. Once your volunteer shifts are scheduled, you will receive a special registration link.

The opportunity to volunteer is a benefit of membership. Current AFHE Membership expiring August 1, 2022 or later is required.

*Six hours minimum to qualify for free admission for primary adult + spouse.

REFUND POLICY

AFHE Membership and Convention Registration are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you are unable to attend this year’s AFHE Convention for some reason, please know that you are supporting a non-profit organization that serves the Arizona homeschool community all year long and we appreciate your support.

Unredeemed registrations are considered a tax-deductible contribution to AFHE and, upon written request, we will provide a receipt for tax purposes.

BOOK CHECK & STROLLER PARKING

We are pleased to provide a book check in the exhibit hall for your convenience. You’ll be able to leave your purchases and strollers for a small daily fee with our book check team. Claim numbers will be issued to allow you to pick up items or add to your stored items.

Stroller and wheeled cart parking is $3 per day with in-and-out privileges for the day.

Due to space limitations and the hazards of blocked aisles in workshop rooms, strollers will only be permitted in designated spaces in the back rows. Strollers and roller bags may be parked in the book check area (space available basis) for a small fee. Strollers and roller bags are fine in the Ballroom, exhibitor workshop classrooms, and in the exhibit halls.

ASL

ASL INTERPRETATION SERVICE

If requested no later than July 1 by a registered attendee, AFHE will secure the services of an ASL interpreter to serve in the Ballroom during the keynote sessions each day and in the workshop sessions offered in the Keynote Series (room 162-163) for both Friday and Saturday. We must also know by July 1 if interpreting services will be needed for any of our events taking place on Thursday, July 14 (You Can Homeschool!, Getting Started Homeschooling with Special Needs, and the Homeschooling through High School Intensive Course).
 
While we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide this service every year, we are thankful for the opportunity to do so again in 2022. Seats will be reserved at the front for deaf and hard of hearing in the Ballroom for the keynotes and workshops in the Keynote Series room.

If there are multiple attendees requiring interpreter services and not all of them wish to attend the workshop in the Keynote Series room at a particular time, those individuals may work together to agree on which workshop to have interpreted for that session on the schedule. We are able to hire one set of interpreters to work together for Friday and Saturday.

If you prefer to bring a friend or relative to interpret for you, we will provide free convention admission for this person to accompany you. Please contact us prior to July 1 to get them registered. In the exhibit hall, vendor booths will have signage indicating whether they have staff who are able to serve customers using ASL.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FORMS

AFHE will provide a Continuing Education form for foster parents, childcare workers, and others who need to accrue professional development hours. If you need a form, please ask at the registration counter. An AFHE representative will sign the form and the attendee will write in the workshops he/she attended along with the presenters’ names. AFHE does not have information about which sessions qualify for hours needed for the recipient.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO USAGE

Photographs or video taken at this event may be published in the AFHE magazine, on the AFHE website, on AFHE social media pages, or in other AFHE publications. AFHE does not provide compensation or royalties in conjunction with publication or use of these materials. Any photographs, video, or audio used by AFHE from this event will be used with the purpose of celebrating and promoting homeschooling in Arizona.
HOTEL RESERVATION LINK IS NOW LIVE
The Hyatt Regency Phoenix has offered a special group discount rate of $113 + tax up to quadruple occupancy, with a 25% discount on self-parking for those booking with our group. Use the reservation link (below) or mention that you are booking with Arizona Families for Home Education. Room availability is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-252-1234

The Hyatt Regency is a short two-block walk from the Phoenix Convention Center South Building. Breakfast and parking are not included; complimentary wireless internet is included.
NOTE: We filled our room block by early June the last time we were at the Hyatt. Book your room early to take advantage of the discount with our room block.

SCAM ALERT: AFHE does not contract with any other hotels nor do we have arrangements with any companies that book rooms for our event. Your privacy is important to us. We do not give out attendee information.

NOTE: If you have stayed at the Hyatt as part of AFHE’s room block during a previous AFHE Convention, you may have received an email from the Hyatt via Passkey. The link in that email matches the reservation link above and is legitimate.

Discount Admission Details

FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES

AFHE offers a special discount rate to first-time attendees. This offer is for adults who have never before registered for the AFHE Convention, and the discount rate applies only to adult admission (not to child/youth or teen program admission or other add-ons).

A current AFHE membership is required.

Request your coupon code HERE beginning March 28, 2022.

ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY & RESERVIST ADMISSION DISCOUNTS

Active duty military and reservist families can receive a military discount of 50% off adult registration fee.

A current AFHE Membership is required.

Please request your coupon code HERE beginning March 28, 2022.

NON-HOMESCHOOLING PASTORS

As a means to share the vision of home education and to build strong relationships with Christian churches, we invite non-homeschooling pastors and clergy from 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 registration@afhe.org to receive registration instructions.
Pastors who are homeschooling one or more of their children must register as regular attendees and pay the admission fee.

NON-HOMESCHOOLING GRANDPARENTS

We recognize the importance of grandparents in the homeschooling process and welcome grandparents at the AFHE Convention!

Non-homeschooling grandparents can receive free admission if they attend with their adult child who is registered for the Convention and if they have been added to the paying attendee's registration information.

Grandparents who are homeschooling one or more of their own children must register separately and pay the admission fee.

SINGLE HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS

We have been blessed with a sponsored grant this year, allowing us to offer a 50% adult admission discount to single homeschool parents.
Discount admission is for one adult and is not applicable to child/youth registration or add-ons such as a teen program or other registration options.

Current AFHE membership is required to take advantage of this offer.

Request your coupon code HERE beginning March 28, 2022.