Essential Info for Attendees

Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15, 2023
Pre-convention events Thursday, July 13

April 4 - June 23
Pre-registration through our website is
an AFHE membership benefit.

Registration counters in the main lobby of the South Building
will open at 7:30 AM (Fri/Sat) for attendees to check in.
Registration will be available onsite.

Friday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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

Visit for info on downtown road conditions,
restaurants, parking, and shopping.

Daily Schedule & Highlights

The Hyatt Regency Phoenix has offered a special group discount rate of $129 + tax up to quadruple occupancy, with a 25% discount on self-parking for those booking with our group. Use the reservation link here or mention that you are booking with Arizona Families for Home Education when you call. Room availability is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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 regularly fill our room block by early June. Book early to take advantage of the discount!
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.


The Jefferson Street Garage is the closest to our event, located just south of the Convention Center at 333 E. Jefferson Street.
Beginning in June you may pre-purchase your Jefferson Street Garage parking pass at

Other parking is plentiful near the Phoenix Convention Center. Parking downtown costs approximately $15 per day. The Convention Center is also on the Valley Metro Lightrail route through downtown.

Visit for an interactive map with parking and road construction updates.

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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.

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. The registration counter will open at 7:30 AM for pre-registered attendees to pick up their name badges and welcome bags, and for onsite registration (member and nonmember).

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

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 Convention Volunteer webpage.
Volunteers who serve 5 or more hours* during the convention can earn free admission (for one adult). Complete the online convention volunteer application, then once your volunteer shifts are scheduled, you will receive a special registration link. *Six volunteer hours minimum to qualify for free admission for primary adult + spouse.

The opportunity to volunteer is a benefit of membership. Current AFHE Membership expiring August 1, 2023 or later is required.



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

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


The Book Locker service is located in the exhibit hall for your convenience. You may leave your purchases, wheeled carts/bags, and strollers with our Book Locker team for $3/day ($5 for both days). You will receive a claim number which will allow you to pick up items or add to your stored items, with in-and-out privileges throughout 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. There are no restrictions on strollers in the Ballroom, exhibitor workshop pavilions, and in the exhibit hall.


At the 2023 Convention, AFHE will provide a screen with closed-captioning in the Ballroom during the keynote sessions each day and in our largest workshop room (155-157) for both Friday and Saturday. We must also know by July 1 if closed captioning for deaf/HOH will be needed for either of our free mini-conferences taking place on Thursday, July 13 (You Can Homeschool! 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, Getting Started Homeschooling with Special Needs 2:00-5:00 PM). Contact to make arrangements for Thursday events.
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 at prior to July 1 to arrange for your guest interpreter's registration. In the exhibit hall, vendor booths will have signage indicating whether they have staff who are able to serve customers using ASL.


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.


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.


Aventura Catering is the exclusive provider of food and beverage at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Visitors to the Phoenix Convention Center are prohibited from bringing outside food and beverage into the facility. Aventura and AFHE have worked to provide expanded options that serve a wide range of dietary and budgetary interests for attendees at the 2023 AFHE Home Education Convention.  It is possible to make accommodations for a person with specific health concerns or an allergen-related need; please contact for more information.

Concessions located in the South Building (the location for our Convention) will offer an expanded menu developed specifically for our event, including more options for kids and more detailed labeling to address dietary concerns. Eateries in the North Building will also provide convenient dining options, and items purchased at these eateries are permitted in the South Building.

Spanish translation • Sesiones en Español

Closed caption translation screens will be placed in the Ballroom for the keynote sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings, and in room 155-157 for the workshops throughout the day in that room.

In 2023, for the first time AFHE is offering Spanish-language workshops with introductory homeschooling information. These sessions are scheduled in a mini-conference format within the main convention schedule, on Saturday 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM in room 162-163. Convention registration is required to attend. Read more information about our first Hispanic Homeschool Mini-Conference (more info available after April 1).

convention sponsors

Faith & Family Sponsor

Visit our SPONSORS page to learn more about these and our other outstanding sponsor partners. They are here to support you in your homeschool endeavors, and their generosity helps to keep AFHE serving the Arizona homeschool community year-round.
Faith & Family Sponsor