Homeschool conferences are held all over the United States. These conferences usually take in a whole regions. The purpose of such conferences can be many different things. One is for homeschool families everywhere to network and share time with people with common goals, values and ideals. There are typically hundreds of homeschool curriculum vendors and publishers present so that homeschool parents can review curriculum while at the conference rather than shopping online or from catalogs. At different conferences you may see speakers and motivational ideas. The whole idea of the conference is to network and get rejuvenated as well as finding solutions to your homeschool needs.
Here are just a few of the homeschool conferences that we know of that are happening before the end of 2009.
Not Back to School Days Rally and Conference at Disneyland Resort ® 2009 – sponsored by the Southwest Home Educators Association. This takes place September 14-19th. For details visit southwest-home-education.com.
Manchester Homeschool Convention – This event has something for the whole family. They will have childcare, speakers, vendors, goody bags, giveaways, and workshops. Starts at 8 am and ends at 3 pm at Rutledge Baptist Church, 1289 Rutledge Falls Dr., Tullahoma, TN 37388. Individuals are $10, couples are $15. Child care is only $5 per child and you are asked to bring a snack and drink for your child. For more details visit manchesterhsconvention.com.
School’s Out Forever Homeschool Getaway – October 8th through 11th, 2009 at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, Georgia. schoolsoutforever.org has more information on registration with or without accommodations.
Homeschool conventions are a great resource for homeschool families. Whether you need homeschool curriculum ideas, renewed motivation to continue homeschooling or if you need help finding out if homeschooling is right for you.