Preregistration for the 2017 Virginia Homeschool Convention closes on Thursday, May 25, at 11:59 p.m.
Pay one low price and your spouse and dependent children attend FREE!
NOTE: You will need to log in or create an account to register. The convention registration form is not optimized for mobile viewing. We recommend completing your convention registration on a desktop or laptop.
Regular Preregistration: $69/member; $79/non-member
Attend the entire three-day convention for one low price.
Shopping Only: $19/member; $29/non-member
Enjoy All Exhibit Hall, Used Curriculum Sale shopping and one keynote session.
|FREE! How-To-Begin Homeschooling
Curious about homeschooling? Come to three workshops and tour the Exhibit Hall FREE on Thursday.
|FREE! Qualifying Parents of Preschoolers
Attend the entire convention as our guest! Visit the preschool page to see if you qualify,
NEW! Grand-parents no longer sign up with the attending family. Register using this mobile-friendly, easy-to-use form.
|Leadership Luncheon||Single Parents’ Luncheon|
Need to Change Your Registration?
Please do not try to make online changes to your registration.
To add additional family members or events to your ticket, submit a change request on the help desk by May 19. Events will be available for purchase on-site while seats remain.
Scholarships Are Available
The HEAV Convention is life changing, and we don’t want a sincere financial need to keep anyone away. If you have a sincere financial need, please submit your request through the online form. (Once approved, you will receive e-mailed instructions for registration.)
Apply for a scholarship and preregister now to save time at the door.
With the purchase of a full, three-day convention ticket, your spouse and dependent children (unmarried, living in the home) will receive FREE, three-day admission to all workshops, UCS, and Exhibit Hall Shopping! Enjoy one low price for the entire family!
No. HEAV wants to encourage moms and dads to attend the convention together, but we don’t want an extra admission cost to stand in the way. A family ticket is not available for any person other than a legal spouse and dependent children. You may not bring a friend, relative, fiance, etc., on a family ticket.
The answer depends on your child. Children of any age are welcome in the Exhibit Hall, UCS, and workshops*. However, if your child is uninterested in the workshop topic or finds it difficult to sit through a speaker presentation, he or she may be happier in the Children’s Program. Our children’s program is held on Friday and Saturday, and activities are created to be appropriate for children ages 5-12. The children’s program requires an additional fee and fills on a first-come basis.
*Please note that many of the workshops are being recorded. Parents of younger children are encouraged to sit near an exit, and they must slip out quietly if the baby or child becomes noisy. (This includes happy sounds as well as those of distress.)
No; however, you will need to sign in on site. Please come to Registration desk in the main lobby where you will be able to sign up beginning at noon on Thursday, June 8.
Since there are up to 14 workshops which run concurrently during each session, we do not reserve seats for regular workshops. We recommend getting to the workshop of your choice several minutes early in order to get a seat–OR volunteer as a host/hostess in that workshop to guarantee a seat!
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. You may attend a different workshop where seating is still available. Most workshops are being recorded, so you can order a CD or MP3 of the workshops you missed as well as the workshops you would like to hear again.
Yes, please register! HEAV Lifetime Members and their dependent children (including unmarried young adults currently in their household) are entitled to FREE full convention admission*. You can find out more about becoming a Lifetime Member here.
* The Children’s Program and other special-event registration fees still apply for Lifetime Member families.
HEAV encourages non-homeschooling grandparents to learn more about homeschooling and discover how they can contribute to the lives of their homeschooled grandchildren. If you are a grandparent who is not homeschooling, please register for the convention using this exclusive link.
Yes. All volunteers must be registered to attend the convention. Remember, with the new family pricing your dependent children are included in your registration fee! BOTH youth volunteers AND their parents must be registered for the convention.
No, there are no admission discounts, however, volunteers are given the best selection of materials at the Used Curriculum Sale! Those who volunteer at least two hours at the HEAV Convention are granted early admission to the UCS from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday morning.
The UCS will open for preregistered attendees starting Friday at 10 a.m. Admittance time will be assigned based on the date of your preregistration. Attendees who register at the door and parents of preschoolers who attend for free cannot enter the sale until 3 p.m.
Don’t have time to stay for the entire convention? Purchase a ‘Shopping-Only’ pass which includes all shopping in the Exhibit Hall and the Used Curriculum Sale, plus your choice of one keynote session. Shop as a family and enjoy one low price.
Free Shopping is only open on Saturday, June 10, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. No online registration or fees are required; however, you will be asked to sign in at the Registration Desk in the Main Lobby before proceeding to the Exhibit Hall. The Used Curriculum Sale will be closed by that time and is not included as part of free shopping.
All refund requests must be submitted no later than June 2, 2017. No refunds are available after this date. A cancellation fee of $7 will be deducted from your refund amount. No refunds or adjustments will be made at the convention. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you have further questions, please email email@example.com.
Absolutely! After May 25 you may register at the door. Come to the Main Lobby of the Exhibit Hall Building at the Richmond Convention Center. See below for on-site registration fees.
|2017 ON-SITE CONVENTION FEES
June 8-10, 2017
|Pay ONE Family-Friendly Price! Your spouse and dependent children attend FREE!||Member||Non-Member|
|Full Three-Day Convention Admission Includes Exhibit Hall, UCS & ALL workshops||$79||$89|
|Shopping Only (includes all Exhibit Hall and UCS shopping)||$19||$29|
|Qualifying Parents of Preschoolers (registration required)||FREE||FREE|
|Non-Homeschooling Grandparents (registration required)||FREE||FREE|
|Additional (Optional) Charges|
|Photography Team (ages 15 and up)||$69||$69|
|Music Competition||Pre-registration Only|
|Dissection Lab – Student (ages 13-adult)||$39||$39|
|Dissection Lab – Accompanying Parent||$10||$10|
|Walk Through the Bible – Student (ages 10–adult)||$29||$29|
|Walk Through the Bible – Accompanying Parent
|Dissection Lab & Walk Through the Bible Combo – Student (aged 13 and up; children ages 10-12 may attend the dissection lab with a parent.)||$59||$59|
|Dissection Lab & Walk Through the Bible Combo – Accompanying Parent||$20||$20|
|Art Camp – Student
|Art Camp – Accompanying Parent
|Art Camp & Walk Through the Bible Combo – Student (ages 10 and up)
|Art & Walk Through the Bible Combo – Accompanying Parent||$20||$20|
|STEM Teen Program Friday Saturday||$69||$69|
|Special Buddies Program||Pre-registration Only|
|Children’s Program – Friday AND Saturday Price per child (Ages 5–12)||$50||$50|
|Children’s Program – Friday ONLY Price per child (Ages 5–12)||$25||$25|
|Children’s Program – Saturday ONLY Price per child (Ages 5–12)||$25||$25|
Thursday – noon to 8 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If you did not find the answers to your questions here, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy It Here
Children and Teens
Free “How-to-Begin” Workshops
General Convention Information
Maps and Directions
Parents of Preschoolers
Single Parents’ Luncheon
Used Curriculum Sale
Workshops by Speaker
Workshops by Topic