Three Days That Can Change the Life of Your Family

Join us in Richmond on June 6, 7 & 8.

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How-to-Begin Homeschooling seminars lets you know all your options, the ins and outs of the law, and prepares you for the high school years.
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! This form is closed for 2018-please register onsite. Visit the preschool page to see if you qualify.
Non-Homeschooling Grandparents
Find out what homeschooling is all about! Non-homeschooling grandparents may attend free.


Registration FAQ

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.

No. Parents must be registered for full convention in order for family members to attend Thursday events.

Certain events–many of them available on Thursday–are available for additional cost. Though there is PLENTY to do and see for the whole family, these carefully selected events can enhance the convention experience for some family members.

Optional Youth Events
Photography Team – Thursday (ages 15 – Adult) $69
Music Competition – Thursday (pre-registration only) FREE
Dissection Lab – Thursday (ages 13 – Adult) $39
Walk Through the Bible – Thursday (ages 13–adult) $29
Combo – Dissection Lab & High School Writing Clinic – Thursday (ages 13 – Adult) $59
Combo – Dissection Lab & Middle School Writing Clinic – Thursday (ages 11 – 14) $49
High School Writing Clinic IEW – Thursday (ages 13 – Adult) $39
Middle School Writing Clinic WriteAtHome – Thursday (Ages 11 – 14) $29
Worldview Academy Teen Program – Friday and Saturday (ages 13 – 18) $39
Children’s Program
– Friday & Saturday (ages 5–12; price per child/per day – preregistered)
Children’s Program
– Friday & Saturday (ages 5–12; price per child/per day – onsite)
Special Buddies Program
– Friday & Saturday (pre-registration only)


Optional Adult Events
Photography Team – Thursday (ages 15 – Adult) $69
The Art of Marriage Live $39
An Evening of Refreshment (Moms Only) FREE
Dissection Lab – Accompanying Parent
(charge in addition to student fee)
Combo – Dissection Lab & High School Writing Clinic – Accompanying Parent (charge in addition to student fee) $20
Combo – Dissection Lab & Middle School Writing Clinic – Accompanying Parent (charge in addition to student fee) $15
Walk Through the Bible– Accompanying Parent (charge in addition to student fee) $10
High School Writing Clinic IEW – Accompanying Parent (charge in addition to student fee) $19
Middle School Writing Clinic WriteAteHome – Accompanying Parent (charge in addition to student fee) $10

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 9, 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 May 24, 2018. No refunds are available after this date. A cancellation fee of $15 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

Absolutely! After May 24 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.

June 7-9, 2018
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 $99 $109
One-Day Convention Admission Includes Exhibit Hall, UCS & ALL workshops for Friday or Saturday $89 $99
Shopping Only includes all Exhibit Hall and UCS shopping $29 $39
Qualifying Parents of Preschoolers registration required – see details FREE FREE
Non-Homeschooling Grandparents registration required FREE FREE

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.

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