Convention Registration Is Open!
Three Days That Can Change the Life of Your Family
Join us in Richmond on June 8, 9 & 10!
CONVENTION REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Membership expired? Not a member? You can join or renew right on your convention registration! You’ll get your member discount right away and get great benefits all year long.
March 1–April 16Full Convention: $109/member; $119/non-member Shopping Only: $39/member; $49/non-member (Includes Exhibit Hall all three days & UCS after 3 p.m. on Friday)
April 17–May 19All Three Days: $119/member; $129/non-member Shopping Only: $39/member; $49non-member (three days, includes all Exhibit Hall & UCS shopping) Special-Needs Conference ONLY: $49 (Includes Exhibit Hall all three days & UCS after 3 p.m. on Friday)
June 8-10 (On-site)All Three Days: $129/member; $139/non-member Shopping Only: $49/member; $59non-member (three days, includes all Exhibit Hall & UCS shopping) Special-Needs Conference ONLY: $49 (Includes Exhibit Hall all three days & UCS after 3 p.m. on Friday)
Special-Needs Conference Only
Specially Designed for Parents of Struggling Learners
Homeschooling a child with a special need or learning difference—or who just struggles to “get it?” You are not alone! This year’s Thursday special needs conference is an all-day event that includes a keynote, three separate breakout events, a resource fair, and Exhibit Hall shopping on Thursday evening. The conference is included in your full-convention registration, or you may register for the special-needs conference only.
FREE! How-To-Begin Homeschooling Workshops
Curious about homeschooling…or considering it? Attend three FREE how-to-begin workshops on Thursday afternoon. Afterward, shop in the Exhibit Hall as our guest.
All three workshops are available in English or Spanish.
Not a Homeschool Parent?
First-Time Parents of Just Preschoolers
If you’ve never been to the convention and your eldest child is aged four or under, you can come to the entire convention–FREE! Get your discount code and use it to register online.
If you are grandparents–and are not actively homeschooling–you can come to the convention free and learn more about this unique and fast-growing educational path your grandchildren are on.
Non-Homeschooling or First-Time Pastors
If you are a pastor who is not homeschooling or you have never attended the convention, you may attend the whole convention, including a special pastors’ workshop, as our guest!
Changes to Registration
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, you may apply for a reduction of your registration fee here.
A full-convention registration includes all keynotes, regular workshops, College & Career Fair, Special-Needs Conference, the Used Curriculum Sale, and Exhibit Hall for you, your spouse, and dependent (unmarried, living at home) children. It does not include optional, additional-fee events.
A Shopping-Only registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall all three days and access to the Used Curriculum Sale after 3 p.m. on Friday.
Onsite registration hours are to be determined.
Yes! Thursday’s free How-to-Begin-Homeschooling workshops are a great way to sample the convention. You’ll receive a name badge onsite that gives you access to the Exhibit Hall Premier from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday–again, as our guest!
Register for the free HTBs here.
(note: High School sessions require purchase of convention registration)
The are numerous parking garages available near the convention center, and prices vary. Be sure to arrive early if you plan to park in the Greater Richmond Convention Center parking deck–the lots fill early, especially on Friday. See Parkopedia for many other options. It includes prices, hours, and other information.
According to the Greater Richmond Convention Center’s policy, food obtained outside the convention center may not be brought in except for health reasons. There are several concession stands onsite that are open Thursday through Saturday during convention hours.
There are also a number of options within walking distance of the convention center.
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.
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, available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, for children ages 5 to 12. The children’s program requires an additional fee and fills on a first-come basis.
For older children, there are optional classes on Thursday and a Teen Program on Friday.
*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.)
Since many workshops 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.
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.
My child (13 and up) wants to volunteer but not attend workshops. Do I have to register him or her?
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 pre-registration. Attendees who register at the door, shopping-only registrants, and parents of preschoolers who attend for free cannot enter the sale until 3 p.m.
Free shopping is only open on Saturday, 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 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 March 31, 2023. No refunds are available after this date. A cancellation fee of $20 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.