Speaker Application Process

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Due government restrictions, the 37th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention has been canceled.
This difficult decision was not made lightly, but with drastic, new restrictions in place, there is simply no other choice.

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Thank you for your interest in speaking at the annual Virginia Homeschool Convention!

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2020. Applications submitted during the summer of 2020 will be considered for the 2021 convention.

How to Apply

Each year a great number of applicants express interest in speaking at our convention. In order to consider your application for the 2021 convention, we must have all of the following by August 1, 2020:

  • Your contact information, including e-mail address, phone number, mailing address, company name, and website
  • A list of all proposed workshop titles and descriptions (50-75 words each)
  • Your biography (50-150 words)
  • A high-resolution (300 dpi) digital photo (for publicity purposes)
  • Your requirements to attend
  • References
  • Current (less-than-one-year-old), hour-long audio recordings of at least two workshops

Please attach the first six items to one e-mail addressed to speakers@heav.org.
Please do not send PDF files.

The last item—your current, hour-long audio recordings—can be e-mailed as electronic files, or mailed as physical CDs or MP3s. Whichever format you choose, please be sure your name, the title of the workshop, and the recording date are included. By sending your audio recordings, you are consenting to allow HEAV to upload them to a secure site for the speaker committee to access during the review process. Please note: No items will be returned.

E-mail electronic files to speakers@heav.org, or send physical CDs or MP3s to:

HEAV Speaker Committee
P.O. Box 6745
Richmond, VA 23230-0745

When Are Selections Made?

Speaker selections are typically made in the fall; if we are able to include your workshops in the upcoming convention, we will contact you with contract details. Our speaker committee will consider all applications received by August 1, 2020, for the 2021 convention. Incomplete requests will not be considered, so please be certain all of the above items are submitted by the deadline.

Thank you again for your desire to serve the homeschool families of Virginia! Please feel free to contact me if I can answer any specific questions you may have about your application.

May God bless your labors,
Mimi Ames
HEAV Speaker Coordinator

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