Homeschool Convention season is upon us! This tends to be one of the more exciting seasons for us homeschoolers – and with good reason! The abundance of curriculum, expert speakers, the refreshment and fellowship with like minded people… it’s all so invigorating! Homeschool convenion are a great place to find encouragement, motivation and strength for the days and years ahead.
One of the things we look forward to the most is usually all the homeschool curriculum! We can peruse at length and talk to the vendors, shop in person or create a list to shop online later on. I find it so helpful to have the ability to open books that I would normally only see online, maybe in a table of content format. You may also be able to watch demonstrations with certain curriculum, which add to your knowledge and excitement.
Lynn Hogan, a long-time homeschooler whose children grown up, attended conventions for many years as a vendor and a homeschool mom. She wrote a three=part series on “How to Make the Most of Homeschool Conventions” which is a great way to prepare yourself before you go to a conference.
Make sure to pin this post for later and share it with your homeschool communities. Because New England does not offer an abundance of homeschool conferences, I did go a bit outside these states and included the NORTHEAST states to offer you more options. Enjoy!
HOMECHOOL CONFERENCES IN NEW ENGLAND:
- CT Homeschool Network Conference – Middletown – TBD
Enjoy free admission and learn about homeschooling at this conference. Some activities and events include: a used book sale, Mad Science Fire & Ice Show, Keynote Speakers,Workshops, Exhibitors, Demos and more. Date for 2020 has not been announced yet.
- Lead The Way HOME Convention – Rockport – March 19 – 21, 2020
The 20th annual convention offers you an abundance of resources and inspiration to ready yourself for another homeschool year. Speakers, vendors, exhibits, sales, community, and more all take place at a great resort location.
- Central Maine Homeschool Expo – Bangor – April 21, 2020
Speakers, exibitors, and more to encourage you in your homeschool journey.
- MACHE Home School Curriculum Fair – Frederick – TBD
The Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators hosts a huge annual Curriculum Fair with an impressive list of vendors.
- MassHOPE Covention – Sturbridge – May 8 – 9, 2020
The 2020 MassHOPE Convention a favorite in New England. Your family won’t want to miss the speakers, vendor hall, silent auction and FREE evening series of short sessions to inspire prospective homeschoolers… along with much more! Complete with an exciting children’s program and a teen track, there is plenty for the whole family. This year’s convention will be hosted at a new location in historic Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Centrally located one hour west of Boston.
- NSTA National Conference on Science – Boston – April 2 – 5, 2020
While not an exclusive homeschool conference, this science convention is still a great option for homeschool families looking to expand their resources in their homeschool.
- New Hampshire Fisher Cats STEM Event – Manchester – May 6 and June 4, 2020
STEM In The Stadium – features fun and exciting STEM activities and workshops all day long, in a sports like atmosphere. Not designed exclusively for homeschoolers, but you will be sure to have a blast.
- NJ Homeschool Fair – Voorhees – TBD
Connect, Encourage, Learn, Grow. Vendors, speakers, and children’s activities are available throughout the day. The date for 2020 has not been announced yet, but likely in May.
- Northwest New Jersey Homeschool Conference – Columbia – March 7, 2020
The Refresh Homeschool Conference allows you to browse curriculum, visit informational booths, learn about local co-ops, attend breakout sessions, listen to speakers and enjoy lunch.
- New York Catholic Homeschooling Conference – Mahwah, NJ – July 18, 2020
Enjoy a variety of speakers and vendors, while getting encouragement for your homeschool journey. Admission is free.
- Great Homeschool Convention – Rochester – July 30 – August 1, 2020
The Great Homeschool Conventions are known by many, and for good reason. Amazing workshops, expert speakers, workshops and exhibit halls galore. You will walk away feeling refreshed, equipped, and encouraged. This is the only one of these located in the NorthEast region.
- PHAA Conference – Carlisle – March 30, 2020
This year the Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency will host their 25th annual High School at Home Conference. There are sessions especially designed for parents, homeschooled students, and evaluators.
- YHSA Homeschool Expo – York – April 18, 2020
This Expo is a great place to purchase new and used curriculum, attend seminars, visit relevant vendor booths, talk to veteran homeschool parents, and learn more about the educational opportunities in our community.
- CHAP Homeschool Convention – Lancaster – June 12 – 13, 2020
Held annually in early June at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA, the CHAP Homeschool Convention serves to promote excellence in homeschooling. Enjoy nationally known speakers, exhibitors, and numerous workshops.
- RI Guild of Home Teachers Homeschool Conference – Warwick – March 28, 2020
The annual RIGHT Conference features speakers from HSLDA, Classical Conversations and experienced homeschool moms. Designed to be a smaller, more intimate conference – great for those new to homeschooling. Free attendance for all.
- Enrich – TBD
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