2015 Indiana Homeschool Convention
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 East 38th Street Indianapolis, IN 46205-2869
MARSH BLUE RIBBON PAVILION & CHAMPIONS PAVILION
You may preregister online or by mail: IAHE Convention Registration Form (COMING SOON). Your registration covers admission to the entire Convention for both days with full access to Speaker Workshops and the Exhibit Hall anytime it’s open.
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October 1- October 8, 2014
Online Registration ONLY
January 1 – February 28, 2015
1 Day Pass
2 Day Pass
Many organizations, publishers, and businesses serving the homeschooling community will be represented – displaying textbooks, teaching materials, and enrichment aids for on-site examination and purchase. Your convention registration includes unlimited access to the Exhibit Hall, which will remain open from 8:00 A.M. until 6:30 P.M. on Friday and Saturday. Please support our exhibitors with your patronage.
Registration fees are nonrefundable. Unredeemed registrations are considered a tax-deductible contribution to IAHE and, upon written request, we will provide a receipt for tax purposes.
The IAHE wants to encourage grandparents to become knowledgeable about home education and value the contributions they offer. Therefore, grandparents may attend for free when registered as part of a Family Registration. The grandparent’s name(s) must be included on your registration form.
The IAHE is an all-volunteer organization and we certainly need help with many tasks and events throughout the year, including our Convention. This year, we have merged our volunteer program with a teen/young adult staffing program. (Information on this teen program
is available on the website.) If you enjoy being involved through serving, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Within the Exhibit Hall and included in either type of registration, The Learning Express offers a program for children to enjoy. Details coming soon.
“EXHIBIT HALL ONLY” PASS
This pass allows access to the Exhibit Hall only and is available only at the Registration Booth beginning at 10:00 A.M. each day and valid only on the day of purchase. The pricing per day is $30/individual and $50/family. (A family is defined as Parent(s) or Guardian(s) and any children currently residing at home.) Toddlers three (3) years of age or younger are free but must be carried or in a stroller. A grandparent is welcome to attend free with a paying adult.
CHILDREN AND THE CONVENTION
Children are welcome throughout our convention. Please be sensitive to the other attendees and try to sit toward the back of the room so that you can easily take your children out if they become disruptive. Please be aware that sessions are recorded. We also ask that you keep seats available for adults and allow some of your little ones to sit on your laps or on the floor by you if additional seating is needed. All children in the Exhibit Hall age three (3) and younger must be carried or in a stroller. This is for their safety and the safety of others.
The convention workshops and Exhibit Hall are handicapped accessible.
All General Sessions and most workshops presented by the featured speakers will be recorded so that you may review or share the messages with others long after the convention. Please check the program book for the location of the booth where recordings are sold.
The concession stand in the March Blue Ribbon Pavilion (Exhibit Hall) will be open during convention hours, 8:00 A. M to 6:30 P.M. Again this year during the lunch break, concessions will be open in both the Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion (Exhibit Hall) and the Champions Pavilion (Speaker Hall). To help with your planning, the complete Barto’s concession menu will be available on our website prior to the convention. Another option is to pre-pay/pre-order a Barto’s box lunch; details will be found on our website soon. You may also bring your own food in coolers, stocked with food from home or picked up from grocery stores or restaurants on the way!
The Indiana State Fairgrounds charges $5/day per vehicle. Please be advised that there is no re-entry without charge. As you might expect, plenty of parking is available and free shuttle service is available as well both morning and evening for those parked at a distance.
Room blocks with special pricing has been arranged with nearby hotels, all located within 10 miles of the Fairgrounds. To receive our special group rate, you must mention the IAHE Convention when you make your reservation. Please see our “Hotels” tab for details and direct links.