Convention Options – HEAV Excerpt

I know I just had a post that listed several options for conventions to attend, but I have to be honest and tell you – HEAV is my favorite convention. HEAV was the first convention I ever went to, when I left the convention I knew the questions I had. Nowadays when I go to HEAV it’s not overwhelming, it like going home – to a REALLY big house with LOTS of relatives.

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Home Educators Association of Virginia

When: June 5,2014—June 7, 2014

Where: Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA

 Speakers

Highlights

HEAV is an amazing convention.  It is also the biggest convention that I attend. HEAV is not for the faint of heart, but it is completely worth it.  Even if you are someone who tends to get overwhelmed, it can be doable, you will just want to pace yourself, and stop by to say “Hi” to me at the Silent Auction.

Convention Options

Convention #1

Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania

When: May 9, 2014 – May 10, 2014

Where: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA

 Speakers

  • Dr. Jeff Myers
  • Heidi St. John
  • Andrew Pudewa
  • Jim Weiss
  • Carol Barnier
  • Melinda Boring
  • Joanne Calderwood
  • Dr. Bruce Eagleson
  • Travis Zimmerman
  • Carlita Boyles
  • Sonya Shafer
  • Heather Haupt
  • Colene Lewis
  • William Estrada, Esq.

Highlights

CHAP is a great convention.  It is the 2nd biggest convention that I attend. CHAP is still quite a large convention.  You will want to make sure that you have good shoes, and make a plan before you go.

Convention #2

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When: June 5,2014—June 7, 2014

Where: Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA

 Speakers

Highlights

HEAV is an amazing convention.  It is also the biggest convention that I attend. HEAV is not for the faint of heart, but it is completely worth it.  Even if you are someone who tends to get overwhelmed, it can be doable, you will just want to pace yourself, and stop by to say “Hi” to me at the Silent Auction.

Convention #3

Southeastern Area Christian Homeschoolers of PA

When: June 13,2014—June 14, 2014

Where: Calvary Church of Souderton, Souderton, PA

 Speakers

  • Susan Wise Bauer
  • Toni Anderson
  • Bonnie Childs / Cyndy Dumire
  • Eileen Cuce
  • Susan Kemmerer
  • Linda & Katie McIntyre and Kori Edsall
  • Cathy Muscara
  • Andrew Pudewa
  • Israel Wayne

Highlights

SEARCH is an nice convention.  Even though it is considerably smaller than either HEAV or CHAP, SEARCH has a great UCS.

HEAV Silent Auction

Guess What!  During their 31st Annual convention HEAV is going to be having a Silent Auction!  I want to donate something.  I am thinking about something like the science kit that I made for Curly or even one of those school supplies cakes – you can find tons of them on Pinterest, because if you are a regular reader you know I have my issues with school supplies.

Look out!  It's a Mallow Blaster.

Hello, My name is Michelle and I buy school supplies.

But here is the catch – I want other ideas so that I can figure out what to donate.  Do you have ideas?  What do you think I should donate?

You know – if you help me out AND come to convention – maybe, just maybe I will have a few items that didn’t fit in the box to share with you.

Be sure to check the Silent Auction page to see the great things that have already been donated by clicking on the HEAV gavel, then stop by during convention to bid on all of the great stuff!

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Convention is Coming! Convention is Coming!

Like Paul Revere riding out to notify the town, I am here to tell you that Convention is Coming!!  What should you do?  Should you run and hide?  Prepare to defend home and hearth?

None of the above – all you have to do is keep a watch here, or on our facebook page to find out when registration opens up — the current plan is end of January / Beginning of February.  As soon as we know – you will know!

Can’t wait – have to know more now?  Here is what I have – enjoy!

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2014 HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention- June 5-7, 2014 – Home Education: A Hope and a Future. Keynote speaker: Voddie Baucham, plus a HUGE Exhibit Hall, a Used Curriculum Sale, workshops, Young Entrepreneurs’ Display, graduation, FREE how-to-begin sessions, and MUCH MORE. Practical, hands-on, and encouraging!

Learn more at our convention page or call 804-278-9200.

If you are Homeschooling…or considering it? Don’t miss the 31st Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention for three days of encouragement, support, and resources!

Attend three, FREE how-to-begin workshops on Thursday, June 5, and afterward, tour the Exhibit Hall (340+ booths last year) as our special guest! First-time parents of just preschoolers and non-homeschooling grandparents can attend the ENTIRE convention for free.

The convention offers inspiring keynotes by Voddie Baucham and lots of incredible workshops with speakers including Rick & Marilyn Boyer,  Phil Downer, Andrew Adams, and Terry Mortenson; a Used Curriculum Sale; Young Entrepreneurs’ Display; hands-on demos in the Exhibit Hall; a Children’s Program; and lots more!

View more details at www.heav.org.

Free How-to-Begin-Homeschooling Workshops

Are you curious about home education? Have you wondered how homeschooling moms juggle parenting and teaching their children? What did they do to get started anyway? What subjects are required and study habits necessary to excel in education? How does one meet the legal requirements to homeschool?

If you have asked these or similar questions, then take the opportunity to learn more at the three, FREE workshops sponsored by the Home Educators Association of Virginia on Thursday, June 5, 2014. After the workshops, browse the mega Exhibit Hall, which offers hundreds of booths filled with educational materials and resources from across the country.

Just a few images from last year . . . keep watching for more to come soon!

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