Coming up in March are TWO Homeschool Conventions near us. One difference in vendor that I was told about is that Great Homeschool Convention will NOT have Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis. So if this is a curriculum you use, please do look into that so it is not a wasted trip. Below I have posted helpful information about both conventions to help you determine which to attend.
"Lisa" attended the Great Homeschool Convention and she shared with us her child (3 years at the time) did well in a stroller with toys and snacks while she strolled through the vendor's "emporium" of curricula! Her child did fine but her older child she registered with the children's program. I hope this will help you to determine if you'd like your child(ren) to participate with a conventions kid's program.
"Dawn" another fellow homeschooler in the Lowcountry shared how she got a great deal at a convention for her curriculum. However, she warns to double check pricing online before you buy a deal you think is great.
Attending a convention is an outlet for an array of helpful information from teaching to picking out curricula. They'll have a medley of speaking sessions to select from, plus you'll also get to meet the authors of the curriculum (most times). Attending a convention also gives you an upclose comparison of curricula rather than buying something and figuring it doesn't work and wasting money.
Happy Homeschoolin' Y'all!
Teach Them Diligently
Spartanburgh Expo Center in Spartanburgh, South Carolina
Total Registration Cost: $40 Children's Program per child (4-11): $30
List of Speakers: http://teachthemdiligently.net/speakers
Speaking Sessions: http://teachthemdiligently.net/workshops
Great Homeschool Conventions
TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina
Individual Cost: $35-40 Family Cost: $50 - $55 (includes children's program)
Children's Program: http://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/childrens-conference
Optional Children's Convention (additional cost): http://www.childrensconferences.com/#!conferences/vstc6=greenville-sc
List of Speakers: http://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/speakers
THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. ALTHOUGH WE DO OUR VERY BEST TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION, WE DO ADVISE YOU TO VERIFY & CONFIRM ALL INFORMATION AND COSTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING OR REGISTERING FOR ANY CONFERENCE.
Donna Cartwright is the driving force behind Lowcountry Homeschoolers Association (LHA), a local homeschool support group. She homeschools three of her children ranging from high school to preschool. LHA offers weekly play dates, plans field trips and gatherings. They also coordinate weekly Storytime & Craft (ages 4-7) and Junior Book Club (ages 8-12, you do not have to read any specific book, just chat about books you like and do fun activities) at a local library.
Lowcountry Homeschooler's Fan Page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LowcountryHomeschoolers
Low Country Homeschooling Yahoo Forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Low_Country_Homeschooling/