ConferenceFamilyRegistration [Spouses & dependent children of paid adult registrants can all attend under the family registration] Family admissions are not transferable if your spouse and/or dependent children cannot attend
ONLINE PREREGISTRATION -- ENDS MAY 10TH Payments accepted by check or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, & Discover)
Standard Registration = $90 NICHE Member Discounted Registration = $50 Available to NICHE members whose last membership payment was made after the dates of last year's NICHE conference (May 16-18, 2013) through the use of a special NICHE Member Code All qualifying NICHE members at the time we activated our 2014 conference registration received an email with the NICHE Member Code All new or renewing members now receive the NICHE Member Code in their membership confirmation email Here's a simple way to view this process: Did you use your last NICHE membership renewal or application to gain the 2013 conference member admission rate? If your answer is "yes" then you'll need to renew your NICHE membership to obtain the NICHE Member Code for 2014 conference registration. Veteran conference attendees, if you're wondering what happened to the "Special Offer" conference registration, click here.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION - ON-SITE MAY 15-17 Payments accepted by cash, check, credit card (VISA, Mastercard, & Discover)
Standard Registration = $95 NICHE Member Discounted Registration = $55 Available to NICHE members whose last membership payment was made after the dates of last year's NICHE conference (May 16-18, 2013) Walk-In Registration is simple! Friendly homeschoolers staff the registration area.
Please note that all of the Homeschool Iowa conference income left over after conference expenses are paid goes to help to fund NICHE operations year-round — including staffing and services that make it possible for us to provide our website, our inquiry answering service, our support group and supervising teacher referral service, our magazine, our lobbying and legislative watchdog protections, our educational and promotional efforts, and much more. NICHE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all of the conference planning and production is done by volunteers.
~ Exhibit Hall Only Passes ~ Our goal is to equip parents for the God-ordained work of discipling their children to impact our world for Christ! Because we are homeschooling parents ourselves, we realize that curriculum alone cannot fully sustain that effort. Further, we are unable to offer our complete conference experience -- which attracts the participation of our conference exhibitors -- without setting a compensating attendee admission fee. With this in mind, NICHE does not issue Exhibit Hall Only Passes. The Homeschool Iowa Conference Exhibit Hall is accessible to conference-registered attendees only. No exceptions are made to this policy. We truly understand your desire to access the Exhibit Hall and we encourage you to come prepared to experience the whole conference to catch the vision, gather tools & information, and experience the full benefits!
The Homeschool Iowa Conference is designed as an event for adults -- with some offerings also appropriate for older children's interest level and attention spans.
We do realize that some parents have no other option than to bring their dependent children with them while they attend the conference. We offer a high quality children's program appropriate for children ages 5-12 and an exception teen track program for students 13-18 [see details below].
Because the children's & teen programs can only accommodate a limited number of children, we do allow parents to bring their dependent children with them to the conference, but we remind parents that the conference is not at all designed for the attention span of a child under 12.
We regret that we are unable to provide childcare, so all children attending the conference, (except those in the children's or teen track programs) must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times. If a child becomes noisy or unruly in the workshop or keynote rooms or in the exhibit hall, a parent or responsible adult must remove the child to the lobby area. Please remember that we are recording all workshop and keynote sessions. We will have a private room for nursing mothers.
Free Admission for Non-Homeschooling Grandparents
Registered attendees' non-homeschooling parents [the attendees' children's grandparents] may attend the 2014 Homeschool Iowa Conference free of charge along with the registered attendees.
Non-homeschooling grandparents must be added administratively to completed conference registrations.
To add non-homeschooling grandparent admission(s) to your completed conference registration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the free admission(s) for your children's non-homeschooling grandparent(s).
Please include: your name and the name(s) of the grandparents -- along with a statement certifying that the person(s) for whom you are requesting free admission are the grandparent(s) of your children and that they are not currently homeschooling any children.
Children's Program Exciting, educational program -- Held onsite in a secure location Register your children for this outstanding program on the agenda page of your conference registration Click here for more information
Teen Track Program Exceptional, educational programs -- Held onsite in a secure location Register your teens for these outstanding programs on the agenda page of your conference registration Click here for more information
Expanded This Year: Thursday Shopping! We're offering a Used Curriculum Sale from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and a Conference Exhibit Hall Shopping Opportunity from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. These bonus opportunities are open to paid attendees only. Walk-In Registration will be available on Thursday afternoon & evening.