2021 Conference


What will you find at
Homeschool Iowa's 2021 Conference
on June 18-19?

Let's take a quick tour of
the exciting new features
and popular returning favorites
planned for this year's conference.


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference
Three Exciting New Features at the Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference
3 Exciting New Features at the Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference

Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Location: Mid-American Energy RecPlex

NEW LOCATION


We're thrilled to announce an all-new venue for our conference: the Mid-American Energy RecPlex, opening this spring in West Des Moines.

This huge facility provides the space we need to offer keynote sessions, workshops,  meal gatherings, and a spacious exhibit hall – all under one roof.

The RecPlex has ample free parking and is easy to access, immediately off of the I-35 Grand Avenue exit.


Mid-American Energy RecPlex

Mid-American Energy RecPlex, West Des Moines


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Special Tracks

NEW SPECIAL TRACKS


Also new this year, our 2021 Conference will feature three Special Tracks focused on targeted topics of interest to homeschooling families.

Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Beginning Homeschooling Special Track

BEGINNING HOMESCHOOLING
Friday, June 18
8:30-11:30am

FEATURED SPEAKER: 
Scott Woodruff


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Special Needs Special Track

SPECIAL NEEDS
Friday, June 18
12:00-5:00pm

FEATURED SPEAKER: 
Peggy Ployhar


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference High School & Beyond Special Track

HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND
Saturday, June 19
12:15-5:30pm

FEATURED SPEAKER: 
Carol Becker


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference New Registration Options

NEW REGISTRATION OPTIONS


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Registration

Yes, we still offer admission to the full two-day event, but this year, we're giving our Homeschool Iowa members some exciting new options.

One-day registration is now available. Our members can choose admission for Friday-only or Saturday-only.

These one-day registrations grant access to all of the programming available on the day of admission and to the conference exhibit areas as well.

Also new this year, our members can select an exhibit-hall-only pass for Saturday afternoon admission for shopping purposes.

You'll find all of the options, the prices, and the registration form on the Conference Registration web page.


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference
Three Popular Favorites Return at the Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference
3 Popular Favorites Return at the Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference

Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Inspiring Speakers

INSPIRING SPEAKERS


As always, our conference speaker lineup is filled with speakers who will inspire and encourage you in your homeschooling efforts.

Back by popular demand is Heidi St. John.

We're also excited that Rob Reinow can join us in 2021.

Click on their images below to read more about them and the topics they'll be addressing. You'll find our entire speaker lineup there.


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Keynote Speakers
Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Popular Options

POPULAR OPTIONS


We received lots of positive feedback about our Make & Take Workshops, so you'll find them again this year, with new topics.

For a small extra fee, a limited number of attendees can participate in these one-hour workshops. You'll leave with a completed project.


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Make & Take Workshops

Iowa-Themed Lapbooks
with Sara Carothers
Friday, June 18 at 1:00pm

Toddler Sensory Bins
with Stacey Schuurmann
Friday, June 18 at 4:00pm

Nature Journaling
with Galadriel Miller
Saturday, June 19 at 10:00am

Meal Planning
with Tammi Brochman
Saturday, June 19 at 2:00pm


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Teacher Credit Course

We're, once again, offering a professional development activity through Heartland Area Education Agency.

Participating teachers can complete an assignment packet and 15 contact hours at our 2021 Conference to obtain one license renewal credit.


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Exhibit Hall

And, of course, a hugely popular feature of our annual conference is the shopping!

We'll have a large exhibit area open throughout the two-day conference.

We'll also offer an exhibit area within our Special Tracks.


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Youth Programs

IMPRESSIVE YOUTH PROGRAMS


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Children's Program

Our conference children's program, KIDS TREK, is highly acclaimed.

Your children, ages 5-12, can enjoy an exciting two-day program while you're taking in the conference.

New this year: you can sign up your child for a single day, either Friday or Saturday.


Homeschool Iowa 2021 Conference Teen Track

Your homeschooled teens will find lots to do at our 2021 Conference.

We've expanded our Teen Track offerings this year.

Check out this great list of Teen Track workshops:

Will Our Generation Speak?
with Josiah & Grace (Mally) Moffitt
Friday, June 18 at 10:30am

Drama & Improvisation
with Natalie Ogbourne
Friday, June 18 at 2:30pm

Singleness, Purity & Relationships
with Andrew & Sarah (Mally) Hancock
Saturday, June 19 at 8:30am

Cell Phone Photography
with Sadie Desaulniers
Saturday, June 19 at 12:30pm

How to Make a Difference in Your World
with Josh Bingaman
Saturday, June 19 at 3:30pm


OUR 2021 CONFERENCE HAS IT ALL!


New and exciting features.

Tried-and-true returning favorites.

You'll find it all at the 2021 Homeschool Iowa Conference.

It's an unmatched event – the only one of its kind in Iowa – for homeschooling families.

You're invited to participate.

Register now!


2021 Homeschool Iowa Conference

We'll see you in June!

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