Our 2022 Conference
is June 10-11 in West Des Moines.
We are excited to welcome you!
What will this year’s conference bring for you and your family?
Join us for a quick tour of the highlights of this year’s conference!
MEET OUR 2022 SPEAKER LINEUP
We are excited to welcome Durenda Wilson, David and Shirley Quine, and Jeannie Fulbright as our keynote speakers this year!
Click on their images above to read more about them and the topics they'll be addressing. You'll find our entire speaker lineup there.
CONFERENCE & EXHIBIT HALL
UNDER ONE ROOF
2-DAY OR 1-DAY ADMISSION
We still offer two-day conference registration for everyone, but, for our members, we also offer one-day registration. You can choose the Friday-only option or the Saturday-only option if your schedule does not allow you to take advantage of both days of the conference.
Our one-day registrations allow access to all of the workshops on that day, as well as admission to the conference exhibit hall area.
You will find all of these options, the prices, and the registration form on the Conference Registration web page.
3 SPECIAL TRACKS
FOR FOCUSED LEARNING
Our 2022 Conference features three Special Tracks focused on targeted topics of interest to homeschooling families.
Friday, June 10
Scott Woodruff & Nancy Bjorkman
Friday, June 10
HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND
Saturday, June 11
Vicki Tillman & Rory Groves
Once again, we are offering our Make & Take workshops in which you can complete a special project or enjoy a unique experience for a small extra fee.
These workshops are great to attend on your own or with a friend. They offer a chance to learn something new for yourself or to share with your family later.
Tea Tasting and Cold Brew Coffee
with Coleen Meyer
with the Greater Des Moines Botanical Center
Preschool Busy Bags
with Annie Pool
with Emily Verdoorn
You'll enjoy delicious food and extra fellowship at our special conference meals. Advance registration is required, so sign up early.
Friday Evening Couples' Dinner
with David & Shirley Quine
Saturday Morning Mom's Breakfast
with Durenda Wilson
Saturday Morning Dad's Breakfast
with Rory Groves
We are excited to offer a professional development course through Heartland AEA again this year!
Participating teachers can complete an assignment packet and 15 contact hours at our 2022 Conference to obtain one license renewal credit.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY
Homeschooled children (ages 5-12) of parents registered for the Homeschool Iowa Conference can experience KIDS TREK, our highly-acclaimed children's program.
Presented in a secure, nearby off-site location, it provides captivating drama, songs, scripture memory, object lessons, hands-on projects, games, and more.
Homeschooled students ages 12 and up who are registered for the conference with their parents under a family registration are invited to attend any or all of the four Teen Track sessions.
Stretching, Posture & Poise
with Hannah Melody
Intro to Wilderness Survival
with Tressa Vos
with Natalie Ogbourne
Applied Color Theory
with Annie Pool
The welcome mat is out for all homeschoolers, new and experienced alike. Come on in to our conference full of encouragement and help for your homeschool journey. Welcome Home!