2018 Homeschool Iowa Conference
May 31 - June 2, 2018

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

You’ll be transformed through an inspiring dose of encouragement and motivation for your homeschool adventure at this year’s Homeschool Iowa Conference!

As the largest gathering of homeschoolers in our state each year, it provides an unequaled opportunity for you to join together with thousands of other parents journeying through the homeschool adventure.

Inspiring speakers casting vision, seasoned presenters offering practical how-to advice, diverse exhibitors displaying quality resources, exciting programs delivering educational opportunities for youth and adults –you’ll find all this, and more, at the Homeschool Iowa Conference.


"I was blown away by the conference!
I was so refreshed and rejuvenated afterwards.
Impressive, encouraging, and exciting!" 

~2017 Conference Attendee

Special Conference Events

Morning Opportunities Designed to Encourage Homeschooling Moms & Dads

Conference Schedule Highlights


Mini-Conference Registration Open

Mini-Conference Session I
Used Curriculum Sale Open
Mini-Conference Session II
Mini-Conference Session III
Used Curriculum Sale Close


Conference Registration Open

Friday Morning Keynote
Exhibit Hall Open

Workshop Session I
Lunch & Shopping
Workshop Session II (Exhibitors)
Workshop Session III
Workshop Session IV
Friday Afternoon Keynote
Exhibit Hall Close
Friday Night Mixer


Conference Registration Open
Moms & Muffins and Dads & Donuts
Exhibit Hall Open
Saturday Morning Keynote
Exhibit Hall Open
Workshop Session V
Lunch & Shopping
Workshop Session VI (Exhibitors)
Workshop Session VII
Workshop Session VIII
Exhibit Hall Close
Saturday Afternoon Keynote

 The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center has offered special rates for our group. When making reservations, be sure to mention that you are attending the Homeschool Iowa Conference. Rooms are limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center provides top-quality lodging facilities directly attached to the conference center, with free parking included for one (1) car per room. Breakfast is not included. Wifi is available in guestrooms for $1.00/night. Reservation deadline: May 9

Onsite Meal Options

The Homeschool Iowa Conference is pleased to offer cash-sale concessions at this year’s conference. Concession stands are located in the Exhibit Hall.

House Salad $4
Cold Wrap $6
Cold Sandwich  $6
Beef Walking Taco $5
Nachos $4
Hot Dog $3
Pizza Slice $3
Whole Fruit or Fruit Cup $2
Individual Yogurts $3
Cookie $3
Individual Bags of Chips, Pretzels, or Trail Mix $3
Candy Bars $3
Granola Bars / NutriGrain Bars $3
Soda $3.50
10oz Bottle Water $2


Onsite parking is available in the attached parking ramp or in the rear lot. Parking is free (1 car per reserved room) to those who have made hotel reservations. All other conference attendees will be charged $8/day for parking.


Join us for a meet-and-greet featuring some of our speakers, our board members, and your regional representatives!

Open to Conference Attendees at No Extra Cost

Light Concessions Available for Purchase

Friday, June 1 - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Coralville Marriott Outdoor Terrace

Mentoring Moms Service

Experienced homeschool moms are available Friday and Saturday during exhibit hall hours to answer your homeschooling questions and to share wisdom and encouragement with you. The Mentoring Moms booth is located just inside the exhibit hall. These seasoned homeschool moms can offer guidance as you navigate the exhibit hall as well.

Mothers’ Room & Toddler Town

For the comfort and convenience of our parents and young children, there will be private rooms available for nursing, diaper changing, and other needs that arise with small children. The mothers’ room and a toddlers' room are located on the second level of the Coralville Marriott Hotel. They will be open on Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Friday and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday.

Teacher Credit Course

Once again, we plan to offer an AEA  professional development activity providing credit for teacher re-certification in connection with our conference. Information will be made available as soon as the course is approved by the AEA. 

Wrist Bands

A specially designed wristband will be issued to every registered attendee at registration check-in and provide entrance to keynote sessions, workshop sessions, and the exhibit hall. Wristbands must be worn at all times while attending the Homeschool Iowa Conference. They are not to be removed from the wrist until the conference concludes and may not be shared or transferred.

Things to Do in Iowa City

We know the annual Homeschool Iowa Conference is a bit like a vacation for many of our attendee families. Iowa City, Coralville, and the surrounding area have many wonderful activities to offer, many with free admission, and we hope you’ll take advantage of them while you’re in town. We’ve provided a list of activities. Click the link below, explore and enjoy!

Things to Do in Iowa City

Photograph/Video Usage

Homeschool Iowa reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by Homeschool Iowa without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Homeschool Iowa may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Homeschool Iowa including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, social media, etc.

Conference = Connection

Disclaimers: While Homeschool Iowa is a Christian organization and whereas this belief guides the structure of the annual Homeschool Iowa Conference, Homeschool Iowa does not require attendees, speakers, or exhibitors to profess (declare, assert) agreement to the Homeschool Iowa statement of faith. In the same way, while we may not admit (accept, approve) an exhibitor or hire a speaker who is specifically “anti-Christian”, we do admit speakers and exhibitors that are not explicitly “Christian” but that DO provide home educators, both Christian and non-Christian, with information, knowledge, or curriculum that is relevant, useful, and beneficial. Please note that Homeschool Iowa does not necessarily endorse everything found in our exhibit hall or presented in workshops and keynotes. All posted conference details, including the schedule, speakers, workshops/keynotes, exhibitors, etc. are subject to change.

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