HOMESCHOOL IOWA CONFERENCE


Dear Iowa homeschooling families,


After prayer and careful consideration, the Homeschool Iowa board has determined that the most prudent course of action is to cancel the 2020 Homeschool Iowa Conference.

We announce this to you with heavy hearts, as we were so excited about this year’s conference and all the new and exciting options we had to offer. 


Here are the 3 primary factors that led to this decision:


STEWARDSHIP
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Although we anticipate and pray that the current situation will continue to improve, it is uncertain whether large event gatherings will be sensible or safe by our scheduled conference date.

Continuing the significant planning, work, and expense required to host an event with a very unpredictable future was determined to be unwise.

As a nonprofit volunteer-based organization dependent upon donations and member support, we especially want to be good stewards of those resources.


LOGISTICS

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With homeschool conferences across the nation cancelling, the plans and schedules of many have changed. Several of our vendors and speakers let us know they would not be able to participate in our 2020 Conference due to the COVID-19 situation. This would have significantly impacted what we would have been able to offer to you, our conference attendees.

In addition, our conference venue is currently not allowing large group gatherings in its facility and cannot offer any assurances that this would change by our scheduled conference date.


OPPORTUNITY

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The Lord has a way of taking challenging circumstances and using them for His glory.

We see this less-than-ideal situation as a great opportunity to develop expanded services and additional events for the Iowa homeschool community and for new and potential homeschool families.

We are already working on some exciting new projects and events. Read more below about some of the things we're planning!



2022 Homeschool Iowa Conference
June 10-11, 2022

Teaching your children – and helping them to be all that they were created to be – is a challenging, complex journey filled with doubts and joy, despair and love, and everything in between.

You wonder if you're up for this staggeringly formidable task.
The answer is "Yes!" And you're not alone.  We're here for you.

Hundreds of homeschooling families reaped a harvest of encouragement and motivation at our 2021 Conference, gathering new ideas, strategies, vision, and perspective.

We enjoyed a weekend together to recharge, learn, grow, and walk this beautiful, sometimes messy, but always incredibly vital journey together.

Looking for conference recordings? Scroll down to the Conference Details section.

Make plans now to join us for our Homeschool Iowa Conference next year on June 10-11, 2022.


QUICK VIEW CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

To view a full block schedule, click here
Homeschool Iowa Conference Friday Schedule

7:45AM
      Conference Registration Opens

8:15-9:45AM
      Friday Morning Keynote
8:15-9:45AM
      Start Homeschooling Special Track
10:00AM
      Exhibit Hall Opens

10:00-11:00AM
      Workshop Session I
11:00AM-1:00PM
      Lunch & Exhibit Hall Shopping
11:45AM-12:45PM
      Exhibitor Workshop Session
12:30-6:00PM
      Special Needs Special Track
1:00-2:00PM
      Workshop Session II
2:30-3:30PM
      Workshop Session III
4:00-5:00PM
      Workshop Session IV
5:00-7:00PM
      Exhibit Hall Shopping
6:30-8:30PM
      Couples' Dinner with Rob Rienow
7:00PM
      Exhibit Hall Closes


Homeschool Iowa Conference Saturday Schedule

7:45AM
      Conference Registration Opens
8:15-9:15AM
      Workshop Session V
9:00AM
       Exhibit Hall Opens
9:30-11:00AM
      Brunch & Learn
9:30AM-10:30AM
     Workshop Session VI
10:30AM-12:30PM
      Lunch & Exhibit Hall Shopping
10:45-11:45AM
     Exhibitor Workshop Session
12:00-5:30PM
      High School & Beyond Special Track
12:30-1:30PM
      Workshop Session VII
2:00-3:00PM

      Workshop Session VIII
3:30-4:30PM
      Workshop Session IX
4:30-5:30PM
      Exhibit Hall Shopping
5:30PM 
      Exhibit Hall Closes

2021 Homeschool Iowa Iowa Conference Program

CONFERENCE
PROGRAM


Take a digital peek
at our 2021 Conference program!

You'll find complete information
about every aspect of this 
exciting event!

All conference registrants
will receive a print version 
of this program
when checking in
at the conference.

Conference SPECIAL TRACKS

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Friday, June 18
8:15-9:45am

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Friday, June 18
12:30-6:00pm

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Saturday, June 19
12:00-5:30pm

Make & Take Workshops

ADVANCE REGISTRATION | LIMITED OPENINGS
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Special Conference Meal Events
ADVANCE REGISTRATION | LIMITED OPENINGS
Homeschool Iowa Conference Moms & Muffins

COUPLES' DINNER

6:30PM | FRIDAY, JUNE 18
Speaker: Rob Reinow
Homeschool Iowa Conference Moms & Muffins

BRUNCH & LEARN

9:30AM | SATURDAY, JUNE 19
Speaker: Heidi St. John

THANKS TO OUR 2021 Sponsors

2021 Homeschool Iowa Conference Sponsor: Thrivent Financial
2021 Homeschool Iowa Conference Sponsor: Classical Conversations

Reid Law Firm
Faith Baptist Bible College
TeenPact
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Decoding Dyslexia Iowa

Hagenow & Gustoff LLP 2021 Homeschool Iowa Conference Sponsor
Homeschool Iowa Foundation
 

Hope 940AM KPSZ

Joy 102.1 Today's Christian Music
 

CONFERENCE DETAILS


PLAN TO JOIN US AT THE CONFERENCE!

 

"I came to the conference feeling overwhelmed with our school year. I left feeling refreshed and renewed, with helpful tools and excellent reminders of what is important and why I am doing this."

~Homeschool Iowa  Conference Attendee

 

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