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Welcome to this week’s giveaway–sponsored by **Great Homeschool Conventions**!

About GHC:

“Great Homeschool Conventions is ready for 2017! This year, we will feature more than 230 speaking sessions, led by a world-class featured speaker roster which also includes a number of highly-focused special tracks.

We strive to **educate** by presenting speakers who are professionals in their field and who can better prepare you for the journey, aspire to **encourage** you as you connect with like-minded, grace-filled families, and endeavor to **equip** you with comprehensive curriculum choices in the largest homeschool curriculum halls in the country.

**Early-bird discounts are on-sale now**!”

**The 2017 dates and locations are:**

**TEXAS**Homeschool Convention**,****Fort Worth Convention Center**, Fort Worth, TX –**February 23-25, 2017****SOUTHEAST**Homeschool Convention,**TD Convention Center**, Greenville, SC,**March 16-18, 2017****MIDWEST**Homeschool Convention,**Duke Energy Convention Center**, Cincinnati, OH,**April 20 – 22, 2017****CALIFORNIA**Homeschool Convention,**Ontario Convention Center**, Ontario, CA,**June 15 – 17, 2017**

#### Special Tracks

*The lovely Sarah Mackenzie will also be speaking at all the GHC conferences this year!*

- Cynthia Tobias, a regular contributor and radio broadcaster for Focus on the Family, will be speaking in our Parenting Track along with Norm Wakefield, Drive Thru History’s Dave Stotts, Thomas White, Pastor Randy Frazee, and more.

- Warner Wallace, atheist-turned-Christian author and homicide detective, will speak to our teens during the Real Faith for the Real World teen track.

- Sarah Mackenzie, Christopher Perrin, Adam Andrews, John De Gree, Dr. Carol Reynolds, S.D. Smith, and more, are back and better than ever, presenting invaluable sessions for the Classical Education Track.

- New this year is our Charlotte Mason Track with guest presenters Brandy Vencel, Jen Spencer, and Sheila Carroll.

- Janice Campbell will be sharing her wisdom and years of experience as a seasoned homeschooler in the Homeschool 101 track structured to guide beginning homeschooling families and those just considering homeschooling.

- Our College Track, sponsored by Cedarville University, will address theme
*Life Beyond High School: How to pay for and go through the process of choosing the right college*.

- Parents with Special Needs and Gifted Children will be encouraged in home-educating children who struggle to overcome learning disabilities and how to continually engage a child who may be learning at a higher level. Colleen Kessler, Peg Dawson and Kathy Kuhl will be leading this track.

#### Exhibit Hall

A **huge exhibit hall** will be available for you to explore all the best curriculum and homeschooling resources available under one roof. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Many of the curriculum authors will be present to answer your questions and help you decide which curriculum best fits **your** child’s learning style. There is no better way to make that all-important curriculum decision than to have “hands-on” access to every possible resource, right before your eyes.

#### Special Events

As each day winds down after a full schedule of presentations and shopping, you will have the opportunity to spend valuable time with your family and enjoy the evenings at our special events.

Just check out some of the guests we have planned:

- Holocaust Survivor Dr. Inge Auerbacher –
*Coming to Texas* - Musician Andrew Peterson –
*Coming to all 4 GHC events* - Inspirational speaker Nick Vujicic –
*Coming to TX/CA* - Former mobster Michael Franzese –
*Coming to all 4 GHC events* - Mike Berenstain of Berenstain Bears –
*Coming to MidWest* - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy –
*Coming to Texas* - Comedian Bob Smiley – Coming to SouthEast, MidWest, & CA
- Comedian John Crist –
*Coming to MidWest*

#### Here’s what others are saying:

*I was so overwhelmed as this is my first year homeschooling. I walked away with a greater sense of confidence and direction.
—Michele*

*My husband got the encouragement he needed to be a part of our homeschool experience.
—Nicole*

*The quality and variety of speakers is what sets this convention apart from others.
—Coreline*

*Definitely the place to go to get answers to any questions you may have about curriculum.
—Nikki G*

*Go! It’s worth every minute and every penny!
—Melissa T*

#### The Prize

**One lucky Simple Homeschool reader will win a family registration and up to four special event tickets to each special event offered at the convention you are attending!**

A family registration covers you, your spouse, children/teens, and their grandparents to hear the workshops and shop the exhibit hall for all three days of the convention.

#### How to Win

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* To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering the question:* How old are your children, and which GHC event would you like to attend this year?

*(If you’re reading this via email or reader, you must click here to leave your comment on this post at Simple Homeschool. Comments or emails left elsewhere don’t count as entries.)*

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#### Special Freebies for Early Registrants!

As an additional benefit, **those who register for the convention** receive the following:

- A
**free**Andrew Peterson album download (8 songs, a $7.99 value!) **Free**streaming access ($59 value) to all twelve episodes of “Ancient History” as well as “The Gospels” (episode 1) from our friends at DriveThru History. (Don’t wait though—the free access to these awesome history episodes is available only until October 1, 2017.)- A
**free**download of*The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers*e-book by Mike Berenstain (a $1.99 value) E-book offer is from the publisher, Zondervan.

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My dudes are 4 and 6… so next year we will more than likely have them at kindergarten and first grade level. I’m feeling like our current curriculum might be a little bit much for us, and I would LOVE to go check out more on the Charlotte Mason style. I’m super hands on and visual, so going to see these speakers and their books will help a ton!

My children are 5 and 3. In addition to the speakers (excited about Andrew Kern, Christopher Perrin, Sarah Mackenzie, and S.D. Smith!), we are really looking forward to the Andrew Peterson concert.

My children are 7, 4, and six months. I’m most excited about Sarah MacKenzie!

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My boys are 11 and 9. We would like to attend the event in Texas.

I am looking forward to the conference in Texas.

I have a 7 & 9 year old and would love to attend the Midwest convention. The speakers already announced look great!

I have an only daughter and she is 13. I’m torn because I would love to go and hear all the speakers on the Classical education track, but I would also like to hear the Charlotte Mason speakers too, especially Brandy Vencel. I’ve never been to this convention, so thank you for the chance to win the tickets to go!

I will be taking my 17 and 14 year olds to the event in TX. The teen track is excellent!

My kids are 8, 10, and 13, and we would be most excited to see Andrew Peterson.

My kids are currently 12, 9, 8, & 5. We would love to go to the Greenville Convention. It’s been awhile since we’ve made it to a convention and believe it’s time as we approach upper middle school. Thanks!

I went to the GHC last year for the first time and I LOVED it! I would LOVE to go back! My kids are 6, 4, and 2, and I would attend a blend of the classical and charlotte mason tracks in Fort Worth, TX!

My kiddos are 14, 12 and 10…we have never been to a GHC convention, but we have attended smaller homeschool conventions in our area. We’d love to try the GHC convention in South Carolina.

My kids are 16, 14, 11 and 8. I would love to attend the Texas convention.

My kids are 7, 7, and 2. I don’t have twins. They are all adopted from foster care. I would like to attend the California event. Thank you!

My children are 12 and 13, and we would love to attend the Southeast convention. Thank you for the opportunity.

My kids are 10,8,6 & 3. I would love to attend the Cincinnati event.

I have my hopes set for the Midwest conference! I can’t wait ! My kids are 12, 10, 7, 3, and 1. 🙂

I would love to attend southeast convention! My children are ages 26, 24, 19, 17 and 12. This old lady needs some inspiration to finish strong!

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Our children are 17 and 12. Would love to attend the Texas convention but realistically we would attend the Ohio convention.

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My kids are 4.5 , 2.5 and 9 months

So we are just starting out! Was hoping to go to the Texas one but I think my husband is out of town! So we will have to it figure out

I would love to attend the Texas Convention with my newborn. My oldest is 10 and even though he goes to private school now I haven’t abandoned homeschooling. I enjoy learning more from the experience of people who have done it before me and I am currently working on educating myself in subjects I want to explore.

My son is 4.5 and we’ve only been to one convention (last year!) and would love to go again now that he’s older and I’ve got one under my belt. I would love to hear the holocaut survivor and see Andrew Peterson.

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My kids are almost 7, almost 4, 2 and 3 months! We live overseas in Asia and my husband is trying to scheme and save to be able to send me to the one in Carolina! Its been a lonely year and hoping some friends can meet me there!

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My children are 9, 7, 5, and 4 and I would love to attend the conference in Texas! I’ve wanted to go to one of these conferences for years, and would LOVE this opportunity!! 🙂

I have three children, ages 7, 8, and 14. The event I’d like to attend is the Midwest Conference in Cincinnati.

My kiddos are 8,7,6 and 2. We would love to attend the Texas GHC! Thanks for the giveaway!

My kids are 14 and 12 and we would love to attend the Texas event!

We have children ages 9, 7, 5, and 3. I’m interested in the Midwest event in Ohio.

Hi I have 9yr old twin boys and i’m considering the Ontario California convention.

My boys are 5 and 8. I’d like to attend the Midwest conference.

My kids are 7 and 3 (2nd grade and 3-year old preschool). We attend the Midwest Convention. Love your blog, Jamie!

We would love to go. My kids are 10, 8, 5 and 2. We would want to go to the California Conference.

I have wanted to attend a GHC event for years! We would love to make it to the Texas one. My kids are 13, 10 and 5. Thank you for the fun giveaway. 🙂

My children are 6, almost 5, and almost 3. I would love to attend the GHC in March in Greenville!

My kids are ages 7 & 8.

I’d love to attend the Texas homeschool convention, but that’s only censuses I want to hear Dr. Inge speak.

I live in California 🙂

my kids are 9, 7, 4.5 and 3… i’d love to attend the midwest convention. <3

My kids are 13 & 9. This is our first year doing homeschool. I’d really like to attend the Fort Worth, TX session. Thanks.

My children are 6 and 4. I would love to attend the convention in Texas. It sounds fabulous!

I would love to go to the southeast conference this year! My kids are 11, 9, 6, 4, and 18 months. Thanks! 🙂

Mine are 11, 8 and 6. I’d go to the Texas convention.

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My kids are 6, 4, and 2 and we’d most like to attend the Southeast Conference. I’d love to see Brandy Vencel as well as Sarah Mackenzie

I have two children. My son is 24 and my daughter is 8. So this is my first time homeschooling with my daughter. I would love to see Bob Smiley in california !

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My children are almost 7, 5 and 1 and I would attend in Ft. Worth, Texas. So many good speakers I would love to hear!

My children are 15 and 10, and we’d be attending in Ontario, CA. Thanks!

Four kids, ages 4-12…Ontario!

I’m homeschooling my 9 year old daughter. I have a freshman son in college as well. We’d love to attend the Ft. Worth, Texas event!

I am homeschooling my almost five-year-old daughter and I also have a three-year-old daughter and six-month-old son. I would love to attend the Midwest convention! It’s just what I need to start out this long journey.

My kiddos are 11 and 9. We would love to attend the SOUTHEAST homeschool convention in Greenville, SC event! This is our 1st yr homeschooling and would love to come check out what a convention is like. Seems like an awesome line up of speakers and special event guests!

My sons are 13, 7, and 3. We would like to go to the TX convention.

My kids at 12 and 15 and the Cincinnati convention would be the one for us. Thanks!

My girls are 8 and almost 6 years old. We would love to attend the Midwest conference in Cincy! 🙂

My children at 14, 13, 9 and, 8. We would love to attend the Ontario, CA conference!

My kids are 14, 8 and 7. I am very interested in attending the “college track”. It is quite overwhelming.

Thanks!

My daughter is 9. We have never been to a convention and would love to attend in CA or TX. Thanks for the opportunity.

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My kiddos are 6 and 20 months 🙂 I’ve never been to one before so I don’t even know what to expect or what I’d do!

My kids are 5.5 and soon-to-be 10. One of my goals for 2017 is to attend a homeschool convention. South Carolina would my first choice because it would be traveling somewhere new. Ohio would be closer and my second choice.

My children are 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8. We’d love to go to the MIDWEST convention.

1, 4, 5 & 8 are my munchies! I could see us traveling to Greenville!

I have graduated 5, and am homeschooling my younger 5 this year. They are all girls and are 8, 10, 12, 14, and 17. I would likely attend the midwest one, or the one in TX as both are similar distance from me.

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My kids are 10 and 8. We would like to go to the Midwest conference.

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My kids are 3, 6, and 9 and I would like to attend the California conference.

My kids are 12, 14, and 18. I would like to go to the Midwest one

My kids are 17,15,12, and 12. I would like to go to the Midwest convention.

Our kids are 13, 11, and 7. We would attend the Texas Homeschool Convention.

My children are 20, 18, 16 and 14. We are still homeschooling the youngest three. We will be attending the Fort Worth event.

My children are 20, 17, and 9. We would like to attend the Southeast event.

My oldest is 5 and doing kindergarten this year. We would attend the TX conference, since we live in central TX. I’ve never been to a homeschool conference, but it sounds fun!

My kids are 10, 8, 6, and 2. I’d love to win and attend the southeast convention.

I would love to attend the midwest convention. My kiddos are 11, 4, and 2.

I have four children: 15, 12, 9, 6. We have never been to a GHC, but have gone almost every year to our fabulous state convention. We recently moved to a new state, so it seems to be a good time to try GHC Cincinnati. We’d probably enjoy hearing Jeff Foxworthy.

I have an eight and two year old. Haven’t decided which one I would go to…it depends when my husband can take time off from work.

I have 4 kiddos- ages 7, 9, 11, 12.

We would be interested in the Charlotte Mason track.

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I have a 5 year old and a 1 year old.

I would love to attend the one in California.

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My stepdaughter is 11 and my son is 2. We’re looking forward to the Texas event.

We would love to attend the Southeast conference in Greenville. The kids are 14, 12, 8 and 6.

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My kids are currently 8, 6, & 3, but all about to have birthdays! 🙂

We would love to attend the conference in Ontario, CA.

Thanks for the opportunity!

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We have two children, about to turn 14 and 15. We’d love to attend the Midwest conference!

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I’d love to win! My daughter is 7 years old, and I would be attending the Greenville, SC location.

My kids are 4, 7, and 10. We would be attending the Cincinnati location.

Our children are 12 and 10. We would like to attend the GHC in Ontario, California.

My kids ages 13, 10, 9 and we will go to Texas

My children are 12, 6, 4, and 1. We will be in Texas

My children are 9, 8, 6, 3, and 1. I would love to attend the conference in Texas!

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My kids are 13, 8, and 7. We would love to attend the convention in Texas.

My kids are 14, 12, 10, and 5. I would attend The Southeast GHC in South Carolina.

My children are 10 and 13 and we would love the opportunity to attend the Midwest Conference in Ohio.

Our children are 8 and 4 and we would like to attend MIDWEST Homeschool Convention, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH, April 20 – 22, 2017

My girls are 4 and 2! We would love to attend the Midwest Convention and learn so much to help start us on our Homeschooling adventure!

I would love to sit in on Sarah McKenzie’s session – I am always so very encouraged by reading her writing. My kids are 11, 8, 5, and 1.

And we would love to attend the California convention! 🙂

My kids are 3 and almost 5. We live in California and are super excited to learn all we can about homeschooling. Especially anything on the charlotte mason teaching style!!

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My boys are 4, 2 and a newborn. I would love to attend because right now I feel a little overwhelmed at all the options of curriculum and this would definitely help me get started off on the right foot! I would love to attend the midwest convention!

Our children are 7 and 4 and we would love to attend the Midwest convention!

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I would attend Cincinnati, my children are 15, 13, 10, & 7. I took my girls last year to CIncinnati – and they loved it!! Would be a blessing to be able to attend this year!

I will attend the MW convention in Cincinnati. My kids are 20, 16, 14, 12, & 8.

Really looking forward to going, learning, and exploring at the convention for the first time!!

My kiddos are 8, 5, 3 & almost 2. Would love to make the southeast conference. What a great opportunity!

I don’t know if the contest is open to Canadians– but i would love to go down to SC and visit my brother while attending the homeschool convention. My kids are 9 and 7. It would be so much fun to get to go down that way!

My kids are 10, 8, and 5. I’d go to the MW conference in Cincinnati. Thanks!

Would love to win! I would be heading to the Southeast convention. I have two daughters, ages 9 and 7, and a son who is 19 mos. Thanks for the giveaway!

I would love to go to the Midwest! I have four boys – 6, 5, 2, 1 month. Thanks!

I have one child, 5 years old, who just started kindergarten. Would love to hear Jeff Foxworthy at the Texas convention!

My boys are 8,9. I’d like to hear Sarah McKnezie and some of the charlotte Mason track presenters.

My kids are 6, 4.5, 3 and 10 months old. Would love to attend the Ohio convention.

My kids are 21, 11, 7, 6, 2. Would love to attend the Midwest convention.

My 2 children still of school age are both 10 years old. We would love to attend the GHC in Greenville, SC!

My children are 18, 16, 13 & 9. We would enjoy attending the GHC in Arlington, Texas.