Weekend giveaway: Great Homeschool Conventions

This giveaway has now ended. Thanks for entering!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway–hosted by Great Homeschool Conventions!

Great Homeschool Conventions will hold its 2013 regional conventions in South Carolina (March) and Ohio (April). Each convention features a huge Homeschool Curriculum exhibit hall.

This year’s featured speakers include Tim Hawkins, Gianna Jessen, Andrew Pudewa, Todd Wilson, Steve Demme, Crystal Paine, Dr. Jay Wile, Dr. Carol Reynolds…and yours truly!! (I will be speaking at the convention in Ohio–if you live nearby I hope you’ll attend!)

Attendees get to choose from hundreds of encouraging, equipping, information-packed workshops…selecting those workshops that are most applicable to YOUR homeschooling efforts. There is also an optional children’s program and a special track for teens–real faith for the real world.

You can sign up here to be notified about early bird registration discounts and special announcements.

Today’s winner will receive one family registration to the conference location of your choice! Choose from:

* SOUTHEAST HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION – Greenville, SC (March 14-16, 2013)
* MIDWEST HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION – Cincinnati, Ohio (April 4-6, 2013)

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, simply leave a comment in the comment section below!

This giveaway has now ended. Thanks for entering!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. Would love to get to go to a home school convention! I live in a tiny town so any time we get to hang out w other home schoolers is a blessing :)

  2. I would love to win. I have never been to a convention before but have always wanted to.
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  3. I have never been to a home school conference…I’m sure it would be encouraging!
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  4. Would love to go and finances are tight. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. I would love to go to the one in Ohio! My husband will be deployed, the baby will be weaned and it will be my birthday! Even if I don’t win, I think I’ll save up and treat myself. (:

  6. I’ve always wanted to go to one of their conventions! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  7. Would love to win tickets to the Midwest convention! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. My husband and I were able to attend the SC convention last year and were very encouraged and motivated. Hoping to take our oldest two children this year.

  9. Dara Huber says:

    Went to the conference 2 yrs ago – hoping to go again this spring. . .

  10. Thanks for the opportunity. With ages 5-15, I would want to hit every workshop available to man! :)
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  11. I would love to attend the conference in Cincinnati. My family lives there and it would be fun to visit them as well as attend the conference. This is our first year homeschooling and we’re looking forward to continuing.

  12. We would love to go to one of these conventions! My husband and I are just getting started with homeschooling, and I’ve been told that these are very helpful.

  13. Planning to go to the one in Greenville, SC, and would love to win!

  14. Would love to go to the Ohio convention this year.

  15. Stacey Leigh says:

    Great give-away, great conference.

  16. Our family would love to attend!

  17. Oh my gosh I would love to win this opporunity. I would like to get my husband on board with my future plans of homeschooling and would love ideas and to meet other homeschooling families.

  18. I would very much like to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  20. Valorie Bland says:

    I am planning on going to the one in Cincinnati this April! I would love to win! I have never been and really excited about going!! 😉

  21. I would love to go to a homeschooling convention!

  22. I have never attended a homeschool convention before..

  23. Would love to go to the convention!

  24. Cool! I’d love to go to the Southeast Convention!

  25. I am in such need for RESTORATION! Thank you for this opportunity to win, it would be a blessing.

  26. Sarah Jean says:

    I have never been to a convention before and we live in Ohio. Thanks for the opportunity!

  27. I want to win! I’ve never attended a convention like this before.

  28. Planning to go to the Greenville SC one this year, it is awesome!
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  29. Melanie A. says:

    I was homeschooled K-12th myself, and will be homeschooling our two boys as well. I have never been to a homeschool convention, but I can not wait to go to one!

  30. Lindy Boss says:

    My husband and I have gone to the Ohio Convention the last 2 years and really enjoyed it and benefited from the great speakers. Can’t wait to meet you and hear you speak!

  31. We would love to attend!

    Homeschooling six, ages 4 to 16

  32. Cara Thompson says:

    Our family would love a chance to go to a home school conference for the first time! Thanks!

  33. I’ve heard how great these conventions are! Ours is run by a different group. It would be refreshing to attend something different. Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. That’s an amazing giveaway!!! Thanks!!!

  35. How timely, this will be the first year we were planning to go to the Midwest Conference! Keep it up friends, be encouraged today.

  36. This looks like an awesome convention with tons of great speakers! Would love to be able to attend, thanks for offering this giveaway! Don’t you want to go to the convention in NC too? 😉

  37. I would love to go to the convention. My daughters are 2 and 4 and we are just now beginning our homeschooling adventure. I am struggling with the decision and I am sure this would be just the inspiration I need.

  38. Margaret Hutchinson says:

    I’d love to check out this conference as we are here in Ohio and in our first year of homeschooling our Kinder aged daughter. Thank you!

  39. Good morning and happy veterans weekend!! We are new to homeschooling. My oldest went to private school and now the younger ones go to a very exclusive school…. Our kitchen table!!!
    We love it!!!! The whole family plays a part even the older ones, who are in college now.
    I would love to go to a convention, fingers crossed!!!
    Thank you for all the great info!

  40. Me + Conference = Yes Please!

  41. Rachel Tierney says:

    I’d love to win! I haven’t been able to attend one of these big conferences before and would love the opportunity. Thanks!

  42. I would love to go to the convention! We went once as a family vacation once and had a wonderful time but haven’t been able to go again due to finances. I highly recommend attending! So encouraging & informative! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to try to win :)

  43. Winning this would be such a blessing in our lives!

  44. I’d love to attend the Midwest conference! This was a “trial” homeschool year for us (pre-k), but we are loving it! Next year I’ll be officially homeschooling :)

  45. I’d love to go…thank you for the giveaway!!!!! Cinci is less than an hour away from me. :)

  46. I would love to attend the convention!

  47. This is our fourth year homeschooling and I still haven’t been able to make it to a convention. My in-laws are in Ohio so the Midwest conference would be perfect for us!

  48. I’m hoping to attend the Ohio one this year!

  49. It would be so nice to be able to go to the conference this year. I missed out on getting to go to the one in Memphis last year. And I hated it dearly. So to be able to go this year would be awesome!

  50. Me! Me! Pick me, pick me!

    I mean, I would love to go to a homeschool convention!
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  51. Would love to go to this conference in Greenville!

  52. This would be a check off for my bucket list. Would love to have the opportunity to meet so many others with the same passion as I. HOMESCHOOLING!!!

  53. we have been so blessed to go to the conv. Its a fun get away for my husband and I.

  54. DH and I are planning to go to the Greenville convention anyway…it would be great to win!!

  55. I went to a convention last year for the first time and it was wonderful! I would love this!

  56. Necia Gorton says:

    My husband and I as just starting out homeschooling this year officially with our 6 year old, and we’d love the change to go to this conference and get great ideas on making our lives more exciting with ideas and tips!

  57. This is our first year homeschooling our three 8 year old sons, and I would LOVE the information and support that I would receive by attending the Ohio convention!
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  58. it would be amazing to go!!! I am trying to decide on homeschooling, what an awesome list of speakers :)

  59. Very much looking forward to attending our first HS convention!

  60. What a great giveaway! I would love to win!
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  61. Laura Benson says:

    Conventions are so inspiring. Would love to go to South Carolina!

  62. Carrie David says:

    I have three two-year-olds and I am going to homeschool them for preschool. I would so love to win this great giveaway! I am new to your site and I am enjoying all of the interesting and helpful infirmation.

  63. Would love to go to the Ohio convention!

  64. Deanna Freeman says:

    This homeschooling newby would love to go!!! HS mom of a 6,3 and 2 yearold.

  65. I have never been to a homeschool conference. It would be an excellent opportunity at this time when we are struggling somewhat.

  66. Jamie,
    I love your blogs and would absolutely love to hear you speak in person. You inspire me to be the best mom and homeschooling mom I can be and also encourage me to keep working at writing. Thanks so much!

  67. I would love to do this! We’re just starting our homeschool life this year and I’d love to be able to get ideas from this conference!

  68. Finally, one close by! Would love to go!

  69. Jenny goodman says:

    A homeschool convention would be such an inspiration as we head into high school and jr.high next year. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  70. Sounds like an amazing conference! What a blessing it would be to go :)

  71. I would love to attend in Cincinnati. Thanks for the opportunity & wishing you the best of luck I’m sure it will be a blast!
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  72. I’ve long intended to go to a conference, but not yet been able to work it in. A free ticket would be a fabulous treat! The Greenville conference would probably be the best one for me. Thanks. :)

  73. My husband has not committed to home schooling our children and is still on the fence. He HAS however agreed to attend a conference with me to help finalize our decision. I know that attending one of the conferences would help him come to a peace with doing something I feel so called to do. I hope to meet you in Greenville!

  74. I have never been to this conference, but really want to make it a priority this year. Midwest Conference in Cincy is where I will be.

  75. I would love to attend the Ohio Conference! Thanks!

  76. I would LOVE to attend the SC conference! I’ve never been to one as I’m relatively new to the home schooling game and am working hard to learn all that I can :-)
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  77. It would be amazing if I was able to attend the SC convention! Ive been following all of your blogs for a while now and it would be great to “meet” you and learn more about our homeschoolin journey!

  78. Would LOVE to attend the one in Cincinnati!
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  79. Sounds like fun! I’ve never been to a homeschool convention.

  80. Greenville, please! Thank you so much!

  81. I have twin girls that are 9 that I want to homeschool in the near future
    but I want to start off well and this conference sounds like a great

  82. Yay! I have always wanted to attend!

  83. Deborah Carmichael says:

    How awesome!

  84. Hope to win…
    Haven’t been to one yet.
    I bet it would be interesting!

  85. Deborah Carmichael says:

    Sounds like an awesome conference :)

  86. Midwest for me!! Thanks!!

  87. How fun! I’d love to win.

  88. Would love to go to the one in Greenville!!
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  89. I would love to win a family registration to the Greenville convention! It sounds great!

  90. Would love the opportunity to go to the Ohio conference and hear you speak! I have learned so much following your blogs. Thank you for writing!

  91. Would live to win this and attend in Cincy!

  92. Really want to make the Ohio one!!

  93. I would like to learn more about homeschooling.

  94. Robyn Schofer says:

    I would love to go to either South Carolina or Ohio. I have never been to a HS Convention and would really love to go.

  95. I love the Ohio convention! So excited that you will be there!

  96. Oh my! Thank you for getting the word out…looks like great fun!

  97. Oooh, my family wants to attend the Ohio convention because we have heard such great things about it & since this is our first year of homeschooling. It would be awesome to have registration paid.

  98. I’d love to be entered!

  99. Great giveaway! Since I’m in Ohio this might be just the kick I need to get me there!

  100. Beth Dugan says:

    South Carolina would be wonderful. But of course, Ohio would be just fine as well :) We are flexible people as all homeschooling families must be. Flexibility is the name of my game.

  101. Michelle Baesler says:

    This would be great and pretty providential if we are chosen. Thank you.

  102. Heather K. M. says:

    Would love to go.

  103. Ooh, I’d love to go. Thanks for posting about this convention!

  104. This would be a fun reason for a vacation!
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  105. conference looks great and btw love reading your blog! thx!

  106. Aubree Kenne says:

    I am so excited that you will be at the convention this year! I have been two years ago and loved it but it would be amazing to see you…extra bonus!!

  107. Shelly Smith says:

    Would love to win this, thank you!!

  108. We would love to attend the Ohio conference!

  109. I would love to win, however I am super excited one is coming close to me (Savannah). We are new to homeschool and everyday I find another reason it is awesome!

  110. This would be a truly amazing help! Thank you.

  111. We would love to go!

  112. I would love to go! We are moving to Ohio next year. I hope we can make that one!