Weekend Giveaway: Great Homeschool Conventions

This giveaway has ended, and the winner has been contacted via email. Thanks for entering!

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

About Great Homeschool Conventions:

“Slated for the first half of 2012, Great Homeschool Conventions will hold regional conventions in South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, California and Connecticut. Each convention features a huge Homeschool Curriculum exhibit hall.

The featured speakers include Chuck Colson, Andrew Pudewa, Diana Waring, Dr. Jay Wile, Amanda Bennett, David Hazel, Dr. Carol Reynolds, Todd Wilson, Sonya Shafer, John Stonestreet,  Dr. Susan Wise Bauer, Pastor Tedd Tripp, John Rosemond, Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, Carl Kerby, Dr. Jobe Martin and dozens more!

There will be a wide variety of workshop topics covering subjects such as math, science, language arts, music and more—from elementary levels through high school. Special attention is given to learning styles, gifted children, special needs, unit studies, Classical homeschooling and Charlotte Mason methods of home education.

Additionally, there are unique, optional “workshop tracks” that cover Christian Worldview, Creation Apologetics, Parenting, as well as a special track for Teens. Check out our website to see how you can be notified about early bird registration discounts.”

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

How to Win

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

This giveaway has ended, and the winner has been contacted via email. Thanks for entering, and thanks to Great Homeschool Conventions!

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. Sounds amazing! I was already planning to attend a conference in 2012!
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  2. Our family is excited to attend the Southeast Homeschool Convention in Greenville, SC. We like that there will be an optional children’s program and we look forward to hearing John Rosemond speak.

  3. This sounds amazing!! What a great list of speakers. Thanks for the chance!

  4. Oh my gosh. I’m up at 1am reading about HOW the heck to convince my husband to let me homeschool our kids, for their sake, for my sake, for our family’s sake. This is JUST the thing to help me out!

  5. Sounds fun! Does “family registration” mean a family of four, or does it mean your whole family, no matter how many kids you have? :)
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  6. I’ve been wanting to get to one of these for the last few years. I’d love to win! Thanks.
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  7. This looks amazing! So happy they have one so close to where I live. Thanks!

  8. Cathy Parkerson says:

    I would love to attend my first convention.

  9. I am really looking forward to the Long Beach convention!

  10. Courtney Alcott says:

    Always looking for more ways to enrich our homeschooling! Thank you!

  11. Tara Katzman says:

    I was just talking to my husband about this! We would love this!

  12. I’m looking forward to the convention in California!
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  13. Thanks for the opportunity! We’ll be moving to Tennessee in Jan 2012 from overseas and would LOVE the opportunity to get connected and gather all of that information. Would definitely help our transition! Here’s hoping :).

  14. What a great giveaway! Thank you for offering it.

  15. Sign me up :) I just started homeschooling and have never been to a convention, I would LOVE to go!! :)

  16. I would love to go to a Homeschool Convention. I’ve never been to one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I am so excited there is going to be one in CT next year. Would love to win!
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  18. That would be great to attend!

  19. We have never been able to attend a convention. We are hoping this is the year.

  20. This is my first year home schooling my 4-year-old son with a set curriculum. It’s so exciting, yet so intimidating, because there are so many initial decisions to make. I’m grateful for all the information I can get from blogs and conferences like these. Please consider me for the giveaway! I’d appreciate it and so would my family.

  21. Oh…how wonderful. I would love to attend!!
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  22. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. I’ve never actually been to a convention…but I’m curious!

  24. I received a card in the mail about this and promptly misplaced it.
    Thanks for the chance. I would love to win!

  25. I would love to attend again. We went last year to Ohio, and it was such an encouragement!

  26. What an awesome conference. I would be delighted to attend!

  27. I hope I win!
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  28. I’ve been wanting to attend one of these conventions for years. Our local convention is fine, but this would be amazing!

  29. Would love to win this! :)

  30. I would love to be able to attend the Ohio conference!
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  31. Ive never been to a convention and think it would be awesome!

  32. This would be an awesome opportunity! Thanks for sharing!!!

  33. I went to the Greenville one last year and can’t wait to come back this year! I told my husband all about the convention and he is looking forward to going too!

  34. Would love to win and soak up all the info I can as we begin this new adventure of homeschooling! :)
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  35. Oh how wonderful, I’m hoping to go to this, thanks for the chance!!

  36. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  37. I’d love a chance to attend
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  38. We’ve never been to one….would love to get the oppurtunity!

  39. Would love to win…this sounds like an amazing conference! :)

  40. What a wonderful prize package! I would love to take my whole family to one of these conventions!
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  41. I would love to win this giveaway. Please enter me in your drawing.
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  42. This would be a great encouragement….

  43. I have never attended a conference, but would love the opportunity to go.
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  44. Thanks for this great giveaway! I haven’t been to a conference in two years and I look forward to the opportunity!

  45. Vanessa Owens says:

    I am a newbie, so this would be a great opportunity. Thanks for sharing this!

  46. Alicia Johnson says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun! To be inspired by some really great speakers……

  47. I’m planning on going to my first conference next year sometime. I’d love to go to this one!
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  48. I would love to be able to attend this and hear all the wonderful speakers that are scheduled. Thanks for offering this!
    Terri S.

  49. I would love to win a chance to attend a convention! Thanks for a great giveaway.
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  50. Denice Gustafson says:

    How fun! I’d love to go!!!

  51. I missed this convention when it came through my state this year. I already have plans to attend next year and it would be great to win a ticket.
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  52. As a new homeschooler, I’d love to win this for our family!
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  53. I went to the GHC in South Carolina this spring and it was awesome- incredible exhibition hall and the speakers were wonderful! I can’t wait to go again!
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  54. I’d love to go to a conference. I have never been able to make it to one. I’ve been homeschooling for 13 years now. My eldest is in college. Another is a jr in high school. Two are freshmen. Then I have a 4th grader, 2nd grader, kindergartener, and preschooler. But I still feel like I have no clue what I’m doing most of the time!

  55. This is so exciting! I attended a small Homeschool Conference in Eastern MA this summer, and was amazed at the amount of helpful information that I came away with…I can imagine that there are even more resources available at these :)

  56. Would LOVE to attend as a family. Thanks for offering!
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  57. I would love to attend a Homeschool Convention! Learning from others who have been there done that? Amazing!

  58. This would be so fun to do!

  59. Sounds wonderful! Hope to be there.

  60. Roxanne Ervin says:

    Eagerly awaiting to attend in Greenville, SC 2012! This will be our first official conference. Sure would be great if it could be free!

  61. I was going to go to the Ohio conference last year but plans fell through. It would be wonderful to get to go this year!

  62. I went to the conference in Ohio last year. Loved it — can’t wait to go again.

  63. My husband and I are planning to attend, and would absolutely LOVE to win instead of purchase! :)

  64. Sounds like a great opportunity! How exciting!

  65. I’d like to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  66. We’re new homeschoolers and I’ve never been to a convention! Sounds like a great opportunity!
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  67. Rachel McInally says:

    This is our first year Homeschooling our kids and it would be so nice to go to a convention next year and see materials and other homeschoolers so my children don’t feel like they are the only ones. We live in a small town and no one we know home schools their children here so finding material, advice and common ground for our children is difficult. Thanks so much for offering this!

  68. Looking forward to this. This is one of the few I’ve seen with such a great lineup of speakers.
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  69. Wow! Great giveaway! I’ve been reading up on this convention and was already planning on attending in Ohio. This would be my first homeschool convention! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  70. Looks like some great speakers on the agenda. I would love to go!

  71. WOW! What a wonderful opportunity this would be for my family. We are hoping to attend a conference in 2012 and this looks like a gold mine with all the great speakers. Thanks for having this drawing!

  72. It would be SO GREAT to win! I’ve never been to a convention! ~Tasha

  73. What a great giveaway! Thanks so much! I attended the Ohio convention last year and really enjoyed it!
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  74. Crossing fingers! Would love to attend!
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  75. Heather Hirschi says:

    So excited to get the chance to go! Great giveaway!

  76. Was already looking into this conference! Perfect!

  77. I am very new to homeschooling. We are still in the planning and feasability stage. I would love to attend this convention. Make some great contacts and absorb all the information.

  78. The speaker list sounds amazing! I’ve never been to a homeschooling conference.

  79. We would love to attend the conference in Ohio!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  80. Wow! I have always wanted to attend a Homeschool Convention and just haven’t been able to research and find the right one. But, these speakers look fantastic! May have to check into the cost if I don’t win : )
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  81. This is one of my most favourite blogs and it would be great to also attend a homeschool convention. :)

  82. I would love to go. Looks super informative and like such a good experience. It would definately be worth traveling for (who doesnt want an excuse to travel), but I am wondering why they have a convention in every part of the US except the Northwest?!

  83. I would drive to Long Beach with a newborn for this! Sounds incredible! Thanks so much!

  84. What a great giveaway! I’d love for this to be my 1st homeschooling convention!

  85. Jennifer C. says:

    Cool! I’ve never been to a homeschooling convention…so this would be fun!!!

  86. This would be awesome for our family! We are just beginning to Homeschool and would definitely benefit from this! Thanks!

  87. I’d love to win this. Thanks!!

  88. What an exciting giveaway! We have been homeschooling for 8 years and have not been able to go to a convention yet, due to the costs. This would be a blessing!

  89. Wow! This would be SO great for our family. I am already gearing up for the conference in Memphis. Can’t Wait!!! Crossing my fingers that we win!!

  90. Would love to win this wonderful prize!!!!

  91. Love this! I have the dates on my calendar already!

  92. Awesome. We are new homeschoolers this year too! That Ohio conference sounds terrific!

  93. Just moved to TN and starting my 2nd year of homeschooling. Would love to attend a conference with my family!

  94. Kristy Luke says:

    I already have it on the calendar. I will be traveling from Pennsyvania so I would LOVE to win this to help defray the cost of the trip. Was very sad to have the one in Philadelphia cancelled this year and can’t wait for the one in CT!

  95. I’d love to win this! Would love some great inspiration for this upcoming year!

  96. would love to attend!

  97. Terry Campbell says:

    This is a refreshing event..one not to be missed.



  98. What a wonderful giveaway. Our family would love to participate.

  99. I was so excited to learn of this conference! I attended a different conference this past summer thinking it was the only big one in our area. It was not a great fit to be honest. This one seems more suited to our needs. Thanks for the opportunity!

  100. Fun! We’re looking forward to attending next year!

  101. I would love to win.

  102. illya gonzalez says:

    I’ve been home schooling for 2 and a half years so far and would love to attend my first home school conference.

  103. Monica Duenes says:

    I am super excited about the convention coming to CA!!!! Cannot wait!!!! And it would be an awesome blessing to win!!!

  104. I’d love to go to another homeschool convention! The first one we went to last spring was so helpful to us a parents of preschoolers, to get an idea of what options are out there and have hands-on exposure to materials before making any specific plans.

  105. I’m new to homeschool and need all the info possible!

  106. Dean noblin says:

    Would love to win this!

  107. I would love to attend the conference here in Memphis!

  108. sounds great. hope to win

  109. This would be a lot of fun!

  110. What a lineup of speakers. This is an amazing opportunity.

  111. This sounds like a great opportunity. Thank you!!
    Sarah M
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  112. Erin English says:

    sounds like a great event!

  113. Great giveaway!

  114. I was so inspired and encouraged by attending last year! I would live the chance to attend another year.

  115. I’ve been officially schooling for 6 years. It would be great to finally go to a homeschool convention.

  116. I would love to win some thing myself. I’m Shannon I have been homeschooling my son, this is his second year. We are working a little slow because he has a little problem with learning his reading and sounds, but he is great with numbers! Would be Awesome to win!!!

    Thanks for chance!
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  117. Would love to attend!

  118. Oh please oh please pick me! I want so badly to be able to go!
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  119. Sounds amazing. I would love to go. Thank you!

  120. Melissa Schon says:

    I would love to win. I went last year and it was great but I had a 3 week old baby at the time. I hope to see more at the next one.

  121. Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting. :)

  122. Wow! What a gift!

  123. We’re just starting our homeschool journey (my son will be 3 next month) so a convention or two is on our to do list. This would be great!

    Thank you!
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  124. I plan on spending at least 2 days at the Cincinnati convention next year :)
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  125. What a great giveaway! These conventions are the best for sure!

  126. I wish Ken Ham were allowed back, but these other speakers look wonderful. We’d love to win…and then we’d go to OH so we could stop at the Creation Museum, too! :^)
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  127. **fingers crossed** :-)

  128. Thanks for the chance to win this!
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  129. Sneaking in to enter…

  130. We went last year in Memphis and CANNOT wait to go again. Even our 13 year old loved it :-)

  131. What a gift it would be to be “sent” to a convention!!

  132. I would love to take my family to this. We are starting our second year of homeschooling our late-elementary children and are still struggling with whether we are making the right decisions or not.

  133. I am new to homeschooling. I have lots of questions and would love to glean from a convention with such an array of quality resources!

  134. First year homeschooler………….would be so excited to be able to attend this conference!!!

  135. What a great giveaway! I’d love to be able to go to one of these.
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  136. Jacqueline B says:

    I’d love to attend a Great Homeschool Convention!

  137. Our son will be ready for kindergarten next year, and I’d love to learn all I can at the Ohio convention.

  138. This would be great for our family!