March 19, 20 and 21, 2015 at the Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine
2015 Convention Mini Magazine! (A pre-registration form is included.)
Join Us for a Very Special Celebration!
Mark your calendar now for the 25th Annual HOME Convention! There is something for everyone. If you are looking for information and support, educational enrichment opportunities and family fun; if you are feeling burned out and in need of refreshment; or, if you need new strategies and new life infused into your home education plan, then the HOME Convention is the event for you! From our nationally known speakers and informative workshops to our exhibit halls, you are sure to find help and encouragement in every way. In addition, there is the fellowship of hundreds of other homeschoolers, and real people to answer all of your questions.
We are looking forward to our next convention, and hope that you will be a part of the events and activities. We have many practical and interactive programs and workshop sessions planned, plus inspiring general sessions and family entertainment. Start planning now to attend HOME's Annual Convention!
Keynote Speakers and Special Guests for 2015: We have an exciting line-up of speakers and programs for 2015. Click on the links to find out more about Travis Zimmerman of Speak My Word Ministries, HSLDA's Special Needs Consultant, Faith Berens, Cady and Benjamin Crosby from Titanic Heroes, Jean Burk of College Prep Genius, David Mumford of David Mumford Ministries, the cast of SMASH, and MORE!
Friday Evening Performance by SMASH (6:00pm - 8:00pm): Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice is an intriguing drama of love, greed and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender,
with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors. At the play's climax, Shylock insists that a binding contract be enforced which will cost the life of the
merchant Antonio. Pleading Antonio's case before the Duke of Venice, Portia shrewdly defeats Shylock's evil purpose.
The Southern Maine Association of Shakespearean Homeschoolers (SMASH) is a theater group in its 27th year, and is comprised of homeschool families who come together from the far reaches of central Maine. SMASH students grow intellectually, socially and spiritually while learning about William Shakespeare from a Christian perspective. With the help of director, Pastor Samuel Richards, they learn all the aspects of putting a play on the stage. Through their work, students discover Shakespeare, but they also find interests and talents, and hone abilities and skills they never knew they had!
VENDORS & EXHIBITORS
Nearly 60 exhibitors can be expected to attend the HOME Convention. Please come to support them! If you are interested in joining us as a vendor/exhibitor,* please download our Vendor Packet HERE!
* Hands-on activities for children will be happening in the exhibit areas throughout the convention!