Convention General Information

What you need to know

HOME is dedicated to promoting homeschooling. All who are homeschooling or are interested in homeschooling are welcome! You are sure to find encouragement and information regardless of your homeschool approach or style. Our hope is that the HOME Convention will be a blessing to all who attend. (Christian values are sometimes reflected in vendors, speakers, workshops and general sessions. However, this event is open to all! There is something for everyone.) 


Location - Augusta, Maine

Directions to Hope Baptist Church for April 21 Mom-Care Event

726 Western Avenue, Manchester, Maine


Directions to The Maine State Library for April 21 Family Activity Event

242 State Street, Augusta, Maine


Directions to Augusta Armory for April 22 Convention Day

179 Western Avenue Augusta, Maine


Distance from Major Cities 

From Boston, MA: (2 1/2 hours)


From Concord, NH: (2 1/2 hours) 


From Portland, ME: (50 mins.)


From Bangor, ME: (1 1/4 hours)  


Exhibit Areas 

Unlimited admission to all exhibit areas is included as a benefit to those who have paid for a full event registration! 


Parents of Preschoolers Program

In an effort to promote homeschooling in Maine, HOME offers free admission to families who meet the following criteria:


1. Must have only children of preschool age (aged 6 or under at the time of the event),

2. Must have never attended a HOME Convention before, AND

3. Must submit a written recommendation from a HOME Regional Representative to the HOME Office, along with a completed convention registration form.


Please contact your HOME Regional Representative for more information. Contact HOME if you are not able to reach your HOME Representative. 


Are You the Member of a Local Homeschool Group or Network?

Are you grateful for the vast amounts of time and effort that your co-op or support group leaders invest in you and the others in the group? Would you like a real great way to show your leader that he/she has your support?


The HOME Annual Convention is a wonderful opportunity for training. Top notch, national speakers, local talent, the exhibit hall, and awesome fellowship—all rolled into one weekend!


Consider recommending them for a homeschool leader waiver! They give so much—give back a little to them! Not only will they benefit, but you will too. It’s a great way to say thank-you. 


Find out more here (scroll down toward the middle of the page).



Bring your empty returnable bottles to the HOME Convention! HOME will deliver bottles to Hannaford, and funds will be deposited in HOME's Clynk Account. Funds raised will be used for Homeschool Kits for Kids and HOME Convention, Used Curriculum and Portfolio Review Scholarships!



Volunteers make all the difference. A smile, a helping hand, and caring ear are sometimes all it takes. As the saying goes, people do not care what you know, until they know how much you care. Would you consider helping HOME care for others during the event? There are many ways to help! Contact HOME for more information.



Those interested in exhibiting at the HOME Convention may apply by contacting Angela Hurd at or 207.322.6771. Or get forms and information at the following link: Exhibitor Information.


Speaker Recordings 

Visit convention speakers at their booths in the exhibit hall (or check their websites) to find out more about the availability of previously recorded presentation topics. HOME does not record workshops and general sessions, but most speakers do have their own recordings. 



Bring your lunch to the event! You won't want to miss out on valuable shopping time! Pack a bag lunch or grab-and-go from nearby options. 



Bagel Mania


Pizza Hut



* Coffee and tea will be available for purchase onsite.