Planning Ahead for the Convention

Plan ahead for an enjoyable, stress free event!

  • If you will be staying overnight, make your reservations early. Some room types do sell out. Click here for accommodations at the Hampton Inn.
  • Plan ahead for meals. Hampton Inn serves a FREE hot breakfast and rooms have refrigerators. Check the General Information section for more meal options. 
  • Make plans for your children. Children are welcomed as paid registrants to the Convention. We have planned activities of interest to children and families. Parents must be in attendance with their child(ren) during all workshops and general sessions. 
  • Save money by sending in your registration form before the early-bird pre-registration deadline.
  • Invite your pastor, legislator, librarian, family and others who are interested in attending the convention. Bring along grandparents or others who provide support for you during the year. 
  • Recommend your support group, co-op or RAPPS leader for FREE convention admission!
  • CAREFULLY READ ALL CONVENTION INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY THE PROGRAM that you will receive at the convention, so that you do not miss out on important information.
  • Many vendors will have materials and resources on site for purchase, so PLAN AHEAD if you are thinking of purchasing.
  • Bring a large, sturdy tote bag for your purchases.
  • If you are bringing your younger children, make plans for their naptime, fussiness during a workshop session, etc., so that you can still attend and enjoy the sessions of your choice. Also, make tentative plans for teens for when they will not be participating in workshops with you, etc. (ALL children are the parents responsibility at all times during the Convention.)
  • Review your children’s learning styles, current interests and abilities, and review your records to know what types of materials have and have not worked for them. 
  • Look over the WORKSHOP SCHEDULE and select the workshops you plan to attend. Divide to conquer: plan ahead with your spouse and/or friends which sessions to attend.
  • Check the websites of the convention speakers (or plan to visit their booths) 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. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and bring paper and several pens for taking notes.
  • If you are sick, or become sick during the event, please be thoughtful of others and stay at home or leave the convention. Here are some helpful tips to help the spread of sickness and disease.
  • ABOVE ALL: PRAY for God’s wisdom and direction for you and your family, and for the HOME Convention Planning Team, as convention time draws near!