Early Registration Ends February 7, 2024
Pricing is the same as last year, with $50 early registration available in January for PAACH subscribers only. After that, online and walk-in pricing is $60 for subscribers and $100 for non-subscribers. Non-subscribers can subscribe to PAACH (for $25) if they want to register early or at the lower subscriber price.
Generation Cedar | website
Kelly and her husband Aaron live on a farm in the Deep South, enjoying a (mostly) quiet life with 7 of their 11 children still at home. Kelly has been blogging since 2007, encouraging women in their roles as mothers and wives, and running several small businesses from home. She is also the author of several books and has been featured on radio and in magazines, and occasionally speaks on topics of motherhood, home industry and homeschooling.
New to Homeschool Night
Thursday, March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Considering homeschooling, but not sure where to start? Join us for this special informal event, which is FREE to new and first year homeschoolers. Hear from Davis Carman of Apologia and 26 year homeschooling dad, find answers to any questions you may have, and shop our vendor hall.
Family Night with the Anderson Family
Friday, March 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Ministry Thru Harmony
The Anderson Family, from Congerville, IL has enjoyed blending their voices and instruments in Bluegrass Gospel music since discovering their love for family harmony over 10 years ago. Karla and Zach were married in 2005 and have 5 children, Caiden (17), Laiken (16), Ellie (14), Colton (11), and Alayna (8). They began feeling the Lord leading them to share this blessing of music with others and out of this came the name “Ministry Thru Harmony”. Their family has recorded three albums and performs locally at various family and community events.
HSLDA's Generation Joshua iElect Program for Teens
Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16
Presidential Election Simulation
Participants will take part in a mock presidential campaign that includes caucus work, a primary race, voter registration, fundraising, commercials, campaigning, and actual voting. Participants will be assigned to a mock political party, design their own party platform, elect their own candidates from among themselves, and raise GenJ money to buy commercials, campaign materials, advertisements, etc. Parents and other conference attendees are involved by registering to vote, donating play money (parents will be provided with the money), and by voting for their favorite candidate.
Students simulate the rigors of the electoral process by personally campaigning for a candidate of their choice. At each phase of the program, students will learn how a real election works by actually participating in the presidential race and making important decisions that could make or break their campaign.
The program is designed to be interactive, even getting parents and other attendees involved in the process. Teens will enjoy the hands-on nature that the program offers.
$45 per student | 30 student max (Ages 12+)
Please wear your name badge at all times during the convention. They are your proof of registration. On your final exit from the convention, please return lanyards and badges to the baskets at Registration as you leave convention.
Children ages 12+ may attend any workshop. Children under the age of 12 must be with an adult at all times if they’re not attending a specific youth session. All children of all ages need to be in the sanctuary during both morning keynotes if they’re not attending a special 9 a.m. session. Thank you for your cooperation.
NO SKATEBOARDING allowed on church property. Please do not go down by the pond.
During workshops if your infants or young children make distracting noises, even happy ones, we ask that you immediately leave the room out of consideration for the speaker, fellow attendees, and the quality of the MP3 recording. The infant care room is available for you to use. An adult must remain with their infant at all times.
Food is only allowed in the eating areas (or outside, weather permitting). While water bottles with lids are allowed in classrooms, no liquid of any kind is allowed in the sanctuary. Thank you for showing your appreciation for the wonderful facilities by respecting these requests. The main dining area is located in the 924 building across the parking lot out the back doors of the vendor hall.
Coffee & Snacks
Need a little refreshment? CIBAD Speech & Debate Club is selling coffee and snacks at the kitchen window in the vendor hall. They thank you for your support!
Volunteers & Working Scholarships
Please check in at the PAACH info booth (in the foyer) 5 minutes prior to your shift. Thank you for serving!
PAACH board and convention committee members are wearing navy blue PAACH t-shirts. We’re happy to help you!
A Note from the Board
PAACH does not necessarily endorse every product or idea presented at the convention. We recognize the diversity which is prevalent in the home education community and trust you will exercise discernment in making the proper choices for your family.
Notice of Event Photography & Recording
PAACH intends to capture images during convention for use in publications and all media forms. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography/recording by PAACH. If you have questions or concerns, please see an PAACH board member.
If you cannot attend convention after registering, you have two options. You may:
Refund requests sent before February 1, 2024 will receive a full refund. Requests sent after February 1, 2024 will receive a 50% refund and a complete set of MP3 recordings from convention. No refunds will be given after March 7th, 2024.
MP3 orders can be placed at the registration table in the foyer. Individual sessions cost $5 each. The complete 2024 set for the whole 2 days is $30 if you place your order before convention, $40 during convention and $60 after convention. Recordings will be mailed out by the end of April 2024. You can also purchase MP3 sets from previous years.