This year's convention may be over, but you can still order MP3 recordings. Choose individual sessions or purchase a whole set. Also, please complete our survey by March 31, 2023 for a chance to win FREE registration to our 2024 Homeschool Convention!
Gather 'Round Homeschool | website
Rebecca is a homeschool mom of five kids, creator of Gather ‘Round Homeschool, owner of Homeschoolon.com, and author of More Than Words Bible curriculum. She is a second-generation homeschooler who is passionate about sharing her successes and failures... to be authentic and honest that this is not always easy, but it is possible. Join her for stories from the trenches of homeschool life that are relatable, funny, and all too true. And may you walk away with practical tools and strategies and a fresh new perspective to keep you going. Bring a cup of coffee; it’s about to get real.
Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE) | website
Kirk and his wife Joely have been married for 27 years and have 11 children. Although they both were trained as public educators, they committed to homeschooling before their children were school age. Kirk pastored for twenty-five years and now serves as the Executive Director for Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE). Joely has mentored many young women over three decades but now focuses on her six daughters in her own home.
New to Homeschooling Night - "Where Do I Begin?"
Thursday, March 16 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 Nancy Bjorkman of Heppner's Legacy and homeschooling mom of 20+ years, find answers to any questions you may have, and shop our vendor hall.
Brian & Carla Estell
Dr. Sheena Joseph
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, 2023 will receive a full refund. Requests sent after February 1, 2023 will receive a 50% refund and a complete set of MP3 recordings from convention. No refunds will be given after March 9th, 2023.
MP3 orders can be placed at the registration table in the foyer. Individual sessions cost $5 each. The complete 2022 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 2023. You can also purchase MP3 sets from previous years.