Thrive! 2016 Registration

If you have reached this page in search of registration information for the 2017 Thrive! Conference, click here to go to the 2017 registration information

Preregistration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available at the conference on Thursday through Saturday.

Saturday only admission has discounted pricing.

Saturday only prices are:

Full conference/individual or couple $30

Full conference/family pass $$40

Alumni $8

Vendor hall only/individual or couple $20

Vendor hall only/family pass $30

The NCHE annual conference is designed to serve the people of North Carolina and beyond in their journey of parent-directed home education. The event is for everyone, from new parents just exploring education alternatives to home education veterens.  Homeschool veterans, whose children have all graduated, as well as homeschool alumni attend, as all are part of the wonderful diversity of the people in the home education community.  Given the diversity of the community, NCHE tries its best to offer a variety of registration and pricing structures to accommodate the people we serve.

There are multiple registration options for the conference.                                                    

  Early Bird
(through Feb 25)
(Feb 26 - May 26)
(June 2-3)

Full Conference

Full conference includes vendor hall, all conference and vendor workshops, keynotes, teen & alum activities, and talent showcase.

Individual or Married Couple $40 $55 $75
Family Pass (includes children/teens) $65 $80 $100
Teen (not a family member) $25 $25 $25

Vendor Hall Only

The Vendor Hall package includes access to the vendor hall and vendor workshops.

Individual or Married Couple $15 $25 $35
Family Pass (includes children/teens) $35 $45 $55


Special Group Offerings

Parents of Preschoolers
Individuals or married couples who have never registered for the NCHE conference and whose oldest child is under the age of 5 may qualify for NCHE's special Parents of Preschoolers offer, in which the registration fee of the individual/married couple is waived. This special offer is for full conference access and is NCHE's way of serving young families and celebrating the early days of parenthood!

To qualify for this free admission--An individual or married couple who has never registered for the NCHE conference and whose oldest child is under the age of 5 (cannot turn 5 before September 2016/not born before September 1, 2011) may attend the conference for free. (If they bring their children ages 2-4 years, they will pay for a family pass of $25.)

Homeschool Alumni

This registration is for those who have graduated from their homeschool (and are not yet parents themselves). We love having you with us! If you volunteer to serve at the conference, you can attend for free. First, you fill out the registration form or have your parents add you to their form. You will pay $20, and if you serve at the conference (2 hours per day that you attend or 6 hours for the entire weekend), you will be reimbursed your registration fee. Start here to volunteer.

NCHE invites grandparents to atttend the conference for free. If you are a grandparent, and you are not also homeschooling, you can come to the conference for free. You can either fill out the registration form yourself, or have your children add you to their registration. 

Single Parent Scholarships
We have a limited number of scholarships available which allow free registration to the conference for qualifying single parents. To apply for this scholarship or to donate to the Single Parent Scholarship Fund, start here

Volunteers--Free Conference Admission (for certain number of hours served)
Volunteers get free individual/couple conference admission for volunteering 10 or more hours and family registration for volunteering 15 or more hours. Teens (over 16) attending without their family can get free admission for volunteering 5 hours. Alumni get free admission for volunteering 6 hours if they attend all three days or 2 hours per day if they attend one or two days. Start here to volunteer.