Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Twin City Quarter (Benton Convention Center, Embassy Suites & Marriott)

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 veterans.  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 28)
(March 1 – May 23)
Thursday & Friday
(May 30-31, includes all three days)
Saturday only below

Full Conference

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

Individual or Married Couple $45 $60 $80
Family Pass (includes two or more children/teens) $75 $90 $110
One child/teen, alumni or teen (coming without parents) $20 $20 $20

Vendor Hall Only

Vendor Hall Only includes the vendor hall, vendor workshops, and gatherings.

Individual or Married Couple $20 $30 $40
Family Pass (includes two or more children/teens) $45 $55 $65

Note: The family pass does not include the children’s program. For information about the children’s program, click here.

Saturday only prices (onsite only)
Full conference/individual or couple $32
Full conference/family pass $44
Vendor hall only/individual or couple $22
Vendor hall only/family pass $34
One child/teen, teen coming without his/her parents, and alumni $8

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.

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 2019 (not born before September 1, 2014) may attend the conference for free. (If they bring their children ages 2-4 years, they will pay for the children.) This offer only applies until preregistration ends.

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. We really need your help. Start here to volunteer.

NCHE invites grandparents to attend 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. The deadline to apply is March 31.

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.

Refund policy—Request for refunds must be made in writing to no later than May 1, 2019. The refund will be 50% of the fee paid. No refunds will be made for requests made after May 1, 2019 for any reason. Children’s Program registration is not refundable. Registrations are not transferable. Please allow 12 weeks after the conference to receive the refund.

The pre-registration deadline has passed. You may still register at the door.