Thrive! Registration

Because of the governor’s COVID-19 mandates, the 2020 Thrive! Conference had to be cancelled. Next year’s conference is May 27-29, 2021. Hope to see you there!

The information in these Thrive! Conference pages is what was planned for the 2020 conference. The website will be updated this fall for the 2021 conference.

Want to get FREE conference registration? Tell your fellow homeschoolers about Thrive!, and if five first-timers list your name in the referral field when they register, YOUR registration is free.  (You must register first and then you will be refunded when you qualify.)

Find registration form at the bottom of this page.

Early Bird
(through Feb. 27)
Preregistration
(Feb. 28 – July 30)
Onsite,
Thursday & Friday
(Aug. 6 & 7, includes all three days)
Saturday Only (Aug. 8, only at the door)

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 $32
Individual or Married Couple bringing one child or one teen $65 $80 $100 $40
Family Pass (includes two or more children/teens) $75 $90 $110 $44
Teen coming without parent or Alumnus $20 $20 $20 $8
Parents of Preschoolers (See qualifications below) $0 $0 N/A N/A
Parents of Preschoolers bringing one child (See qualifications below) $20 $20 N/A N/A
Parents of Preschoolers bringing more than one child (See qualifications below) $30 $30 N/A N/A

Vendor Hall Only

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

Individual or Married Couple $20 $30 $40 $22
Individual or Married Couple bringing one child or one teen $40 $50 $60 $30
Family Pass (includes two or more children/teens) $45 $55 $65 $34
Teen coming without parent or Alumnus $20 $20 $20 $8
Parents of Preschoolers (See qualifications below) $0 $0 N/A N/A
Parents of Preschoolers bringing one child (See qualifications below) $20 $20 N/A N/A
Parents of Preschoolers bringing more than one child (See qualifications below) $25 $25 N/A N/A

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

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 2020 (not born before September 1, 2015) 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.

Grandparents
NCHE invites grandparents to attend the conference for free with their homeschooling adult children. If you are a grandparent, and you are not also homeschooling, you can come to the conference for free.

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, start here. The deadline to apply is May 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.