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Q: Why should I register for the conference?
A: The InHome Conference is more than just an opportunity for your whole family to attend workshops and learn from our many and varied presenters. It is also the environment that is created by its existence. Where else can you meet homeschoolers from around the state, or even from around the country? Make new friends, not only for you but your kids? Experience an environment where homeschoolers are not only accepted but celebrated? If you meet someone in the hall, the assumption is that they are there for the conference. If you see a child in the halls you are not concerned as to where their parents are because you assume they are homeschoolers. Odds are they are learning something.
We know that homeschoolers are renowned for their frugality and ability to "work the system", but in order for this conference to continue we need everyone to register and pay to be at this conference. Honestly, this conference is run completely by non-paid volunteers. In order to continue, we need facilities to have the conference. These facilities require us to sign a contract, and part of this contract is that we promise that our conference will sell so many hotel rooms, support so many dollars in concessions and on top of that we outlay cash money. All-in-all we need to meet over $53,000 worth of obligations to the Pheasant Run Resort, and we cannot do this without your help and cooperation.
HECF Board of Directors
Q: How do I register for the 2012 InHome Conference?
A: Register online through the InHome Conference website: http://homeeducatorsconference.org.
Q: Can I submit my registration by mail?
A: Registrations can only be submitted online through the InHome website.
Q: How do I pay for my registration?
A: You will be directed to PayPal when completing your online registration.
Q: Are there payment options other then PayPal?
A: PayPal is the only option for payment.
Q: Can I make changes to my schedule or my account after I have completed check out?
A: After check out is complete, you will not be able to add other family members to your account. You will not be able to make changes online to your schedule. You may make schedule changes during the conference at the On-Site Registration Table.
Q: What are the 2012 registration dates?
A: Early Bird Registration: Feb 6 to Feb 12
General Registration: Feb 13 to Feb 21
Late Registration: Feb 22 to Feb 26
On-Site Registration: March 15 - March 17
Q: What are the registration fees?
A: Early Bird: Adults - $58; Children - $36
General: Adults - $68; Children - $41
Late/On-Site: Adults - $73; Children - $46
Sat Only: Adults - $38; Children - $21
- Adult fees apply to registrants ages 19+.
- Child fees apply to registrants ages 2-18.
- Children under age 2 and Dedicated Chaperones are admitted free of charge.
Q: What is a “Dedicated Chaperone”?
A: A Dedicated Chaperone is an adult attendee who only attends workshops with and for registered children. This is generally for children who are not yet ready to be on their own in a workshop, or for workshops that require a chaperone. Dedicated Chaperones may not attend adult workshops. Please note: Dedicated chaperones may not register for volunteer jobs, and may not earn volunteer points.
Q: Are children under the age of 19 allowed to register independently of an adult?
A: No. A minimum of one adult registration must accompany the registration of anyone age 18 or younger.
Q: My family cannot attend all three days of the conference. Can we register for just one day?
A: If you would like to attend the conference on Saturday only, you may register Saturday, 8:00 am - 11:00 am, at the On-Site Registration Table. Pre-registration for this option is not available.
Q: Can I register to attend the conference on Friday only?
A: Registration for Friday only is not an available registration option.
Q: What is the fee to “opt out” of the mandatory service hour?
A: Attendees not wishing to perform the mandatory service hour can choose instead to pay a $20 fee at the time of registration.
Q: Are there exemptions to the mandatory service hour?
A: Yes. First-time families, Dedicated Chaperones and children under the age of 16 are not required to perform the service hour.
Q: How can I cancel my registration after submission?
A: Cancellation requests must be submitted to: email@example.com.
Q: Will I receive a refund if I cancel my registration?
A: Cancellation requests received by March 4, 2012, will be refunded, less a $35 fee. No refunds after March 4, 2012.