Sunday, July 15, 2007

Shopping at VaHomeschoolers' Conference

Homeschooling - A Passport to Learning
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
2007 Conference and Resource Fair
www.VaHomeschoolers.org/2007conference/
Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
July 20 - 21, 2007

Wouldn't Be A Conference Without Shopping!

Our Vendor Chair and her volunteers have put together a great line-up of exhibitors with an eclectic mix of offerings to appeal to all homeschoolers, no matter what your style. You are bound to find just the right items to invigorate your homeschooling for the coming year.

Whether you are looking for curriculum, books, kits, games, great field trip destinations or other resources, we have it!
www.vahomeschoolers.org/2007conference/resourcefair.asp

And in case you don't want to attend the full conference, but still want to shop, be sure to register for our FREE Resource Fair Only pass (while access to the Resource Fair is free, registration is still required).
www.vahomeschoolers.org/2007conference/registration.asp

Come browse the many local/homeschooling family run bookstores such as FUN Books, Educator's Exchange, Usborne Books, Joyful Noise Books and Gifts, and SONshine Christian Bookstore. FUN Books (www.FUN-Books.com) is even offering a **10% conference discount** on most items, including clearance items already marked down. And even better, you can pre-order items (ensuring availability and saving time) and **receive a 20% discount** off the retail price on items pre-ordered and pre-paid. This will save you an additional 10% off most items. Because of publisher restrictions, discounts will not be provided on every item. If the item does not qualify for the extra discount you will notified. To qualify for the extra discount, place your order at www.FUN-books.com and put the following note in the shopping cart's comment box: "VaHomeschoolers Conference 20% Off: for pick-up only" or you can email your order to mailto:orders%40FUN-Books.com. **Order before July 18th** to take advantage of this opportunity!

Still undecided on what curriculum to use? Or just looking for interesting materials to spice up your homeschooling? Check out the offerings of Sonlight, Right Start, Bright Minds, Discovery Toys, Computer Math Online, Write More, DNA Depot, Moving Beyond the Page, Small Wonder Enterprises, and many more!Learn about interesting opportunities for homeschoolers available at a variety of destinations such as Colonial Williamsburg, the American Shakespeare Center, the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, the Poe Museum, the Federal Reserve System, Environmental Concern, People to People and more.And don't forget the Used Resource Sale! A great chance to support VaHomeschoolers (all proceeds go back to supporting homeschooling in Virginia) as well as to get great deals on a variety of gently used resources. For a full listing of exhibitors, see www.vahomeschoolers.org/2007conference/vendorlist.asp

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So You Have Not Registered Yet?

Don't despair! It is not too late!

We will accept **walk-in registrations** the days of the conference.
**Mail-in registration has ended**.

Just bring a completed registration form with you to the SMV on Friday or Saturday (and if you head out the door and realize that you have forgotten the form, don't worry, we will have them available at check in).
www.vahomeschoolers.org/2007conference/registration.asp

At this time, there should be room in most larger sessions, including Dr. Thomas Armstrong's keynote, Awakening the Genius in Every Child. A few smaller roundtable sessions are closed (Homeschooling with Infants and Toddlers, Montessori in the Home and Trickster Tales).

Check out our full listing of offerings: www.vahomeschoolers.org/2007conference/sessions.asp.

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