2021 – Missouri Homeschool Convention
March 25 – 27, 2021
St. Charles Convention Center
It is with great excitement we announce the 2021 Missouri Great Homeschool Convention. It doesn’t matter whether you are brand new to homeschooling or whether you’ve educated your children at home for decades. There will be something for all who attend this fantastic event. Enjoy hundreds of workshops, presented by the nation’s best parenting and homeschooling speakers, outstanding special events geared toward the whole family, and one of the largest exhibition halls in the US. You won’t want to miss a single minute of this homeschooling event of the year!
Before we fill you in on all the incredible details, we want to take a moment to thank our sponsor, Medi-Share, for their on-going and generous financial support. Medi-Share is a Christian alternative to traditional health insurance and genuinely supports homeschooling families. For more details, be sure to stop by MediShare.com at your convenience.
Special Notes of Announcement
For those who registered for the 2020 Great Homeschool Conventions season, we gladly announce that your registration automatically transfers over to the 2021 season as well. When you arrive at the convention, please have your 2020 registration confirmation and identification ready to present to pick up your registration packet. Email us at [email protected] if you need another copy of your registration confirmation.
We would also like to let our attendees know that the Great Homeschool Conventions will be adhering to state and facility mandates relating to the COVID-19 requirements. This is a challenging time, but as we navigate it together, we want you to know that your safety and peace of mind are important to us. This will remain a sincere focus as we come together to give you all the tools to educate your children at home successfully.
Welcome to the Missouri Great Homeschool Convention
The MO Homeschool Convention will be coming, March 25 through March 27, 2021, to the St. Charles Convention Center, in St. Charles, MO. As always, we offer hundreds of workshops, bringing you pertinent information for your here-and-now homeschooling path, as well as vital topics you can file away for future reference. These workshops are conducted by some of the most highly-sought-after speakers, authors, educators, and more, so you’ll have everything you need to give your children everything that they need.
Throughout this convention, you will find a wealth of new ideas, strategy enhancements, curriculum, and resources that will make your homeschool a complete success. Additionally, you will find our special events to be entertaining and thought-provoking for the entire family, so don’t forget to mark your calendars. Read along with us now to find out how to take advantage of the amazing hotel package discounts we offer our honored convention attendees.
One of the highlights of the Great Homeschool Conventions is our lineup of excellent speakers. Each has a specific gifting, and they are willing to share that with us through their unique workshops. We are pleased to share them with you as they help to further equip you in your role as a home educator.
Here are just a few of the many speakers you’ll get hear from at the Missouri convention this year:
- Marisa Boonstra
- Sean Allen
- Rebekah Merkle
- Adelaide Olguin
- Monica Irvine
- Cheryl Swope
- Julie Ross
- Dr. Larry Schweikart
- Dr. Tom Kemnitz
To view all the additional speakers who will be present at this Great Homeschool Convention, CLICK HERE. Then, click on each individual speaker to find out where they will be appearing.
For a blessed combination of fun, fellowship, and information, you won’t want to miss the special events we have planned for our Missouri convention attendees. Take advantage of these fun-filled opportunities when you plan out your convention accommodations.
Even if you’re a veteran homeschooler, there will be times when this journey can become a bit overwhelming. The ladies who bring you The Real Mom Tour want you to know, however, that you are not alone, even if you find yourself educating your children at home amid lockdowns, quarantines and the supposition of a “new normal”.
The truth is, we can help support one another during these times, no matter what they bring, and these ladies have so much to say about how to do that. Join in to hear conversations steeped in experience, faith, and the common belief that we are actually better at this than we think we are.
Thanks to the faithful and generous financial support of our sponsor, Medi-Share, we offer the special ticket price of only $3 per purchase with your online purchase or $5 per person at the door.
Slugs & Bugs LIVE with Randall Goodgame
Randal Goodgame brings excitement, musical adventure, and a lovable cast to the stage with this fun-filled, interactive concert experience. If you want your child to get excited about Jesus, bring the family along to experience animated videos, energetic vocals, and the opportunity to learn the Scriptures in song.
We want to thank our sponsors, Medi-Share and World News Group, for their financial support, which allows us to offer these excellent ticket prices. You’ll pay $3 per person online for general seating and $5 per person for priority seating.
He was homeschooled! How great is that? You will love his dry sense of humor. He was the grand prize winner The 2017 Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant, and he was also a selected participant in both 2018 and 2019, at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festivals.
We are honored to welcome his comedic antics this year as he keeps you and your family laughing with clean, family-centered humor. Be prepared for some of that humor to be directed toward homeschoolers! Get your tickets now before this event sells out.
Both Gracia and her husband, Marin, were missionaries for many years, homeschooling all of their children overseas. However, during their wedding celebration in 2001, they were taken captive by the Abu Sayyaf Group. What ensued was more than a year of captivity, after which only Gracia made it home.
Since that time, Gracia has written two books. In the Presence of My Enemies was written to speak of their captivity time and much more. You’ll want to learn all the details, so make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to hear Gracia speak for yourself.
With hundreds of different workshops to choose from at Missouri’s Homeschool Convention, you’re sure to find topics that cater to your specific concerns and needs as a homeschooling parent. At the same time, you might discover workshop topics addressing issues you haven’t yet had to deal with but will at some point in the future. In that case, be sure to consider sitting in on topics that include creating high school transcripts, applying for college, vocational training, and more, and take notes you can file away for use when they become necessary.
Here are just a few of the workshops we’re sure you’ll enjoy:
- Your Differently-Wired Homeschool: 10 strategies to help your atypical children thrive – Coleen Kessler
- What Mattered Most: Recollections of a Homeschool Graduate – Ashley Wiggers
- Understanding the 5 Fatal Flaws of Contemporary Gender Theory – Glenn Stanton
- The Profound Influence of Music on Life – Andrew Pudewa
- The Best Kept Secret to Free College: the PSAT – Jean Burk
- Raising our Girls to be Ladies and Showing our Sons What a Lady Looks Like – Monica Irvine
- Nitty Gritty Narration – Julie Ross
- Literary Formation: Twelve Great Christian Novels and Why You Should Read Them – Marin Cothran
- How to Teach: Engaging Head, Heart, and Hand So That Learning Sticks – Janice Campbell
If you’d like a full list of all the workshops that will take place at our upcoming convention, CLICK HERE.
Special Track Sessions: While we have a wide variety of topics covered by all the workshops offered at the MO Homeschool Convention, some topics just need deeper discussion. Homeschool 101, Homeschool Help Desk, Teen Track, Classical and Charlotte Mason philosophies of education, special needs, learning through reading literature, and college prep all need special attention. We have created tracks with multiple sessions which focus on all those specific topics. Check out our special tracks here.
If you must travel a great distance to visit our 2021 Missouri Great Homeschool Convention, especially if you are one of the many who visit us from Canada each year, we want you to know that we appreciate it. Whether traveling across the country or across town, we’d like to help you find the perfect place to rest and refresh over the three days of the convention. We are pleased to offer special hotel discounts when you utilize the Great Homeschool Conventions website for your reservations.
But be sure to book your stay early! These rooms are prorated and never last long. To go ahead and get the reservations you want, CLICK HERE now.
Embassy Suites by Hilton – St. Louis St. Charles
2-Room Suite with 1 King Bed, or 2-Room Suite with 2 Queen Beds: From $144 per night
To make reservations by phone, call 636-946-5544, and mention the Great Homeschool Convention Group Rate.
Discount valid only through February 26, 2021.
Package Deal Includes:
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Free Evening Reception
- Connected to St. Charles Convention Center
- Children’s Program Host Hotel (hosted by Giant Cow Ministries)
Drury Plaza Hotel – St. Charles/St. Louis
2 Queen Deluxe Beds: From $141 per night
To make reservations by phone, call 1-800-325-0720, and mention the Great Homeschool Convention Group Rate.
Discount valid only through March 3, 2021.
Package Deal Includes:
- Free Evening Kickback Reception
- Free Wi-Fi
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Business Center
Hampton Inn St. Charles
2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed: From $119 per night
To make reservations by phone, call 636-947-6800, and mention the Great Homeschool Conventions Group Rate.
Discount only valid through February 9, 2021.
Package Deal Includes:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Indoor Pool
- Four miles from the St. Charles Convention Center
When you attend any Great Homeschool Convention, you’ll get to browse the vendor offerings available to you in the expansive Exhibition Center, and the 2021 Missouri convention is no different. You’ll reap great benefit from being able to get a hands-on idea of precisely what the materials and resources have to offer. Flipping through the various pieces of curriculum allow you to inspect them for their potential role in your homeschool, with regard to methods, styles, and individual preferences.
If you order your curriculum online, you have to wait until it arrives and then inspect it to see it matches your needs. This can be time-consuming and much more expensive, especially since many of our vendors offer special discounts for convention attendees. Be sure to allow plenty of time to browse during this part of your experience. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it.
During your visit to our Exhibition Center, you’ll also have the advantage of being able to speak with the very creators of the curriculum you’re browsing. But you’ll also be able to talk with those real moms and dads who have previously used the same curriculum. They can offer important insight toward things you might not even have considered, allowing you to fine-tune the choices you make for curriculum.
To see all the vendors you’ll have access to at the 2021 Missouri Great Homeschool Convention, CLICK HERE.
Giant Cow Ministries is in TOWN! Offering high-octane, Jesus-filled, day camp-styled kids’ event. Your child will enjoy this optional children’s conference while you enjoy the homeschool convention. Register now to reserve your child’s spot in this fun adventure. Requires a separate fee and a GHC family registration.
You’re not going to want to miss a single opportunity that this year’s Missouri convention has to offer. You have so much to gain by taking advantage of the magnificent speakers, events, workshops, and exhibitors, so don’t forget to register as early as possible to secure your spot, as well as the excellent hotel packages that are waiting for you. We look forward to meeting you in person at the 2021 MO Homeschool Convention in St. Charles, MO.