California Homeschool Convention General Information

Dates

August 26-28, 2021

Location

Ontario Convention Center- Ontario, California

2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764(800) 455-5755
https://gocvb.org/meet/

Exhibit Hall Hours

Wednesday

  • Exhibitors with 3 or more booths: set up 5:00–9:00 PM

Thursday

  • Set up: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
    • Check in at the exhibitor check-in desk to receive your lanyards and exhibitor envelope.
  • Exhibit hall open to attendees: 5:00–9:00 PM

Friday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–8:30 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.

Saturday

  • Exhibit Hall open: 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
  • Exhibitors can access exhibit hall at 8:30 AM and must have exhibitor badge for entry.
  • **No early take downs on Saturday. Take down begins at 6:00 PM

Hotel Scam Alert

Each year, a third-party company claims to be booking rooms on behalf of Great Homeschool Conventions. This is a scam; their rates are $45–$70 higher than what GHC has negotiated with area hotels.

We have nothing to do with this company and they do not represent us in any way.

Please book your accommodations through one of the options on the Great Homeschool Conventions website to take advantage of our negotiated rates.

California Electricity and WiFi Order Forms

Electricity Order Form

Download here: California Electrical Service

WiFi order form:

Download here: 2019 – CA WiFi Internet Order Form

California Exhibit Hall Booth Assignments

Final exhibit hall booth assignments: 2019 CA Exhibit Hall Booth Assignments

Exhibit hall Floor Plan: 2019 CA Exhibit Hall Floorplan

California Workshop Schedule

Final workshop schedule: 2019 CA Workshop Schedule

California Parking Information

Parking is $8 per entry for those driving in for the convention each day.

Exhibitors who have a tractor trailers or trailers for restocking purposes only can park overnight in Parking Lot C for $40/night (no in and out privileges). Arrangements can be made ahead of time by calling the Ontario Convention Center Service Desk at 909-937-3068. You can also make arrangements upon your arrival at the Guard Shack on Holt Blvd leading up to the dock.

No RVs or overnight sleeping in lot permitted.

Parking Map

California Exhibitor Information / Shipping & Materials Handling / Carpeting, Furniture Orders

Download here: 2019 CA Exhibitor Information

California Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Download here: 2018 CA exhibit hall floor plan

California Workshop Schedule

Download the schedule here (last updated 5/21): 2018 CA Workshop schedule

Please check your session and organization name for accuracy. Any discrepancies should be brought to the attention of Kim McMillan at [email protected] with the subject line “CA Schedule correction.”

California Charter Schools

Seek Approved Vendor Status ASAP with California Charter Schools

A charter school is a term for a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established public school system in which it is located, and in some cases is privately owned.

Not all California homeschooling families choose to be a part of a charter school. However, some homeschooling families in California do choose to supplement their homeschooling with classes offered at charter schools. As members of a charter school, parents can receive refunds for the purchase of approved curriculum and services from approved vendors. Charter schools create a list of approved material and service vendors for which parents can receive refunds.

To apply to be on the approved vendor list, please contact each of the charter schools listed below. Each of the charter schools listed will be exhibiting at the California Homeschool Convention due to their affiliation with CA homeschooling families. Charter schools have different approval times. Please contact each at your very earliest convenience.

Charter Schools

  1. Dehesa Charter School
  2. Excel Academy Charter Schools
  3. iLEAD Exploration
    • 657-231-8221
  4. Inspire Charter Schools
  5. Sage Oak Charter School
    • 888-435-4445
  6. Sky Mountain Charter Schools
  7. Springs Charter Schools

California Exhibit Hall Booth Assignments

Download here: 2018 CA Exhibit hall booth assignments 2018-05-02

Last updated May 2, 2018.

California Vendor License Information and Sales and Use Tax Information

Your business may require a vendor license to make sales in the state of California. Visit California State Board of Equalization to obtain a temporary seller’s permit.

If your business does require that you obtain a temporary sellers permit for the state in which you are exhibiting, you also need to submit payment of sales tax after the conventions. Sales and use tax forms can be found at the website mentioned above.

Questions about taxes or licenses should be directed to the professionals at each state department.

1-800-400-7115

​Summary

Every person who engages in business in this state as a retailer must obtain a retail license before making any sales. This includes sales made online and persons who make infrequent sales in this state. If you have more than one business outlet, you must have a separate retail license for each location.

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