Ohio Homeschool Convention General Information


August 12-14, 2021


Duke Energy Convention Center

525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.419.7300


Exhibit Hall Hours


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.

Ohio Exhibit Booth Assignments and Floor Plan

Download here: 2020 Ohio Exhibit Hall Booth Assignments (preliminary)

Download floor plan here: Ohio Convention Center Floor plan

Ohio Workshop Schedule

Download PRELIMINARY Schedule here: 2020 Ohio Workshop Schedule

Ohio Wifi Service

Download info and order form: 2020 OH wifi service

Ohio Shipping, Materials, Caravan, and Furniture Information

Download here: 2020 OH Shipping, Materials, Caravan, Furniture

Download here: 2020 OH Terms and Conditions

Download here: 2020 OH Fire Prevention Form

Download here: 2020 Utilities and Cleaning Information

Download here: 2020 Electrical Rate Form

Download here: 2020 Booth layout form

Midwest Parking Garage Information


Below is a map of parking garages near the convention center:

Parking Garages


Loading Dock Location

All exhibitors who have materials to unload can do so at the Duke Energy Convention Center loading dock. This dock is located off of 6th Street at the back of the Duke Energy Convention Center.

View map

Exhibitor Check-In Schedule

  • Wednesday, 5:00–9:00 PM: exhibitor move-in for those with three or more booths.
  • Thursday, 9:00 AM– 4:30 PM: exhibitor move-in for all others. Check in at the exhibitor table at the front of the exhibit hall. We will have an exhibitor envelope for you with your lanyard / badges and Wifi code (if you ordered the service). NEW: The exhibit hall opens on Thursday for attends from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Badges for Staff and/or Volunteers

Badges with lanyards are provided for those who will be manning your booth for the vast majority of the convention.

If you have shifts of volunteers, we provide enough lanyards to cover the number of people you will have in your booth at one time, plus a couple of extra for you to leave at the attendee registration desk for shift changes. You will need an envelope with your organization’s name on it to leave shift change badges in at the attendee registration desk. Volunteers can let the registration desk know they are with your organization, and then receive a badge to get into the exhibit hall.

If the volunteers you have coming to help plan on attending speaking the rest of the convention after their 2–3 hour shift, those volunteers need to register as an attendee of the convention to shop or hear speaking sessions.

Any volunteers that you have coming to work your booth for only a couple of hours do not need to register as an attendee if they do not plan on staying for the rest of the convention. This includes set-up or take-down volunteers.


Contact: [email protected] 513-635-2597.

Midwest Sales & Use Tax Information

See the Ohio Department of Taxation site: https://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/license.aspx

Midwest Hospitality Menu

This food and beverage form is optional and is for those exhibitors who may want to order food or beverages to give out to attendees or their staff members.

This is separate from the concession stand food priced for the GHC event. The concession stands will have food available other than that offered on this sheet.

Download hospitality menu: 2018 – MW – Food and Beverage Hospitality Menu

Midwest Booth Banners and Cleaning Service

  • Download banner hanging service information and pricing: 2018 – MW – Banner Hanging Service order form and pricing
  • Download utilities and cleaning rate sheet: 2018 – MW – Carpet Cleaning for Booth area
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