FEAST Convention Update…
In an effort to keep up with the ever changing needs of homeschool families, FEAST has decided that the expense, time and energy of doing a local convention was no longer feasible, but will instead host educational workshops and events throughout the year as well as employ a year round curriculum advisory team to meet these needs. Our curriculum advisors are available Monday through Thursday to discuss your curriculum needs at no additional cost to your family plus we have established discounts with many of these suppliers to bring you convention discounts without the expense of attending a distant convention.
We also encourage our families to take advantage of the “Called To Teach” conventions in Dallas or the Woodlands for their convention needs. Attending one of these conventions is a wonderful vacation style experience. You will find more information on the Called to Teach conventions at THSC.org.
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2017 Convention Review
We are thankful to the Lord that FEAST was able to log another annual convention in the book. Thanks to all that were able to be with us. For those that were not, don’t worry, we have convention recording that are available from Alliance Recordings, so you can start listening today! As we discussed what worked with the convention and what needed improvement, there is always a variety of answers according to each person’s perspective, so we have sent out a survey and hope to have some working points ready for consideration soon.
One home school mom, Susan Iverson, expressed that she heard some home schooling moms say that sometimes coming to a convention can cause you to compare your own children’s progress to others. This is a surefire way to destroy contentment and joy. We hope that if you were one of these mamas that you will not be overwhelmed, because this was not our desire. One of the beauties of home schooling is the ability to customize your home schooling to your own children’s needs.
Some also said that they battle extreme temptation in the exhibit hall as they struggle to resist the latest and greatest from the vendors. This is not a struggle that is unique to home school conventions but temptations can hit you anywhere even at the mall or the grocery store, but you still need to buy clothes and food, so avoiding the vending hall that may offer you the perfect curriculum solution should never be avoided.
2017 FEAST Annual Convention
General Attendee Information
Convention Date: June 8 – 10, 2017
– Thursday, June 8, 6pm – 9pm
– Friday and Saturday, June 9 – 10, 9am – 5pm
Location: FEAST Campus
The 2017 FEAST Convention is an annual event that serves as a celebration of the multi-faceted face of home education in Texas. Conventions can be life changing events for the whole family. Children and teens enjoy making new friends as they participate in programs designed to sow into their lives, stretching them as they interact with peers under supervised instruction freeing up mom and dad to enjoy the convention workshops and shopping uninterrupted.
Our theme this year is “On The Right Path”. We want to remind you that “On the journey of life… It’s okay to stop and ask directions!” Conventions can be overwhelming and you may feel that you are wondering around aimlessly with no plan or standing with a deer in the headlight look. We understand and have veteran home school parents manning the FEAST Booth to help you get back on track. Soon enough you will understand the value of the one on one, face to face, interaction with speakers and curriculum providers. that can only be found at a home school convention. Attending a convention can catapult you forward, revitalizing your enthusiasm with the new information, teaching techniques, encouragement and tools to succeed in home schooling another year! Come catch the contagious spirit of fellow home schoolers that are “On The Right Path” at the 2017 FEAST Convention!
FREE Thursday Night
Experience shopping and free workshops from 6pm – 9pm. – Unsure of what a home school convention entails. Receive a taste of the convention Thursday night-FREE. A great time to also bring friends who are interested in home schooling; to hear the Getting Started Workshops.
Free Convention Bags
FEAST offers free convention bags to the first 1000 families attending the Convention. Every family attending will receive one free bag, while supplies last. This is not available to Free Thursday night attendees.
Photographs and Videos
By submitting your registration you understand that photographs/videos of the convention and its attendees will be taken and that photographs/videos of you and/or your family may be used for publicity, advertising, and promotional purposes.
Nursing Mothers Room
For you convenience and privacy, a Nursing Mothers Room will be provided at the convention.
Speakers and Exhibitors
Listed speakers and exhibitors are confirmed but there may be circumstances that prevent a speaker or exhibitor from attending. Schedules may be subject to change.
Attendees may not distribute literature of any kind to anyone. This privilege is reserved for paid Exhibitors, Advertisers, and Speakers, and is restricted to their Exhibit Booth or Workshop.
Bids 4 Kids Silent Auction
FEAST uses the Bids-4-Kids Silent Auction to raise funds for so many of our worthy causes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does registration cover shopping and workshops?
Yes, Exhibit Hall and workshop admittance is included with General Admission, Children and Teen Track Program registrations.
Do I need to preregister for the specific workshop I want to attend?
No, General Admission includes admittance to all workshops. Note: Workshop seating is limited, and is first-come, first-seated.
After registering for the convention, I found out I won’t be able to attend. Is there a refund policy?
FEAST has a no refund policy. Registration transfers are allowed, with a $10 processing fee.
FEAST, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to require anyone deemed disruptive to leave the premises immediately.
If you have any questions or comments, we can be contacted at email@example.com or call 210-342-4674, extension 10.