Homeschool conference registration - earlybird

Current MPE members (expiry date on or after May 1, 2015) are already registered for the conference and do not need to submit this form.

Email infoatmidwesthomeschoolersdotorg if you are unsure of your expiry date.

Are you the parent(s) of preschoolers (POPS)?

If your child/children is/are 5 years or under (and none are 6 years or older), MPE would like to offer you and your spouse FREE admission to the 2015 Conference. Deadline for online registration is April 10, 2015. Please complete the POPS Conference Registration form, not the Membership/Conference signup form.

POPS Conference Registration – click here to register

For everyone else

Please fill out the following form if you want to:

  • attend our annual homeschool conference, or
  • apply for or renew your membership with MPE.

MPE membership is now included with conference admission. If you live outside the KC metro area, you may choose to opt out of our newsletter and directory when you sign up, as these benefits are relevant only to area homeschoolers.

Sign up before April 10 to receive our earlybird discount of $40! After April 10, online signup closes and membership/conference signup will be $50 at the door.

 

Contact info

First parent's name (newsletter/correspondence will be sent to this person)
Second parent's name (if applicable)
 

MPE newsletter and directory

Our newsletter features homeschooling events and activities in the Kansas City area.
Members in the KC area can choose to publish their contact details in our directory. It includes information such as location, number of years homeschooling, and curricula used (so members can contact one another if they have homeschooling- or curriculum-related questions).

Students

To get email notifications about special area opportunities for your children's appropriate grade level, please fill in the following.

 

 

You will receive an email confirmation once your membership/conference signup is processed. At the conference, please go to the membership section of the Registration Area and get your name/s checked off the membership list. You (and your spouse and children over 13 years) will receive green conference wristbands for admission to all workshops and the vendor hall for the two days.

Conference admission includes the person, spouse and children of the family over the age of 13 years only. Any other relations of the person (e.g. mother, sister, advisor, etc.) will need to pay their own admission fee. In cases of financial hardship, please call our office at 913-599-0311 or email infoatmidwesthomeschoolersdotorg.

Vendor hall passes only

Available at the door (no preregistrations required) for $20 per person (spouse free). Please go to the Registration Area (under “Vendor Hall Passes”) and you (and your spouse) will receive a blue conference band. These blue wristbands allow access to the vendor hall only during posted hours on Friday and Saturday. Children of all ages are admitted for free in the vendor hall only.

Benefits of MPE membership

As homeschoolers, we love saving money! That’s why we make every possible effort to maximize the benefits of your membership – just $40 a year – so that it more than pays for itself.

When you become an MPE member, you’re joining more than 1,000 homeschool families. Membership benefits include:

  • Informational meetings, retreats and other events, often at discounted rates! For example, if you want to attend our annual Women’s Encouragement Day, you’ll save $15 if you’re an MPE member.
  • List of cluster (support) groups.
  • Annual subscription to our newsletter, The Parent Educator, 10 times a year.
  • $20 discount on HSLDA membership (the discount code will be emailed to you when your membership is processed; if you need it before then, however, please contact our office).
  • Free access to the MPE Library, which has more than 2,200 books, videos and audio items for your homeschool!
  • Free admission to the annual MPE conference (a more than $50 value).
  • Discounted fees for annual standardized testing for grades K – 11 (save at least $5 when you register your first child).
  • High school graduation ceremony (must meet certain criteria).
  • Annual used curriculum sale.
  • One free 1/8 page-sized business ad (a $37.50 value) in the newsletter and business listing in the membership directory per year of membership.

In summary, you could be saving at least $127.50 every year just by signing up!

Discounted membership rates are available for alumni homeschool families whose students have all graduated from high school. This membership will include the newsletter by email and admission to the conference. Please call the MPE office at 913-599-0311 or email infoatmidwesthomeschoolersdotorg for more information.

conference-membership signup

Signing up for our April 24-25 conference?

  • If you’re a current MPE member, you’re all set!

Current members (expiry date on or after May 1, 2015) are already registered. Please come to the PRE-PAID Conference/Membership section (click here for location in Registration area) where your name will be checked off the membership list. You’ll get a green wristband that must be worn both days for admission into the workshops and vendor hall. (There is a $5 charge for lost wristbands.)

  • If you’re not a member (or your membership has expired), you can register when you arrive. 

At-the-door admission is $50. It pays for the person registering, spouse and children over the age of 13 years only. Any other relations of the person (e.g. mother, sister, advisor, etc.) will need to pay their own admission fee.

To streamline your registration, please complete and print this signup form and present it with $50 (cash or check only) at the NEW Conference/Membership or RENEW Conference/Membership desk (click here for location in Registration area).  You’ll get a green wristband that must be worn both days for admission into the workshops and vendor hall. There is a $5 charge for lost wristbands.

In cases of financial hardship, please call our office at 913-599-0311 or email infoatmidwesthomeschoolersdotorg (not linked to prevent spam).

  • If you’re the parent of preschoolers only (i.e. all your children are 5 years or younger), you get free admission.

Please complete and print this Parents of PreSchoolers (POPS) form and present it at the POPS desk (click here for location in Registration area). You (and your spouse) will get a green wristband that must be worn both days for admission into the workshops and vendor hall. There is a $5 charge for lost wristbands.

  • If you just want passes to the vendor hall only, you can register at the door.

Passes for just the vendor hall are available for $20 per family.

To streamline your registration process, please bring this vendor pass form and present it to the Vendors Only Pass desk (click here for location in Registration area) with $20 (cash or check only). You (and your family) will get a blue wristband. These wristbands allow access to the vendor hall only during posted hours on both Friday and Saturday. Children of all ages are admitted in the vendor hall only.

  • What about kids?

Due to lack of space in the workshops, please register children 5-12 years in the Children’s Program until April 19. Admission is $35 per child for the first two children in the family; additional siblings are free. The one-day cost is $20 per child for the first two children in the family; additional siblings are free.

After April 19, online registration closes and admission at the door is $45 per child for the first two children in the family; additional siblings are free. The one-day cost is $25 per child for the first two children in the family; additional siblings are free.

No childcare is available for children 4 years and under. Nursing babies are welcome, but please bring a sling or backpack. Wheeled carriers are not allowed in the workshops, because of limited space.

To enhance your enjoyment of the conference, please read our conference policy on children here.