2017 TPA Convention Registration


   Join us for the 2017 TPA Convention on March 10-11!  The convention will feature
   over 50 workshops, 100 vendors and three featured speakers. 




TPA is proud to have HSLDA Special Needs Consultant Carol Brown, Steve Lambert (Five In A Row), and Leah Nieman (co-founder of CURRCLICK.COM) as our featured speakers. 
Learn more about our speakers HERE.

Bring all of the family for a FREE family movie night Thursday March 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Redbud Room at the Hyatt! The movie night is included in your convention registration. Crossbows, boats, spies, and cannons clash as the City Defense Force and Raiders square off in The Defense of New Haven - a fun all-children cast, family action/adventure movie. Caught in the upheaval when raiders begin attacks against the city of New Haven, Alec joins the team that forms the thin line of defense. Slowed by a physical handicap, his lack of education, and resistance from members of the team, Alec must choose where to focus his efforts if he is to keep his job with the team, and if they are to stop the raiders from destroying the city.


Do you know someone who is considering homeschooling? Are you new to homeschooling? Are you teetering on the edge, contemplating giving up?? If any of this describes you or a friend, please join us at STARTING POINT- Teaching Parents Association's FREE workshop offered the evening before convention begins!! This workshop will cover the basics but it will also equip you with TOOLS for success, PERSPECTIVE for the JOURNEY, and will include a mom's panel, dad's panel, and grads panel- find out how they did it! So come, bring your spouse and your friends to STARTING POINT Thursday, March 9. 7:00 p.m. in the Cypress room. 

The 2017 TPA Convention features many workshops to help you homeschool your special needs students.  We want you to be encouraged in this journey.  The workshops at the convention are designed to give you new tools and resources.  There will also be vendors who are local professionals to join with you and your family.  The workshop schedule will be posted soon. 

Need help navigating social media with your children?  Maybe you need help understanding how it all works.  The 2017 TPA Convention has workshops to give parents the information they need to guide their students through the various social media options and tips to keep your family safe.

New to homeschooling, or trying to decide to homeschool?  Join us on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. for a free workshop to answer your questions about homeschooling.  Registration for the convention is not needed to attend this free workshop. 

The 2017 TPA Convention is held in the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, KS.  Our host hotel, the Hyatt, is attached to the convention center making it easy to park once and enjoy your weekend at the convention!  Use this link to make your hotel reservations with the TPA discount: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/TPAKS2017

Again this year, TPA is offering FREE convention registration with your 2017 TPA Membership!  This makes the TPA convention even more of a value.  For only $50.00 you enjoy the perks of TPA Membership along with free convention registration.  To see membership details and become a member click HERE.


Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 p.m. Starting Point (FREE workshop for new homeschool families)
7:00 p.m. Family Movie Night (FREE movie with convention registration)

Friday, March 10, 2017
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Vendor Hall opens
9:00 a.m. Featured Speaker Session - Carol Brown
10:30 a.m. Workshop Session I
1:00 p.m. Workshohp Session II
2:00 p.m. Workshop Session III
3:00 p.m. Workshop Session IV
7:00 p.m. Vendor Hall closes
7:00 p.m. Featured Speaker Session - Steve Lambert

Saturday, March 11, 2017
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Vendor Hall opens
9:00 a.m. Featured Speaker Session - Leah Nieman
10:30 a.m. Workshop Session V
1:00 p.m.  Workshop Session VI
2:00 p.m. Workshop Session VII
3:00 p.m. Workshop Session VIII
5:30 p.m. Vendor Hall closes