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Subject: Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati
Date Posted: 3/17/2008 8:16 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2008
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To homeschoolers in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana:

Anyone going to the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati this month?  (This is its second year; last year it was called the "Cincinnati Homeschool Convention.")  Last year, my husband and I really enjoyed the convention--which primarily caters to Christian homeschoolers.  I brought my then-12-year-old daughter, too, and she became addicted to Jim Weiss's storytelling workshops.  (He's back this year, and she's already circled all his workshops on the schedule.)  There were also a lot of Answers In Genesis speakers, who were excellent.

If you've been thinking of going, here's the information:

  • Date:  March 27-29
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio at Landmark Baptist Church
  • Pre-Registration Deadline:  was 3/16, but was recently extended--no new date set
  • website:  www.cincinnatihomeschoolconvention.com/

Just wondering if there will be any fellow swappers wandering around!  :)

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 9:38 PM ET
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I went to CHEO, here in Columbus, last year. Have you been to that one? If so, how do you think they compare?

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 10:18 PM ET
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I've never been to the CHEO conference, although I have friends here in Cincinnati that love it.  I think that the Cincinnati event is still a bit smaller.  However, it's more accessable for me because I live here.  (No hotel rooms, and my husband can join me after work and not have to use his days off.)

When I lived in Michigan, I attended their state conference in Lansing two years in a row; that's the only other homeschool conference I've attended to compare the Cincinnati one to.  The Cincinnati one seemed more relaxed to me--possibly because there was free on-site parking, the Landmark Baptist campus is very green and landscaped (which was nice to walk around), and--of course--I got to sleep in my own bed!  I have no idea how that compares to the CHEO conference. 

I do have friends that prefer the CHEO conference, and enjoy the weekend away at a hotel.  Sometime I'll have to go up and check it out.  (Hmmm.  Do they offer an exhibition-hall-only pass?  I love to shop for books!)

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 11:44 PM ET
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I have been to both, I enjoyed both. I live in the Cincinnati area. From my experiences I would have to say that I like the setting of the Cincinnati Convention better due to the location.  When I last came to CHEO it was downtown, I had to pay to park, but I was close to the convention. The Cincinnati one is located just off I-75 (can't miss it) and is not in a "big city" location. Personally, I would attend either of them. The workshops that are being held would be my deciding factor.