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Frequently Asked Questions2023-01-25T22:19:10-06:00

REGISTRATION

Post Convention Survey2022-05-03T11:45:28-05:00

Take our brief survey to let us know how we did and how we can make improvements for you and your family!

https://info.thsc.org/called-to-teach-survey

What does a THSC member convention registration include?2022-05-05T12:14:55-05:00

A THSC member general admission family package is for you + your spouse OR one grandparent, and your children under 18 living in your home for the entire three days of convention. Special evening events are included, BUT ticketed events are not included. This is not a multi-family registration. Every adult needs a registration.

Do I need to purchase an additional registration for my spouse?2023-01-25T21:36:22-06:00

Yes! All members receive 2 free adult tickets. If you are not a member, you will need to purchase an adult registration for each adult attending.

Do you offer single-day passes?2022-02-16T10:44:52-06:00

No, we offer full convention registration and exhibit hall-only passes.

Do you offer exhibit hall-only passes?2022-02-16T10:44:14-06:00

Yes! We offer a shopping-only package. This package gives one person access to the exhibit hall only. It does not include special evening events and add-on options such as Teen Staff, Kid’s Convention, New to Homeschool seminar, etc.

Can I purchase a Convention registration for a friend using my discount?2022-02-16T10:43:40-06:00

No, you may use your member discount for your Convention registration only, because only one Convention discount is given per membership each year.

Can I register additional relatives on my Convention registration?2022-05-05T12:17:48-05:00

Your general admission family package is for you + your spouse OR one grandparent, and your children under 18 living in your home. This is not a multi-family registration. Every adult needs a registration.

I am already a THSC member. How do I receive my free convention passes?2023-01-25T21:40:31-06:00

A code was emailed to all members. If you have not received an email, please email us at events@thsc.org.

What does a convention registration include?2023-01-25T21:47:59-06:00

A general admission convention ticket is for the entire three days of Convention and special evening events. Convention tickets do not include the add-on programs such as Teen Staff, Kid’s Convention, New to Homeschool seminar, or Graduation.

Does registration include membership?2023-01-25T21:42:28-06:00

The registration fee does not include a THSC membership. However, if you want to become a THSC member, members do receive two free adult passes to both Conventions among many other discounts and benefits throughout the year. Join THSC today!

CHILDREN & TEENS

Do you offer anything for children with sensory sensitivity/special needs?2023-01-25T10:48:03-06:00

Yes, it is called the Quiet Room.

Is the excitement of the convention a little much for your child with sensory sensitivity? We have a special room designed just for your family to unwind!

Can my children attend the workshops and visit the exhibit hall?2023-01-25T10:52:48-06:00

We love having children attend the convention! Children may attend workshops or shop with you in the exhibit hall.
Unfortunately, we do receive complaints that parents with noisy babies/children did not leave sessions promptly when the children became a distraction.

Parents, please be courteous to others in the workshop and step out if your child is being noisy. Please do not wait to be asked to leave, but notice if your child’s noise level is disturbing others who are trying to pay attention to the session.

We have audio versions of the sessions, so don’t worry about missing anything!

Are Strollers Allowed?2023-01-25T10:55:12-06:00

Most strollers and rolling book carts are allowed in the Exhibit Hall. No side-by-side strollers or wagons are permitted. Due to space constraints and fire marshal regulations, strollers will not be allowed into workshops, but they may be parked in designated Stroller Parking Areas. Please do not leave valuables in strollers while parked.

Is lunch included for the children and teen programs?2023-01-25T10:56:01-06:00

Lunch is not included, but a nice lunch break is included in the schedule so that families still get time together during meals.

Are there programs and options for children/teens?2023-01-25T10:45:15-06:00

Yes! We have options at both DFW and Houston DFW- We offer our Teen Staff Program and Giant Cow Convention (4-11 years old). Houston- We offer our Teen Staff Program, Giant Cow Convention (4-11 year olds), and Giant Calf Program (0-3 years old).

PARKING, LODGING, THINGS TO DO, AND ONSITE INFORMATION

Are There Hotel Discounts?2023-01-27T15:40:08-06:00

Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center
Address: 777 Watters Creek Boulevard Allen, Texas 75013
Phone: (469) 675-0800
Website: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dalen-marriott-dallas-allen-hotel-and-convention-center/

  • Accommodations:
    Rate: $139/night (discounted rate for THSC Convention)
    2 Queens, up to 4 guests/room
    1 King, up to 3 guests/room
  • To book a room at THSC’s discounted rate, please use the 2023 Delta Booking link.
    • Deadline: April 5, 2023
    • Note: Rollaway beds and cribs are available upon request. Please notify the hotel no later than one week before your arrival if you require a rollaway/crib, since quantities are limited.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
Address: 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone: (281) 367-9797
Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/houmw-the-woodlands-waterway-marriott-hotel-and-convention-center/

What About Parking Options?2023-01-25T21:31:34-06:00

Allen Parking and Directions

Parking fills up fast! Please plan a time to find a parking spot that works best for you. Stay in the parking garage after unloading or find a nearby lot.
On-site parking garage fee: $4 per day

Allen Convention Address:
777 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, Texas, 75013

 

The Woodlands Parking and Directions

Complimentary parking for hotel guests and convention attendees is located at the Town Center Parking Garage on Six Pines. Notify the attendant you are a convention guest. You can take the Skybridge over to the Convention Center.

On-site parking is available for $6 per hour or $22 per day.
Valet parking fee: $26 daily

The Woodlands Convention Address:
1601 Lake Robbins Dr, Spring, TX 77380

Will there be food for sale in the venue?2022-02-16T10:54:08-06:00

We strongly encourage convention attendees to purchase our boxed lunches. The boxed lunches offered at each THSC Called to Teach Convention are available for purchase on the registration page specific to each event. These are a great way to simplify and enjoy convenience during the convention. Meals are individually boxed for your convenience and safety.

Can I pack food for my family to eat at the venue?2022-02-16T10:53:37-06:00

Guests may bring their own food if they are staying in the hotel. Outside food may not be brought into the convention center.

EXHIBIT HALL, WORKSHOPS, SPEAKING SESSIONS, AND VOLUNTEERING

What time does the exhibit hall open and close?2023-01-25T21:19:12-06:00

DFW Convention

Thursday, April 27, 2023: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 2023: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2023: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Houston Convention

Thursday, June 1, 2023:  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, June 2, 2023: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 2023: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Can I get recordings of all the speaking sessions?2022-02-16T10:59:10-06:00

Workshop recordings will be available for purchase at the convention. Most of all workshops will be available for purchase individually, and they often have a full convention special to purchase all of the workshop recordings. Visit the Resounding Voice booth, while at the event, for pricing and details. 

You may also purchase the workshop recordings after the convention through the Resounding Voice website.

CHANGING AND/OR MODIFYING REGISTRATION

What about refunds?2022-02-16T11:04:03-06:00

As with many events, there are no refunds on Convention registration.

How do I modify my registration after it has been processed?2022-05-05T12:40:00-05:00

If you need to modify your convention registration, please email convention@thsc.org.

EXHIBITORS AND SPEAKERS

How do I become an exhibitor and/or speaker?2023-01-25T12:02:46-06:00

You can apply to become an exhibitor and/or speaker by filling out the following applications. 

Exhibitor application 

Speaker application

You can read more on our exhibitor information page and exhibitor resource page.

SAVE ON CONVENTION REGISTRATION

THSC member adults attend free!2022-03-24T09:11:57-05:00

If you haven’t joined THSC, do it now to receive free Convention registration for primary member adults! THSC members receive a Member Benefits Package, including legal assistance when faced with problems related to home education, teacher and student ID cards, and much more!

Retired and Active-Duty Military, Pastors, Missionaries, Widows, & Widowers2022-03-24T09:12:30-05:00

THSC offers special discounted memberships for retired and active-duty military, pastors, missionaries, widows, and widowers. Contact our Customer Relations Team for assistance or visit our membership page for additional details.

Volunteers Receive Registration Discounts2023-01-25T12:14:41-06:00

Volunteers who serve for a single shift (4-6 hours) will receive 50% off the convention registration

Scholarships2022-03-24T09:13:32-05:00

THSC provides scholarships to families in need due to temporary financial difficulties. For additional information, please contact the Customer Relations Team at 806-744-4441.

Shopping Only Passes2022-03-24T09:14:05-05:00

THSC offers Shopping Only Passes for families and individuals who just want to shop. If you think you might like to shop for two days and/or attend workshops, we recommend purchasing a General Admission registration.

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