2018 Homeschool Family Expo - Speaker Submissions

2018 Homeschool Family Expo
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

Well-spoken, reliable, organized individuals needed for 30-minute sessions. Limited opportunities.

An example of most-wanted topics include:

Homeschool 101 / Basics / Getting Started with Homeschooling (legal requirements for TX, homeschooling methods, how to’s, etc.)

Homeschooling – from Surviving to Thriving (Help keep homeschool families afloat by introducing planning tools, motivation, ideas for re-igniting the fire/passion for homeschooling and making school “exciting” for all grades)

Curriculum Reboot – Do you know curriculum? Help families learn about some of the various curriculum options and the various ways students learn.)

Homeschool Projects & Opportunities  - Come prepared to talk with our guests about the various project opportunities in the world of Texas homeschooling - science fair, writing contests, home-created projects, science museum groups, etc.)

Homeschool Thru High School Expert Panel – We’re looking for 4 adults who are knowledgeable on a topic relevant to families homeschooling through high school (curriculum, transcripts, course planning, college entrance exams, college touring, scholarships & grants, senior photos, jobs & volunteer opportunities, graduation & prom). Entire panel will serve at a table together from 11:00am – 2:00pm. No formal speeches required; you’ll be on hand to answer walk-up questions from families.

 

We’d love to hear your ideas. Please tell us what you’d like to speak about! If you have a great story to tell, or advice/tips/encouragement for homeschool families, here are a few tips and guidelines to give you an idea of what we’re looking for.

We’re looking for speakers who:

  1. Have a homeschooling success story to tell and a passion for sharing your knowledge with other homeschooling families.
  2. Help solve common homeschooling challenges
  3. Provide clear successful homeschooling cases, best practices, teachings and how-to’s
  4. Can highlight a homeschooling “hack” (a tip or trick such as “Use this tactic to increase morale in your homeschool.” Or “Foolproof ways to motivate your homeschooler.” Or “Successful Planning Tools for a successful year.” Etc.
  5. Focus and/or highlight a specific homeschooling resource / philosophy and how you are using it
  6. Can cover other issues that might not be directly related to homeschooling such as “Holistic Health for your Homeschooling Family”

PERKS: Free lunch, If you have a business, include your info in our bags for free, PLUS get half off your Exhibitor Booth fees.

Now that you have an idea of what we’re looking for, here are a few helpful tips for crafting your speaker submission so that you get considered to speak.

  1. What problem are you solving?
  2. What’s your general message?
  3. Who is your general audience (new homeschoolers, etc.)
  4. What is the take-away or action item the attendee walks away with?
The Call for Speakers closes on December 15, 2017, and all speakers will be notified of their status the week of  December 25, 2017. Thanks very much and we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Homeschool Family Expo.