bottle-door-buster-button032017 WHO Convention
June 9th & 10th

Washington State Fair at Puyallup
110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
Friday, June 9th – 9:00 – 7:00
Saturday, June 10th – 9:00 – 4:00


    • Anyone is welcome to attend, educators, parents, homeschoolers
    • Hands-On Activities for the Whole Family
    • Huge Exhibit Hall
    • Workshops
    • Low Prices – Become a Member $40 – Get Both Days For Those Living in the Same Household Free
    • Current Members Have a Special Check-in Table – No Need to Stand in Line at the Ticket Booths.
    • No Pre-Registration – Pay at the Door
    • Free Parking!
    • Strollers Welcome – Wide Aisles
    • Food Vendors On-Site – But you are Welcome to Bring Sack Lunches.  Plenty of Picnic Benches Available!



At the convention, thousands of families

  • Are Encouraged by attending one of the many workshops,
  • Explore the huge Exhibit Hall full of resources,
  • Get Questions Answered – Stop by the WHO Booth or Homeschool 911 Booth and Meet Experienced Homeschoolers who Can Answer your Questions.

Special Guest Speakers

  • Lee Binz – The HomeScholar
    ∼High School Grades and Credits
    ∼High School Planning
    ∼Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child
    ∼College Admissions and Scholarships
  • Mary Jo Tate – Flourish at Home
    ∼FREEDOM: Practical Strategies to Help You Flourish at Home
    ∼How to Choose and Use Good Books for the Whole Family
    ∼Single Parent Homeschooling
    ∼Just Say No: Overcoming Interruptions & Distractions
  • Resa Steindel Brown – Passion Oriented Education™
    ot Passion? How to find your children’s passions when you’re short on time and can’t even find their shoes!
    ∼Unleash Your Child’s Creativity and Passions . . . The Next Step in Homeschooling!
    ∼A Bit of An Odd Duck? Nurture your child’s quirky behaviors and creative intelligences into their own unique brilliance

General Speakers

  • Amy Beckstead Leonard – Intro to Homeschooling
  • Tambra Birkebak – Dealing with Doubt
  • Pam Delaney – Just  DO It; Experience Science
  • Chris Hansen – Why Teach Creative Writing & How  to Teach Creative Writing
  • Janice Hedin – Intro to Homeschooling
  • Tom Hoyle MORE Examples of God at Work in America’s History & It MUST Have Been Created
  • DeeDee Hughes – Fire ‘Em Up! Encourage Students to Be Invested in Learning
  • Scott LaPierre – So You Want to Publish a Book & Strong Marriages for Healthy Homeschooling Environments
  • Beth Ellen Nash – Homeschooling Outside-the-Box & Dyslexia Outside-the-Box
  • Ed Zaccarro – How Parents Can Nurture a Passion for Mathematics
  • PANEL—A Kaleidoscope of Educational Styles
  • PANEL– Home-Grown Success


  • SoundBio – Science Experiments
  • Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons – Make it Take it Activities
  • HiveBio Community Lab – Science Experiements
  • Bricks 4 Kidz® – Hands-on Lego Area
  • SCA Middle Ages & Renaissance Area with Sword Fighting, Hands-on Activities & More!
  • Victory Lap – Slot Car Racing
  • CSz Seattle – Home of ComedySportz®  Seattle High School & Homeschool League – Stage Area
  • Northwest Model Railroad – Huge Model Train Display
  • Snoopy Train – Interactive Model Train Layout Where Guests Can Operate Various Functions in Addition to Learning Some Geography,Vexillology and Participate in an Electricity Demonstration.
  • Pacific Ballroom Dance – Ballroom Dance Lessons
  • Meeker Mansion – Covered Wagon

Hear what others are saying

“This of all the conferences I do, is my favorite. The energy and love for adventure from the attendees is wonderful!”  – Dale Bartlett, Have Kids Will Travel

“My children really enjoyed the activities you had for them. Thank you”

“Always the best place to shop. Enjoyed the speakers”

“I’ve been attending since the beginning of my homeschooling days, 16 years ago. Though I generally attend fewer specific workshops these days, I still treasure the time as a leadership retreat, if you will, and for keeping up to date on education trends and available materials”

“I always love this event – it’s our one-stop annual shopping and inspiration convention! My kids love it so much they refuse to miss it for anything! It’s as exciting for them as Easter Morning!”

“I am new to homeschooling and love self governance and freedom. The convention is a wonderful place to experience the creativity of others with common values”

“I am done homeschooling, though now tutoring and I love this event. I keep learning so much”
“Thank you for the nursing room. That was a nice touch”

“The location is central, it’s great to not pay for parking, it’s great to see curriculum hands-on and collect art supplies. There’s a nice variety of things for kids to do”

“I look forward to this conference every year”

“I like how you are making this family friendly…it is often difficult to go to conventions because of having to bring the kids…you are making this easier”

“My family and I LOVE going to the WHO Convention every year and feel it is well worth the drive”