2021 Homeschool  Idaho Convention

Friday – Saturday  |  June 4-5, 2021   |   Northwest Nazarene University   |   Nampa, ID

Keep Calm and Homeschool On

Teaching your children — helping them grow into all they were created to be — is a complex journey filled with highs and lows.

Do you wonder if you are doing the right thing? Do you wonder if your child will ever read fluently, follow instructions, be kind to their sibling, or master algebra?

Know that you are not alone! We’ve been there ourselves.

Because of this, Homeschool Idaho brings together authentic speakers with change-your-life messages and exhibitors with passion and knowledge to equip and encourage you with new ideas, strategies, perspectives, and vision.

Come join us and other like-minded homeschool families. Let’s recharge, learn, grow, and walk this challenging and important journey TOGETHER.

Registration Opens March 15th
Regretfully, we are unable to offer programming for children or teens in 2021.

We love children and want to include them whenever possible. This conference is geared for parent/teacher enrichment and learning, so we encourage you to make childcare arrangements for your children. Due to limited capacity, seating in the live workshops is available only for registered adults. If you are unable to find childcare, please take advantage of our Virtual Live-Stream option.

2021 Speakers
Kirk Martin

Kirk Martin

Celebrate Calm

“Laugh-out loud funny, practical and life-changing!” That is how over 750,000 parents at over 1,500 live Workshops have described Celebrate Calm Founder and homeschooling father Kirk Martin. Based on work with 1,500 of the most challenging children right in his own home, Kirk’s strategies will eliminate the power struggles, yelling and arguing that characterize our homes. Parents leave changed and grateful.

Kirk’s humor, gut-wrenching honesty, and transformation as a father enable parents to relate to his practical examples. Come learn how to get your kids to listen and stop the meltdowns while building a close, trusting relationship.

Zan Tyler

Zan Tyler

BJU Press

When the Tylers began their homeschooling journey 1984, the state superintendent of education threatened Zan with jail for insisting on teaching her child at home. For the next eight years, she and her family battled for homeschool freedom and the establishment of landmark homeschool legislation in South Carolina. In 1990, she founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools and served as its president for ten years. Her fight for homeschool freedom has led her to serve as the National Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org, to advocate for homeschooling in the media and at the nation’s capital, and to write profusely about the benefits of homeschooling.
Joe Tyler

Joe Tyler

Followers in Fellowship

Joe Tyler is the President of Followers in Fellowship, a 501©3 organization committed to preserving and
advancing Christian education in the United States through support of Christian education groups and
programs. Prior to this role Joe was the Operations Director for Apologia and spent thirty years in the
corporate world as an information systems project manager with Computer Sciences Corporation and
BlueCross/BlueShield of SC. He and his wife, Zan, have 3 children. Their son John is a lawyer, Ty is a
salesman and their daughter Elizabeth is an executive director with a major network in Los Angeles. Joe
serves as an elder at Grace ARP Church in Columbia, SC.

Convention Quick Links


Online registration is open March 15 – May 24. Reserve your spot today!

Used Curriculum Sale

Shop Idaho’s largest homeschool resale event on Thursday, June 3rd.

Exhibit Hall

Find an array of some of the finest homeschool resources available.

Silent Auction Fundraiser

Support home education in Idaho by bidding in the 2021 Silent Auction!


Reserve a room by 5/13 at the Best Western Plus Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn for special convention pricing of $100/night.


Preview all of the 2021 convention speakers and read workshop descriptions.


This event is produced completely by volunteers. We need your help!


View the full convention schedule
with workshop descriptions.

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