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SEPTEMBER 12-23, 2016

FREE AND ONLINE - LIVE STREAM FROM ANY WIFI CONNECTION - ANY DEVICE!

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Come Celebrate With Us!

Join thousands of homeschoolers for the 12th Annual Not Back to School Summit ....

Featuring dozens of POWERFUL Speakers to get your homeschool year going !

  • Totally Free LIVE video sessions - PLUS Complimentary 24 hr Replays 
  •  Completely Online - Watch from anywhere!
  • Catch ALL the speakers, ask them questions LIVE
  • NO Traveling, NO Babysitters, NO Costs
  • FREE - ONLINE - LIVE VIDEO STREAMS!

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Live sessions will stream from September 12-23, 2016

FREE and Online:

The Ultimate Celebration and Training!

Watch cutting-edge LIVE video seminars and workshops on homeschool topics, all from the convenience of where ever you wish to attend - at home, or on the go!
  • Celebrate with FREE training.  Learn tips, techniques, and skills from some of the BEST homeschool speakers in the world.  Ask them questions, LIVE!  Speakers begin Sept. 12th.
  • Celebrate Freedom in Education.  Education without walls opens up endless possibilities.  Learn how to give your kids the edge while maintaining your sanity.
  • Celebrate You. What you are doing is amazing, and we will help you to recognize and acknowledge your efforts, hurry and get registered so you don't miss out!!  

The 2016 NOT Back to School Summit offers:

How to Do it All

Mentors who have been through every issue and challenge imaginable, will show you how they homeschool. Whether you have one child, or multiple children.  Special needs or not. Come and learn some great ideas to help along the way.

Overcome Obstacles

What is stopping you at the gate?  Learn what is true and what the myths are in homeschooling.  Then learn how to move forward with confidence and the right resources and tools so you can really hit the target and be successful.

Intensive Training

Powerful, life-changing answers to issues you won't find in a box!  Receive personal direction and inspiration.  Get back on track. 

Encouragement

Having difficult days?  Don't throw in the towel!  Get real tools you can implement right away to make positive changes in your homeschool.  Let's talk!

Our Incredible Speaker Line-Up!

Dianne McLean, our Director says.....​

"The 2015 Not Back to School Summit had more than 30 speakers and nearly 50 LIVE sessions.  Year after year, we have been hosting online digital conferences for homeschoolers, and our members are thrilled. For 2016, this event will be spectacular.  No home educator should be without this arsenal of information!"

...and all of the live sessions are FREE!!!

This conference is hosted by:

What People Are Saying about HECOA's Conferences...

Named the BEST online conference!

Our members said it was the BEST online conference they have ever attended!

Read just a handful of the testimonials below, from real families who attended previous years.  We have been hosting these FREE, online, LIVE homeschool conferences for many years and each conference brings new information and new insight.  Get ready for 2016, because it will astound you!

...I was at a standstill and frustrated and this reminder of why I homeschool and do what I do and how we do it... swung us 180 and back on track! From tears to joy and excitement and personal direction for each of my 4 children! Wow this will affect generations to come! ..

Cheri E.

Wow, just wow! What a wealth of information we are receiving!! I just have one 3-year-old child but I've known I wanted to homeschool for about a year now and I'm spending this time trying to re-educate MYSELF, as well as educate myself on how to educate my child! I feel SO lucky to have stumbled upon wonderful opportunities like this. So thank you, thank you, thank you!! - 

Jennifer P.

I know everyone is busy, and I am one of those every bodies, but the two I got to see were phenomenally helpful... they really helped me to feel confident in what I'm doing. Thank you for hosting this....ANYWAY, fabulous! ...Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

Jill S.

I had the most amazing time this month. Us veteran homeschoolers need to be inspired as well. Thank you so much for all of the time and effort you put in to making this happen and having it completely online. I was able to attend more workshops and learn so much more than any of the (live) conventions that I have attended over the years.... I especially loved how so many of the presentations had finding our lives mission in them....You all had presentations that resonated and that I need in my life now. 

Rebecca B.

YEEEES!..We have a 4 year old who we are just starting the home school journey with, so I was watching pretty much everything I could....Lots of ideas, lots of resources (for now and later), and affirmation that we have chosen the right path for our family. Thanks, again! 

Christine B.

I am gaining a wealth of knowledge, understanding, and ideas! As a new homeschoolers, this is just what I need to kick start my new adventure! Thanks again! 

Melissa

I cannot even begin to tell you how much this summit has meant to our family!! I was on the fence about homeschooling and a friend recommended this summit to me. I have not had time to watch every presentation yet (but I upgraded my membership so I can watch them over and over!!) so I can't tell you which has helped me the most, but I can tell you I LOVED the presentations by the DeMilles, Mary Anne Johnson, and your talks on socialization and transcripts are actually what solidified my resolve to homeschool! The transcript seminar wasn't at the top of my list since I have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader, but I am SO glad I listened (and took lots of notes!). I know you put A LOT of work into this summit and I want you to know it TRULY made a difference! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!! 

Wendy A.

...As a new homeschooler (we made the decision last spring) all the different presentations have been mind blowing in the best way. I have no doubt that this summit has had, and will continue to have, a profound effect on how we educate our children, how we raise our children and even on some of our general views of the world. I really cannot thank you enough for organizing it. 

Ali K.

We've been homeschooling for 13 years, and I wish I had been able to hear some of these voices when we were starting out. But there's plenty here for learning and improving, even for old-timers like me. The affirmation is just as helpful as the advice! I am encouraging members of our local support group to tune in...

- Kathy

I feel like I've made new friends and have people in my home who are cheering me on, I don't feel alone in this journey. I feel a little sad that I didn't get some of this 5-6 yrs ago when first starting out, but so glad I'm getting it now! 

-Stephanie

THANKS so much for the AWESOME seminars you have been coordinating. Some of the presentations have been so very helpful, and I am quite impressed with the super quality and substance of the material. Listening to some of the talks has brought a lot of CLARITY into the approach to homeschooling I am taking with my boys...You are doing an amazing job of finding and facilitating this wonderful conference. Many many thanks! - Warmly,

Irene

Thank you. Even as a veteran home school mom, I enjoyed the speakers. I was encouraged by your honesty and zeal for home schooling. I was challenged in my thinking, my attitude, and my teaching. I will say that I home school, not because I can do more for my children than the public school can, but because the Lord led us on this journey. We live life as a family. We learn as a family. I pray that my children learn what they need to know to go the way that God wants them to go. But over the years what I have learned is that home schooling is for the teachers. Teachers always learn the most. May our children want to be the teachers some day too. God bless. Jennifer

Jennifer

....It has been one of the best homeschool conferences I have ever "attended" and I've been to a few expensive ones. Doing this from home when it is convenient has been so wonderful! Thank you for all this hard work to bless the homeschool community! - 

Shelley N.

I'm sure your inbox is being flooded with responses of how wonderful this event was. It really was FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much for putting it together.... Really they all did a great job. I'm sure as I listen to the ones I've missed I will learn much more!  I had no idea how big homeschooling was! After listening to your Webinar I am more confident I can do this too. Thanks again a million times over. I am still talking about this summit with my friends!! Looking forward to learning more from you.

Deb M.