Any hint that you may come to Arizona's convention in July? On the convention's survey each year, in the box that asks you to recommend future speakers, I have put "Lee Binz of thehomescholar.com" three years running. I want to meet you in person, and I KNOW I would love attending your workshops.
Don't get me wrong, AZ's convention always has someone speaking about homeschooling high school and transcripts and such, but you just make it all sound more doable, more positive, more exciting. We need you to come South!
I would LOVE to come to Arizona! You may know this, but I have to limit the number of conventions I attend because I have other family commitments, so I only go to conventions when they pay my travel expenses to attend. But I would LOVE to go to Arizona!
PS. Why don't they have their convention in the winter, when people want to be there for fun??? Hmmmmm?????
Phoenix's convention center prioritizes conventions by how many hotel rooms they expect to fill and otherwise bring business tot he down town area. Well, a state homeschool convention gets the lowest priority, and therefore the worst dates, because since the majority of the attendees are local they don't fill hotel rooms. The state group has has no control over this, as there is really no other convention center is the state large enough to meet their needs.
Well, Arizona SHOULD pay your way. Your talks, especially ones like Getting the BIG Scholarships and Gifted Education, would be big draws. I will continue to recommend that they get you until they finally do. Have fun at the Mid-West convention.