August 22, 2012
Dear Sir or Madam:
Attendance at the annual Home Educators’ Convention has increased each year for many years, with the 2012 Eastern (Tulsa) Oklahoma convention having over 725 family buying units in attendance. The Oklahoma City convention was outstanding with over 1450 family buying units in attendance. Homeschooling is growing in the great state of Oklahoma by leaps and bounds as proven by the increased attendance over the 2011 conventions. The Eastern Oklahoma Homeschool Convention was up 50% with over 3200 in attendance, 25% of whom were first-timers, and the Oklahoma Homeschool Convention had an attendance of over 3500 with 33% being first-timers. We are excited for the homeschool community growth and interest in this great form of educational excellence.
The convention returns to Tulsa on Monday, April 29, 2013, for move-in/set-up, Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1. The Oklahoma City dates are Thursday, May 2, 2013, for move-in/set-up, Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. Please take note of the dates and days as you fill out your applications.
Please note that there are separate instructions and applications for the two conventions. Please read them carefully.
The applications and brochures, with information about exhibiting at both conventions, are enclosed with this letter. Please read through the information before signing the application. Receipt of this application does not guarantee acceptance. The early deadline for publication purposes is March 1, 2013. However, OCHEC will continue selling available space after that deadline.
With this letter, we have also provided information about other advertising opportunities within the OCHEC organization. This is an excellent way to reach families year round.
OCHEC wants to help you sell your products so we are asking for donations of gifts or gift cards to be given away between workshops to advertise your booth.
These conventions focus on the needs of the homeschool family. OCHEC is pleased
to offer you this opportunity to bless the home education community in Oklahoma.
In HIS Service,