2009 MassHOPE Convention

Mark your calendars now! The 2009 convention is scheduled for April 24 & 25 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. We're pleased to have Phil Downer as a keynote speaker. More details will be posted here as they become available.

Click on 2008 Convention Recordings for an order form.

We have a collection of lost & found items from the convention. If you think one of them may be yours, email volunteer@masshope.org or call Malcolm & Kathy Lillie at 978-343-0958.

MassHOPE Convention

April 25 & 26, 2008

Our keynote speakers were Mike Farris and Kevin Swanson. Featured speakers included Dianne Craft and Teresa Moon. We were also delighted to have Ginger Plowman, Maggie Hogan, and many other speakers that left their listeners enlightened, encouraged, and excited about their homeschooling journey. Recordings can be ordered by printing, filling out, and mailing the 2008 Convention Recordings order form on this page

MIKE FARRIS has long been a leading voice for homeschool freedom as the founder and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He is now also the chancellor of Patrick Henry College, the only college in the country with a majority of its student body comprised of homeschool graduates. His "Tyndale to Madison" presentation traced the God given liberty with which our nation has been so richly blessed. In our Saturday morning general session he spoke on a topic of which all homeschoolers should be aware. Parental rights is a subject of vital importance whose effects could be coming to a court near you. Forces are arrayed to impose their views on the rights and well being of children in a manner to suppress the rights of parents that may have opposing views. We must not be caught unaware. The threat is real and must be confronted before it grows out of control. Please visit www.parentalrights.org to learn more.

KEVIN SWANSON, the son of missionaries, was homeschooled before any of us had heard of such a thing. Today he is one of the busiest speakers at homeschool conventions across the country. He gave inspiring messages to the large number of dads that attended. The support of dads is so important to the success of homeschooling. Kevin closed our convention with a general session entitled, "How Homeschooling Will Change the World."


GENERATION JOSHUA conducted a timely and exciting "mock election" teen track in this important election year. Teens learned much about the execution of campaigns and conducted them for their own "candidates" as they raised campaign "cash" and promoted their causes. These were not the real candidates that you see in the news but candidates of their own. Interspersed throughout the program were interesting and educational sessions on the role of Christians in the political arena and much more. Gen J has conducted these sessions to enthusiastic responses from teens at conventions throughout the country. Thank you to Will Estrada and his Gen J team.

CHILDREN'S CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL once again conducted a new and engaging children's program. These have been highly successful since we started them two years ago. Demand was greater than ever this year. Special thanks to Paul Caprera for coordinating the volunteer team for this program

Click on the links on the right for a convention brochure, volunteer info, and lists of speakers and vendors, and their workshop descriptions.

For further info email convention@masshope.org. For volunteer info email volunteer@masshope.org