Homeschool Convention & Curriculum Fair

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Doors open at 8:00 am

Convention begins at 9:00 am

University of Maryland

Riggs Alumni Center

7801 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 20742


We can't wait to see you!








  • Amazing Speakers
  • Outstanding Vendors
  • lNew Homeschoolers Workshops
  • LSpecial Needs Workshops
  • High School Workshops
  • Kids and Teens Program
  • Homeschool Graduation
  • Leadership & Outreach Reception
  • Fabulous Location


“Remember the Reason, Renew the Vision”

Mike Smith

Graduation Keynote Speaker

Roxanne Parks

Leadership & Outreach Keynote Speaker

“The Secret to Homeschool Freedom”

Darren Jones

Homeschool Leaders & MD Umbrellas Support

Featured Speakers

Peggy Ployhar

Special Needs Track

Dr. Rochelle Matthews-Somerville

Special Needs Track

Kimberly Farley

High School Track

LaNissir James

High School Track
Black Homeschool Support

Sue Manning

Homeschooling 101 Track
Military Homeschool Support

Karim Morato

Hispanic Homeschool Support

Nicole P. Doyle

Homeschool Group Support

Maryland Hometown Homeschoolers Panelist Speakers

Dr. Brian Tait

Dr. Brian Tait is a seasoned Classical Conversations (CC) practicum speaker, CC Challenge Director of 12 years, homeschooling father of 10, retired Naval officer and retired civil servant, and currently a Senior Engineer at Northrop Grumman. He is enthusiastic about combining a strong biblical worldview and the classical model of education.   As an annual Classical Conversations practicum speaker, he has encouraged and equipped hundreds of parents across the nation in the home schooling of their children.

Vicki Tillman

Vicki shares how-tos on Homeschool Highschool Podcast and 7Sisters Homeschool. She loves supporting the community as a high school curriculum developer, career coach and counselor. Her five kids are homeschool graduates.

Kym Kent

With 20 years of experience homeschooling her six children children, and as the founder and Director of eXtend Homeschool Tutorial in Bowie, Maryland, Kym Kent has emerged as a leader in championing homeschooling and educational freedom for families, and empowering non-traditional educational entrepreneurs to build programs to meet the needs of students and families in their communities.

Kalecia Simmons

Kalecia is a prolific speaker, entrepreneur, and the author of “Bigger Than Cooking”, and adviser to organizations and individuals on how to create a motivating, purposeful and educating workplace.

Natalie Mack

Natalie is the Military Community Outreach Coordinator for HSLDA, a retired Navy Chaplain Spouse, mom of 5, author, speaker, and 22 year veteran home educator.

Why Attend the MACHE Convention & Curriculum Fair?


Get Connected

The MACHE Convention & Curriculum Fair will help you connect with the homeschool community in Maryland while encouraging you to move fearlessly towards your homeschool vision.


Enjoy amazing keynote speakers, workshops and small mentoring break-out sessions in areas of Black Homeschooling, Military Homeschooling, Hispanic Homeschooling, Single Parent Homeschooling and Homeschool Dads.

Explore Curriculum

Get hands-on and up-close with major homeschool curriculum exhibitors and  vendors in our Exhibitors Hall. Ask questions of and shop from major curriculum companies.


Got Kids?

Bring them along to participate in our kid’s program and teen workshop.

High School Commencement

Be sure to sign up your Class of 2023 grad for the MACHE Commencement and outdoor reception in the garden.

Free Parking

The Riggs Alumni Center provides ample free parking in Lots 1B or Z located behind the building.

Teen Track Add-On

Teen Workshops

Lights, Cameras & Photography

Apologetics: Rightly Defending Your Faith

iLead John Maxwell Teen Leadership

Creative Art Design

Entrepreneurship & Generosity

Day of Exploration

Different Workshops

Lifetime of New Interests

Registration NOW OPEN!

Convention Exhibitors

HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association)

BJU Press HomeWorks

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School

Cairn University

David’s Tent DC

eXtend Homeschool Tutorial

National Black Home Educators

Roxanne Parks

Run 4 Fun

SPED Homeschool

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM)

Classic Learning Test

EFM Educational Consultants, LLP

Classical Conversations

Franklin Homeschool Services

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Teacher Mommy-Mommy Teacher

Teaching Textbooks

University of Maryland

2023 MACHE Convention & Curriculum Fair

General Registration

Did you know that MACHE Membership has it’s perks?

Gold Members get VIP Convention Status, including Homeschool Mentorship. See the MACHE Membership page for details!



Register Today

For One Adult

General Sessions


Exhibit Hall

Enhance Your Convention Experience with Add-ons!


Doors open at 8 am for Check-in/Registration and Vendor Shopping

Convention Starts at 9 am

Family Pass


Register Today

Must Accompany Individual Registration

For Immediate Family: Spouse, Children under 18, Grandparents too!

General Sessions


Exhibit Hall


Doors open at 8 am for Check-in/Registration and Vendor Shopping

Convention Starts at 9 am

Convention Add-Ons

Enhance Your MACHE Experience with Optional Add-Ons

Kids Zone Pass


Register Today

Ages 5-12

Price Per Child


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Activities & Games


12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch with Family


1:30 - 4:00 PM Activities & Games

Teen Track Maryland Club


Register Today

Ages 13-17

Price Per Teen


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshops


12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch with Family


1:30 - 4:00 PM Workshops

Intro to Homeschooling Seminar


Seminar Registration


Considering Homeschooling?


Wondering how to get started?


7 Talks similar to TED Talks style

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Curriculum Fair open to the public

Box Lunch Pre-Order


Register Today

Chick-Fil-A Box Lunch

Must be pre-ordered by May 17, 2023


Available for pick-up at 12:00 PM on June 3, 2023 in the Alumni Center

Leadership & Outreach Reception


Register Today

Leadership & Outreach Focus

Enjoy Reception with Keynote Speaker Darren Jones


12:30 - 1:45 PM

Graduation Reception


Reception Registration

Celebrate Maryland Homeschool Graduates

Beautiful Garden Reception


7:00 - 8:30 PM


Introduction to Homeschooling Seminar

Considering homeschooling?
Wondering how to get started?
Please be our guests on
Saturday, June 3
4:00 – 5:15 PM

for a no-cost introduction to homeschooling!

Featuring 7 Speakers in a TED Talks style Seminar, gather a wealth of information from a vast knowledge base!

Talks include Homeschool 101, Special Needs, High School, Military, Mom Care, and more!


Vendor Hall open to the public from

4:00pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteers Needed


We would be honored to have your help at the MACHE Convention and Curriculum Fair. Make a lasting impact by serving Maryland’s homeschool community.

2023 Convention Sponsors

MACHE would like to thank our 2023 Convention Sponsors who are supporting Maryland homeschoolers - like YOU - and making this convention a reality!