We deeply regret to inform you that due to the Covid19 pandemic and all the extenuating circumstances surrounding it, we have had to move INCH 2020 to an online format. This is not at all how we saw our spring unfolding, as I’m sure is the case for you! We do know, however, that none of this is a surprise to our Savior, and in that we find comfort and peace.
If you pre-registered for INCH 2020, you have several options to choose from now, and two things to do:
We need EVERY family to respond by April 30th, filling out the form below to let us know what you would like to do in lieu of the on-site conference.
Mark your calendar for next year: May 20-22 of 2021, as we’ve already begun the planning! 🙂
Just as we pray for your family and the many challenges you’re facing, including financial pressures, some have said they’re praying for us and have inquired about the financial implications for MICHN.
MICHN is a non-profit ministry—we depend on donations and memberships, but primarily upon the income from our annual conference to serve Michigan homeschool families all year long. We operate frugally with thin margins, and financial disruptions such as this cancellation are potentially devastating. If you pre-registered for the conference and want a refund, would you prayerfully consider donating your registration fees to MICHN, accepting one of the special offers shown below?
We know we aren’t alone in facing financial challenges, and our heart truly goes out to all those who are affected by the pandemic! You— the true heroes of homeschooling– are always foremost in our minds as we seek to encourage you in the important work you do of educating and discipling your children at home!
The Lord’s provision and grace have made it possible for the INCH conference to morph into these numerous other upcoming opportunities… and we are really looking forward to watching them unfold:
Please feel free to reach out with questions or concerns. We are honored to walk through this with you.
All registered conference attendees will have online access to over 150 workshop recordings from many of our INCH 2020 speakers along with new faces, too– through April of 2021! (Look for an email soon with all the details.)
ALSO: Entrance into our “Virtual Vendor Hall” where many of our vendors (plus more that weren’t going to be onsite) are graciously offering online deals and discounts to our attendees!
Lansing is coming to you! We would love for you to join us online the week of Monday May 11-15 for our Michigan Home Education week activities! This will be a free week-long event full of digital engagement- Michigan history and civics lessons, virtual field trips, live events, directed prayer time for our elected officials, and much more… all culminating in a Homeschool Freedom Rally on Friday. Stay tuned to find out more!
3. Used Curriculum Sale – It will still be happening, just postponed until mid-summer; date and location TBD; Stay tuned for all the details! Free admission for all registered INCH 2020 attendees. (Regular price – $5/person)
4. Regional Conferences will be held around Michigan in the late summer and early fall.
Dates and locations TBD. We hope you can join us in person when we come to your part of the state, with one day ‘mini-INCH’ events, hosted by our MICHN Regional Representatives and local support groups! Free admission for all registered INCH 2020 attendees. (Regular Price – $10/person)
CHOOSE YOUR OPTION:
With that in mind, we’re offering multiple options to all families who pre-registered for INCH 2020. All requests will be handled by our volunteer team as quickly as possible. Please find the option that works the best for your family and then click the “Donate/Refund Form” button to let us know your decision.
THOSE WHO CHOOSE OPTIONS #1 OR #2 WILL RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO ALL OF THE ABOVE EVENTS… Those who choose Options #3 or #4 will NOT, as then you will no longer be a “registered attendee.”
Option #1: DONATION
Please apply my conference registration $ to these other opportunities – I want to support the work of MICHN and hope to attend the online conference, Digital Day @ the Dome, Used Curriculum Sale, and maybe an “INCH on the Road” event.
Option #2: MICHN MEMBERSHIP + DONATION
Please transfer my conference registration to a one-year MICHN membership ($30 value) and consider the remainder a donation. (Free attendance at the above opportunities is included.)
Option #3: PARTIAL REFUND
I would like a partial refund. (You tell us the amount you’d like to donate to MICHN and the remainder of your registration will be returned.)
Option #4: FULL REFUND
I need a full refund.
NOTE: Please be sure to submit this form by April 30th and use the email with which you registered for the conference, so we can best serve you.
* Please be patient with us as we work with everyone to process refunds…
All requests will be handled as quickly and as cheerfully as possible.*
The conference cancellation/ transition online is a huge change for us all and it may rock your world, as it has ours… but we hope you’ll be able to join us at the other events for the support, fun, encouragement, equipping, and camaraderie that you would have experienced at the conference.