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25th CHEA Bay Area Convention

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Hall and Melanie YoungHal and Melanie Young
Keynote Speakers

Hal and Melanie Young, authors of the Christian Small Publishers Association 2011 Book of the Year, Raising Real Men, are parents of six real boys and two real girls. They have homeschooled through eight high-risk pregnancies, three re-locations, two decades, and 181 degrees of longitude. They are sought-after conference speakers who routinely draw standing-room-only crowds with their mix of uniquely entertaining cross-banter and practical, powerful Scriptural principles. They have published articles with The Foundation for Economic Education, Homeschooling Today, the John Locke Foundation, Homeschool Digest, TEACH Magazine, Homeschool Enrichment, and more.

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An Introduction to Home Education - Free Session

Invite your inquiring friends and family to a free session, An Introduction to Home Education, Friday, April 12 from 6:00 pm. - 7:00 p.m. Parking is free at the Convention Center.

Ulitmate Giveaway

The Bay Area Convention concludes with the Ultimate Giveaway Saturday evening. Prizes may include curriculum, resources, a CHEA Platinum Membership, restaurant gift certificates, hotel accommodations, and more. Click here to find out more.

Leadership Seminar

The Leadership Seminar is open to all who are interested in leadership of private Christian home education groups. This Friday seminar is a separate event and requires separate registration. For more information click here.

Children's Convention - ZAPPED! Plug into God's Power.

Carr Ministriess will present this year’s Children’s Convention, for children ages 4-11. Our theme is Zapped! Plug Into God's Power. Participants will discover the wonders of electricity while exploring the lives of those who were changed by God’s power. For more information click here.

Teen Convention

Surrounded by a youth culture of apathy and mediocrity, homeschool teens have been given incredible advantages and an amazing opportunity to advance God's Kingdom in the next generation. The challenge we face, however, is to overcome our innate desire to "blend in with the crowd" and instead do something to impact our culture with the talents we have been given. For more information click here.

Hotel Information 

The Hyatt is adjacent to the Convention Center. This provides easy walking access to all Convention activities. The hotel contains a pool, fitness center, restaurant, and more. Click here for rates.

Music for Keynote Session 

Family worship with Daniel Craig will be provided at the beginning of the Bay Area Convention Keynote Session from 8:00 to 8:15 a.m., Saturday, April 13.
A powerful tenor with a repertoire of soul-stirring hymns that have blessed audiences all across the nation, Daniel Craig is a homeschool graduate from an accomplished musical family, and hails from the great state of Washington.



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