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Convention 2018

You do not want to miss our 35th Annual Convention, June 28-30, 2018! Encourage a friend to attend. Come join us as we celebrate 35 years of ministry! There will be some fun surprises in store. We are truly Christ-centered and are here to encourage and equip you to thrive in your homeschool journey. "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near" Hebrews 10: 24-25.

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CHEA's 35th Annual Homeschool Convention

Pasadena Convention Center

June 28-30, 2018

Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Keynote Speakers

Zan TylerZan Tyler

Zan Tyler is the director of Language Arts, Bible, History, and Press at Apologia. Zan founded the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools in 1990 and served as its president for ten years. She has been honored as the South Carolina Homemaker of the Year and has appeared on NBC's Today Show. Zan has received the Dr. Robert Zan TylerDreyfus Courageous Christian Leadership Award for advancing the faith in the life and culture of our nation and the Chris Klicka Award from HSLDA for her dedication and commitment to the homeschooling movement worldwide. She is the author of 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential. Zan and Joe homeschooled their three children from kindergarten through high school for a total of twenty-one years and now greatly enjoy having homeschooled grandchildren! View a YouTube video of Zan here.

Emeal "EZ" Zwayne

Emeal Zwayne

Emeal "EZ" Zwayne is the President of Living Waters Publications. After his radical conversion to Christ in 1991, he enrolled at Biola University as a biblical studies and theology major. Having received his pastoral ordination in 1995, he served for almost six years as a full-time associate pastor and vice president of his church's board. EZ. is the executive producer of The Atheist Delusion, 180, and Evolution vs. God movies, as well as The Way of the Master television program, featuring Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. He is the co-host of the television program the National Bible Bee Gameshow, as well as the Bible Bee's spokesman. He has been the featured speaker at various conferences, churches, and learning institutions. EZ resides in Southern California with his wife Rachel and their five children. View a YouTube video of EZ here.

Hal and Melanie YoungHal and Melanie Young

Hal and Melanie are the award-winning authors of Raising Real Men, My Beloved and My Friend: How to Be Married to Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses, and several other books. They are publishers, writers, bloggers, and popular conference speakers internationally, known for their Christ-centered focus and practical, real-life stories. They are the parents of six real boys (four grown) and two real girls and live in noisy, messy happiness in North Carolina. View a YouTube video of Hal and Melanie here.

Featured Speaker

Jennifer Pepito Jennifer Pepito

Jennifer Pepito is the founder of The Peaceful Press and author of the book Bountiful Homeschooling on a Budget. She is the creator of the Peaceful Preschool curriculum and a podcast host for Wild and Free. She started homeschooling in 1998 and has graduated three of her seven children from her homeschool. She lives with her family in the foothills of California, where she enjoys coffee, good books, and spending time with her people. View a YouTube video of Jennifer here.

Registration Prices

CHEA Members (Whole Event/Family)*

Registration Online $60.00 ((Closed May 28)
At the Door


Registration Online $85.00 (Closed May 28)
At the Door $95.00


Additional Family Members** $10.00
Children's Convention (Per Child/Per Day)***
(ages 4-12)
Teen Convention (ages 13-18)*** $39.00 (Per Teen/Whole Event)
Preschool Family FREE one day
Preschool Family add 2nd day $38.00 (Per Family)
Exhibit Hall Only Pass $20.00 (Per Family/Per Day)

Become a CHEA Member now for great savings.

Mail-in Registration Form (Registration is now closed. Register at the door)
* Family registration is good for parents and their children 18 and under living in the same household. If you have children older than 18 or grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. you must pay the extra person fee of $10. Even if your spouse is not attending you must pay for the extra person. You cannot substitute a person in for a missing spouse.

** Additional family member is someone other than teens or children living in the same home and assisting with homeschooling.

*** Family registration does not include Children’s Convention or Teen Conventions. This rate gets your children to the general Convention, not the Teen or Children’s Conventions. Those are additional costs.

35th Annual Convention Highlights

Videos Featuring CHEA

Janelle Knutson interview

Watch a video of Janelle Knutson and CHEA's Rebecca Kocsis!

Or hear about our Convention from some of this year's speakers:


Emeal "EZ" Zwayne, Living Waters Ministries...
(Click here to Watch!)


...Zan Tyler, Apologia...
(Click here to Watch!)


...Mike Smith, HSLDA...
(Click here to Watch!)


...and Kristi Clover!
(Blogger @
(Click here to Watch!)

Sponsors: CHEA's 35th Annual Homeschool Convention


Christian Community Credit Union




Home School Legal Defense Association




Biola Youth Academics




Classical Conversations




Providence Christian College




Film School 4 Teens




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