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CHEA 2016 Annual Convention

Join us at the 33rd Annual CHEA Home Educators Convention JPasadena Convention Centeruly 7, 8, & 9 , 2016 at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA View the Convention program now in digital format or PDF.

Online registration is now closed, but you may register at the door. Check below for our best prices in years! Still looking for a room at the Sheraton? A few cancellations have opened up that we'd love to get filled. Please call the office as soon as possible to get your choice of nights. 562-864-2432 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). Note the office is closed Monday, July 4.

Keynote Speakers

Steve and Megan Scheibner

Steve and Megan Scheibner share a strong desire to equip today’s parents to raise the next generation of character healthy leaders. They have developed a parenting course entitled Parenting Matters: The Nine Practices of The Proactive Parent. Their ministry, Characterhealth, aims to equip parents to train the next generation of character-healthy leaders.

Davis and Rachael Carman

Davis and Rachael Carman Davis and Rachael Carman are international speakers and advocates for home education, but they got started on this adventure of a lifetime quite reluctantly. Twenty years, seven kids, and four graduates later, they hope to share some of the lessons they’ve learned along the way to help other families enjoy the most successful, satisfying, and Christ-centered homeschool possible. They lead Apologia Educational Ministries, the #1 publisher of Creation-based science and Bible curriculum. Davis is also a founding board member of Homeschool Now USA and author of four illustrated children’s books. He blogs at Rachael is the author of two books and blogs at


Featured Speaker

Kristi Clover

Kristi CloverKristi is a Christian, homeschooling mom to five blessings ranging from teens to tots and wife to her high school crush. Aside from her family, she’s passionate about encouraging and inspiring women in their daily lives as moms, wives, and homeschoolers by offering “simple solutions for a more joy-filled life.” She offers advice that goes beyond your typical how-to’s. Her tips are creative, practical, and help bring back some simplicity in the chaos of life and homeschooling—helping moms to let go of the mommy guilt they often feel in this “Pinterest-perfect” world. She blogs about her adventures in wifehood, mommyhood, and the fun to be found in homeschooling at

Reduced Registration Prices


CHEA Members (One price per family*, all days)

Early Bird**
Pre-registration $50.00
At-the-door $60.00

Non-Members (One price per family*, all days)

Pre-registration $75.00
At-the-door $85.00


Additional Family Members*** $10.00
Children's Convention (per child, per day) $35.00
Teen Convention (ages 12-18) $39.00 (includes both days)
Exhibit Hall Only Pass**** $20.00

* Family is parents, teens, and children of the same family. (Must live in the home. Cannot be other people's children) With Family price, children will remain with parents during the event.

** Member Early Bird price will be one week before online pre-registration opens to the public.

*** Additional family member is someone other than teens or children living in the same home and assisting with homeschooling. Individual families must register separately, even in they share a residence.

**** Available at the door only. Price per day, per family.


New Feature This Year

New for 2016

Shop to Win!

Earn a chance to win a cash prize when you buy onsite from our Exhibitors. Bring your receipts to the Shop to Win booth throughout the event and be entered in the drawing for cash prizes. Buyers will receive one entry per $25 spent. Five winners will be drawn (at the Ultimate Giveaway Saturday night) to win a $100 cash prize. Exhibitors are a valuable part of our Conventions; supporting them by purchasing onsite during the Convention encourages the return of quality vendors year after year. See the Convention program at the event for full rules of participation.

Volunteer to Help at the Convention

Call to ArmsCall to Arms! Volunteer

Volunteers are always needed at our Annual Convention. A volunteer receives one audio CD for each session worked. A limited number of volunteers may earn complimentary registration. To volunteer for the Convention, just e-mail

To CHEA year-round, visit our volunteer information page. We have openings for office help, data entry, publicity, and much more.

Convention Bonus

Through a special arrangement with the Adventures of Rush Revere Series, copies of the RushRush Revere Revere and the First Patriots will be given away to CHEA Convention attendees! Rush and Kathryn Limbaugh wrote the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series to make learning American history fun. Rush Revere and First Patriots, the second in the series, takes us to the time right before the start of the American Revolution. History teacher Rush Revere and talking horse Liberty take along the time-traveling crew to meet exceptional Americans including Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry. Rush Revere even takes on King George III of Great Britain in London! See the spark that lit the fuse of the American Revolution in Rush Revere and the First Patriots! For more information on the Adventures of Rush Revere Series, please visit

Returning Convention Features

Back in 2016

Free Mini Conference for New HomeschoolersFree Mini-Conference

CHEA will offer a free Mini-conference Thursday, July 7. Three session will be offered: Keynote (Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool with Davis Carman), Introduction to Home Education, Exhibit Hall Preview (Attendees may attend either or both of the first two sessions [Keynote, Intro Session] but in order to participate in the third session [Exhibit Hall Preview], attendees must attend part 2, the Free Introduction to Home Education session.

Bloggers Night Out

Are you a homeschool blogger, or have you always dreamed of staBloggers Night Outrting a blog? You’ll be encouraged at Bloggers Night Out July 8. Hear from a panel of blogging experts, meet and network with other bloggers, and hear from vendors that are looking to partner with bloggers like you.

Annual Leadership Conference

Are you a homeschool leader or interested in homeschool leadership? Join us for the Annual Leadership Conference Thursday, July 7 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Great speakers, luncheon, and more. Complete information and registration here.

2016 High School Graduation

Celebrate yGraduationour senior's success! CHEA will be hosting a homeschool high school graduation ceremony July 9 with commencement speaker David Quine. This has been a popular and well-attended event at previous Conventions, and we invite you to join us. Graduation sponsored by Providence Christian College.

Parents of Preschoolers Attend Free

Parents of preschoolers, who have never attended a CHEA event, are invited to attend one day of the Convention free. This offer applies to parents whose oldest child is five years and under and applies to both husband and wife

Used Curriculum Exchange (UCE)

One of our most popular features. Buy and sell used curriculum. Click on the link for details on how to sell items and UCE hours during the Convention.

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