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Convention 2017

Buy and Sell: Used Curriculum Exchange

Get ready for the 2017 CHEA Used Curriculum Exchange (UCE) at the beautiful Pasadena Convention Center, July 13-15. Update: The UCE is full with more than 20,000 items! You can still submit items to sell, but we will limit it to 25 items per seller. Use the web form below to submit information. 

Get great deals on used curriculum. Thousands of used books, textbooks, teaching aids, and other homeschooling items will be available at the annual UCE. Attendees are admitted by ticket Thursday night, in groups by ticket number (beginning with the lowest numbers). Announcements by the PA system in the Exhibit Hall will let you know when your ticket number is coming up. A ticket does not guarantee entrance Thursday night, but we make every effort to ensure everyone does make it in. Please understand, because of fire safety regulations we cannot allow everyone in at once. Tickets are not needed Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are assigned first come, first served, so the earlier you pre-register the lower your ticket number. Request a ticket during the pre-registration process. If you pre-register, you will receive your ticket with your Convention materials when you check in at the pre-registration booth.

How to Get In

If you register at the Convention, you may obtain a ticket at the Information booth after you have registered.

5:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday evening: CHEA Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members only, during the Exhibit Hall Preview.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday for those registered for the Convention with a ticket. (Ticket required.) "Now serving UCE ticket numbers . . ." Current UCE ticket numbers will be announced in the Exhibit Hall so attendees may shop there while waiting for their ticket numbers to be admitted.) Tickets are required only on Thursday evening.

• 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday for all Convention attendees: UCE sellers attending Friday only may retrieve unsold items and checks from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday for all Convention attendees (note abbreviated hours): Sellers may retrieve their unsold items and checks from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., after all the leftover books have been sorted.

How It Works

We will begin accepting sellers on March 1, and will continue through July 9, 2017.
How do I sign up? Just click here to sign up. You will directed to the information on prepping your items and all things related to the UCE. If you prefer a more personal touch, after March 1 you can send your name, address, phone number, and number of items you will be selling to We will answer your questions and send you information by e-mail on preparing your items for sale using the tag template we send you or index cards. 

On Wednesday, July 12 between 5:00-7:00 p.m. or Thursday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., drop your books off at the Pasadena Convention Center. Upon receipt of your books, our volunteers sort them by grade level/type of book. We sell them over the course of the Convention. As they are sold, the tags you have put on are pulled off and sorted by name. We then file all those tags, and at the end of the Convention you pick up leftover books and we write you a check for your sales minus the 30% commission. That's it in a nutshell; further directions are in the information packet that you will receive by e-mail if you choose to participate.


What is the UCE?
UCE stands for Used Curriculum Exchange. It is our desire to serve home educators by providing an opportunity to sell used curriculum on consignment and acquire more at affordable prices. With more than 4,000 people in attendance at the convention each year, the CHEA Used Curriculum Exchange provides the largest market for used curriculum in California. Best of all, we sell your curriculum for you.

Where are you located?
The UCE is in the Conference Center Building-Room 106.

What type of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, or credit card.

What is the last day you will accept sellers?

Sunday, July 9, 2017. We have a lot of paperwork to get in order. The UCE has filled up before, though, so don't wait until the last minute. If that occurs, we will start a waiting list and hopefully open up a few more spots.

What may I sell?

You can sell just about anything pertaining to homeschooling, not just curriculum. We do have guidelines in the packet we send you if you choose to participate.


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