More Convention Myths
“It’s too expensive.”
We heard that. We understand that by the time you’ve paid your Convention fees, booked your hotel stay, and purchased your curriculum, you’ve taken a big chunk out of your household budget. We’ve tried to address that this year by cutting our ticket prices dramatically. Our thought was that if it’s more affordable to our homeschool families, more of them will come. If more families come, we won’t need to charge so much. That’s the reasoning, but it only works if more families choose to come.
Historically, proceeds from CHEA’s Annual Convention have been used to fund the ministry of CHEA throughout the year. That’s why the hefty ticket prices in the past. Consider it an investment in the ministry of CHEA to California homeschoolers. Unlike other events that blow into town, hold an event, and then head home out of state, we don’t leave after the Convention. We stay in California to serve–twelve months a year–we’ve been doing that for 33 years.
“Three days away puts too much stress on my family.”
Yes, three days is a big deal, especially if your littles need to stay on some kind of a schedule. We understand. Your sanity is important to us. (Well, sanity in general is important, but you know what I mean.) If you feel like you just can’t stay for the whole Convention, with this year’s low prices, you’ll get your money’s worth if you just come on Friday or Saturday. Check out the workshop grid and the Convention schedule to best plan your Convention day(s). We also trust that you will leave the Convention equipped and encouraged for the school year ahead.
Online pre-registration goes through May 27 at midnight. Online pre-registration continues after that through June 3, but with at-the-door prices.