While mom and dad are busy soaking in all the information in their own sessions and browsing the Exhibit Hall, let your kids and teens attend their very own conventions, with activities geared just for them.
Convention Registration

Please note the deadline to register for Children’s Convention is April 27, 2024 and Teen Convention is May 4, 2024 or until full. However, we anticipate these events to sell out, so don’t wait to register. Limited at-the-door registration may be available, as space allows, on a first-come, first-served basis.


**Children’s Convention is at capacity. On-site registration will not be available. However, if you or your teen, aged 15 or older, volunteers for Children’s Convention, we can accommodate your child.**

Presented by 20-year children’s event production veteran, Giant Cow, your child will experience Christ-centered drama, music, interactive memorization, kid comedy, life lessons, and much more. They will also get a chance to participate and compete with their team in group games, relay races, obstacle courses, and craft & art projects.

Registration Information
Children’s Convention is available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for children ages 4-12. Registration prices vary based on the number of days and when you register. Please note that registration for Children’s Convention is separate from Convention. A link to register for Children’s Convention will be provided to you in your Conference registration confirmation email.

Lunch & Snacks
No lunch is provided. Children will need to be picked up for lunch at 11:40 p.m. and returned at 12:50 p.m. If you would like your child to have any snacks during the day, you will need to sign them out.

Children’s Convention Check-In and Check-Out
Children should be checked in and out of Children’s Convention at Talbot East. Check-in, and Registration, if available, opens at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday and 8:10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Children must be picked up at the conclusion of the day (Thursday at 7:15 p.m., Friday/Saturday at 6:10 p.m.) If your children are not pre-registered for Children’s Convention, please visit Children’s Convention Check-in and Registration. At-the-door registration may be available as space allows, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Check-In Lunch Check-Out Return from Lunch Pick Up
May 9
1:45 p.m. 7:15 p.m.
May 10
8:10 a.m. 11:40 a.m. 12:50 p.m. 6:10 p.m.
May 11
8:10 a.m. 11:40 a.m. 12:50 p.m. 6:10 p.m.


Thu-Sat Fri-Sat Single Day
Members Only Early Bird
(Feb 12-20)
$75 $50 $30
(Feb 21-Apr 27)
$85 $60 $40
(if available)
$95 $70 $50


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Presented by HSLDA’s Generation Joshua

Students take part in a mock presidential election that gives them the chance to experience the challenges of running for the highest office in the land. They form their own political parties, develop their platforms, and select their own candidates to represent them. As winning an election takes more than just being selected as a candidate, students also lobby outside participants, convincing them to vote for the party nominee and become high-dollar donors to the campaigns (with fake money of course.) Through the iElect simulation, students learn the ins and outs of grassroots campaigns, the nomination process, and what it takes to be a leader.

Registration Information
Teen Convention is available on Friday and Saturday for students ages 12-18. Registration is $75 for both days (single day registration is not available).

Teen Convention Guidelines
Only teens (ages 12-18) registered for the Teen Convention are permitted in the teen workshops. At other times of the day, teens may attend sessions and visit the Exhibit Hall. CHEA will provide volunteer adult chaperones for the Teen Convention; however parents are responsible for their teen’s safety and behavior during the Convention. We recommend that parents and teens read over the Convention materials together and arrange meeting times and locations. In consideration of all in attendance, we request teens follow these basic guidelines:

  • Wear modest, casual clothing.
  • Remain seated during the sessions.
  • Do not loiter outside the rooms during sessions.
  • Be attentive to the speaker.
  • Turn cell phones to vibrate.
  • Please do not use your cell phone during the sessions. If you must take a call from your parents, please step outside.


  • Review your program schedule with your teen so you can be found if needed.
  • Have lunch together.
  • Teens will wear one wristband for the two days (there is no one-day Teen Convention registration). This wristband will be a different color from the Family registration wristband.
  • Wristbands will be included in the parents’ packet at check-in.

Sponsored by The Master’s University