ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION

Since 1984, CHEA has been hosting an annual homeschool event that features workshops for homeschoolers at all stages, an exhibit hall with curriculum, resources, and services, children's and teen conventions, high school graduation, and much more. Join other homeschool families from across the state as you are encouraged and equipped for the school year ahead. This is an event you don't want to miss!
Convention Registration

General Information

CONVENTION DATES

May 9-11, 2024

LOCATION

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639

PARKING

Parking is free and plentiful on-site at Biola University.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Biola University Sigma Hall
13800 Biola Ave., La Mirada, CA 90639

Courtyard Anaheim-Buena Park
(approx. 15 min. drive)
7621 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles Norwalk
(approx. 10 min. drive)
13111 Sycamore Dr., Norwalk, CA 90650

For more information about these accommodations and to make reservations, view our Accommodations Information.

EVENT POLICIES

It is important that you read our Event Policies to help you navigate the wealth of information related to the operation and benefits associated with the Convention. By registering for and attending this event, you are signifying that you have read and agree to abide by the Event Policies for this event.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS

    • CHEA’s Parenting & Homeschool Conference (Thurs., Fri., Sat.)
    • Teen Convention (Fri., Sat.)
    • Children’s Convention (Thurs., Fri., Sat.)
    • Homeschool Leadership Conference (Thurs., May 9)
    • Homeschooling Nuts & Bolts Mini-Conference (Thurs., May 9)
    • Worldview Academy Mini-Conference (Thurs., May 9)
    • Free Intro to Homeschooling Mini-Conference (Thurs., May 9)
    • Free Life After High School Mini-Conference (Thurs., May 9)
    • Moms Night Out (Fri., May 10)
    • Dads & Kids Game Night (Fri., May 10)
    • High School Graduation Ceremony (Fri., May 10)

Convention Schedule

THURSDAY, MAY 9

Registration:  1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Information Booth:  1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Children’s Convention:  1:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Premium Member Preview: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.)

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Spring Leadership Conference
1:30 p.m. Registration & Check-In Opens
1:45 p.m. Children’s Convention Opens
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Worldview Academy Mini-Con
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Homeschooling Nuts & Bolts Mini-Con
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Free Intro to Homeschooling Mini-Conference – Workshop Session 1
Free Life After High School Mini-Conference – Workshop Session 1
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Free Intro to Homeschooling Mini-Conference – Workshop Session 2
Free Life After High School Mini-Conference – Workshop Session 2
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Preview for Premium Members
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Featured Speaker Preview
7:15 p.m. Children’s Convention Closes (please pick up your children no later than 7:15 p.m.)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free Intro to Homeschooling Mini-Conference – Exhibit Hall
Free Life After High School Mini-Conference – College Fair & Exhibit Hall

FRIDAY, MAY 10

Information & Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Nursing Mother’s Room: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Children’s Convention: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Lunch Break: 11:40 – 12:50 p.m.)
Teen Convention: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.(Lunch Break: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)
Exhibit Hall: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. Children’s Convention Opens
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Opening Keynote Session
10:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. General Workshop Sessions #1
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Shopping & Lunch
11:40 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Children’s Convention Lunch Break (on own)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Teen Convention Lunch Break (on own)
1:00 – 1:40 p.m. Exhibitor Workshop Sessions #1
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. General Workshop Sessions #2
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. General Workshop Sessions #3
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. General Workshop Sessions #4
6:00 p.m. Children’s Convention Ends
7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes
7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Moms Night Out
7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Dads & Kids Game Night
7:15 – 9:00 p.m. CHEA’s High School Graduation Ceremony
(Convention attendee seating at 7:05 p.m., first come, first served)

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Information & Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Nursing Mother’s Room: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Children’s Convention: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Lunch Break: 11:40 – 12:50 p.m.)
Teen Convention: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lunch Break: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)
Exhibit Hall: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. Children’s Convention Opens
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Morning Keynote Session
10:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. General Workshop Sessions #5
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Shopping & Lunch
11:40 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Children’s Convention Lunch Break (on own)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Teen Convention Lunch Break (on own)
1:00 – 1:40 p.m. Exhibitor Workshop Sessions #2
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. General Workshop Sessions #6
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. General Workshop Sessions #7
5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Session
6:00 p.m. Children’s Convention Ends

Convention Rates

All family registrations for CHEA’s Parenting & Homeschool Conference include both parents, children 18 and under living in your home, plus up to two grandparents.

Homeschooling Nuts & Bolts Mini-Con is included with Parenting & Homeschool Conference registrations, though we ask that you please let us know you will be attending by selecting this option when registering so we can have an accurate headcount.

Regular Rate CHEA Members
Parenting & Homeschool Conference
Members Only Early Bird
Family Registration
February 12-20, 2024
Not Available $60
Parenting & Homeschool Conference
Pre-Event Family Registration
February 21 – April 8, 2024
$90 $80
Parenting & Homeschool Conference
Regular Family Registration
April 9 – May 11, 2024
$100 $90
Parenting & Homeschool Conference
Additional Family Members
$10 $10
Teen Convention
(ages 12-18)
$75 $75
Children’s Convention
(ages 4-12)
Varies based on number of days
and when you register
(see web page for more info)
Varies based on number of days
and when you register
(see web page for more info)
Leadership Conference
(Thursday, May 9)
$65 $55
Homeschooling Nuts & Bolts
Mini-Con Only

(Thursday, May 9)
$25
(included with Parenting & Homeschool Conference registration)
$20
(included with Parenting & Homeschool Conference registration)
Worldview Academy Mini-Con
(Thursday, May 9)
$15/family $10/family
High School Graduation Ceremony Graduate Participant
(Friday, May 10)
$175 $155
Intro to Homeschooling Mini-Con
(Thursday, May 9)
Free
(Registration required)
Free
(Registration required)
Life After High School Mini-Con
(Thursday, May 9)
Free
(Registration required)
Free
(Registration required)
Exhibit Hall Only Pass
(available onsite, one day)
$20 $20

Thank you to our main convention sponsors.