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CHEA Convention

Disneyland Hotel
Thursday, May 29, 2014 to Saturday, May 31, 2014
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            A Teen Convention, the Second Annual Graduation Ceremony, a virtual gift basket for all attendees (a nearly $300 value at this printing), a Used Curriculum Exchange, and family-friendly Disneyland® will make CHEA’s upcoming 30th Annual Convention your family’s vacation destination this June 6-8.

            By popular request, Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, will be a Keynote Speaker, joined by Doug Phillips of Vision Forum, and Elizabeth Smith, wife of HSLDA president J. Michael Smith and sought after speaker in her own right.

            A full Exhibit Hall, a Homeschool Mock Trial Tournament, and a Children’s Convention join CHEA’s outstanding line-up of events. Featured speakers are Marianne Sunderland and Dr. Jim Stobaugh.

            The Convention will be held at the Disneyland® Hotel in Anaheim. See our website,, for full details and online registration. Save money and time by pre-registering by May 6. Spouses attend free with one paid registration. Parents of preschoolers (whose oldest child is five years old or younger and have never attended a CHEA Convention) may attend one day of the Convention as CHEA’s guest. Phone reservations are required by May 6, 562-864-2432.

            Win prizes including hotel stays, gift certificates, CHEA Membership, and curriculum in the Ultimate Giveaway, to be held Saturday evening. Register for the Convention and you will automatically be entered to win prizes (must be present to win).

            A free introductory session is the perfect opportunity to investigate home education with no cost or obligation (registration is required for admission to all other parts of the Convention). This session is open to the public on Thursday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and will feature homeschool veterans. Attendees of this session receive a free Exhibit Hall guest pass good for the remainder of Thursday evening.

We are pleased to announce the First Annual National Homeschool Mock Trial Tournament to be held at the Convention. Teams of 8 to 18 students and individual competitors will compete for more than $60,000 in academic prizes including scholarships. Last day to register is May 10.

            This year’s workshop line-up includes something for all homeschoolers, from beginners to veterans. The keynote, featured, and other speakers will cover multiple aspects of homeschooling, parenting, and home management.

            Teens are invited to Culture Shock, the Teen Convention. Julie Hiramine and her Generations of Virtue team are equipping the youth of today to stand against the tide of impurity and ignite the world around them for purity. 

            Zapped! Plug Into God’s Power is this year’s Children’s Convention theme for ages 4-11, provided by Carr Ministries.

            Nearly 250 exhibit booths in two Exhibit Halls will showcase curriculum, college prep, colleges, ministry, teaching resources, and more. Thursday evening is the Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall (Convention registration required). Thousands of used books, textbooks, teaching aids, and other homeschooling items will be available at the annual Used Curriculum Exchange.

            The Leadership Conference, June 6, is open to all who are interested in leadership of private Christian homeschool groups. This Thursday conference requires a separate registration. More information is available online or by calling the CHEA office at 562-864-2432.

            Get great Disneyland® Hotel rates if you pre-register for our block of rooms through our website by May 17; however due to the fantastic room rate, rooms are selling out quickly.

            CHEA has been providing service and support for homeschooling families since 1982. In addition to two conventions each year, CHEA has a selection of homeschool help materials, including the popular An Introduction to Home Education, a free digital magazine The California Parent Educator, and a statewide network of homeschool groups.