2015 Convention Information

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This page is still under construction.  We will update it as soon as we receive new information. 

For over 30 years, UHEA has held an annual Convention and Curriculum Fair for adults and teens.  The Convention and Curriculum Fair runs a half day on Friday and all day on Saturday.  Registration includes keynote speakers for adults and teens, panels, workshops and many home education related vendor booths and exhibits.  Babes in arms are always welcome.  We do not provide childcare services.

The 2015 Convention and Curriculum Fair of the Utah Home Education Association will be held in the brand new Utah Valley Convention Center (220 W. Center Street, Provo, Utah) Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, 2015. 

Check out the Utah Valley Information website.  It is filled with ideas for things to do and places to go while you are in Provo for the convention.

Adult Keynote Speaker

steveheadshotlowWe are pleased to announce Steve Demme of Demme Learning (Math-U-See, Spelling You See, and Building Faith Families) as our keynote speaker.  Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979.  They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.  Their fourth son John, has Down Syndrome and lives with them in PA.  Steve addresses a variety of topics at homeschool and men's conferences to encourage parents as they seek to build families of faith.  He has spent years working with youth as a teacher in schools (public and Christian); as a pastor and youth leader in churches; and as a counselor and camp director at summer camps.  Steve says, "In hindsight, I am absolutely convinced that the single most significant influence in a child's life is that of his parents."

A former math teacher who has taught at all levels of math in public, private and Christian schools, Steve is the author of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.  He has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has served on the board of Joni and Friends, Eastern PA.

  

Teen Keynote Speaker

Greg Denning 5We are pleased to announce Greg Denning, teacher and mentor for Williamsburg Academy as our teen keynote speaker.  Out on his own by the age of 16, Greg wenth through some difficult times as a young adult -- including being homeless, afflicted with hunger and suffering from loneliness and depression.  One cold Christmas Eve, as he sat watching his breath hang in the air, all alone, with nothing to eat, he made a commitment to himself -- he would build a happy life, filled with love, and lived on purpose.  

Through grit and determination, he struggled to work and graduate from high school and college and even served a mission for his church.  An autodidact, he studied voraciously outside of school, searching for the answers to why some are happy while others are not, or even worse -- why most continually live in the dim twilight of 'quiet desperation'. 

As he discovered the secrets to success and happiness, he began to apply the principles to his life. Today he lives a 'ridiculously awesome' life -- married (and in love) with an amazing women, together they have six children, and so far they have traveled to 12 countries together.

His personal mission is to inspire and mentor others (particularly youth) as he helps them to discover and reach their full potential.  Greg currently lives in Costa Rica with his family, where he spends his days reading, mentoring youth, going to the beach and jumping off bridges into tropical swimming holes.

 

Click here for a list of exhibitors and vendors that will be at the Curriculum Fair.

Convention Prices


                       Early Registration Price Until April 15th      After April 16th and At The Door Price

Single Adult            $35.00                                                           $45.00

Couple                    $45.00                                                           $55.00
(Couples are married parents or a parent and grandparent.)

Teen                       $10.00                                                            $10.00

There is no charge to attend the Curriculum Fair, it is free and open to the public.  For help registering or questions, please contact Tonette Harris (801) 523-2658.

Registration will be open in November. 

*REGISTER NOW*

Will Call

If you registered online, please bring your email confirmation to the Will Call table.

Refunds

Refunds will be provided upon written request until May 15th, minus a $5.00 processing fee.  After May 15th, refunds will be credited toward a 2016 UHEA event.  Please send written request to:

UHEA Convention Refund
P.O. Box 890
Sandy, UT  84091

Working Scholarships

Mom, Dad, or teens may work a "volunteer" shift in exchange for either a discounted admission rate or full admission to the convention.  The amount of time you are able to serve will determine the scholarship.  There are also many other ways to volunteer before the day of convention.

If you'd like to work one of these shifts or help with the convention, please call Tara Strickland at 801-641-8970 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and include your name and phone number.  We will do all we can to accommodate your request and will confirm both via phone and email.

There is No Childcare. 

Babes in arms are always welcome.  UHEA tries to accomodate everyone and hopefully we will be able to offer childcare in the future.  If circumstances require that older children are in attendance, we ask that they be taken out of the hall or workshops if they can't make it through the presentation.  Please be respectful to other attendees and the presenters.

Check our our EXHIBITORS!

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, May 29th


12:00 pm                       Registration Opens

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm         Curriculum Fair

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm          Adult and Teen Workshops

Saturday, May 30th

8:00 am - 5:00 pm          Curriculum Fair, Registration Opens

9:00 am - 10:20 am        Opening and Keynote Speakers

10:30 am - 11:20 am       Workshop

11:30 am - 1:00 pm         Lunch and Visit Curriculum Fair

1:00 pm - 3:50 pm          Workshops

5:30 pm                         Curriculum Fair Closes

Lunch

Food purchased at the Utah Valley Convention Center may be eaten in the facility.  Prices will range from $2 - $10 (more information coming).  Any food purchased from outside the Utah Valley Convention Center or brought from home MUST be eaten outside the Convention Center premises.

Lodging

The Provo is offering us a great value of $75.00 for overnight rooms. Reserve your room before May 15th. Use the links below to receive the discounted rate or call 1-888-236-2427 and tell them you are part of the UHEA group when reserving your room. 

 Provo - 1 Bedroom Suite with Sofabed            Provo - Studio Queen with Sofabed

To help you get around, the Provo provides a free shuttle to the Utah Valley Convention Center.  They also offer a free hot breakfast buffet, free internet access, fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.

Parking

Please check the Utah Valley Convention Center website for directions and parking information.

 

 

 

 

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