2014 Convention Information

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 Online Registration is now closed, please register in person at convention.

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 2014 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, June 6 - 7, 2014. 

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

Diana Waring, author of Beyond Survival, Reaping the Harvest, and Diana Waring's History Revealed world history curriculum will be the adult keynote.  Diana is well known Diana Waringfor her rapid-fire history recordings and workshops.  Extremely happily married, Bill and Diana Waring homeschooled their three children nearly twenty years.  The Waring kids (now all grown) were the proving grounds for all the concepts and encouragements taught by Diana--real-life examples of the wonders of home schooling!

She is a passionate storyteller, describing transparently and humorously how she discovered that education is relational; presenting rapid-fire, spine-tingling stories from history--and how parents can teach history in a way that makes history come ALIVE!; and sharing real encouraging, give-you-hope-to-carry-on stories of parenting and homeschooling.  In entertaining and inspiring ways, Diana speaks from the vantage point of having lived it out and learned about it over the past three decades.

With an international background (born in Germany, university degree in French, lifelong student of world history), Diana cares about how people learn as well as what they learn.  The Waring's mission:  "To serve families by encouraging, equipping, and educating in an entertaining way."  Education that's Relational!


Teen Keynote Speaker

Brandon Ruiz

Brandon Ruiz, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and world class wrestler.  He has trained and competed for the past 20 years, including living and training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Brandon has won 4 world championships and 9 world level medals in the grappling arts.  He has competed and trained in Guatemala, Canada, Hungary, Greece, Serbia, and Switzerland.

Brandon delivers a message that directs and motivates youth to success through in-the-trenches proven principles by combining down-to-earth relatability with an inspiring enthusiasm for success.

Brandon and his wife Brynne homeschool their four children in West Jordan, Utah.  Brandon Graduated with a Horticulture degree from Brigham Young University and works in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah as a Landscape Architect, developing plans for projects locally and internationally.

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

Convention Prices

                       Early Registration Price Until May 14th      After May 15th 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 is now closed, please register at the door June 6 & 7th.


Will Call

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


Refunds will be provided upon written request until May 25th, minus a $5.00 processing fee.  After May 25th, refunds will be credited toward a 2015 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, June 6th

12:00 pm                       Registration Opens

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm         Curriculum Fair

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

Saturday, June 7th

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

5:00 pm                         Curriculum Fair Closes


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.


The Residence Inn Provo is offering us a great value of $75.00 for overnight rooms. Reserve your room before May 16th. 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. 

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

To help you get around, the Residence Inn 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.


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


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