For over 30 years, we have 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. It 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 2013 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 14-15, 2013.
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
Nicholeen Peck is the mother of four and previous foster parent of many difficult and troubled teens. The Peck family's success with these difficult children was based upon calmness, the principles of self-government, and good communication. She has been teaching people around the world the principles of Self-Government since 1999. In 2009, Nicholeen and her family were featured in a one hour BBC documentary about parenting. She has appeared on various news shows and radio programs to discuss effective parenting. Nicholeen offers her teaching in a variety of ways including seminars, personal coaching, home visits, video, audio classes and in books. She is the author of Parenting A House United, and a series of children's picture books which teach four basic skills of self-government to children. She also writes for various blogs and online magazines.
Visit Nocholeen's website at http://TeachingSelfGovernment.com
Teen Keynote Speaker
Alan Doan was homeschooled from the 2nd grade on and has taken his home education and made the most of it in creating success for himself and others. Alan created Hard Knock MBA where he designed his own real world MBA program based on his experience as a homeschooler.
He is currently CEO of MissouriQuiltCo.com, a business he co-founded 3 years ago with a focus on reimagining the ecommerce experience of shopping for fabric online, and has quickly become an industry leader both in tech advancement for the genre and fulfillment solutions. Last year, at a White House luncheon, the Missouri Star Quilt Company was designated one of Empact100's Top 100 Startups in America run by an Entrepreneur under 30.
Coming from an IT consulting background, he found his niche among the startup community as he discovered his knack for developing passionate communities around niche verticals, and using those communities to propel startups into aggressive growth. Both in his own companies and with others.
Alan spends a large chunk of his time each month mentoring tech startups both locally (SLC / KC), nationally (working with techstars.com programs for over 2 years), and internationally (startupbootcamp.org - Copenhagen and Berlin), and has worked on dozens of companies as they go from the idea stage to initial revenue as quickly as possible. Also of particular interest are high school and university students, with whom he frequently spends time both as a speaker and a mentor.
Brandon Ruiz, our previous scheduled speaker, won the 2013 Grappling World Team Trials and and will be participating in the World Championship the same weekend as convention. We congratulate him on this great achievement.
Click here for a list of workshops, classes, and seminars.
Click here for a list of exhibitors and vendors that will be at the Curriculum Fair.
Early Registration Price Until May 18th After May 19th 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 Jennifer Jessop at (435) 462-0276 or Heidi Horger at (435) 754-7324.
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 2014 UHEA event. Please send written request to:
UHEA Convention Refund
P.O. Box 890
Sandy, UT 84091
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.
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 14th
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 15th
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 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.
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.