We are excited to announce the schedule for the 34th Annual UHEA Homeschool Convention and Curriculum Fair. Whether you are a homeschooling beginner, investigating, or a battle-hardened veteran, you'll find something just for you.
The Convention Openining and Keynote will be begin at 9AM on Saturday morning.
The Curriculum Fair will be open from 12PM-5PM on Friday and 8AM-5:30PM on Saturday.
**The Teen Schedule is included in the dowloadable PDF at located at the bottom of this page.**
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
We are please 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
We 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.
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.
If you registered online, please bring your email confirmation to the Will Call table.
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
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.
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
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 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 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.