Todd Wilson is a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and down to earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family. As founder of Familyman Ministries, his passion and mission are to remind dads and moms of what’s most important through a weekly e-mail for dads, seminars, and books that encourage parents. Todd, and his wife Debbie, homeschool six of their eight children (two have graduated) in northern Indiana and travel America in the Familyman Mobile. Todd is the author of popular homeschool cartoons and many books. You can read more at www.familymanweb.com.
Note: Sam Sorbo will not be at the Convention after 12:30 p.m. Saturday, so be sure to attend her workshops on both Friday and Saturday.
Sam Sorbo hosts nationally syndicated The Sam Sorbo Show
, weekdays. After high school in Pittsburgh, PA, Sam (Jenkins) Sorbo studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Sam moved to Los Angeles for acting, where she appeared in several films, including Bonfire of the Vanities
and Twenty Bucks
, and TV shows, including Chicago Hope
and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
. As a guest star on Hercules
she met Kevin Sorbo, who swept her off her feet. They married in 1998 and she moved to New Zealand. Her third book, out in 2016, is called They're YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Homeschool Advocate
. The Sorbos homeschool their three children. Most recently, Sam co-wrote, produced, and co-starred in a faith-based feature, Let There Be Light
, due out Christmas, 2017.
CHEA Members (Whole Event/Family)*
|Members Online Early Bird
||$45.00 (3 days: March 20, 21 & 22)
||$60.00 (Ends May 30)
|Extended Online Registration
||$70.00 (May 31 to June 5)
|At the Door
$85.00 (Ends May 30)
|Extended Online Registration
$95.00 (May 31-June 5)
|At the Door
|Additional Family Members**
|Children's Convention (Per Child/Per Day)***
|Teen Convention (ages 12-18)***
||$39.00 (Per Teen/Whole Event)
|Free Parents of Preschoolers
||FREE (Deadline May 30)
|Free Parents of Preschoolers/add on 2nd day
||$38.00 (Per Family)
|Exhibit Hall Only Pass
||$20.00 (Per Family/Per Day)
* Family is parents, teens, and children of the same family. (Must live in the home. Cannot be other people's children) With Family price, children remain with parents.
** Additional family member is someone other than teens or children living in the same home and assisting with homeschooling.
*** Teen Con/Child Con additional.
Barnes & Noble is proud to support homeschool educators with our free Educator Discount Card. The Discount Card is valid for two years and provides educators a 20% discount* off the list price of books, educational toys, games, art supplies, and classroom decorations in-store and online. Four times a year, for a week and selected days throughout the year, including a special December shopping day, a 25% discount is extended for items not purchased solely for the classroom.
Barnes & Noble representatives will be in front of the Exhibit Hall near the Exhibit Hall Management booth at the CHEA Convention. Homeschooling parents can drop by and complete an Educator’s Discount Application with relevant homeschool information and will be issued a card onsite. Hours: Thursday from 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
*Some exclusions apply, including DVD’s, CD’s NOOK devices, eBooks, gift cards, textbooks and B&N Membership.
Intrigued with robotics? Get your imaginative thinking and teamwork on! Come to watch the robotics demonstrations in the Exhibit Hall.
Homeschooled team members from Saddleback Christian Academy Robotics (SCAR) will be demonstrating their First Lego League (FLL) robot. FLL will have a demonstration Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. Additionally, there will be information on how to start your own FLL team. It is the perfect league for homeschoolers and Lego lovers. For information about FLL go to www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll
First Robotics Competition (FRC) team members will also display robots, including a 120-pound robot. Demonstrations will be Friday and Saturday at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00.
Volunteers are always needed at our Annual Convention. A volunteer receives one audio CD for each session worked. A limited number of volunteers may earn complimentary registration. To volunteer for the Convention, just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer with CHEA year-round, visit our volunteer information page. We have openings for office help, data entry, publicity, and much more.