Venue

Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764

Dates

June 14–16, 2018

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General Convention Schedule

Thursday

  • 2:00 PM: Registration Desk opens
  • 3:00 PM: Speaking sessions begin
  • 6:00 PM: Exhibit Hall opens
  • 8:30 PM: Matt Walsh LIVE!
    (approximate ending time 9:15 PM; a meet-and-greet session will follow)
  • 9:00 PM: Exhibit Hall and Registration Desk close

Friday

  • 8:00 AM: Registration Desk opens
  • 8:30 AM: Speaking sessions begin
  • 9:30 AM: Exhibit Hall opens
  • 8:00 PM: Speaking sessions end
  • 8:30 PM: Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall close
  • 8:30 PM: Slugs & Bugs LIVE in Concert: Faith. Family. Funny.
    (approximate ending time 9:30 PM; a meet-and-greet session will follow)

Saturday

  • 8:00 AM: Registration Desk opens
  • 8:30 AM: Speaking sessions begin
  • 9:30 AM: Exhibit Hall opens
  • 5:00 PM: Speaking sessions end
  • 5:30 PM: Exhibit Hall and Registration Desk close
  • 6:00 PM: Gianna Jessen LIVE! Abortion Survivor, Pro-Life Advocate
    (approximate ending time 6:45 PM; a meet-and-greet session will follow)

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Special Events

Gianna Jessen LIVE!

Gianna Jessen Live!

Talk to Gianna Jessen for just a few minutes and she’s likely to punctuate every sentence with a deep, infectious laugh. Talk to her for a while longer and, as her story unfolds, it becomes apparent that the constant joy has overcome unspeakable challenges. In many regards, her life has been a path littered with …

Slugs and Bugs

Slugs & Bugs LIVE in Concert: Faith. Family. Funny.

Slugs & Bugs LIVE is an unforgettable concert for families. Specifically, it is a joyful, gospel-filled, life-celebrating, interactive musical experience featuring animated videos, energetic vocals, and tasty piano, guitar and mandolin solos! (And dads get silly on stage, and sometimes there’s a parade….) Slugs & Bugs rejects the compartmentalization of life into sacred and secular …

Matt Walsh LIVE!

Matt Walsh Live!

Matt Walsh is a writer, speaker, author, and an advocate for homeschooling. Through his columns on the Daily Wire, Walsh reaches millions of readers. He is known for boldly tackling tough subjects and speaking out on faith and culture in a way that connects with his generation and beyond. Matt lives in Maryland with his wife and …

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Special Tracks

Homeschool 101 Track

Homeschool 101

New to homeschooling? This is your starting place!

Though all the workshops will be helpful, these sessions in particular will address some of the foundational aspects of homeschooling that parents new to homeschooling may be particularly interested in learning.

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Parenting track

Parenting

Culture changes fast these days, and students need trusted guides to help them navigate the tricky waters. Thank God for parents who are committed that their kids learn to love God and obey Him despite all the chaos around us.
—John Stonestreet

These speakers and workshops will help you ease the trials of parenting.

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Real Faith for the Real World teen track

Real Faith for the Real World Teen Track

Has your teen had their faith questioned by peers, classmates, or co-workers?

As homeschool parents, our responsibility is not to insulate them from life; rather, we must be very intentional in equipping them for the inevitable challenges that they will face—it’s not a matter of if they will face challenges, but when.

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Classical Education track

Classical Education

“Classical education is like a very large museum with many beautiful, wonder-filled rooms that could be studied over a lifetime. It is a long tradition of education that has emphasized the seeking after of truth, goodness, and beauty and the study of the liberal arts and the great books.”
—Dr. Christopher Perrin, Classical Academic Press

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Charlotte Mason track

Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason (1842–1923) was a reformer and pioneer in the field of education. Her philosophy and methods of education are focused on educating the whole person, not just the mind. In her words, “Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life.”

Many homeschooling parents have had great success following Charlotte Mason’s educational methods with their children.

This special track will provide an introduction to Charlotte Mason, as well as more advanced sessions for those already using the Charlotte Mason philosophy and methods.

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Special Needs and Gifted Children track

Special Needs and Gifted Children

As homeschool parents work with their children on a one-on-one basis, they are blessed to see firsthand their children’s strengths and also their weaknesses.

And sometimes these findings may take their journeys into unknown places.

Slower readers. Dyslexia. Gifted. And much more.

Thankfully, there are a huge number of homeschooling resources available to leave no family feeling empty-handed or alone.

Great Homeschool Conventions is proud to bring you some of the most well-known experts of Special Needs and Gifted Homeschooling to our conventions.

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College track

College

The SAT is the golden ticket to free college.
Jean Burk

Life Beyond High School!

  • Learn how to prepare for and pay for college.
  • Learn what to expect and how to select the best college for your goals.

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Workshops

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Exhibitors

Schedule

  • Thursday: 6:00–9:00 PM—free shopping!
  • Friday: 9:30 AM–8:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM–5:30 PM

Shopping-only tickets are also available at the door; get more information here:

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Discounted Hotels

Hotel Scam Alert

Each year, a third-party company claims to be booking rooms on behalf of Great Homeschool Conventions. This is a scam; their rates are $45–70 higher than what GHC has negotiated with area hotels.

We have nothing to do with this company and they do not represent us in any way.

Please book your accommodations through one of the options below to take advantage of our negotiated rates.

California Homeschool Convention
Doubltree by Hilton, Ontario California

DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport

From $114 per night
1 king bed or 2 queen beds

Discount valid through: June 1, 2018

Group code: HOM

Details: 1 king bed or 2 queen beds

Phone: 800-222-8733

Directions to Ontario Convention Center

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Ontario Gateway Hotel - airport

Ontario Gateway Hotel—Airport

From $95 per night
2 double beds or 1 king bed

Discount valid through: May 18, 2018

Group code: GHC

Details: 2 double beds or 1 king bed

Phone: 909-975-5000

Directions to Ontario Convention Center

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Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel

Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel

From $119 per night

Discount valid through: May 14, 2018

Group code: CF13AA

Phone: 909-937-8000

Directions to Ontario Convention Center

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California Homeschool Convention
Comfort Inn and Suites Ontario California

Comfort Inn & Suites Ontario

From $109 per night

Discount valid through: May 22, 2018

Group code: CA Homeschool Convention 2018

Phone: 909-605-0700

Directions to Ontario Convention Center

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Azure Hotel and Suites Ontario CA

Azure Hotel and Suites

From $119 per night
double or king

Discount valid through: May 30, 2018

Group code: HMSCH1

Details: double or king

Phone: 909-390-7778

Directions to Ontario Convention Center

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Holiday Inn Ontario Airport

Holiday Inn—Ontario Airport

From $109 per night
king bed

From $114 per night
2 queen beds

Discount valid through: May 30, 2018

Group code: HOM

Details: king bed

Phone: 844-293-1955

Directions to Ontario Convention Center

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