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2018 Theme: 
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Start making plans now to join hundreds of homeschoolers at the Valley Home Educators Homeschool Convention in Modesto, California – July 27 & 28, 2018 - at the Modesto Centre Plaza/DoubleTree Hotel. Be inspired and informed! Included in the 2-day convention are many information-packed workshops, exciting curriculum, and helpful exhibitors!

The First Thing You’ll See is our Exhibit Hall!!!

Shop the great variety of Exhibitor booths located in both the Modesto Centre Plaza and the DoubleTree Hotel!  Meet some of the authors behind the curriculum available, learn about new-to-you programs & courses, and receive Special Convention Pricing from many of your favorite Exhibitors! Speak one-on-one with representatives from these great companies and get all of your questions answered.

Check out our Buy-It-Here program, an exciting way for you to win great prizes—and support our wonderful exhibitors at the same time!!!

Next, check the Exhibit Hall Map and find our Workshops!!!

Here are just some of our Featured Speakers for 2018 (Head to our Twitter account for the complete list):

  • Kathi Lipp: The author of eight books including The Husband Project and Praying God's Word for Your Life, Kathi inspires thousands each year to take beneficial action steps in their personal, marital, and spiritual lives. www.KathiLipp.com
  • Andrew Pudewa: Founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, Andrew presents workshops throughout North America, addressing—with clarity, insight, practical experience, and welcome humor—issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music. www.IEW.com
  • Sonya Shafer: A popular homeschool speaker and writer, specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method, Sonya will teach from her nearly 20 years of researching, practicing, and teaching Charlotte's gentle and effective education methods. www.SimplyCharlotteMason.com
  • Michael Smith: Attoney, homeschooling father and pioneer, and dynamic speaker, Mike co-founded Home School Leagal Defense Association with Michael Farris, providing legal assistance for countless families. He has served as president of HSLDA since 2001. www.HSLDA.org
  • Marianne Sunderland: Because 7 of her 8 children are dyslexic, Marianne is a passionate dyslexia advocate with a passion to educate and encourage families, not only to understand dyslexia, but also to discover and nurture their children’s God-given gifts and talents. www.HomeschoolingWithDyslexia.com

Finding it difficult to choose your workshops???

We recommend that you peruse the workshop schedule and personalize your choices to your particular needs, but for those who would like some assistance with those decisions, please check out our Tracks page!

Exhibitor Workshops are purchased by our wonderful exhibitors, giving them opportunity to teach specific information regarding their curriculum & services, making it easier for you to fully use the materials you purchase for your children’s greatest benefit.

Finally, well-supervised children are welcome at VHE!!!  May we remind you to be very considerate of other attendees. Please see policy. Entry fees are below.

Dates, Times & Location

When:   Where:
Friday, July 27, 2018
   10:00AM - 8:00PM

Saturday, July 28, 2018
   9:00AM - 5:00PM
  Modesto Centre Plaza / Doubletree Hotel
1150 9th Street,
Modesto, CA 95354

Admission Pricing

Early Registration is now over. However, tickets are available at the door!

Pay at the door:
             Box Office Hours open 1/2 hour before doors open 
  • $45 per person ages 12 and above
  • $20 per person ages 3-11 years
  • $15 Banquet Ticket (Friday evening)
  • FREE ages 0-2 years
  • $150 per family - maximum of 6 immediate family members, not including babies
  • Grandparents free with full-price attendee
We accept cash, checks and credit cards.


The 9th Street Parking Garage:
The DoubleTree Hotel is giving our attendees who stay at the DT an overnight parking fee discount! As always, daytime parking is free if you take your ticket to the DT front desk for validation. Please note... The DoubleTree Hotel only validates tickets from the 9th Street Parking Garage.

Parking is also available for a fee in the north parking lot and on streets surrounding the convention building.

We pray you leave feeling empowered and equipped to have the best homeschool year ever!!!

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Suggestions to our attendees

Bless our exhibitors!

  • VHE is supported in large part by the participating exhibitors, so we ask that you purchase your materials from those who make it possible to host such a magnificent convention.

  • VHE is very excited about the number and quality of our exhibitors! We ask that you show your appreciation to them, not only through your words, but in your actions as well. Our exhibitors, many of whom are families, work hard and deserve their fair wages. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to support them in their work by purchasing from them at VHE, especially if they give of their time to answer your questions and address your concerns.

  • VHE diligently screens our exhibitors. However, it is not possible to investigate the content of every item they carry or evaluate every service they offer. VHE encourages our attendees to carefully examine materials or services before making their final purchases. The presence of an exhibitor at VHE does not constitute our endorsement of all their products or services.

  • VHE respects and appreciates your comments! If you find something that is inappropriate, or if you have positive comments about a particular company, please let us know on your evaluation form.

  • VHE’s mailing list and conference attendee information is strictly confidential. Please be advised that VHE is not responsible for information you give to exhibitors.

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