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Thank you for your interest in speaking at the 26th Annual Valley Home Educators Convention! Both Exhibitor Workshop and Regular Workshop applications for 2019 will be accepted until January 31, 2019. However, we appreciate receiving them earlier. Final selections will be made by April 2019.

How to Apply

We are delighted that each year a great number of applicants express interest in speaking at our convention. In order to consider your application for the 2019 convention, we must have all of the following by January 31, 2019:

  • Complete the form below. Both Regular and Exhibitor Workshop requests are on the same page. Be sure to fill out the contact information as it applies to both types of workshops.
  • A list of all proposed workshop titles and descriptions (50-75 words each).
  • Your biography (50-100 words).
  • A high-resolution (300 dpi) digital photo (for publicity purposes).
  • Any other information you think we may find pertinent.
  • Optional but helpful:  Current (less-than-one-year-old), hour-long audio recordings of at least two workshops.
Please attach the first five items to the form below.
Please do not send PDF files.

The last item (optional)—your current, hour-long audio recordings—can be e-mailed as electronic files, or mailed as physical CDs or MP3s. Whichever format you choose, please be sure your name, the title of the workshop, and the recording date are included. By sending your audio recordings, you are consenting to allow VHE to upload them to a secure site for the speaker committee to access during the review process. Please note: No items will be returned.
E-mail electronic files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or send physical CDs or MP3s to:

Valley Home Educators
c/o Kathy Cragin
1787 Bonnie Court
Ripon, CA 95366 

If we are able to include your workshops at the upcoming convention, we will contact you with contract details. Our speaker committee will consider all applications received by January 31, 2019, for the 2019 convention. Incomplete requests will not be considered, so please be certain all of the above items are submitted by the deadline.

Thank you again for your desire to serve the homeschool families of California!  Please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if we can answer any specific questions you may have about your application.


One of our goals at the Valley Home Educators Convention includes providing informative speakers on a broad spectrum of homeschooling-related topics. These one-hour informative workshops are to be educational or inspirational, not sales promotions or demonstrations of specific products or services. If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please fill out the form below no later than January 31, 2019. There is no fee for a regular workshop. Workshops are chosen to provide a variety of topics of interest to our attendees. Final selections will be made by April 2019.


Exhibitor Workshops are one-hour sessions which provide an opportunity for exhibitors to promote and demonstrate their merchandise and services, as well as teach and answer questions. Attendees find them very helpful in learning how to understand and use your product/service.  More than one session may be requested. There is a $60 fee per workshop. Please submit your request(s) by January 31, 2019.

Rental of Audio-Visual equipment is available from the DoubleTree Hotel for a fee; email us for fee explanation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..