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Oregon Christian Home Education Conference

Oregon Christian Home Education Conference
June 21 & 22, 2024
Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR


Oregon Christian Home Education Conference
June 21 & 22, 2024
Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR

{Online Registration is Closed. You may still register at the door on June 21 or 22.}

Brought to you by OCEANetwork and our generous sponsors. 

       

Christ-Centered Encouragement for Your Homeschool

You are doing important work to raise up and educate your children well. Finding the encouragement and practical help you need is essential!

Gather with homeschoolers from across the state at the Oregon Christian Home Education Conference by OCEANetwork! 

⭐️ Enjoy sessions from world-class homeschool speakers.

⭐️ Browse the Exhibit Hall for excellent curriculum and family resources. (exhibitor list coming soon)

⭐️ Shop (or sell) at the largest used curriculum sale in the state.

⭐️ Enjoy workshops and activities for the whole family.

⭐️ And much more!

God has a plan for your family and your homeschool! Gather with us to share, connect, and find encouragement in the Lord. He is our future and our hope! 

Christ-Centered Encouragement for Your Homeschool

You are doing important work to raise up and educate your children well. Finding the encouragement and practical help you need is essential!

Gather with homeschoolers from across the state at the Oregon Christian Home Education Conference by OCEANetwork! 

⭐️ Enjoy sessions from world-class homeschool speakers.

⭐️ Browse the Exhibit Hall for excellent curriculum and family resources.

⭐️ Shop (or sell) at the largest used curriculum sale in the state.

⭐️ Enjoy workshops and activities for the whole family.

⭐️ And much more!

God has a plan for your family and your homeschool! Gather with us to share, connect, and find encouragement in the Lord. He is our future and our hope! 

2024 Conference Registration Prices

REGISTER EARLY! Prices Increase Closer to Conference

Early Bird — April 23 (April 16 for Members and Donors) – May 25:  $45/member; $55/non-member
May 26- June 8:  $55/member; $65/non-member
At-the-door registration: $65/member; $75/non-member

Exhibit Hall Only passes also available for purchase at the door. For more detailed registration information, discounts, and parents of preschoolers, click here.

Oregon Christian Home Education Conference
June 21 & 22, 2024
Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR

2024 Conference Registration Prices

Online registration opens for OCEANetwork Members and Donors at 8:00 a.m. on April 16. General Registration opens for everyone else at 8 a.m. on April 23.
(Become an OCEANetwork Supporting Member NOW so you can register early and receive early admission to the Used Curriculum Exchange!)

REGISTER EARLY! Prices Increase Closer to Conference

Early Bird –> April 23 (April 16 for Members and Donors) – May 25:  $45/member; $55/non-member
May 26- June 8:  $55/member; $65/non-member
At-the-door registration: $65/member; $75/non-member

Exhibit Hall Only passes also available for purchase at the door. For more detailed registration information, discounts, and parents of preschoolers, click here.

Each year, OCEANetwork prayerfully seeks speakers to equip you to homeschool and to make the most of the unique family dynamics of home education. These are speakers who know homeschooling first-hand and their messages will inform and encourage.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


Hal and Melanie Young speaking at the 2022 Oregon Christian Home Education Conference with OCEANetwork

Rick Green

Patriot Academy

Bill Jack of Worldview Academy

Danny Craig

Generations


FEATURED SPEAKERS


Joel & Roxanna Thomas

Beth Mora

Here to Help Learning

Joel & Roxanna Thomas

Forrest Mora

Here to Help Learning

Pat Roy & Kyle Justice

Bruce Malone

Search for the Truth Ministry

Patrick Nurre

Northwest Treasures

Thelma English

Thelma’s Library

Tauna Meyer

Proverbial Homemaker

Dick Karman

OCEANetwork Co-Founder

Erika Poston

Veteran Homeschool Mom

*** Speaker handouts are listed and linked at the top of the speaker page. ***

Registration Savings!

Find conference discounts and deals for parents of preschoolers, pastors, military, volunteers, and more!

Registration Savings!

Find conference discounts and deals for parents of preschoolers, pastors, military, volunteers, and more!

Activities for Kids and Teens


Homeschooling is a family affair, and we want the conference to encourage and equip the whole family. We’ve put together sessions and activities for children, young adults, and the entire family to enjoy.

Activities for Children and Parents

  • A family gospel message by Child Evangelism Fellowship is scheduled on Saturday during the lunch break for kids and their parents. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy the presentation!
  • Patrick Nurre from Northwest Treasures will be offering the following parent/child sessions (children 0 – 12 must be accompanied by at least one parent to these sessions):
    • Volcanoes, Volcanic Rocks, and Earthquakes
    • The Dinosaur Hunters
    • Rock Identification Made Easy (hands-on session!)

Workshops for Teens

We have a selection of special sessions to inspire your homeschool teens this year! Adults of all ages are welcome to attend these workshops as well.

  • Do Something! How to Engage Life for the Glory of God (Daniel Craig)
  • A Matter of Time – Why the Age of Creations Matters (Bruce Malone)
  • Explosive Geological Evidence for Creation (Bruce Malone)
  • Blind to the Obvious – How Intelligent People Can Be Blind to the Evidence for Creation (Bruce Malone)
  • Discovery and Design (Bruce Malone)

Outdoor Family Activities 

Spend some relaxing time with other homeschool families at the conference! The Linn County Expo Center is a family-friendly locale with outdoor spaces to play in. Families are encouraged to bring equipment for supervised outdoor play or even supplies for a fun family picnic!

On Friday evening, weather permitting, an English country dance will be hosted outside. Equipment for games such as ladder toss, corn hole, and four square will be available for families to enjoy. You are welcome to bring more game activities as well! Card and board games have been popular activities to bring in the past. Remember to label your items and take them with you when you’re finished so they don’t get lost! 

Important Note: You must keep your children ages 0–12 with a responsible adult at all times (not an older sibling). OCEANetwork is not responsible for unattended children. Children can attend one of the sessions planned for children with a parent (see above), accompany you to sessions if they are not distracting to those around you, or an adult can take them to the courtyard area outside.

Used Curriculum Sale!

Come shop  the biggest used curriculum sale in the state!

Get great deals or sign up to sell your own used curriculum!

Used Curriculum Sale!

Come shop  the biggest used curriculum sale in the state!

Get great deals or sign up to sell your own used curriculum!

Conference Planning Resources

We’re working hard to put together these helpful planning tools so you can make the most of your conference experience! We’ll begin adding links to each one as we get closer to the conference.

General Conference Schedule

Schedule-at-a-Glance (tentative)

Print Out Speaker Handouts

Conference Program and Planner

Shop the Exhibit Hall

Find fantastic homeschool and family resources for your home! The Oregon Christian Home Education Conference has an Exhibit Hall full of wonderful materials to bless your family. Flip through curriculum, find great conference discounts, and more!

Shop the Exhibit Hall

Find fantastic homeschool and family resources for your home! The Oregon Christian Home Education Conference has an Exhibit Hall full of wonderful materials to bless your family. Flip through curriculum, find great conference discounts, and more!

WIN FUN PRIZES!

To add a little extra blessing to your conference experience, you’ll get a chance to enter to win exciting prizes!

🎁 Exhibit Hall Passport Prize

Visit all the booths participating in the Exhibit Hall Passport activity and be entered to win an Apple iPad or Kindle Fire HD! Instructions will be provided in your registration packet upon arrival at the conference.

🎁 Facebook Party

Each year OCEANetwork throws a fantastic pre-conference Facebook party on the OCEANetwork FB page. During the party we highlight speakers, vendors, and local companies homeschoolers love with fantastic discounts and prizes! It’s a great way to connect before we enter the conference doors together!  If you would like to donate to the Facebook party, please contact us.

We Need Volunteers!

Volunteer at the conference to help support Oregon homeschoolers AND get early access to the Used Curriculum Exchange!

We Need Volunteers!

Volunteer at the conference to help support Oregon homeschoolers AND get early access to the Used Curriculum Exchange!

What Others Are Saying

“OCEANetwork provides a plethora of amazing services. I am so thankful for the countless hours they volunteer to protect and fight for our homeschool freedom and to equip us to serve the Lord as we train up our children – especially the yearly conference. Christian homeschoolers in Oregon would be lost without OCEANetwork!” – Angela
“It’s more than a homeschool support network, it’s a family of believers coming together to give encouragement and positive feedback, as well as come alongside each other in problem solving and fnding resolutions using a combination of the law and wisdom from God’s Word. In a nutshell, this OCEANetwork family is a blessing in so many ways to my family and many others!!” – Tami
“My husband and I look forward to the OCEANetwork conference every year! It has been an amazing way to connect with like-minded Christian homeschool parents, listen to speakers who share godly wisdom, and strengthen our marriage while being encouraged for the journey! We have been so blessed by OCEANetwork!” – Clarissa

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Location

Lodging

Still have questions? Contact us!

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Many thanks to our generous conference sponsors!

They have invested heavily in homeschool families—in YOU—to help keep our convention prices as low as possible and support homeschooling in Oregon. Please join us in thanking them for their generosity!