Come Find Your People
You have already chosen to follow President Monson’s counsel to “Choose the harder right.” You know all too well that life is messy, that the best laid plans go awry, that children fight with you and each other, that the days are endless and the years fly by way too quickly. Wouldn’t it be a relief to be able to share this crazy journey with others who totally understand the path you have embarked upon? Guess what? You can!
Come join us at the Latter-day Saint Home Educators Conference-West where we will have three wonderful days of Spirit-led and -filled classes that will help you remember why you chose this journey in the first place. You will leave prepared for the upcoming year, filled with joy, and connected with insight and resources you can use all year long.
Classes & Presenters
Each morning we’ll gather together as a group for keynotes. We’ll hear from Michael Ballam, Holly Tippetts, and Eric Richards!
On Friday, to close the conference we’ll join with the youth to hear from author and speaker Ganel-Lyn Condie.
The balance of our conference days will be filled with break-out classes, some given by well-known names in the homeschooling world and others by Mentor Moms and Dads, who will share their insights and the inspiration they’ve experienced working hard to homeschool their own children.
On Wednesday at our Foundations Seminar , we’ll focus on the nitty-gritty details of getting started with a home-centered education, including: setting priorities, creating a workable schedule, socialization, and ensuring that Christ is the center of your homeschool. If you are considering homeschool, or just want a refresher, this track is for you!
In our High School Seminar you can learn how to plan and execute a high school education, including; setting priorities, scheduling, socialization, finding resources, and preparing for post high school educational options. You don’t have to wait until your children are in high school to look ahead! If you have students in upper elementary, middle school or high school, you will want to spend the day with us in this seminar.
On Thursday and Friday in our Home Education Conference, choose from many excellent topics such as;
- Constitution Studies
- Book Clubs
- Come Follow Me
- Financial Smarts
- Educational Philosophies
- Emotional Intelligence
- Teaching Multiple Ages
- Teaching Kids with Special Need
More than twenty different speakers will be presenting forty-five different presentations. All have expertise to share on a specific topic, and nearly all are experienced homeschool parents who have faced the many challenges that homeschoolers face. They are prepared to share what’s worked for them and what hasn’t.
Note: Adult classes are for adults and quiet nursing infants only. Taking noisy babies out is a courtesy to the presenter, other attendees, and future listeners of the audio recordings. A mothers’ lounge (with a live video feed) will be available. We know it can be difficult to find child care for the toddlers through tweens group, but allowing yourself to enjoy the conference experience in peace is worth it!
Need to Know
There are perks for arriving on time! We start each morning with amazing door prize drawings and a short inspirational devotional to get the day started on the right foot. Make sure you arrive between 8 and 8:30 each day to get your drawing tickets. Unwrapped Inspiration will be held in the Ballroom at the Shepherd Union Building.
Join other homeschooling parents each evening to talk about the classes of the day, struggles you are facing in your homeschool, or the great book you just read. This is the perfect place to find support and new friends!
Parent Chats are held near the youth evening activities so parents can participate in both. Wednesday’s chat will be held in the Fireplace Lounge; Thursday’s will be located in the Bell Tower Lounge.
The first night starts off with a bang, and you won’t want to miss the most entertaining talent show ever! Youth can sign up ahead of time or if inspiration hits mid show, they can share their mad skills during the open mic time at the end. The whole family is invited! The talent show will be held in the Wildcat Theater in the Shepherd Union Building.
The LDSHE conference just wouldn’t be the same without the family dance! This years theme is “Coastal Craze”. All ages are welcome, so come shake your groove thing with your whole family, or just sit and watch the fun. It will be held in the Ballroom in the Shepherd Union Building.
There will be lots of opportunities for kids and dads to explore the beautiful outdoors and check out the wide variety of activities that the area offers. A list of suggestions will be included in your guide book.
Don’t think that Dad gets left out at the conference! We offer several classes for Dads including entrepreneurship classes by Nephi Zufelt and Bill Peavoy, and “Man to Man, How to Be Great!” by Chris Redford.
Parking is $7 for the duration of the conference. Pre-purchase passes on our website. Park in lot W8, come to check-in and receive your pass, then place it on your dash. Make sure you keep this pass visible on your dash for the duration of the conference.
While the adults are gathered, listening to an array of informative and inspiring speakers, the youth are experiencing their own conference! Youth Conference is filled with classes, games, and friendships. Check out what the Youth Conference Team has planned!
What age youth can attend youth conference?
Youth currently in Young Men or Young Women are welcome to attend! (Turning 12 in 2020 – age 18).
Weber State University
This year our West Conference is being held at Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Our classes and evening activities will take place at the Shepherd Union Building.
Stay right on campus during the conference!
Enjoy the convenience, and more fun with your new homeschool friends!
Book a suite at Weber State’s Residence Hall. It’s just a 5 minute walk from the Shepherd Union Building. Each room has 2 rooms with 2 beds each and a shared bathroom area. Families may reserve as many rooms as needed. The rooms are available Tuesday night through Friday night (May 26 – 29th) at $100 per night. Each person needs a bed as sleeping on floors is not permissible per the University housing regulations.
Each year we welcome many vendors to our conference. Be sure to visit with them regarding the needs of your homeschool, as they always have insight into not just their own product, but education and homeschooling in general.
VENDOR INFO COMING SOON!
Registration opens for LDSHE Membership-holders on Feb. 29th; for non-members on Mar. 14th.
Join today and receive 10% off your adult conference admission!
This is in addition to our Early-Bird Prices (below) which run through March 28th.
Three Day Package: Home Education Conference with Foundations or High School Seminar Regular Price $159, Early Bird Price $127.20
Wednesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. choose from a wonderful variety of classes, then enjoy great evening activities for parents, youth, and kids. Spouses are FREE at LDSHE! Also includes a Conference Guidebook and tote bag (not guaranteed for those registering after April 25th).
Wednesday Foundations or Focus: High School Seminar Regular Price $69, Early Bird Price $55.20
New to homeschooling? Attend our Foundations Seminar. Looking toward High School? Our Focus Seminar is for you! Includes Conference Guidebook and tote bag (not guaranteed for those registering after April 25th).
Thursday & Friday Home Education Conference Regular Price $109, Early Bird Price $87.20
Two days of learning, inspiration, and fun for homeschool parents. Spouses are FREE at LDSHE! Also Includes a Guidebook and tote bag (not guaranteed for those registering after April 25th)
Three Day Youth Education Conference Regular Price $109, Early Bird Price $87.20
Youth enjoy three days of learning and fun with new friends. Includes a youth knapsack, Guidebook, T-shirt (not guaranteed for those registering after April 25th), snacks, and evening activities.
One Day Youth Education Conference Admission Regular Price $55, Early Bird Price $44
Includes a youth knapsack, Guidebook, snacks, T-shirt (not guaranteed for those registering after April 25th), and evening activities.
Sibling Discounts SAVE
Bringing more than one youth to the conference? Each additional sibling registration for the Three-Day Youth Education Conference will be $15 less than the previous one: $15 off your second youth, $30 off the third, $45 off the fourth or more youth. These discounts will show up averaged between all the Youth registrations at check-out.
Online registration ends May 18th. At-the-door registration available.
Refunds will be granted on a pro-rated basis–credit card fees will not be refunded. After April 25th, when we must place orders for conference supplies, a 50% refund will be granted. Refunds must be requested by May 18th. Use the Contact Us form to request a refund