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October 7 & 8, 2016
Beaverton, Oregon

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Register online
Register by mail
Parents of Preschoolers
Children and Young Adults
Exhibit Hall Only Pass
Support OCEANetwork and Save
Single Parent Scholarships
Pastor, Missionary, and Military Scholarships
At-the-door registration

Register online:

Online registration has been extended to July 12, 2016 at midnight PDT. After July 10th, please register at the door.

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Register by July 12, 2016 and the conference costs $55 for an individual and your spouse is free. Save an additional $10 by being an OCEANetwork Supporting Family. That makes the conference only $45 for an individual or a couple!

After July 12, 2016, the conference fee is $65 payable at the door. (Or $55 if you become an OCEANetwork Supporting Family.) We have plenty of room this year for walk-in registration, so if you missed the July 10th deadline, don't hesitate to come to the Oregon Convention Center and register at the door.

Qualifying Parents of Preschoolers Attend for FREE

Parents of preschool students are invited to be our guests at the 2016 Oregon Christian Home Education Conference. For parents to attend for FREE:

- your oldest child must be under 6 years of age (his or her 6th birthday must be after July 23,2016)
- this must be your first OCEANetwork Conference
- go to the online registration
- register using the coupon code POP2016.

There is no child care available. If you choose to bring your children they will cost $10 each for children ages 3-5. Babies and toddlers (0-2) are free.

Registration for Parents of Preschoolers will open 8 a.m. April 21, 2016.

Parents of Preschoolers: Please consider becoming an OCEANetwork Supporting Family.  Your support helps fund the ministry and services of OCEANetwork.

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Children & Young Adults

Young Adults (13 and older) are invited to attend the conference with their parents. We've arranged for special classes of interest to young adults attending the conference. Registration for teens costs $10 each. Young adults 13+ may also attend the Used Curriculum Exchange with their parents if they wish.

Children (3 - 12): This year we have a special parent/child track for children ages 6 - 12. To participate, a parent must accompany their child(ren) to the classes. We also have room in the adult sessions this year for well-behaved children. Children are expected to be with their parents at all times. For their own protection, children under 13  years of age are not allowed in the Used Curriculum Exchange. If you plan to shop in the Used Curriculum Exchange, please make alternative care arrangements for your children (have dad, grandparent or friend watch them while you are shopping). Registration for children ages 3 -12 is $10 each.

Nursing infants and toddlers (0 - 2) may attend with their mother at no charge. You are welcome in the sessions during those times your baby is quiet, but we ask that you leave when the infant is noisy so that others may hear the session clearly. For their own protection, infants are only allowed in the Used Curriculum Exchange if they are in a front pack. No strollers, backpacks or other conveyences are allowed. If you plan to shop in the Used Curriculum Exchange, please make alternative care arrangements for your children who do not fit in front packs. (Have dad, grandparent or friend watch them while you are shopping.)

OCEANetwork is using a public building with several other events occurring at the same time. OCEANetwork will not be responsible for unattended youth. You must keep your children ages 0 - 12 with you at all times.

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Grandparents can be a home school family’s greatest ally! To help them see a bigger picture of home education, we invite you to bring your children’s grandparents to the conference. Give them the opportunity to see the hope for the coming generations, rub shoulders with home-educated young people, and hear from some of the best homeschool advocates in the nation.

Grandparents can register for $10 each when registering on the same form as your family. This applies only to grandparents of children being home educated by their parents. It does not apply to grandparents who are home educating their own children or their grandchildren.

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Exhibit Hall Only Pass

We believe the curriculum hall and the conference work together to equip you for the upcoming school year. Therefore, we encourage you to register for the whole conference to obtain the best preparation for next year.

However, we recognize there are some who prefer to attend the Exhibit Hall only. Therefore, we will be offering Exhibit Hall Only passes this year for $15 per adult, and $10 for children ages 3+. Children 2 and under are free.  (Children ages 3 - 12 are not allowed in the Used Curriculum Exchange.)

The Exhibit Hall Only pass includes

  1. admission to the Exhibit Hall both Friday and Saturday
  2. admission to Exhibitor Workshops
  3. admission to the Used Curriculum Exchange (for ages 13+). For their own safety, younger children (0 - 12) may not be in the Used Curriculum Exchange. Please make alternative care arrangements. (Have dad, grandparent or friend watch them while you are shopping in the Used Curriculum Exchange.)

Individuals with an Exhibit Hall Only Pass will not be able to attend any conference workshops, or keynote sessions at the conference. If you find you would like to attend the entire conference, you may apply your Exhibit Hall Only fees toward walk-in conference registration.

Exhibit Hall Only Passes must be purchased at the door. They go on sale starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 22nd, and will be available for purchase throughout the conference. Used Curriculum Exhibition shopping times for those purchasing Exhibit Hall Only Passes will be after families who pre-registered for the entire conference.

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Support OCEANetwork and Save

Help support the work of OCEANetwork all year long - become an OCEANetwork Supporting family and receive an additional $10 discount to the conference. Supporting Families receive OCEANetwork's newsletter for Oregon Christian home educators. In addition, Supporting Families receive $20 off Home School Legal Defense Association membership. Those two discounts pay for your Supporting Family membership! Become an OCEANetwork Supporting Family or renew today with your conference registration, take $10 off your conference registration and support the work of OCEANetwork.

Current Supporting Families whose membership expires after 7/23/16 may also take a $10 discount on this year's conference.

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Single parents

If you are a single parent raising your family alone and you are homeschooling or want to look into homeschooling, contact Joyce Padilla at padillas@oceanetwork.org

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At-the-door Registration

When you pre-register, you help OCEANetwork with our planning and conference logistics - and you save $10! However, if you have not pre-registered by July 10th, you may still register at the door. Walk-in registrations are welcome.

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If for some reason you find you cannot attend the conference, please notify Joyce Padilla at padillas@oceanetwork.org. We don't want you to miss any of the great messages, so we will give you credit towrds conference recordings in lieu of a monetary refund.

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