Announcement for the 2022 Oregon Christian Home Education Conference
Oregon homeschool family on the journey

Oregon Christian Home Education Conference
June 17 & 18, 2022
Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR

 

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

Oregon Christian Home Education Conference
June 17 & 18, 2022
Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

Register online through June 3rd!

We are excited to be back hosting the Oregon Christian Home Education conference!

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Enjoy 55 sessions from world-class homeschool speakers.
  • Browse the exhibitor hall for excellent curriculum and family resources.
  • Score some finds or sell your materials at the largest used curriculum sale in the state.
  • Hands-on science workshops & a special creation presentation your kids will love.
  • Use the on-site food options, bring your own food and drink, or support local restaurants.
  • Frugal lodging options including on-site and nearby camping and RV parking.
  • Family-safe environment with activities for all.
  • And more!

Get the information you need to homeschool successfully as well as Christ-centered encouragement for the journey!

 

Conference Speakers

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.

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

Hal & Melanie Young

Raising Real Men

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Bill Jack of Worldview Academy

Bill Jack

Worldview Academy

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Dr. Rochelle Matthews-Somerville

HSLDA Special Needs Consultant

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Joel & Roxanna Thomas

Joel & Roxanna Thomas

Glen’s Gizmos

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Dr. Corey Gilbert

HealingLives Ministries

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Pat Roy & Kyle Justice

Pat Roy & Kyle Justice

Creation Guys

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Tauna Meyer

Proverbial Homemaker

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Jackie Whitesell

Jackie Whitesell

Oregon Support Group Leader

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Dr. Roger & Jan Smith

Homeschool Louisiana

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Marcia Davis

Marcia Davis

Positive Learning Solutions

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Jo Edwards

Jo Edwards

PDP Consultant

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Jo Edwards

Jeff Heyen & Wes Butler

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Eliot Grasso from Gutenberg College

Dr. Eliot Grasso

Gutenberg College

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In addition to the workshops presented by the speakers listed above, we have many knowledgeable exhibitors presenting workshops on helpful topics during the lunch hour on both days!  Be sure to grab your lunch and bring it to your favorite workshop!

Brought to you by OCEANetwork and our generous sponsors. 

Registration Type Dates Available Cost (spouse is always FREE!)
*Children and grandparents are $10 each. Exhibit Hall Only passes also available for purchase at the door. For more detailed registration information, discounts, and parents of preschoolers, click here.
Early Bird Registration April 19th - May 15th $55 for an individual, spouse FREE
Regular Registration May 16th - June 3rd $65 for an individual, spouse FREE
At the door registration After June 3rd $75 for an individual, spouse FREE

Register online through June 3rd!

Conference Details

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Conference Schedule

Here is the basic schedule for both Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th. For the Used Curriculum Exchange Schedule, see the section below.

** Download the more detailed Schedule-at-a-Glance here.

Friday, June 17th

8:00 am Registration opens (free coffee)

9:00 am Opening general session

10:00 am Exhibit Hall opens

11:00 am Workshop sessions

12:00 pm Lunch, shopping

12:15 pm Used Curriculum Exchange opens

12:30 pm Exhibitor workshops

2:00 pm Workshop sessions

3:00 pm Shopping

3:30 pm Workshop Sessions

5:00 pm Creation Experience by The Creation Guys

6:00 pm Used Curriculum Exchange closes

6:30 pm Exhibit hall closes

 

Saturday, June 18th

8:15 am Registration opens 

9:00 am UCE and exhibit hall opens

9:30 am Workshop sessions

10:30 am Shopping break

11:00 am Workshop sessions

12:00 pm Lunch, shopping

12:00 pm Used Curriculum Exchange closes

12:30 pm Exhibitor workshops

2:00 pm Afternoon workshop session

3:30 pm Closing general session

5:00 pm Sessions end

6:00 pm Exhibit hall closes

 

Exhibit hall closes at 6:30 on Friday. On Saturday, it is open to the public free of charge starting at 4:00 pm and closes at 6:00 pm. 

Used Curriculum Exchange is from 12:15 pm – 6:00 pm on Friday. It is from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday. Gleaner sale is from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm on Saturday.

Used Curriculum Exchange

Sell last year’s school books or find bargains for next year – you can do both at the Used Curriculum Exchange.

Lots of shopping hours! Shopping hours are Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Admission the first hour and a half will be by time-stamped tickets which are issued based on when you register for the conference. See “Obtaining Used Curriculum Exchange Tickets” below for how to get early tickets to the Used Curriculum Exchange.

Remember, you must be registered for the conference or purchase an exhibit hall pass in order to participate or sell books in the Used Curriculum Sale.

Used Curriculum Exchange Schedule

Friday, June 17th

8 am – 6 pm – Book drop off

12:15 – 6 p.m. – Sale hours

Saturday, June 18th

9 – 10 am – Book drop  off

9 am – 12 noon – Sale hours

1:30 – 3:30 pm – Gleaner Sale (all donated books on sale for $1 each)

2:30 – 4 pm – Seller pick up (Books that are not donated by seller must be picked up by 4 pm)

You can register your material for sale online. The only supplies you will need are plain printer paper and scotch tape. The online software will print your labels with title, price, grade level, category, and barcode – two labels per book. All you do is print out the labels, cut them apart, and affix one on the outside and one on the inside of your book with scotch tape. It’s fast and easy!

Online material registration is available April 19th through June 16th. All material for sale must be pre-registered by June 16th at 12 noon.


Delivering Your Books

Material registered for the Used Curriculum Exchange may be dropped off at one of the satellite locations on Thursday, June 16 between 12 noon and 3 p.m., or at the Linn County Expo Center (Santiam Building) between 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16th or during the conference June 17 and 18.

OCEANetwork will once again provide satellite drop off locations on Thursday, June 16th. (List of drop off locations coming soon.)

Buying Used Materials

You will be admitted to the Used Curriculum Exchange between 12:15 and 1:30 on Friday in time blocks. From 12:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, the Used Curriculum Exchange will be open. Shopping times will be assigned in the order the registration is received. The sooner you register, the earlier shopping time block you will be assigned.

Conference volunteers shop first, then those attending the conference will be assigned time blocks based on how soon they register. The sooner you register, the earlier you’ll shop. Everyone will get a chance to shop.

Obtaining Used Curriculum Exchange Tickets*

1. Volunteer to help at the conference: As a thank you for volunteers, you will be in the first group admitted to the Used Curriculum Exchange. Volunteers get to shop Friday afternoon starting early at 12:15 p.m. (or anytime during the regular Used Curriculum Exchange hours).

2. Pre-register for the conference: Used Curriculum Exchange tickets will be issued to those registering for the conference in the order the registration is received. The sooner you register, the earlier shopping time block you will be assigned. Online registration opens at 8 a.m. on April 19th.

3. Walk-in Conference registration. Those registering for the conference at the door don’t have to miss the Used Curriculum Exchange. They will be assigned time blocks after the pre-registered conference attendees’ time blocks.

4. Purchase an Exhibit Hall Only pass at the door. Those purchasing Exhibit Hall Only Passes may also shop at the Used Curriculum Exchange. They will be assigned time blocks after the pre-registered conference attendees’ time blocks.

*Please note, children in the Used Curriculum Exchange: For their own safety, children under the age of 8 are not allowed in the Used Curriculum Exchange with the exception of infants in front packs. No strollers, backpacks or other conveyances 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.)

Used Curriculum Exchange Volunteers & Questions: Please fill out this contact form and we will get back to you.

Exhibit Hall

Our Exhibitors

We appreciate all the wonderful exhibitors attending the OCEANetwork Conference. They offer excellent resources to homeschool families. Exhibitors include full-curriculum suppliers, one-subject offerings, services to help struggling homeschoolers, and more. Check out the list of exhibitors for the conference!

Click here if you are interested in exhibiting at the Oregon Christian Home Education Conference.

Those registered for the conference have full access to the Exhibit Hall during all hours it is open. On Saturday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the Exhibit Hall will be open to the public free of charge.

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 realize there are some who prefer to attend the Exhibit Hall only. Therefore, we will be offering Exhibit Hall Only passes. See the Registration Information page for details.

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Friday, June 17, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Open to the public free of charge from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.)

Special Discounts

Get $10 off as a OCEANetwork Supporting Member

Among other great benefits, OCEANetwork Supporting Members get a $10 discount to the conference registration! Families who make tax-deductible donations of $50 or more also receive the $10 conference discount as a supporting family. 

Parent of Preschoolers

We are inviting parents of preschoolers (the oldest child is younger than 6 on June 17) who haven’t previously attended an OCEANetwork event to attend the conference for FREE! These parents face decisions about their children’s education and we want to help them understand the benefits of home education. Pre-registration for the parents of preschoolers’ admission is required by June 3rd, so let your friends know today! 

To obtain the code for the Parents of Preschoolers Scholarship visit the Registration Information page. Registration for Parents of Preschoolers begins at 8 a.m. on April 19th.

Single Parent

Recognizing that single parents, whether by death of a spouse or by divorce, are carrying the load of both provider and teacher, the Board of OCEANetwork would like to alleviate a small portion of this burden by allowing the single parent to attend the conference for free along with their children. Grandparents may accompany the parent for a small charge of $10 per grandparent. Single parents may fill out this contact form to apply for benevolent admission.

Hardship

Homeschoolers are not immune to unemployment and other hardships which come from time to time often making it difficult to pay even the minimal fee for the conference. With this in mind, OCEANetwork offers benevolent admission for them. To apply, fill out this contact form.

Pastoral/Missionary

Pastors and Missionaries, along with their spouse and children, may receive benevolent admission to the conference by submitting their request on your church letterhead or mission board letterhead to the conference registrar. To get the mailing address or ask questions, please fill out this contact form.

Military

Active military, along with their spouse and children, may attend the conference for free. To apply for benevolent admission, please send proof of military I.D. to the conference registrar. To get the mailing address or ask questions, please fill out this contact form.

 

To donate to the benevolent admission fund and bless other homeschooling families perhaps less fortunate than yourself go to the donation page on OCEANetwork’s website.

Conference Volunteers

Conference Volunteers ~ Serving others! We need you!

Every year, dozens of wonderful, servant-hearted conference attendees willingly sacrifice part of their time at the conference. Why? Because they understand that without their help, it would be impossible to have a conference that the average homeschool family could afford to attend.

There are several opportunities for adults and young adults 15 and older who are attending with a parent. Sign up online for the job and shift you want. So you don’t have to feel like you are missing any of the messages, you will receive a coupon for one MP3 download for every session you miss. Most shifts are two-and-one-half hours to three hours long.

You must be registered for the conference to volunteer. You can indicate you want to volunteer when you register for the conference.

If you are already registered, you can contact the volunteer coordinator by filling out the volunteer submission form.

Used Curriculum Exchange Volunteers & Questions: Please fill out this contact form and we will get back to you.

As a thank you for helping the OCEANetwork Conference run smoothly, volunteers will be in the first group to be allowed to shop the Used Curriculum Exchange. Shopping for volunteers will be on Friday starting at 12:15 p.m.

Volunteer positions available at the conference:

Set up crew: Thursday afternoon. Help the vendors unload their products. This job is one of heavy lifting and physical labor. Please do not volunteer to do this if you have health problems or are pregnant.

Morning Greeters: We are looking for friendly, smiling folks who like to make families feel welcome at the conference. Friday, bright and early, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

General Session Greeters: Greet people coming into the general session hall, give out handouts, collect evaluations. You get to hear the general session, but need to arrive 15 minutes early and stay a little after the session.

Tear down crew: Saturday afternoon. Help the vendors move out their products when the exhibit hall closes. This job is one of heavy lifting and physical labor. Please do not volunteer to do this if you have health problems or are pregnant.

Used Curriculum Exchange Volunteers: Volunteers are needed Thursday afternoon, Friday, and Saturday to help organize the books for the Used Curriculum Exchange. Sign up when you register for the conference. Or if you have already registered and would like to volunteer for the Used Curriculum Exchange, please fill out this contact form and we will get back to you.

*** Looking for opportunities to volunteer with OCEANetwork year round? Click here to find out more. 

Conference Location

Linn County Expo Center in Albany

Click here for Google Maps

  • Free parking
  • You may bring your own food and drink. There will be vendors available nearby as well.
  • RV parking with or without hook-ups available on site (reserve your spot here) and at nearby locations (Including Knox Butte RV Park)
  • Tent Camping including a KOA campground with tent camping available just 15 min. from the Expo Center.  
  • Nearby hotels for your convenience. Group Discount: Mention “OCEANetwork” when you book a room with Holiday Inn Express (541-928-8820) or Comfort Suites (541-928-2053) to receive our group discount.
  • Handicapped Accommodations: If you or someone attending with you has a disability which requires special accommodations for full participation in the conference, please inform us 30 days in advance using this contact form so we can better meet your needs. The entire facility is wheelchair accessible.

Fun Giveaways

You’ll have a chance to win fun giveaways before and during the conference!

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.

Facebook Party

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

Still Have Questions?

General conference questions: Contact OCEANetwork, 503-288-1285

Exhibitors: See the “Exhibit Hall” expandable section on this page or go to the vendor page and contact us through there.

Benevolent Admissions: See the “Special Discounts” expandable section on this page or fill out this contact form.

Conference Volunteers: See the “Conference Volunteers” expandable section on this page or submit your question using this form.

Used Curriculum Exchange Volunteers & Questions: Please fill out this contact form and we will get back to you.

Handicapped Accommodations: See the “Location” expandable section on this page or contact us for more information.

Registration: See the Registration Information page or fill out this contact form.

“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 combinatino 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