2017 SECHE Conference

May 12-13, 2017

Conference Hours 9am-6pm both days

Registration begins at 8:30am

Sioux Falls Convention Center

1101 N West Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104


"I Press On" Phil 3:14


The SECHE Conference speakers, vendors and activities are dedicated and coordinated to challenge, inspire and encourage you and your family in your homeschooling journey.

SCHEDULE


Early-BirdAt-The-Door
MemberNon-MemberMemberNon-Member
$20$35$40$55


Register now to take advantage of Early-Bird pricing to save $20/family! Early-Bird savings end April 28th!

Want to get the SECHE member pricing? Membership fees have been reduced to $35/year making membership a phenomenal value! Click HERE to become a SECHE member!

REGISTER NOW : As a member

REGISTER NOW : As a non-member

Keynote:

Hal Young Biography Presentations
Melanie Young Biography Presentations

 

Workshop:

Brian Catalucci Biography Presentations
Scott Woodruff Biography Presentations
Elizabeth Hagan Biography Presentations

Early-Bird At-The-Door
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
$20 $35 $40 $55

 

Register now to take advantage of Early-Bird pricing to save $20/family! Early-Bird savings end April 28th!

Want to get the SECHE member pricing? Membership fees have been reduced to $35/year making membership a phenomenal value! Click HERE to become a SECHE member!

REGISTER NOW : As a member

REGISTER NOW : As a non-member

Registered Vendors

Vendor

Workshops

Alpha Center  
Americans for Prosperity  
Answers in Genesis  
Association Free Lutheran Bible School  
Baleraena Dance Studio  
BJU Press Workshops
Christian Light Education  
Civil Air Patrol, South Dakota Wing  
Classical Conversations Workshops
Concordia University  
Crossways International  
Dordt College  
Elizabeth Hagen  
Family Heritage Alliance  
Golden Prairie Press Workshops
Heppner's Legacy Workshops
HSLDA  
Imagination Investigation Workshops
My Father's World  
P-A Financial Services Workshops
Raising Real Men  
RightStart Mathematics  
Rod & Staff / Truth & Life Ministries  
Teaching Textbooks  
Thirty-One  
Trinity Bible College & Graduate School  
Usborne Books & More  
Well-Read Mom  
Willart  
Young Living Team Oiltastic Workshops

More vendors are being added all the time so please check back often!


Early-Bird At-The-Door
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
$20 $35 $40 $55

 

Register now to take advantage of Early-Bird pricing to save $20/family! Early-Bird savings end April 28th!

Want to get the SECHE member pricing? Membership fees have been reduced to $35/year making membership a phenomonal value! Click HERE to become a SECHE member!

REGISTER NOW : As a member

REGISTER NOW : As a non-member


If you'd like to be a Vendor at the 2017 SECHE conference please CLICK HERE to access the vendor registration form.

Activities

Homeschool Panel

Sometimes you just need an experienced opinion. This is especially true when it comes to homeschooling. Bring your questions and your lunch on Saturday, May 13th from 12:45 to 1:30pm and take part in our Homeschool Panel Q & A session. Our panel of experienced homeschoolers have volunteered their time to lend their knowledge and experience to your questions.

Let's Paint Run-A-Ways

Want to try your hand at painting? Or maybe learn a few more skills on canvas? Back by popular demand is the painting workshop from Let's Paint Run-A-Ways. Workshops are 2 1/2 hours long and are offered for conference attendees aged 7-adult. The cost for each workshop is $15 and includes required materials and instruction. Participants will complete an original painting in each workshop. Workshop registration will be at the conference near the registration table on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wild Science!

Come experience the wild side of science - featuring exciting experiments and fun teaching. Each session will have different experiments.

Weather with Brian Karstens

Brian has holds weather classes for students in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas. To learn more about upcoming sessions, please visit briankarstens.com. During the SECHE conference, Brian will be holding a free class to introduce students to his weather workshops. Please bring your weather questions for Brian and learn more about severe weather preparedness! Classes will not be held in the case of severe weather, as Brian will be busy.

Early-Bird At-The-Door
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
$20 $35 $40 $55

 

Register now to take advantage of Early-Bird pricing to save $20/family! Early-Bird savings end April 28th!

Want to get the SECHE member pricing? Membership fees have been reduced to $35/year making membership a phenomenal value! Click HERE to become a SECHE member!

REGISTER NOW : As a member

REGISTER NOW : As a non-member

Services

Adventures of Rush Revere Homeschool Depot

We're excited to be partnering with the Adventures of Rush Revere Homeschool Depot in their book giveaway offer. Order postcards will be available at one of the keynote addresses offering a free Rush Revere book to anyone interested. This is a completely free offer. We've verified that no shipping or handling charges will be assessed. For more information on the Rush Revere Homeschool Depot click HERE.

Session Recording

Had to flip a coin to decide which session to attend? Wondered what you might have missed? Wonder no more. Once again, audio of all the conference speaker sessions will be available in mp3 format. Conference attendance is required and service cost is $15. Paid attendees will receive a download link by May 22nd.

Unattended Nursery

Need a place to let the little ones unwind? An unattended nursery is there to provide respite. The nursery is located in room 3, east of the main entrance to the Conference Center. Please note that the respite is not for the adults, the unattended nursery means you'll need to attend to your kids while they're there.

Food

No outside food is allowed in the Conference Center. Lunch and snacks can be purchased from food booths provided by the Conference Center.

Vendor Hall

The Vendor Hall will be open from 9:00am - 6:00pm on both Friday and Saturday. These extended hours have been provided to ensure you have plenty of time to view and purchase from your favorite vendors and interact with the conference speakers.

Legislator, Pastor & Grandparent Complimentary Pass

Legislators, non-homeschooling pastors and non-homeschooling grandparents are invited to attend the SECHE Conference as our guests. SECHE does not endorse any political party, legislator or denomination but instead uses their attendance at the SECHE Conference to acquaint them with home education as a successful, proven educational choice. Please feel free to take a moment and introduce yourselves to them. Legislators, please bring credentials to receive your free pass.

Lodging

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the following area hotel for use by the conference attendees. Reservations must reference the Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators homeschool conference and be placed before April 28th to secure the special rate.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls Southwest

3821 West Avera Drive

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Reservations: (605) 275-4155

Conference Rate: $99/night + tax

Features: Airport Shuttle, Hot Complimentary Breakfast, Complimentary Wired and Wireless High Speed Internet

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Early-BirdAt-The-Door
MemberNon-MemberMemberNon-Member
$20$35$40$55


Register now to take advantage of Early-Bird pricing to save $20/family! Early-Bird savings end April 28th!

Want to get the SECHE member pricing? Membership fees have been reduced to $35/year making membership a phenomenal value! Click HERE to become a SECHE member!

REGISTER NOW : As a member

REGISTER NOW : As a non-member

Serving homeschooling families in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area and surrounding communities since August of 2002; SECHE was initiated at a meeting of like-minded home educators who desired to form a group where their belief and acknowledgment of God was an integral part of their homeschool organization. It is the goal of our organization to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in all of our activities and to encourage families to homeschool in a manner that honors God.

SECHE offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy Christian homeschooling fellowship and encouragement. Social events, educational events and our annual SECHE Conference are all present on our events calendar. Click over and see what SECHE has to offer your homeschooling family!

SECHE is an official member of the Home School Legal Defense Association and members receive a discount to HSLDA.

Apr
27
Zoo Encounter 1 & Zoo
April 27 - Thursday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Apr
28
SkyZone
April 28 - Friday
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
May
05
Skyzone
May 5 - Friday
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM

2016 Conference Sponsors

"It is the goal of our organization to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in all of our activities and to encourage Christian home educating families to home school in a manner that honors God."

  • We believe the Bible is inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that a believer may be thoroughly prepared for every good work.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in 3 persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in Jesus Christ as God come in human flesh fully God and fully man except without sin. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles testifying to his deity. He died on the cross for our sins and rose again the third day. He ascended into heaven where he sits at the right hand of God the Father and acts as our great high priest interceding for us and preparing a place for us. We believe in his personal return.
  • We believe that all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and that salvation is a free gift offered to sinners. An individual is saved when they turn from their sin and turn to God in faith for salvation. The gift must be received by faith, trusting solely in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, not trusting in any personal works to merit salvation.
  • We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, who convicts men of sin, and regenerates and indwells those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
  • We believe the Bible teaches us that our lives should be transformed as we follow Christ and our conduct will reflect the fact that God is conforming us to the image of His dear Son.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that our home school association should reflect and defend these beliefs in all of its activities.