Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager is a best-selling author, columnist and nationally syndicated radio talk show host based in Los Angeles. His radio show is heard by over 2 million listeners on 150 stations across the country.

A sought-after speaker and frequent cable news show guest, Dennis has lectured all over the world including Europe, Asia, Israel, and Australia. His best-selling books include Think a Second Time, Happiness is a Serious Problem and Still the Best Hope: Why American Values Must Triumph. In 2019 he co-starred with comedian Adam Carolla, in a highly praised documentary on college speech codes, No Safe Spaces.

His non-profit venture, Prager University, co-founded with Allen Estrin, is a virtual university on the Internet with a powerful twist – all the courses are five minutes long. In 2019 alone, PragerU had over 1 billion views on YouTube and Facebook, making it by far the largest producer and distributor of non-liberal video content in the world. Over 60% of its viewers are under 35. In addition to Dennis, faculty members include Walter Williams, Arthur Brooks, Steve Forbes, Kimberly Strassel, Heather MacDonald, Mike Rowe, Jordan Peterson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jocko Willink, and Ben Shapiro among many others.

Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings is a homeschool graduate, serial entrepreneur, and an award-winning filmmaker. In 2013, Paul served as the Public Policy Director of the Texas Home School Coalition and launched the THSC Watchmen program which has shaped the course of home school freedoms in Texas for the last 7 years.

He hosts "Compelled" (CompelledPodcast.com), a podcast telling unique stories of God's work in people's lives. Paul, his wife, and their children live near Austin, Texas.

Eric and Leslie Ludy

Eric and Leslie Ludy are the founders of Ellerslie Mission Society, Bravehearted Christian, and its family of ministries including Set Apart Girl, Set Apart Motherhood, and EricLudy.com. Bestselling authors and speakers who have published twenty-seven books, Eric and Leslie have shared their message around the country, overseas, and on virtually every conceivable Christian media platform for the last twenty-five years. As a strong voice in the Church today, the Ludys’ poignant books and powerful messages present a clarion call to a return to triumphant, Bible-centered, Christ-empowered Christianity.

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Martin ‎Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, and ‎Miracles. He has written more than thirty children’s books, and his ‎books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He ‎has collaborated with artist Tim Raglin on two humor books titled ‎Donald Drains the Swamp and Donald Builds the Wall. His writing ‎has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the ‎New Yorker, and Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on ‎CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas ‎Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio show heard on 300 stations ‎nationwide and aired on television on TBN. He lives in New York ‎City with his wife and daughter. ‎

David and Jason Benham

Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best selling authors. Their accomplishments have been recognized by dozens of publications, including Inc Magazine, Wall St Journal, Business Leader Media, Franchise 500 and more. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 - yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC's Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benham's continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same. David and Jason and wives homeschool their combined nine children and live on the same street in Charlotte, NC.

Phillip Telfer

Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 25 years, sharing at camps, retreats, schools, conferences, and churches around the country. He is the director of the non-profit ministry Media Talk 101 and author of the book Media Choices: Convictions or Compromise? He wrote, produced, and co-directed the award-winning documentary Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture, and founded the annual Christian Worldview Film Festival and Filmmakers Guild. Phillip loves Jesus, his family, and his local church. He’s finicky about coffee so he took up the hobby of home roasting and when he needs to unplug he can be found in his workshop crafting things from wood. He and his wife Mary have been happily married for twenty-eight years and are blessed with four wonderful children, one fantastic son-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. Phillip and Mary are dedicated to homeschooling their three teens through high school.

Rachael Carman

I had it going on—or so I thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And I’m here to encourage you to do the same! I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.

In my books How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids, I challenge mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to the Lord. I invite moms to join me in loving God passionately and worshiping Him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as I speak of my own struggles with perfectionism and impatience and share my challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. My honesty will surprise you, and my humor will put you at ease.

I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. My husband and I own Apologia Educational Ministries, I’m an author and speaker – I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.

Andrew Pudewa

Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor.

John Erickson

John Erickson lives near Perryton, Texas, where he and his wife live today on their working cattle ranch. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog, a smelly, smart-aleck head of ranch security, Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West Texas Panhandle. This series of books is a favorite and has sold more than nine million copies. His advice to young writers is, “Write about something you know. Try to leave your readers better off than they were before.”

Dr. Johnnie Seago

Dr. Johnnie Seago, a national conference speaker, educator and mother of eight adult children is passionate about personal growth and leadership development. She helps parents connect and communicate with their adult children through her Moms of Adult Children broadcasts. She’s an adjunct professor at Liberty University, where she received her doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is the Executive Director of the Family Education Foundation and founded the Paideia Classical School.

Dr. Ted Seago

Dr. Ted Seago is a homeschool dad of 8, granddaddy to 20 and married to Dr. Johnnie K. Seago. A pastor of 42 years, he’s the Pastor of Connections at Restoration Church in Montgomery, Texas. He’s the Executive Director of the Family Education Foundation which provides classes for homeschool students through PACES Paideia Classical School. He has a Bachelor, Masters, and Doctor of Education degree. He’s also an educator, certified life coach, trainer and speaker.

Mary James

Mary James lives in Austin, Texas, and is the mother of eight. She began homeschooling in 1989 and will graduate her youngest child in 2022. In 1999, Mary founded Smoothing the Way, and continues to offer training and support to homeschooling parents. Mary also serves on the Texas Homeschool Coalition Board of Directors. She encourages her listeners to face the often daunting task of homeschooling their children. For more information, visit www.smoothingtheway.com.

Peggy Ployhar

Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a leader in the special education homeschooling community and a frequent writer and speaker on special education homeschooling issues. Peggy’s journey into homeschooling started 18 years ago when her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.

Peggy is the former THSC (Texas Home School Coalition) Special Needs Team Lead, MACHE (Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators) Special Needs Coordinator and MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Area Coordinator for MN, ND and SD. She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader.

In her free time Peggy enjoys aerial silks, paddle boarding, cooking, hiking and reading.

You can tune in every Tuesday evening on the SPED Homeschool Facebook page to watch Peggy host SPED Homeschool Conversations, a weekly talk show about special education homeschooling or you can join her daily on her personal YouTube channel, Daily Revelations.

Dr. Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch (cook) is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth,
TX, and a co-founder of Ignite the Family, based in Alpharetta, GA. She has influenced thousands
of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels,
and other events. She is a featured speaker for the Great Homeschool Conventions and a regular
presenter for Care Net, Summit Ministries, Axis, and other organizations. She speaks regularly
at schools, churches, and pregnancy resource centers.
She is also proud to have five books published by Moody Publishers: Five to Thrive, Screens and
Teens, 8 Great Smarts, Start with the Heart, and No More Perfect Kids
(with Jill Savage). Dr.
Kathy is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk-shows. Kirk
Cameron chose her as the technology expert to interview in his 2018 movie, Connect: Real Help
for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World.

Aaress Lawless

Aaress Lawless is a homeschool graduate and one of the founders of DuoParadigms Public Relations & Design, Inc. She has fifteen years of experience working in journalism, marketing, and public relations with Christian and secular businesses and nonprofits.

Aaress is also the host of the Today's Homeschool Teen podcast produced by Dual Credit at Home, as well as the SageTalk podcast produced by Compassionate Hope.

In addition to her work, you can often find Aaress spending time with her family and the most lovable Great Dane in the world, teaching Sunday School, burrowing her nose into a book, or hunting for deals for her next travel adventure with her friends.

She is passionate about helping others reach their incredible, God-given potential and grow in their relationship with their Heavenly Father.

Addi Newman

Addi Newman is a Texan-born, homeschool graduate. She is the 5th of 10 children, was blessed to be raised in a Christian home, and spent ten years of her childhood with her family on the mission field in Honduras (Central America). Addi is the co-author of Advanced Tools for Speech Classroom Curriculum. She is a dental hygienist by profession, a wife of 4 years, and mother to a toddler and soon-to-be newborn. She and her husband look forward to homeschooling all of the children the Lord blesses them with.

Lynn Dean

Lynn Dean is a veteran homeschool mom, speaker, novelist, and curriculum designer. She’s passionate about lifestyle learning, Socratic teaching, project-based education, godly leadership, and awesome teenagers. She enjoys helping homeschool parents create hands-on activities and learning adventures!

Lynn created Discover Texas, now in its 21st year, to fill the need for an age-integrated, hands-on history curriculum for the great state of Texas. You can find her online courses for students and for parents at courses.discovertexasonline.com.

Delta Hotels Allen Convention Center

777 Watters Creek Boulevard, Allen, Texas 75013

Delta Hotels Allen Convention Center

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center Main Lobby

1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel

AllenThe Woodlands

Allen Parking and Directions

Parking fills up fast! Please plan time to find a parking spot that works best for you. Stay in the parking garage after unloading or find a nearby lot.
On-site parking garage fee: $8.00 per day
Valet parking fee: $16.00 per day

777 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, Texas, 75013

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center is located at the corner of Bethany Drive and North Central Expressway off U.S. Highway 75.

The Woodlands Parking and Directions


Complimentary off-site parking
On-site parking, fee: $6 hourly, $22 daily
Valet parking fee: $26 daily

1601 Lake Robbins Dr, Spring, TX 77380

>Parking Map
Make your Convention Experience Hassle-Free!
We want you to enjoy your entire Convention experience and that includes getting there and parking. Download a PDF version of parking options.

If you can’t find a place to park or you find yourself stuck in traffic, please consider these directions and options:
Due to the nearby events likely on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening, attendees arriving mid- to late-afternoon are encouraged NOT to exit on Woodlands Parkway, as traffic can become very congested there.

Parking Options

Town Center Parking Garage - FREE while space lasts
2002 Timberloch Place, The Woodlands

This is a shared garage and will likely fill to capacity. Please be courteous and proceed to an alternate parking option when this takes place.

Marriott Hotel Garage - $6/hour, $18/day
1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

24 & 25 Waterway - $15‐25/day
24 Waterway Ave, The Woodlands

Phish Lot -  $15/day
At the cross of Six Pines & Lake Robbins

NOTE: Convention attendees are encouraged NOT to park in the Tinseltown or Mall parking lots as towing is enforced.

Special Offers

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park

Discount:  Buy One, Get One discount for the Docent-Guided Historic Buildings Tours (3 historic buildings and art gallery), available Thursday - Sunday. Attendees will need to call and make advance reservations to take advantage of the discount. Call: 713-655-1912, ext. 103

Houston CityPASS

Save 47% on admission to Houston’s top 5 attractions and skip most ticket lines with CityPASS tickets. Valid for nine days beginning with the first day of use. Cost: Adult, $62 (value $116); Child ages 3-11, $52 (value $88).

-- Space Center Houston General Admission, including Independence Plaza and NASA tram tour
-- Downtown Aquarium General Admission to Aquarium Adventure Exhibit (rides and games not included)
-- Houston Museum of Natural Science Exhibit Halls General Admission
-- Houston Zoo General Admission  – OR – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston General Admission
-- The Kemah Boardwalk Valid for All-Day Ride Pass (Stingray Reef, Boardwalk Beast and Iron Eagle not included) – OR -- Children’s Museum of Houston General Admission (Adults must be accompanied by a child.)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

-- Enjoy more than 60% off the general admission ticket at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with use of this coupon. Explore four floors worth of permanent exhibits such as the 30,000 square foot dinosaur hall, all new Wiess Energy Hall, Hall of Ancient Egypt, gems and minerals, and many more. Ticket cost is $10.00 per person with the coupon vs. $25.00 without. This coupon (code CPV-CCA) must be presented at the box office either printed or digitally shown on mobile device.
-- Enjoy more than 25% off admission into the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Walk through a living butterfly habitat, marvel at spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes. Ticket cost is $8.00 per person with coupon vs.$12.00 without. Coupon Code is CPV-CCA and must be presented at box office either printed or digitally shown.
-- Enjoy 40% off the Art of the Hunt Exhibit + General Admission ticket at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Ticket cost with coupon is $17.00 per person vs $30.00 full price. This coupon (code CPV-CCA) must be presented at the box office either printed or digitally shown on mobile device.
-- Back by Popular Demand! Enjoy 40% off the Death By Natural Causes Exhibition + General Admission ticket at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Ticket cost with coupon is $17.00 per person vs $30.00 full price. This coupon (code CPV-CCA) must be presented at the box office either printed or digitally shown on mobile device.

The Woodlands Area Attractions

Space Center Houston
With more than 400 things to see and do, including a variety of ever-changing exhibits, films and live shows, Space Center Houston is a must-do group destination. We invite you to experience space exploration through its exciting present, its dramatic history, and its compelling future, all of which is included with your Space Center Houston paid group admission ticket.

1940 Air Terminal Museum
The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in the original art-deco Houston Municipal Airport building at present-day William P. Hobby Airport. The museum showcases the rich heritage of civil aviation, including the airlines, general aviation and business aviation. Exhibits include Houston’s fascinating aviation history.

Bayou Bend
Bayou Bend is the Museum of Fine Arts Houston house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882-1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically-maintained gardens in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood.

Brazos Bend State Park
Looking for a “wild” experience? You will find it at Brazos Bend State Park, just 45 miles from downtown Houston! (Please note that some areas of this park are closed due to Hurricane Harvey damage. Please check their website for more information).

Children’s Museum of Houston
With 90,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, our all-inclusive admission ticket provides access to hundreds of activities, workshops, special performances and every exhibit at the top-rated Children’s Museum of Houston. Celebrate your child and make memories to last a lifetime with every visit!

Downtown Aquarium
Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two downtown Houston landmarks—Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Water Works building.

The Health Museum
In the heart of Houston, The Health Museum inspires passion and curiosity in health, the medical sciences and the human body. With over 2.5 million visitors, we are the most interactive and popular science learning center of its kind and a favorite among Houstonians.

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
Tour authentically restored buildings that span the city’s history from before statehood to the oil boom of the early 20th century.

Houston Museum of Natural Science
As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States and one of the most attended venues in Houston,

Houston Police Department Museum
The Houston Police Department Museum is located in the lobby of Houston Police Department headquarters and features unique displays and a memorial wall honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by those officers that gave their lives in the line of duty. There is no charge for the museum.

Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston.

Kemah Boardwalk
The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily, providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day.

Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf
Unique glowing experience! Family fun!

Wet‘n’Wild SplashTown
Wet‘n’Wild SplashTown is a water park located north of Houston on I-45.