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HSC Conference 2019

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Thursday, August 8
 

7:00pm

Opening Session and Live Performance by Ranch Dog!
Join us for the Opening Session of HSC Conference 2019.  First, we'll have a brief welcome and a few special announcements and housekeeping notes from your Courageous Conference Coordinator Jocelyn Cooper and Board Presidents Erika Davis-Pitre and Tiffany Sandoval.  Then sit back and enjoy a performance by Ranch Dog!

You've heard 'em at HSC campouts. Now come see if they have the same authentic Americana sound with clean(er) clothes.Ranch Dog is Zach Foley and Liz Voosen - long time homeshool parents and HSC conference veterans. They've been making music together as Ranch Dog for the last 3 years or so. It takes a special kind of crazy to start a band later than your 20s. So come take some inspiration and sing along (or not) if you want. Ranch Dog will be playing a mix of Americana classics, folk, and classic rock, as well as their original songs.


Thursday August 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak

7:00pm

Santa Monica, Who?
Cowabunga dudes! Wear your swimsuits under your beach wear cuz we’ll end up at the pool after this gnarly dance. Be there, or be square.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cedar
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

8:00pm

PJ party tweens evening event
Blanket Forts! Stories and games and silliness and fun! Wear your favorite PJs and get ready to party with friends old and new! (No pillow fights, please. We party in peace!)

Speakers

Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Pine

8:45pm

HSC Talks
Borrowing from the inspiring TED Talks, we are again organizing our very own HSC Talks at this year's conference! Our community is full of passionate, inspired people, and we want to hear what you have to say. Each presenter will have seven minutes to dazzle the audience with their big ideas, awesome projects, or personal triumph. We want to hear your voice. No slide shows or power points, just you on stage sharing what sparks your heart with the audience.

The only thing that could make a free exchange of ideas and inspiration sweeter is dessert, so that's what we'll serve alongside your inspiring words!

Speakers
AS

Alexx Souter

Alexx is a 24-year-old unschooled graduate from Southern California with a passion for enacting positive change in the world. Alexx has worked with HSC as a Teen Conference Committee member and coordinator and helped to spearhead our Young Adult Conference Program. They teach about... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 8:45pm - 10:30pm
Oak

9:00pm

Santa Monica, Who? Get Wet!
What up? Come catch a wave in the pool with us at this totally tubular pool party! Be there, or be square.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Pool
  • Suggested Age Range Teens
 
Friday, August 9
 

11:00am

Teen Opening
Come celebrate the start of conference by playing games, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting new people at the annual Teen Conference opening! The Assassin game will be explained, and Assassin cards will be distributed at this event! Be there, or be square!

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cedar
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

2:00pm

Bizarre Bazaar
What do you get when you smash the Artisan Craft Fair, the Recycled Resources Fair, and the Local Groups Fair into one grand space?  It's the Bizarre Bazaar!

Join us Friday afternoon for a marketplace where attendees are encouraged to display and sell their arts, crafts and gently used resources (books, computer/board games, puzzles, dvds, etc...) Please tag all of your own items and staff your space while you are selling.

Those with services for sale (henna, face painting, fortune telling, etc...) and friendly performers with musical or magical talents are encouraged to join in the fun and contribute to the Renaissance Faire atmosphere! However, due to hotel regulations, please, no food sales.

Finally, come find your people! Local groups will have an opportunity to host a table and promote their groups. Mingle with others and find local people for park days, classes, field trips and more. Local groups are welcome to bring an item or basket to donate to the HSC Raffle.

For those selling arts/crafts/recycled resources:  Set-up begins at 1:45 p.m. and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  HSC will not staff nor collect items for this event nor collect any proceeds from sales.   During the last half hour, we ask that all remaining sellers consider offering their items for free.

Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Siskiyou & Donner

3:00pm

Board Member Tea with Julie
         You are cordially invited to
Tea with our 2019 HSC Keynote Speaker
               Julie Lythcott-Haims

                 Families Welcome


Speakers
AS

Alexx Souter

Alexx is a 24-year-old unschooled graduate from Southern California with a passion for enacting positive change in the world. Alexx has worked with HSC as a Teen Conference Committee member and coordinator and helped to spearhead our Young Adult Conference Program. They teach about... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Chardonnay

3:00pm

Camp AC
Sick of all those pesky mosquito bites and sunburns? Then come on down to Camp AC! Join one of four cabins to play active camp games, win prizes, and compete for victory.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pine

6:30pm

Tubbin'
Come talk, relax, and meet new friends at this hot tubbin' experience!


Speakers
MA

Max Arnold

hey, i'm max. i like tubbin.


Friday August 9, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Hot Tub
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

7:00pm

LGBTQ Reception
You are invited to the LGBTQ reception.  Let's meet, greet, and take pride in being together!

Speakers
AS

Alexx Souter

Alexx is a 24-year-old unschooled graduate from Southern California with a passion for enacting positive change in the world. Alexx has worked with HSC as a Teen Conference Committee member and coordinator and helped to spearhead our Young Adult Conference Program. They teach about... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
San Simeon

8:00pm

A Night in New Vegas
Are you tired of aimlessly wandering the wasteland? Join us for a night of high stakes, low odds, and few serious injuries at this post-apocalyptic casino night. Be there...or be square.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Cedar
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

9:30pm

Super Secret Underground Mom's Dance Party!
We can lose connection with ourselves juggling mom life.  Join us in liberating our bodies by channeling your inner diva and busting a move! Come listen to music & connect with other moms. Dancing is not required. There's no right way to dance, this is a no judgment zone that means no judgment of others, and no judgment of yourself. Rhythm not needed, if anyone feels awkward shout out " I feel Awkward" and the rest of us will cheer you on. Just 3 rules: Moms Only. No Lights. No Judgment.

Help us add to playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Lfh1i5UDuh8OkwB7d5vcj?si=YzVkOr39RDGBjxGOWnh3cA

Speakers

Friday August 9, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Pine
 
Saturday, August 10
 

10:00am

Exhibit Hall 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Be sure to visit our Exhibit Hall, open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Exhibit Hall is free to the general public both days and is the perfect place to find inspiration and resources for your next homeschooling year!  The Exhibit Hall will be bursting with vendors including books, games, charter schools, toys, and tech items!  There is a full schedule of demonstrations, activities and presentations happening INSIDE this special space, so be sure to wander through and spend some quality time with our generous exhibitors.

Speakers

Saturday August 10, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Siskiyou & Donner

3:00pm

Minute to Win It
Grab some friends and come play these lightning fast party games! Events swap every half hour to keep you coming back.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cedar

4:00pm

Exhibit Hall - LAST 2 Hours of the day - Closes at 6
Be sure to visit our Exhibit Hall, open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Exhibit Hall is free to the general public both days and is the perfect place to find inspiration and resources for your next homeschooling year!  The Exhibit Hall will be bursting with vendors including books, games, charter schools, toys, and tech items!  There is a full schedule of demonstrations, activities and presentations happening INSIDE this special space, so be sure to wander through and spend some quality time with our generous exhibitors.

Speakers

Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Siskiyou & Donner

7:00pm

Talent Show
The Talent Show is a beloved HSC tradition. Music, dance, comedy, amazing feats of unusual dexterity...we want to see it! To participate, sign up at the Info Table in the Bayshore Foyer by 5:00 PM on Saturday. We can play music if it's on an iPod or phone. Emcee: Remy Foley-Voosen!


Saturday August 10, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Oak

8:00pm

Chill Room: Cartoon Costume Contest
What’s up, Doc? Come show off your cartoon costumes before the dance! Prizes awarded to both single and group costumes. Spectators are also welcome! The contest will be located in the chill room, which will also be open during the dance.
be...there...or...be...square.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 8:00pm - Sunday August 11, 2019 12:00am
Pine
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

9:00pm

Animation Celebration
Mom! The TCC are making a cartoon dance! 
Draw yourself into a world of animation as your favorite character, or just as yourself. Jinkies! I almost forgot, make sure to come to the costume contest beforehand in the Chill Room. Th-th-th-th-that’s all folks! B-b-b-be there, or be SQU-SQU-SQU-SQUARE.

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday August 11, 2019 12:00am
Cedar
  • Suggested Age Range Teens
 
Sunday, August 11
 

9:00am

Exhibit Hall 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Note: Starts an hour earlier for the early birds at conference!
Be sure to visit our Exhibit Hall, open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Exhibit Hall is free to the general public both days and is the perfect place to find inspiration and resources for your next homeschooling year!  The Exhibit Hall will be bursting with vendors including books, games, charter schools, toys, and tech items!  There is a full schedule of demonstrations, activities and presentations happening INSIDE this special space, so be sure to wander through and spend some quality time with our generous exhibitors.


Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
Siskiyou & Donner

11:00am

HSC Board Meeting
Have questions for the HSC board?  Here is a chance to ask.  Join us as we meet to continue the work on behalf of this amazing homeschool community.

Speakers
AS

Alexx Souter

Alexx is a 24-year-old unschooled graduate from Southern California with a passion for enacting positive change in the world. Alexx has worked with HSC as a Teen Conference Committee member and coordinator and helped to spearhead our Young Adult Conference Program. They teach about... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Oak

12:00pm

Exhibit Hall - FINAL 2 Hours - Closes at 2
Be sure to visit our Exhibit Hall, open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Exhibit Hall is free to the general public both days and is the perfect place to find inspiration and resources for your next homeschooling year!  The Exhibit Hall will be bursting with vendors including books, games, charter schools, toys, and tech items!  There is a full schedule of demonstrations, activities and presentations happening INSIDE this special space, so be sure to wander through and spend some quality time with our generous exhibitors.


Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Siskiyou & Donner

1:00pm

Raffle Drawing
Wondering who will win the awesome items generously offered at the exhibit hall?  Join us to find out!

Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Siskiyou & Donner

3:30pm

Teen Closing
*Intense sobbing noises*

Nooo, conference is over!  Come join us while we sign each other's yearbooks, play a closing round of the chair game, announce the assassin winners, and conga to the closing slideshow. Be square or be there?

Speakers
avatar for TCC

TCC

TCC is the Teen Conference Committee. We are responsible for planning the Teen Events throughout Conference. Check out our Instagram to learn more @2019teenconference. If you’re interested in joining TCC or volunteering for TCC, please email us or talk to a TCC member or the Teen... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Cedar
  • Suggested Age Range Teens

5:00pm

Closing Slideshow
Come join us for our closing tradition - a slideshow of our wonderful weekend with photos by our Conference Photographer, Pia Williams! Thank you!

Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Oak