Going to Conferences

Conferences are fabulous places to hear directly from experienced unschoolers, ask questions, and alleviate some of your own fears. Several of our Unschooling Mom2Mom moderators as well as some of the experienced unschooling moms posting on our UM2M Facebook Group are speakers at these conferences. Be sure to find them and introduce yourself!

Many of the family conferences have specific activities for adults, children and teens. Be sure to check out their website so you’ll see what they’re offering.
​We’re also including some fabulous retreats, trips and opportunities for unschooled teens to travel the country and the world!


And if you’re not sure a conference is “worth it,”
please read this: Little Tools for an Epic Life.

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2018 Unschooling Conferences

Not all dates have been set for 2018. For now, the links are staying from the 2017 schedule too, so you can see. Most of these recur annually. Check their website frequently and then let Sue know!

JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 2, 2018
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL FAMILY SUMMIT
GUANAJUATO, MEXICO

 

FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018
​HSC – DISCOVERY CON 2018
SHERATON GROVE, ANAHEIM SOUTH HOTEL

 

February 25, 2018 – March 2, 2018
UNSCHOOLERS’ PLATFORM
TIMBER RIDGE LODGE & WATERPARK

MAY 21-24, 2018
UNSCHOOLERS’ WATERPARK GATHERING
KALAHARI INDOOR WATERPARK
SANDUSKY, OHIO

 

MAY 24-27, 2018
LIFE IS GOOD CONFERENCE  
TIGARD, OREGON

 

 AUGUST 9 – 12, 2018
HSC CONFERENCE  
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA​​

 

 AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
FREE TO BE UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

 

2017 Events Yet to have 2018 Dates

NOVEMBER 5-9, 2017
ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA

 

 

FEBRUARY 11-12, 2017
LEARNING REIMAGINED FAMILY CONFERENCE
THE 1ST UNSCHOOLER’S CONFERENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA
LAKE GENEVA, WI

 

APRIL 20-24, 2017
TEXAS UNSCHOOLERS CONFERENCE
NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS

 

APRIL 23-27, 2017
ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA

 

AUGUST 24-27, 2017
NORTHEAST UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE 
WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

 

SEPTEMBER 4 – 8, 2017
UN IN THE SUN
ST. PETE BEACH, FLORIDA​

 

SEPTEMBER 7-10, 2017
CHN FAMILY EXPO
POMONA, CALIFORNIA

 

NOVEMBER 5-9, 2017
ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA

2017 Conferences/Events for Teens

1/25 – 4/19
Argentina Semester
​UNSCHOOL ADVENTURES

 

2/13 – 2/26
South Africa – Culture, Adventure, Wildlife & Community 
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

4/10 – 5/2
Mexico – History, Culture & the Land of the Mayas
​PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

6/12 – 7/3
Peru – Machu PIcchu & the Sacred Valley
​PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

7/5 – 7/19
BOLIVIA – SOARING CONTRASTS, RICH CULTURE, WILDLIFE & HISTORY

​PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

7/30 – 8/7
DANCE RECESS 2017
HIGH DESERT CENTER, PAONIA, COLORADO

 

8/6-14
CAMP LATGAWA (EAGLE POINT, OREGON)
NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMP

 

8/6-13
EAST TENNESSEE UNSCHOOLERS SUMMER CAMP  
​UNICOI, TENNESSEE

 

8/22 – 9/5
CAMP MYRTLEWOOD (BRIDGE, OREGON)
NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMP

 

9/6 – 5/30
HIGH DESERT CENTER – GAP YEAR
PAONIA, COLORADO AND GUATEMALA

 

9/19 – 28
FARM & WILDERNESS TAMARACK FARM (PLYMOUTH, VERMONT)

NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMP

 

10/23 – 12/14
SOUTHEAST ASIA 2017 – THAILAND, LAOS, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA
UNSCHOOL ADVENTURES

 

11/5 – 13
JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA
​NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMP

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