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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2019 Unschooling Conferences

Not all dates have been set for 2019. For now, the links are staying from the 2018 schedule too, so you can see. Most of these recur annually. Check their website frequently and then let Sue know!

2019 CONVENTIONS

JANUARY 14 - 17, 2019 - PASSED
MIDWINTER UNSCHOOLERS' NON CON
FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS

 

FEBRUARY 22 - 28, 2019 - PASSED
UNSCHOOLERS' PLATFORM
TIMBER RIDGE LODGE & WATERPARK
LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN

 

MARCH 4 - 8, 2019 - PASSED
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL FAMILY SUMMIT
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO

 

CANCELED
LEARNING THROUGH LIVING VT UNSCHOOL CONFERENCE
BOLTON VALLEY, VERMONT

 

APRIL 28 - May 2, 2019
ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA

 

MAY 2 - 5, 2019 - PASSED
CHN FAMILY EXPO
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA

 

MAY 20 - 23, 2019 - PASSED
UNSCHOOLERS' WATERPARK GATHERING
KALAHARI INDOOR WATERPARK
SANDUSKY, OHIO

 

MAY 30 - JUNE 3, 2019 - PASSED
LIFE IS GOOD CONFERENCE  
TIGARD, OREGON

 

AUGUST 8 - 11, 2019 - PASSED
HSC CONFERENCE  
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA​​

 

AUGUST 18 - 25, 2019 - PASSED
FACE 2018
TOLEDO, SPAIN

 

AUGUST 22 - 25, 2019 - PASSED
NORTHEAST UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

 

AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 - PASSED
FREE TO BE UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

 

NOVEMBER 3 - 7, 2019
ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA

 

2020 CONVENTIONS

FEBRUARY 23 - 27, 2020
UNSCHOOLERS NOW
GREAT WOLF LODGE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

 

MAY 7- 10, 2020
CHN FAMILY EXPO
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA

 

MAY 21- 25, 2020
LIFE IS GOOD CONFERENCE  
VANCOUVER, WA

 

MAY 24 - 28, 2020
UNSCHOOLERS' WATERPARK GATHERING
KALAHARI INDOOR WATERPARK
SANDUSKY, OHIO

 

AUGUST 6 - 9, 2020
HS
C CONFERENCE  
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA​​

 

 

 

Past Events Yet to have 2019/2020 Dates

OCTOBER 20 - 21, 2018
LEARNING REIMAGINED
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

2019 Conferences/Events for Teens

PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

CONSTRUCTION AND ORGANIC FARMING - WALES
8/15/2019 - 9/7/2019

PWS INTRO - SPAIN
10/21/2019 - 10/29/2019

ADVENTURE & CULTURE - THAILAND
11/6/2019 - 11/28/2019

PWS INTRO - MEXICO
3/9/2020 - 3/17/2020

LAND OF THE RISING SUN - JAPAN
4/8/2020 -4/28/2020 

EXPLORING HUMAN RESILIENCE - CENTRAL EUROPE
6/1/2020 - 6/26/202

MACHU PICCHU & THE SACRED VALLEY - PERU
7/15/2020 - 8/5/2020

LAND OF THE INCAS - PERU 
7/22/2020 - 8/5/2020

INDIE BACKPACK ADVENTURE - SOUTH AMERICA
8/12/2020 - 9/8/2020

UNSCHOOLING ADVENTURES

DIY GAP YEAR SOUTH AMERICA
Arequipa, Peru   04/03/2019 - 04/11/2019 - PASSED
The rest of South America   04/11/2019 - 5/9/2019 - PASSED

 

 

HIGH DESERT CENTER

WRITING RETREAT 
Paonia, Colorado 9/10/2020 - 10/14/2020 

GAP YEAR 2019 - 2020
Colorado, Mexico, and the South-West 9/11/2019 - 5/21/2020

GAP YEAR 2020 - 2021
Colorado, Mexico, Guatemala, and the South-West 9/2/2020 - 4/26/2021

 

 

NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPS 

CAMP MYRTLEWOOD
(MYRTLE POINT, OREGON)
8/17/2019 - 8/24/2019 (1 Week Option) - PASSED
8/17/2018 - 8/31/2019 (2 Week Option) - PASSED

TAMARACK FARM AT FARM & WILDERNESS CAMP
(PLYMOUTH, VERMONT)
9/19/2019 - 9/28/2019

 


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EAST TENNESSEE UNSCHOOLERS SUMMER CAMP
(​UNICOI, TENNESSEE) - PASSED
8/11/2019 - 8/18/2019

 

 

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