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!

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

 

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

 

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

 

MARCH 1, 2019
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
CHN FAMILY EXPO
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Past Events Yet to have 2019 Dates

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

AUGUST 20 - 26, 2018
FACE 2018
TOLEDO, SPAIN

AUGUST 23 - 26, 2018
NORTHEAST UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE 
WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

 

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

PWS INTRO TO LEARNING - MEXICO
2/21/2019 - 3/1/2019

LAND OF THE RISING SON - JAPAN
4/8/2019 - 4/28/2019

CULTURE, SURF, AND ADVENTURE - BALI
5/14/2019 - 5/27/2019

LAND OF THE INCAS - FAMILY ADVENTURE - PARU
6/17/2019 - 7/1/2019

CASTLES AND HAGIS - SCOTLAND
7/15/2019 - 8/8/2019

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

 

 

UNSCHOOLING ADVENTURES

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

 

 

HIGH DESERT CENTER

THE WATERSHED SEMESTER
The Colorado River Watershed: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Northern Mexico, and California

1/31/2019 - 5/16/2019

THE EXPEDITIONARY SEMESTER
The Arizona Trail   3/11/2019 - 5/20/2019

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

 

NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPS 

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

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)
8/11/2019 - 8/18/2019

 

 

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