Unschooling-Friendly Conferences

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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2020 Unschooling Conferences

Not all dates have been set for 2020. For now, the links are staying from the past schedules too, so you can see. Most of these recur annually. Check their website frequently and then let Sue know!

2021 Events

FEBRUARY 19-20, 2021
LEAP HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE
San Diego, CA
MAY 13 - 16, 2021
CHN FAMILY EXPO
Garden Grove, CA
MAY 24th - 27th, 2020 - 
UNSCHOOLERS' WATERPARK GATHERING
Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

Sandusky, OH

 

2022 Events

FEBRUARY 2022
UNSCHOOLERS NOW
Great Wolf Lodge
Colorado Spring, CO

 

Past Events Yet to have 2021 Dates

MIDWINTER UNSCHOOLERS' NON CON
Fitchburg, MA

TEXAS UNSCHOOLERS CONFERENCE
Lone Star Jellystone Park
Waller, Texas

ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
Spruce Pine, NC

LIFE IS GOOD CONFERENCE  
Vancouver, WA

HSC CONFERENCE  
San Jose, CA

NORTHEAST UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
Wakefield, MA

FREE TO BE UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
Phoenix, AZ

LEARNING REIMAGINED
South Africa

UN IN THE SUN
ST. PETE BEACH, FLORIDA​

2020 Conferences/Events for Teens

PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO - Passed
3/2/2020 - 3/6/2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOI AN, VIETNAM - Passed
10/12/2020 - 10/16/2020

 

HIGH DESERT CENTER

THE SIMPLY LIVING SEMESTER - In Progress
(WESTERN COLORADO)
9/2/2020 - 11/11/2020

 

WINTERSHIP
11/12/2020 - 2/14/2021

 

THE WANDERLUST SEMESTER
(PHOENIX, AZ)
2/15/2021 - 4/26/2021

 

THE WRITING RETREAT
(PAONIA, CO)
September - October 2021

 

NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPS 

CAMP MYRTLEWOOD
(MYRTLE POINT, OREGON)
8/11/2021 - 8/25/2021

TAMARACK FARM AT FARM & WILDERNESS CAMP
(PLYMOUTH, VERMONT)
9/17/2021 - 9/26/2021


ETUSC

EAST TENNESSEE UNSCHOOLERS SUMMER CAMP - Passed
(​UNICOI, TENNESSEE)
8/9- 8/16, 2020

 

FAMILY FORMAL/SPRING FLING - Passed
(Plano, Texas)
3/14/2020

 

ADVENTURE IN ALASKA - - Passed
(CORDOVA, ALASKA)
7/12/2020 - 7/23/2020