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!

FEBRUARY 23 - 27, 2020 - Completed
UNSCHOOLERS NOW
Great Wolf Lodge
Colorado Spring, CO

 

APRIL 16-20, 2020  - Being rescheduled
TEXAS UNSCHOOLERS CONFERENCE
Lone Star Jellystone Park
Waller, Texas

 

MAY 3 - 7 2020 - Ended
ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
Spruce Pine, NC

 

MAY 21- 24, 2020 Canceled. Check their FB for future updates.
LIFE IS GOOD CONFERENCE  
Vancouver, WA

 

AUGUST 6 - 9, 2020 - Going Virtual
HS
C CONFERENCE  
San Jose, CA
Aug 13 - 16, 2020 - Cancelled 
NORTHEAST UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
Wakefield, MA
SEPTEMBER 3 - 6, 2020 - Cancelled
FREE TO BE UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
Phoenix, AZ
DECEMBER  13 - 17, 2020 - 
UNSCHOOLERS' WATERPARK GATHERING
Kalahari Indoor Waterpark
Sandusky, OH

2021 Events

FEBRUARY 19-20, 2021
LEAP HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE
San Diego, CA

 

MAY 13 - 16, 2021
CHN FAMILY EXPO
Garden Grove, CA

 

Past Events Yet to have 2020 Dates

Jan. 14 - 17, 2019
MIDWINTER UNSCHOOLERS' NON CON
Fitchburg, MA

Oct. 20 - 21, 2018
LEARNING REIMAGINED
South Africa

SEPTEMBER 4 - 8, 2017
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
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

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

 

HIGH DESERT CENTER

THE SIMPLY LIVING SEMESTER
(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


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

 

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

 

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