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
UNSCHOOLERS NOW
Great Wolf Lodge
Colorado Spring, CO

 

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

 

MAY 7- 10, 2020
CHN FAMILY EXPO
Garden Grove, CA

 

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

 

MAY 24 - 28, 2020
UNSCHOOLERS' WATERPARK GATHERING
Kalahari Indoor Waterpark
Sandusky, OH

 

AUGUST 6 - 9, 2020
HS
C CONFERENCE  
San Jose, 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

 

APRIL 28 - May 2, 2019
ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
Spruce Pine, NC

 

Aug 22 - 25, 2019
NORTHEAST UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
Wakefield, MA

 

Aug 29 - Sept 1, 2019
FREE TO BE UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
Phoenix, AZ

 

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

2020 Conferences/Events for Teens

PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

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 - 6/26/2020

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

 

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)
Dates not set yet

TAMARACK FARM AT FARM & WILDERNESS CAMP
(PLYMOUTH, VERMONT)
Dates not set yet

 


ETUSC


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

 

 

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