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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2018 Unschooling Conferences

Not all dates have been set for 2018. For now, the links are staying from the 2017 schedule too, so you can see. Most of these recur annually. Check their website frequently and then let Sue know!

JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 2, 2018
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL FAMILY SUMMIT
GUANAJUATO, MEXICO

 

FEBRUARY 2 - 4, 2018
​HSC - DISCOVERY CON 2018
SHERATON GROVE, ANAHEIM SOUTH HOTEL

 

February 25, 2018 – March 2, 2018
UNSCHOOLERS' PLATFORM
TIMBER RIDGE LODGE & WATERPARK

APRIL 29 - May 3, 2018
ARGH (AUTODIDACTIC RADICAL GATHERING OF HOMESCHOOLERS)
SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA

 

MAY 21 - 24, 2018
UNSCHOOLERS' WATERPARK GATHERING
KALAHARI INDOOR WATERPARK
SANDUSKY, OHIO

 

MAY 24 - 27, 2018
LIFE IS GOOD CONFERENCE  
TIGARD, OREGON

AUGUST 9 - 12, 2018
HSC CONFERENCE  
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA​​

 

AUGUST 23 - 26, 2017
NORTHEAST UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE 
WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

 

AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
FREE TO BE UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

 

SEPTEMBER 6 - 9, 2018
CHN FAMILY EXPO
GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA

 

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

 

 

 

2017 Events Yet to have 2018 Dates

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​

2018 Conferences/Events for Teens

3/12/2018 - 4/11/2018
A PIRATE'S LIFE REATREAT
Panama/Columbia
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

5/6/2018 - 6/17/2018 
SPAIN 2018
​UNSCHOOL ADVENTURES

 

6/6/2018 - 6/29/2018
PERU - MACHU PICCHU & THE SACRED VALLEY
​PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

7/2/2018 - 7/21/2018
BOLIVIA BOLD - SOARING CONTRASTS, RICH CULTURE, WILDLIFE & HISTORY
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

7/17/2018 - 10/30/2018
HIGH DESERT CENTER - SIMPLY LIVING SEMESTER
PAONIA, COLORADO AND SURROUNDING FARMS, MOUNTAINS, AND CANYONS

 

7/17/2018 - 5/18/2019 OR 5/20/2019
HIGH DESERT CENTER - GAP YEAR
COLORADO, MEXICO, AND THE SOUTH-WEST

 

7/31/2018 - 8/8/2018
CAMP LATGAWA (EAGLE ROCK, OREGON) 
NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMP

 

8/5/2018 - 8/12/2018
EAST TENNESSEE UNSCHOOLERS SUMMER CAMP  
​UNICOI, TENNESSEE

 

8/15/2018 - 9/7/2018
WALES - ORGANIC FARMING, NATURAL BUILDING, OFF THE GRID LIVING
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

8/21/2018 - 8/28/2018 (1 Week Option)
8/21/2018 - 9/4/2018 (2 Week Option)
CAMP MYRTLEWOOD (BRIDGE, OREGON)
NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMP

 

9/20/2018 - 9/29/2018
TAMARACK FARM AT FARM & WILDERNESS CAMP (PLYMOUTH, VERMONT)
NOT BACK TO SCHOOL CAMP

 

9/20/2018 - 10/13/2018
GREECE - MODERN MYTHOLOGY 
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

11/6/2018 - 11/28/2018
THAILAND - ADVENTURE, CULTURE AND EXPLORATION
PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

 

1/31/2019 - 5/16/2019
HIGH DESERT CENTER - THE WATERSHED SEMESTER
THE COLORADO RIVER WATERSHED - COLORADO, UTAH, ARIZONA, NORTHERN MEXICO, AND CALIFORNIA

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