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 2021. 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

AUGUST 7th - 29th, 2021 - ZOOM
NORTHEAST UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
Wakefield, MA

SEPTEMBER 2 - 5, 2021
FREE TO BE UNSCHOOLING CONFERENCE
Phoenix, AZ
Postponed to 2022 

Message from Conference Coordinator Jennifer McGrail

 

2022 Events

 

FEBRUARY 20th 2022
UNSCHOOLERS NOW
Great Wolf Lodge
Colorado Spring, CO
MAY 23rd - 26th, 2021  
UNSCHOOLERS' WATERPARK GATHERING
Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

Sandusky, OH

 

Past Events

LIFE IS GOOD CONFERENCE  
Virtual Event

CHN MiniCon
Sue Patterson is a keynote!
Virtual event

HSC CONFERENCE
San Jose, CA

MIDWINTER UNSCHOOLERS' NON CON
Fitchburg, MA

TEXAS UNSCHOOLERS CONFERENCE
Lone Star Jellystone Park
Waller, Texas

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

LEAP HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE
San Diego, CA

LEARNING REIMAGINED    
South Africa

2021-2022 Conferences/Events for Teens

PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL

PROJECT WORLD SCHOOL FAMILY SUMMIT
(GUANAJUATO, GTO, MEXICO)
3/7/22 - 3/11/22

 

HIGH DESERT CENTER

HDC GAP YEAR
(Colorado wilderness, Mexico, Guatemala, and options to travel to Australia, Thailand, Spain and more.)
9/1/2021 - 4/27/2022

GAP SEMESTER - SIMPLY LIVING
(Colorado & travel options in the winter to Thailand, Australia, Spain & more)
9/2/2021 - 11/10/2021

THE WRITING RETREAT
(Paonia, Colorado)
5/4/2022 - 6/1/2022

 

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

 

UNSCHOOL ADVENTURES

HUMANS OF MEXICO
January 6, 2022- February 17, 2022


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NO NEW RETREATS UNTIL IT'S SAFE
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