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It’s a joyous weekend with lots to do!

group shot at picnicThe possibilities are endless. Some folks will pull up a chair and just enjoy talking to supportive, like-minded people. Some kids may passionately play board games, chess or Lego for hours. You may take advantage of the computer room or join together to make music in the lobby. Your family can swim in the hotel’s pool, explore the city streets, stay up late with old and new friends and connect with kindred spirits from across the region. Hugs, snuggles and smiles are always available for the asking.

Presentations, Panels & Discussions

Presentations: Found in the Main Ballroom, each presentation is based on the perspective, insights and experiences of each speaker, shared from the heart in their own unique voice. Expect to laugh, cry, be challenged, and inspired, as you hear more about each person’s  journey and what they have learned along the way.  Parents are welcome to attend with their children. See our Main Presentations page for details.

Panels & Discussions: Panels give you the opportunity to ask  experienced unschoolers your questions relating to the basics of unschooling or a specific topic that many parents have found challenging. A moderator will keep the questions flowing. During panels you will hear from parents who have been there, done that, and come out the other side with a greater understanding of the application of the unschooling philosophy.  See our Panels & Discussions page for details.

Funshops

website tape playFunshops will be set up for kids and adults alike who want to play, learn and share their interests! Drumming? Hide and Seek? ATC’s? Arts and Crafts? Minecraft? Music? Bananagrams? Jewelry Design? We hope to have a little bit of everything.

 

 

All Weekend-Teen Scene

We have lots of new activities planned by and for our teen and young adult unschoolers!   See our Teen Scene page for details. Whether you are new to LIFE is Good or a seasoned conference goer, we hope you will join us. Hang out withhttp://lifeisgoodconference.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page your peeps, meet new friends, have some fun, chill, dance, play, ENJOY. *As with all activities at LIFE is Good, there are no set-in-stone age requirements. But as a guideline, the Teen Scene activities are geared toward independent young people in the 13-22 year age range.*

Computer Gaming Room

The computer room will be open throughout the conference for Minecraft, World of Warcraft and general internet gaming access.  We can’t provide the computers, but tables and chairs and free Wi-Fi will be provided. Bring your own laptop, iPad or PC and join the fun!

LIFE is Good with a Buddy

Attending a conference for the first (or even second, or third) time can be overwhelming. For most of us, introducing ourselves to people we don’t know is uncomfortable at best.

That’s where the “LIFE is Good with a Buddy” program comes in. We’ll match up more experienced conference-goers with people who are new to the conference experience. That way, no one needs to feel isolated or alone. Even those of you who are new to the LIFE is Good family will have a friend right from the start!

There’s no gift giving involved (this is entirely separate from the Fairy Godparents program). It’s just one person reaching out to another, offering a helping hand.

If you want to be involved in the buddy program (and we hope you do!) please send an email to Emily Troper at emtroper <at> gmail <dot> com  with the following information:

  • Would you consider yourself an experienced, new, or somewhere in between conference attendee?
  • Are you an experienced unschooler or are you just starting your unschooling journey?
  • Do you consider unschooling a lifestyle (radical unschooling) or an educational philosophy?
  • If you have any questions please contact emtroper <at> gmail <dot> com.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, May 30 

noon – 2:00 registration, check-in
2:45 – 3:00 Welcome address
3:00 – 5:00 presentations, panels, and funshops
5:00 – 7:00 dinner break
7:00 – 10:00 Family Fun Night

Friday, May 31

9:00 – 12:00 presentations, panels, and funshops
12:00 – 2:00 lunch break
2:00 – 5:00 presentations, panels, and funshops
5:00 – 7:00 dinner break
7:00– 10:00 Talent Show

Saturday, June 1

9:00 – 12:00 presentations, panels, and funshops
12:00 – 2:00 lunch break
2:00 – 5:00 presentations, panels, and funshops
5:00 – 7:00 dinner break
7:00 – 8:00 Setup for Prom
8:00 – 12:00 Better-than-Prom Extravaganza!

Sunday, June 2

10:00 – 12:00 presentations, panels, and funshops
12:00 – 2:00 lunch break
2:00 – 4:00 presentations, panels, and funshops
7:00 – 9:00 Ultimate Tag!

Monday,  June 3 – Picnic Day!

12:00 Post-conference picnic