How does a virtual conference work?
We’re so glad you asked, it’s really kind of cool! The 2021 conference is being hosted through a conference platform called Whova. They have bells, whistles, and possibilities galore to make a virtual event feel truly interactive and special. You will be able to add a profile (with pictures!) for each family member, mingle with other participants in lots of different ways, and view the schedule… all before the conference even starts. All sessions will be live with video. And if you can’t attend a session live, we’ll be recording as many sessions as possible to view at a later date. We will provide more information about accessing our conference on Whova after you register.
Where is the schedule of events?
A full conference schedule will be posted approximately one month before the conference. A basic overview of conference events can be found at the bottom of the Program page.
How do I register?
Registration is easy! Just click on the Register link that you’ll find on the top of every page. Follow the steps to submit your information and payment.
When does the 2021 Conference start and end?
Programming begins Thursday, May 27 at 3 PM and ends Sunday May 30 at 4 PM.
Are scholarships available?
Full and partial scholarships are available to cover the cost of the conference registration. It does not cover hotel or food costs. Applications must be submitted by March 15. No scholarships will be given after March 15. A $50 fee will be charged when registering. Half of the registration fee ($25) will be refunded after completion of agreed upon volunteer hours. If you are willing to help support the scholarship program, please go to the Scholarship Donation in the sidebar and select the amount you would like to contribute! Thank you for your generosity! Scholarships are supported by donations and by the Raffle & Silent Auction.
How does the Raffle & Silent Auction work and how can I donate an item?*
*We are hoping to be able to host the Raffle & Silent Auction virtually for 2021. We’ll post more information about how this will work as it becomes available.
The Raffle & Silent Auction are a fun way that we raise funds for Scholarships. At the conference, raffle items will be displayed, each with a bag for tickets. You can buy tickets and place them in as many bags as you like. At the end of the conference we’ll draw names from each bag and you may take any items you’ve won with you.
We’d love to get a wide variety of items donated. Popular items include toys, games, books, knitted or crafted items, baskets, goodies, music – really, anything unschoolers will enjoy.
Our Silent Auction Basket theme is LIFE is Good! – Things that make life good! If your family would like to donate a basket, just put together some things that you think make life good. You can use any kind of container – it doesn’t have to be a “basket”. Use your imagination and have a great time with this!
To donate an item or basket, contact us or just bring it along to the conference with you. We’ll take it from there.
Can I get recordings of the Speaker Presentations from past conferences?
Yes! Recordings from the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 conferences are now available in mp3 format. The recordings for 2014 – 2019 are in process and will be available soon. Recordings are available for purchase in our Conference Store.
What does the conference fee cover?
The fee covers live, virtual access to all presentations, panels, funshops plus all other scheduled events from Thursday through Sunday at 5:00 p.m. It also provides access to Zoom based presentation recordings both during and after the conference is over.
Is this thing good for kids?
It’s really, really cool for kids. Most of our funshops are geared towards children, plus there will be music, art, singing and dancing, a virtual game room for our gamers, and a room with ongoing board games. LIFE is Good is first and foremost a family event.
Is there a Facebook Group for this conference?
But of course! Click here to join.
How can I help?
You can be a LIFE is Good volunteer! Just go here and fill out our volunteer form. We can use help before, during and after the conference. Just let us know you’re ready, willing and able to help out! We’ll find a way to put your talents to good use. Remember, getting involved and volunteering is one of the best ways to ensure you’ll feel like a part of the community.
Can I register for just one day?
You can come for just one day, but, alas, you must pay the full fee.
Will there be conference t-shirts?
We hope so! What’s an unschooling conference without t-shirts?? We are currently researching the best way to make this happen with a virtual conference. More details will be posted soon.
Are you associated with the Life is good® t-shirt company?
No we’re not, but we think they’re awesome and own many of their products. The “LIFE” in our conference name stands for “Learning In Freedom Everyday.”