Welcome! We are excited to share this calendar of SDE-related events around the world, including both physical and virtual meetups. We update this calendar frequently but also rely on crowdsourcing, so if you have an event to share please contact us!

Intro to Liberated Learners Webinar

Monday, September 15th, 7-8pm EST & Wednesday, September 30th, 9-10am EST Virtual

For those who love working with young people, but dislike teaching in school. There IS a better way, and it might be the right way for you to become the positive force for youth you've wanted to be. Learn how to re-imagine education and create the kind of learning environment where you'd actually enjoy spending your time.

Ken Danford, Co-Founder of North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens, Co-Founder of Liberated Learners, author of Learning is Natural, School is Optional.

Topics Will Include:
An introduction to Liberated Learners and our network of programs
How the educational model works
How the business model works
How Liberated Learners can help you start a center

Questions? Contact Joel

International Democratic Education Conference 2020

Wednesday, October 14th - Monday, October 19th, 2020 Kathmandu, Nepal

13th Annual Unschoolers’ Waterpark Gathering

Sunday, December 13th - Thursday, December 17th, 2020 Sandusky, Ohio, USA

Also a conference, including speakers, funshops, teen & grown unschoolers' panels and more! Our mission is to facilitate and to inspire a sense of unity, connection, and community in an environment that is safe, nurturing, and fun.

LEAP Homeschool Conference

Friday, February 26th - Saturday, February 27th, 2021 San Diego, California, USA

A homeschool conference with an appreciation for our ability to Learn, Explore, Advocate, and Play together. Our mission is to facilitate and create space for open, respectful dialogue in our diverse homeschooling community while supporting parents, students, and the San Diego homeschooling community.

California Homeschool Network Family ExpoCalifornia Homeschool Network Family Expo

Thursday, May 13th - Sunday, May 16th, 2021 Garden Grove, California, USA

CHN's Family Expo is the homeschool conference for everyone, from beginning homeschoolers to veterans, young and old - there is something for everyone! The CHN Family Expo is a locally produced, all-inclusive event. We are here to promote the "community" in the homeschooling community.

Summerhill Festival of Childhood


A collaborative, international festival with many other democratic/alternative education event organisers to host one big event in 2021 to celebrate childhood as a whole and the inspirations A. S. Neill has given the world.
This festival will be a community and family event. So far, we have united with IDEC, EUDEC, APDEC, AERO, ASDE and Freedom to Learn Forum.

Have an event to share? Contact us!