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!

PUN’s Teenage Liberation Handbook Book Club

Tuesdays, 8-9pm EST Virtual

To join: follow the link and then join the #bookclub channel on PUN's Chat.

PUN’s Debate Club

Saturdays - 2pm PST Virtual

During meetings you will learn about formal debate structure and engage in discussion with other members of the group.

To join: follow the link and then join the #debate channel on PUN's Chat.

Free To Be Unschooling Conference

Thursday, September 3rd - Sunday, September 6th, 2020 Phoenix, Arizona, USA

A celebration of living and learning outside the box.
Come join us as we hear from informative and inspirational speakers; learn about new ways to connect with our children; challenge ourselves to think deeply; recharge our unschooling and parenting batteries; share information, resources, and support; examine new ideas; make new friends and reconnect with old ones; play (a lot); laugh (a lot); and HAVE FUN.

Family Adventure Summit

Saturday, September 5th - Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

The Family Adventure Summit is an in-person gathering of up to 400 inspiring people intent on living with purpose and adventure. It's a super fun, high energy, and family-focused event to celebrate family connection, life learning, long-term travel, community, creative living, and enjoying life to the fullest.
This is the place to meet friends who understand the benefits and challenges of long-term travel, location independence, remote income, alternative education, family relationships, community, and so much more.

Freeing Our Children To Learn and Grow In Our Ever-Changing World

Friday, October 9th - Monday, October 12th, 2020 Rowe, Massachusetts, USA

ASDE's first in-person gathering, co-hosted by Peter Gray, Akilah S. Richards, Alexander Khost, and Bria Bloom. This gathering is for anyone looking to deepen their practice and knowledge in Self-Directed Education, children's rights, and raising free people; co-create an experience that reflects your questions and interests; learn more about what Self-Directed Education looks like and how so many different types of people are living and doing this work; and connect with folks who are sharing in this movement to raise free people together.

Project World School Family Summit

Monday, October 12th - Friday, October 16th, 2020 Hoi An, Vietnam

The Project World School Family Summits are designed as temporary community hubs where we gather in the spirit of community and co-create valuable learning experiences. The summits are designed as a forum for all; from veteran worldschoolers to those who are just starting out as a place to add to our collective wisdom, share experiences, challenges and triumphs and support one another.
The Project World school Family Summit is a five day gathering for worldschooling families. This unique conference hosts sessions, roundtables, panel discussions and workshops about everything worldschooling, including travel, family matters, health & wellness and education.

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!