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Valentine’s Dance 2017

Come get down, dance and boogie with us
this Valentine’s Day 2017!!!!

Unschooler’s Platform is inviting you out for a great time!

ALL homeschool, unschool, life-learning and worldschooling families invited for their Valentine’s FUN with a
Tween and Teen Dance to follow! Something for everyone!!!

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. 7:00 – 9:00pm for families
and 9:00p – 12a for tweens and teens!

WHERE: Key Lime Cove Waterpark Resorts! (1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee, IL)


HOW MUCH: $20 per person, paid in advance (see below).

QUESTIONS? Please email unschoolersplatform@gmail.com

See you there!!!


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Valentine’s Blast!

We are ever-so-fortunate to have Valentine’s Day land in the middle of our conference dates this year! With so much great to celebrate, you can bet the Amy and Michele will be planning a BIG ‘OL party for Valentine’s! Be the love, know the love, spread the love…. love LOVE lOvE!!!!


The Valentine’s Dance will kick off with a Family Fun dance at 7pm! Dress up if you care! Casual if you prefer! Let’s party hardy and enjoy this evening of love!

Then the teens will have their turn! 9pm onwards family depart the dance floor and surrender it to the teens who will have an awesome night of dancing and fun!

Dance is included in your family registration!

If you will not be able to attend the conference but you would like to come to the Valentine’s Dance (we feel this likely pertains to the local teens)… You’re welcome to purchase a dance ticket and arrive when you’d like! Solo dance tix are $15 per person, paid ahead or at the door.








Early Bird Celebration

Unschoolers Platform has SO MUCH GREAT TO CELEBRATE!

This coming year, February 2017 we are hosting the most fabulous keynote speakers! Pam Laricchia, Sue Wolfe Patterson, and Erika Davis-Pitre for an awe-inspiring week! Full of magic, inspiration and celebration!

The excitement is oozing from our pores so much so that we’d love to host an Early Bird registration giveaway!!! That is a FULL family registration giveaway!!! Enter NOW (with in the next 48 hours…. by Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 5pm CST) and you will have a chance to win the family registration!

AND…. what’s more you ask?!?! You could have more than one entry to this giveaway! If you like/react to this post you will receive 1 entry for your family. If you comment in our FB group or closed page, you will receive 1 entry for your family. AND…. if you SHARE this post with friends, families or groups… receive 2 entries for your family! (And YES! If you share more than once, we will honor your shares per number of entries!)

AND…. YES, YES, YES…. do all three and you will receive four entries to the giveaway! What’s not great to celebrate about that!?

JOIN US! Have a blast! Find your tribe! Celebrate!

UP_Early Bird Giveaway


Locals not staying at the hotel and wanting to take a dip in the waterpark…. this is your final call! Tickets for the waterpark must be purchased by Monday, February 15, 2016! Watepark passes are *not* offered by Key Lime Cove and are a *special offer* finagled out of them by your hosts for our group only. Swim hours are 10a-2pm each day of the conference, and again, will *not* be available at the door. If you plan to commute to the conference and would like to swim, now’s the time to purchase you passes!!!

ALSO…. if you will be attending the dance only, now is the your last chance to purchase your dance tickets via credit card. If you show at the door, you must plan to pay cash only. If you’d prefer credit, please purchase your dance tickets by Monday, February 15th. Thank you!!!

Thanks much! Have a beautiful weekend!

Still time to register! Only 8 days left till we are UP UP and away!!!




Excitement mounting!

Whoop! The funshops are IN and we are getting a schedule drafted for your curious eyes asap!

Shirts are IN and ordered! You’ll be SO excited to receive yours at the conference registration tables!

Conference wristbands in print and on their way!!!


There is still time to register and join in the fun! Don’t hesitate to come to Chicago and jump on the UP bandwagon!

Check out the newest countdown to the right ———————–>

Tick-tock! Just days away! 😉


UP Shirts!

Shirts *must* be pre-purchased in our SHOPand must be purchased by Friday! We will be placing our order Saturday so as to have them all for you lovely folk by conference time!!!


A wonderful momento from this incredible week!
Purchase yours now!

(And of course….. just 2 more days to reduced rate registration as well! Hotel group rates scheduled to end Friday as well.)


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We have so many cool folks coming to share their companies, products and more with our conference go’ers! We are excited to have them here in just a few weeks from now! If you take a peek at the side of our web page =========================>
you’ll see a few of them that are going to be present! We’re EXCITED!!

If you know of any other interested vendors, there is still some space for them! Have them check out our vendors tab (up top). Has all of the info needed to determine if this is a good fit for them!

Just a few more days till reduced rate registration ends! Take advantage now! 😉  See you in a few weeks!!!

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UP Deadlines

I’m sure time creeps up on you as quickly as it does me…. such is life with kids! 😉  As such, here is important deadlines approaching faster than you may anticipate!


For starters –

Reduced registration fee ends Friday! THIS Friday the 5th!

T-shirt orders must be purchased by Friday! THIS Friday the 5th!

Funshop submissions must be in by Friday! THIS Friday the 5th!

All can be found HERE….. our nifty list of reminders.


And…. Waterpark wristbands must be purchased by February 15th! They will *not* be available at the door.

Family Dance and the Tween-Teen Dance tickets must be purchased by February 15th! (Only if you will not be holding a family registration or day-pass registration.)

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UP Families!
We realize there has been a TON of information flying around about Unschoolers Platform conference! Perhaps tying it all down in one unique, spiffy and tidy list for you will help? We sure hope so!!!


Let’s GO!

(1) Most importantly… family registration for attending everything within the conference is $225 until February 5th. Beyond the 5th it will be $275 (as well as at the door). There are day passes to purchase as well. The family registration is the far better deal however. Find info HERE.

(2) The hotel group rate under the Unschoolers Platform conference can only be purchased/reserved on or before February 5th. After the 5th, the standard hotel rates apply. Find info HERE.

(3) Conference shirts (optional) *must* be pre-purchased on or before February 5th and will be available to you when you check in at the registration desk at the conference. Find info HERE.

(4) If you will *not* be a hotel guest during the conference but you would still like to play at the Waterpark at Key Lime Cove, you may purchase waterpark passes through UP on or before February 15th. Passes will *not* be available at the door. This offer is *special* to our conference only. If not purchased by 2/15/2016 there will be no other opportunity to obtain passes. Find info HERE.

(5) FUNSHOPS – If you would be willing to host a funshop during the conference, we would LOVE if you offered it. Free to offer, free to participate (for registered conference participants). Set your parameters and enjoy making new connections! Sumissions for Funshops *must* be in by Friday, February 5th. Find info HERE.

(6) Chicago and burbs’ locals – If you will not be at the conference on either Wednesday, or as/on a family pass, you and/or your kids are invited to participate in the Family Dance on Wednesday at $15 per person. Tickets to the dance must be purchased by February 15th and will not be available beyond this time. (Registered conference participants do *not* need separate dance tickets.) Find info HERE.

(7) To read about all of our fantastic speakers, please visit HERE.

(8) To see the schedule of workshops/talks, please visit HERE.

(9) Funshop schedule? TBA. Deadline for submission is Feb. 5th at which point we will have a published schedule.


Nuts ‘n’ Bolts:
The Unschoolers Platform is a *family friendly* event!!!! While UP does not provide childcare and does not hold responsibility for offspring, kids *are* welcomed!!! There will be several funshops and open table activity areas for kids to hang out at. The Teen room adjoins the Funshop room, adjoins the Conference hall. There is space for everyone to come and go freely and children, while attending a funshop, are *more* than welcome to pop into an adult talk to find their parent(s). Friends and community will be made and much cooperation provided when it comes to conference participation. Come on out and ENJOY!!!!


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Registration Extension!

Amy and Michele are bringin’ on
the happy dance!!!!!!



Key Lime Cove has agreed to extend their group rates
till February 5th, 2016!

We had a good amount folks take advantage of the 2-payment UP special which means they have till February 5th to pay their last registration payment. We felt it only fair that folks on the fence had the chance to register by February 5th at the regular registration rate (before late registration fees kick in). But…. this would only be fair to do so if Key Lime Cove would be willing to extend their group rates for folks!

And….. as Key Lime Cove has been amazing, ultra-supportive in getting our first annual kick-off underway…. they *are* willing!!!!

So…. with thorough excitement, we are THRILLED to invite folks to continue on with registration at the regular registration rate!

Regular registration rates now close February 5, 2016, as will the Key Lime Cove group rates on the rooms. Book now! Join us in the fun, adventure, love, sharing, learning and MORE!

Come February 6th, registration rates will raise, and you may register at the door, however Key Lime Cove group rates for our group will no longer be in play.

Please email us with questions!

And feel free to register now! 😉


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