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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! ūüėČ


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You Have Options!

One thing that was always imperative when we commenced planning of the Unschoolers Platform, was that we would make it accessible to as many folks as we could possible make it. Being outta the gate for the first time, we were unfortunately unable to offer scholarships or assistance in that way, however we did have a discount period. We did have specials. We had a few give-aways to participate in, and finally, the special offer by which folks could indulge in a payment plan. We are THRILLED these options have helped several folks sign up and prepare come to participate in the upcoming Key Lime Cove bash!

In this final day of registration, we’d love to reiterate the options that are present to you at this point in time. Options that help your family¬†come and participate in the conference fully to the best of your ability and availability. To gain knowledge, share experiences, support the launch of this brand new conference, as well as build a very special communUP_optionsity of like-minded folks.

Let’s get started….

You certainly have options when it comes to registering! We want it to work for the most of you!

First, there is the straight-up family registration that covers all of the talks, funshops, family events, vendor hall. Anything conference scheduled and related. This is, by far, your most valuable and worthwhile option. You may find the registration form HERE.

There is still a 2-payment plan option. You may pay in part by the deadline on Jan. 22nd and then pay the balance on Feb. 5th. This option and registration form may be found HERE.

You may also pay for just a day rate. If you find yourself only available to come to one of the days, or partial of the conference time, you may purchase the day rate that suits your family best. (Options only available if they equal less than the family registration fee.) The day rate registration may be found HERE.

Then…. if you plan to stay directly at the hotel. Our conference hotel group rate is only available until Monday, January 25th, 2016. Please plan to book your hotel room by this date to receive the group rates. You may find all information HERE. You may also consider sharing rooms. Rooms sleep up to 6 folks in a room with an additional fee beyond the 2nd guest. Still cheaper than booking a whole new room on your own, if you know friends who’d be interested in sharing!

If you will not be staying at the hotel, but rather commuting to and from the hotel daily, or on the days you are able to participate, you have the option of purchasing Water Park Passes through the Unschoolers Platfrom on or before Feb. 15th, 2016. You may purchase your waterpark passes HERE. (This option is only necessary if you are not staying at the hotel and you would like to swim. Swim passes are included in your hotel guest stay rate.) Passes will not be available for purchase on the day-of the conference dates. Pre-purchase necessary.

And finally…. if you are coming on a day-rate pass other than Wednesday, or if you will not be attending at all, however would love to join in the Family Dance and/or the Tween & Teen Dance, you may purchase tickets for this HERE. (Do note, you do *not* need these tickets if you have purchased the Family Registration or the Wednesday Day Pass. They would be included in registration fees.)

Ooops…. one more finally, and purely optional. If interested, you may purchase you and your family a conference t-shirt HERE. They will *not* be available onsite at the conference unless, and only if, you pre-purchase them through UP HERE.

That’s the ins and outs of it all. We do hope that all of these vast array of options suit folks. We can’t express enough how much gratitude we have for all of the support of this first time event. It’s proving to be a great one and we are thrilled at all that UP has to offer folks right outta the starting gate!

Questions? Don’t hesitate to email us: unschoolersplatform@gmail.com




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Waterpark Day Passes NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Organizing the first UNSCHOOLERS PLATFORM CONFERENCE has been one HOOT of a ride!! ¬†So many folks have reached out with suggestions and Amy and I have carefully considered all that have come through!!! One of the MAJOR wants from the Chicago base was the ability to come and join in for¬†a day¬†(or¬†all days), but not incur hotel costs¬†– to be able to gather with like minded families in the community without staying at the resort. ¬†That has ALWAYS been an option but until now Key Lime Cove was unwilling to offer day passes to the waterpark¬†at all, outside of hotel guests. ¬†Long story VERY short — and after ceaseless rallying — the resort has finally agreed to offer a day pass for those who wish to attend the conference for the day or family rate¬†and¬†¬†also get a romp in the waterpark!!


Here’s the deal:

(1) Choose your day/time and availability to drive on up and participate in the conference. If you choose DAY RATE registration, you may register HERE. If you choose a FAMILY registration rate so that you may come and go as you please and attend the events that interest everyone the most (your very best value), you may register HERE. AND…. do not at all forget that we still have the Unschoolers Platform SPECIAL available for a 2-payment special for families it will assist! You can register HERE for the 2-payment special!!!


(2) Pop on over to the Unschoolers Platform SHOP HERE. Purchase your day waterpark passes. Once purchased, they are non-refundable, non-transferrable. They are only good for the days of the conference, Monday, February 22, Tuesday February 23, and Wednesday February 24th. They may be used for a four hour window, 10AM – 2PM each day of the conference. You need one waterpark pass for each person for each day that you plan to swim. This value will *not* be honored outside of these days, times and location terms. **Waterpark passes must be purchased in advance. They will *not* be available at the door.

We are just SOOOOO excited to be able to extend this newly developed offer to our local peeps!!! Many expressed concerned about costs, wanting to participate in the conference AND the waterpark. And NOW we are able to provide what has been requested!!!

Just 7 more days to register!!! Can’t wait to see you there!!!


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