About the Conference
The Irish Unschooling Conference 2016 is aimed at all those interested in education, including parents and teenagers. It is an opportunity to learn more about unschooling, a form of home education which involves children learning in a child-led way without using a curriculum, all the while supported and accompanied by those around them. The conference will be held in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin on Saturday 7th May. We are delighted to welcome Pat Farenga, renowned international expert in unschooling, to this year’s conference. A home educated teenager and adult will also share their experiences. Additional speakers will be announced shortly. There will also be a forum and interesting speakers for teenagers aged 14 and over.
This year we are delighted to welcome Pat Farenga who is travelling from Boston for the conference. Patrick Farenga is a leading advocate of the modern home education movement. Born in New York City, Farenga worked closely with unschooling leader John Holt on his Boston-based magazine, Growing Without Schooling and after John Holt’s death in 1985 he became president of Holt Associates.
Smock Alley Theatre
This year’s conference will be held on 7th May 2016 at Smock Alley Theatre, a beautiful building built in 1662.
Booking is now open! Please remember that the conference sold out for the last two years
" A child has no stronger desire than to make sense of the world, to move freely in it, to do the things that he sees bigger people doing."
William Butler Yeats
"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire"