Flo Gascon

Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference Early Bird Deadline is ending soon- April 30th!! Save by registering NOW!

You know the vitality of feeling supported, understood, encouraged and alive? Radical unschooling represents a life lived from the inside out. Live freely, explore passions, and make deep connections. Immerse yourself in unschooling at the inaugural Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference in San Diego, CA. Whether you are curious about unschooling or were among the first, this gathering is for you.

For FOUR full days, we'll inspire, discuss, play and spread lots of bubbly energy as only unschoolers can. Children are happily welcomed, so bring the whole family- there's something for everyone! Come ask questions, offer your sage advice, relax, renew and recharge with unschoolers from all over. Leave invigorated and whole and maybe a little sandy!

Our base camp for Good Vibrations is the Doubletree Hotel San Diego/Del Mar, a beautiful and conveniently located hotel less than two miles from the world-renowned Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach. Between sessions, swim in their gorgeous heated pool beneath palm trees, go for a hike at the reserve, or take a nap in the luxurious Sweet Dreams beds. Feel pampered while on this special family vacation.

Things will get rolling Thursday with registration from Noon-2:00. Once you've registered at the hotel, head over to the beach for the Welcoming Party! Get to know fellow unschoolers with games, laughter and digging your toes in the sand.

Friday through Sunday afternoon a variety of activities are planned. Hear presentations from some of the most inspiring voices from the unschooling community. Play in a funshop or just kick back by the pool. Get your game on in a room devoted to video gaming fans. Stretch your mind at a roundtable discussion; get new ideas and practical solutions to enhance your unschooling life. Men are invited to throw caution to the wind at the meeting of SSUDs (Secret Society of Unschooling Dads). Find new friends in the lobby and head out for lunch in a nearby beach-town café.

You may already know our presenters:
Miranda Demarest, unschooling mama, writer and thinker extraordinaire, will be sharing Radical Thoughts for Radical Unschoolers.

Sandra Dodd, long-time unschooling and peaceful parenting advocate, writer and speaker, will be sharing her extensive understanding of unschooling with two informative, inspiring presentations. Having always unschooled her three grown and very nearly-grown children, Sandra has inspired countless families with her ruminations and experience of choosing happiness to create an environment in which learning thrives.

Rain Fordyce is a popular life coach who is blazing her trail to live authentically. She will be hosting an interactive session on how to live your best life and enhance your unschooling experience by ending resistance.

Beth Fuller, co-moderator of the Peaceful Partnerships yahoo group and all-around joyous spirit, will discuss how unschooling has affected the relationships in her life, from her child to her husband to her mother. Come hear a first-hand account of an unschooling life with How We Roll.

Erika B. Perkins is a native San Diegan with an enthusiasm and zest for life that is unrivaled. Join her as she shares details of her Mission: Have Fun, Prime Directive: Harm None.

Jeff Sabo is an unschooling dad who will talk about walking the line between strict corporate America and the looser-based unschooling lifestyle. He will also share his "Dad's Resistance Points" and help bridge the gaps between spouses who are not always on the same unschooling page.

Pam Sorooshian has shared advice and help for unschooling for many, many years through several avenues, mainly writing and speaking. Her two presentations will offer advice for relaxing into unschooling, yes, even math, and share the wealth of knowledge she has gained from raising three unschooled daughters to young adulthood.

Roya Sorooshian, grown, happy, productive 4th grade dropout and radical unschooler will be answering the burning question on everyone's lips: Will unschoolers raise their children the same way? Come find out as you hear Roya Repeating Herself.

Special events are planned!
Friday evening, the talented and energetic Amy Steinberg will be performing a concert guaranteed to have everyone on their feet dancing and singing along. Stay after the concert to celebrate in a Family Fair atmosphere and participate in the Silent Auction and Artisan Bazaar.

Saturday night, enjoy an all ages talent show where everyone is welcoming with warm applause and celebrated with loud cheering.

Sunday night we'll bid adieu with one last party at the Farewell Dance. Kick off your shoes and jump around with your friends, old and new, get in all those last hugs and gather up lots of the buzzing energy to sustain you for months to come.

If you just can't get enough, you are invited to stay through Monday and join us for a picnic in beautiful Balboa Park, the jewel of San Diego. Home to the Zoo and several fascinating museums, this is your last chance to bask in the warm combination of unschoolers and Southern California.

Whether you are curious about unschooling or were among the first, the Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference is for you. Join with families from around the country who prioritize the symbiotic relationship between happy, peaceful relationships and a lifelong love of connection and learning. We invite you to join us in the sand and sun to pick up some long-lasting good vibrations!

To learn more and to register, please visit http://goodvibrationsconference.com

REMEMBER: the Early Bird Deadline is April 30th!! REGISTER NOW
And if you register by April 30th, you are also eligible for a life coaching from Rain Fordyce for only $40. Check out the Say Yes! Promotion details here: http://goodvibrationsconference.com/SayYes.php

Email me anytime at flogascon@... and please join the conference yahoo group to get updates and share the excitement: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GoodVibrationsConference/

Flo Gascon
Conference Coordinator
Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference

Gold Standard

Anybody catch Kelly Lovejoy on "What Do Ya Know?" with Michael Feldman this
morning (or whenever your local NPR station airs it)? I started my car to
hear Michael say, "Do you know what unschooling is?" Great hook Kelly! She
was in the audience and wrote that on a card that he read along with other
audience cards of interest. He and she then worked for the next few minutes
just trying to get to each other for her to speak for a moment on air. She
did a great job!


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--- In [email protected], "Flo Gascon" <flogascon@...> wrote:
> Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference

Speaking of names that might cause confusion, like an Attachment Parenting Group called SLAP, I feel it my duty to pass this on: there is a company in San Francisco called Good Vibrations, and they sell (ahem) adult "toys."

If you dare:



Sandra Dodd

-=there is a company in San Francisco called Good Vibrations, and they
sell (ahem) adult "toys."-=-

Field trip! (Just joking. I know San Francisco isn't anywhere near
San Diego. )<bwg>

This week Marty found the cards he got for his 18th birthday. One was
a gift card to Castle Super Store. That was over two years ago, and I
notice he hasn't run out to spend it. :-) I don't know if he's ever
even been in there.


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