Appearances

Upcoming Live Appearances

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All Past Appearances

What Does it Mean to Be Educated? – Alliance for Self-Directed Education (May 15, 2017)

What Matters More Than Talent: Meta-Learning – American Gap Association (Jan 4, 2017)

How to Bootstrap a Solo Gap Year – American Gap Association (Nov 30, 2016)

“Getting rejected led to starting my own business”: One Man’s Journey to Year-Round Summer Camp (Aug 17, 2016)

Psychology Today: The Golden Age of Autodidacts (July 6, 2016)

Christian Science Monitor cover story on unschooling (Feb 14, 2016)

Interview for Everyday Creative blog (May 7, 2015)

Interview for Praxis blog (May 6, 2015)

Patrick Farenga reviews The Art of Self-Directed Learning (April 16, 2015)

Discovering New Paths with Unschool Adventures on Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (March 1, 2015)

Interview with The Surf Office (December 9, 2014)

Review of Better Than College on GoLocalProv (October 29, 2014)

Sacramento Bee (July 25, 2013)

Review of Better Than College on Uncollege.com (April 28, 2013)

BBC Travel (April 25, 2013)

USA Today (April 21, 2013)

Interview with JobMonkey (February 15, 2013)

Interview with Patrick Farenga part 1 / part 2 / part 3 (January 9, 2013)

Life Learning Magazine (Nov/Dec 2012 issue)

New York Times mention of Zero Tuition College (November 30, 2012)

Daily Edventures (November 9, 2012)

Wired.com GeekMom (July 3, 2012)

Living the Unschooling Life interview (March 10, 2012)

No Beaten Path (February 9, 2012)

Unschool Examiner (April 7, 2010)

MacLean’s (October 15, 2009)

Converge Magazine (Sep 21, 2009)

Everyday Learning Magazine (Sep 3, 2009)

Self Made Scholar (Jul 20, 2009)

The World Wanderers podcast (Dec 1, 2016)

Driven 2 Educate podcast (Nov 24, 2016)

Raising Rebellion podcast (Nov 13, 2016)

Zero to Travel podcast (Oct 13, 2016)

The Luminous Mind podcast (Mar 23, 2016)

We Turned Out Okay podcast (Dec 14, 2015)

Podcast interview with Isaac Morehouse (July 20, 2015)

Webinar about unschooling for The Optimist (June 24, 2015)

Unschooling Summit interview with Michelle Barone (February 27, 2015)

Meet Education Project podcast (February 20, 2015)

The Unschooling Life podcast (December 9, 2014)

Hogwarts for Unschoolers” at Homeschool+ Conference (August 7, 2014)

Commencement Speech for Graduating Homeschoolers (June 2014)

Interview with Exosphere (Feb 25, 2014)

Wall Street Journal “Digits” – How to Get Strangers to Pay for Your Travel (Dec 18, 2013)

HSC Teen Keynote 2013 – How Homeschoolers and Unschoolers Can Face the Future (Aug 2, 2013)

Ask Howie podcast interview: Does School Kill Entrepreneurship? (May 16, 2013)

Minnesota Public Radio (Dec 28th, 2012)

Future of Education podcast (Oct 11, 2012)

Reason TV (Oct 7, 2012)

Imus in the Morning (Sep 17, 2012)

Moneywise Guys Radio Show – Bakersfield, CA (Sep 13, 2012)

KPCC 89.3 (Southern California NPR) (July 5, 2012)

Homefires Teleconference: “Better Than College” (May 17, 2012)

WFAE “Charlotte Talks” radio program (audio) (May 10, 2012)

Whatever Whatever Amen podcast (March 7, 2012)

Ignite Asheville (1st place!) (February 21, 2012)

Homefires Teleconference Interview (June 23, 2011)

Unschooler.com podcast interview (and follow-up)  (April 18, 2011)

TEDx (Nov 20, 2010 in Palo Alto, CA)

Radio Free School (June 5, 2010)

Roy Green Show radio interview (October 25, 2009)

Dave Rutherford Show radio interview — 750,000 listeners in Canada (October 22, 2009)

Relaxed Homeskool Talk Radio show #14 (Jun 29, 2009)

Relaxed Homeskool Talk Radio show #13 (Apr 6, 2009)

HSC Conference – Featured Speaker (July 27-30, 2017 in San Francisco, CA)

AltPath in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (April 29, 2017)

VaHomeschoolers Conference & Resource Fair – Keynote (March 20-21, 2015 in Richmond, VA)

Hogwarts for Unschoolers” at Homeschool+ Conference (August 7, 2014, online)

HSC Conference (August 2-3, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA)

CHN Family Expo Commencement Speaker (June 19-22, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA)

InHome Conference (Mar 14-16, 2014 in Chicago, IL)

HSC Conference (August 1-3, 2013 in Sacramento, CA)

Trailblazer Gathering (June 10-15, 2013 in Asheville, NC)

AERO Conference (May 23-26, 2013 in Long Island, NY)

True Colors Conference (March 21-22, 2013 in Hartford, CT)

Wide Sky Days Conference (Sept 5-9, 2012 in San Diego, CA)

CHN Family Expo Graduation Host (July 19-22, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA)

InHome Conference (March 15-17, 2012 in Chicago, IL)

Good Vibrations Conference  (Sept 8-12, 2011 in San Diego, CA)

HSC Conference (August 6, 2011 in Sacramento, CA)

InHome Conference Keynote (March 24-26, 2011 in Chicago, IL)

HSC Conference (Aug 19-22, 2010 in Sacramento, CA)

UHEA Convention Teen Keynote (June 12, 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT)

Life is Good Conference (May 27-30, 2010 in Vancouver, WA)

InHome Conference (March 18-20, 2010 in Chicago, IL)

The Autodidact Symposium (March 12-14, 2010 in Columbia, SC)

SHEA Conference (Sep 14-16, 2009 in Anaheim, CA)

HSC Conference (Aug 6-9, 2009 in Sacramento, CA)

Education Outside School in Peterborough, U.K. (May 5, 2017)

The Future of Education in Buenos Aires, Argentina (March 25, 2017)

Lucchesi Community Center (Dec 13, 2016 in Petaluma, CA)

Philly Free School (Nov 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA)

Bay State Learning Center (Nov 17, 2016 in Dedham, MA)

Bay Area Homeschool Fair – Keynote (May 19, 2016)

Presentation and Book Signing @ Macomber Center (November 30, 2015 in Framingham, MA)

Presentation and Book SigningPrinceton Learning Cooperative (December 10, 2015 in Princeton, NJ)

Open Road teen workshops + parent presentation (Aug 12-13, 2015 in Portland, OR)

Urban Homeschoolers Teen Workshops (March 23-24, 2015 in Los Angeles)

Teen Workshop Series – Private Group (March 16-18, 2015 in Chicago)

Presentation and Book Signing @ Greenfields Academy (March 15, 2015 in Chicago)

Presentation and Book Signing @ Beacon Self-Directed Learning (Dec 20, 2014 in New Haven, CT)

The Art of Self-Directed Learning @ Knowmads (Feb 14, 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Good Reasons to Quit School—And What to Do Instead (July 3, 2013 in Asheville, NC)

Ignite Asheville (1st place!) (Feb 21, 2012 in Asheville, NC)

Firestorm Cafe & Books (Dec 14, 2010 in Asheville, NC)

TEDxYouthDay (Nov 20, 2010 in Palo Alto, CA)

Unschool Your Teen Seminar (Oct 2, 2010 in Palo Alto, CA)

Teaching Parents Association (Sep 9, 2010 in Woodinville, WA)

Jordan Lake Sudbury School (March 16, 2010 in Raleigh, NC)

Trestle Homeschool Group (Oct 27, 2009 in Everett, WA)

Nanaimo Public Library (Oct 26, 2009 in Nanaimo, BC, Canada)

Pacific Northwest Homeschool College Fair (Oct 25, 2009 in Bothell, WA)

North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens (Oct 8, 2009 in Hadley, MA)

Village Home Education Resource Center. (Feb 25, 2009 in Beaverton, OR)