Learn Free Home Educators Conference was always a one-day affair in the later half of May. 2020 threw us a massive curveball, but instead of cancelling the event, we went entirely virtual over a period of 5 days, using a fantastic conference app called “Whova”. This year, we find that there is still a lot of uncertainty, and so we have decided to have a virtual event again. We found the format really flexible, accessible to a lot more attendees, and we are able to pack in a whole lot more amazing content, with the added bonus of being able to include international speakers! Of course, we would love nothing more than to be able to welcome everyone in person, but using the Whova app to engage attendees through a range of sessions, community discussion groups, resources to browse and more, is not a shabby alternative. If you have never joined us before, jump right in! This entire event is designed to give UK home educating parents the opportunity to access information, support, encouragement, wisdom and inspiration from experienced, knowledgeable and respected speakers.
Very interesting, it's especially good to be able to watch back recordings at a time convenient to me - vital in fact due to other commitments - yet still feel part of the community attending.
Inspiring, informative, the speakers really had a passion for their chosen subject, everyone was really helpful.
Always refreshing to listen to other people's experiences and knowing that we made the right choice for our family.
A variety of speakers, ability to watch recordings if sessions clashed, I wouldn't have been able to attend if it had been in person but because it was online I could.
Great to have access to others wisdom and knowledge, either to learn or confirm what I'm doing.
Experienced home educators, non-threatening place to discuss various home ed routes, encouraging, real life stories, great atmosphere for learning and growing and raising awareness of how home ed works for both the parent and the 'students', diverse and friendly.
Good value for money, easy for people with children to access and return to later, good range of topics & speakers for both beginners and veterans, like an Inset course for home eds to benefit from people further down the road - stimulating, reassuring, encouraging.
Timely, helpful, exciting, unique.
Lots of info. People willing to engage. Encouraging to hear from people who have got to the end.
Perfect and accessible for us. Excellent speakers, friendly attendees, very relaxing and informative.