FAQ

WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION FEES?

  Now –
June 10, 2017
June 11, 2017 – February 25, 2018  
Family with 1-3 members $250 $325  
Family with 4-8 members $330 $405  

 

  • Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Family members are all relations living within the same dwelling. Please do not combine families onto one registration. Children ages 2 years and younger are free and do not need to be included in your family count but must be included on your registration form.
  • Scholarships are not available, however a 3-tiered payment plan is available at *any* time that you register, up until, but no later than, January 25, 2018 (No payment plan options beyond January 25, 2018). Each of the three payments may be paid at increments that are mutually agreed upon between your family and Unschoolers Platform. Please email us at unschoolersplatform@gmail.com to set up your payment plan. 

 

 

DAY RATES:
You’d like to come for just one day? You may pay now to reserve your space, or even pay at the door. Fees are:

$65 per person on Sunday, February 25th
$85 per person Monday, February 26th
$85 per person Tuesday, February 27th
$85 per person Wednesday, February, 28th
$65 per person Thursday, March 1st. 

The day rate allows a full access to pass to *all* conference-related activities for that given day, including evening events. It *does not* include access to the waterpark (the waterpark passes are a part of your hotel reservation). (Note: purchasing a family pass allows the freedom to come and go to activities throughout each of the days, and more flexibility, especially with payment plan options in advance.)
(Registration form HERE. And registration fees may be paid HERE.)

 

WHAT DOES OUR FAMILY REGISTRATION INCLUDE?
Family registration is suitable for up to 8 people within the same single family to participate in all aspects of the Unschoolers Platform conference. This includes access too:

– Any/all adult speakers and workshops
– Any/all break out sessions
– Any/all running funshops
– Family Fun Meet & Greet

– Dads’ events, meetings and other
– Teen room, talks, and planned activities
– Participation in buying and selling in the Family Craft Fair
– A cultural/family heritage fair day!
– Family Game Night
– Family Movie Night
– A Q & A panel of guest speakers
– Q & A panel of teens and/or young adults who home/unschooled
– A moms only gathering
– Family Events
– Family Dance

– And more!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration wristbands will be issued for all participants and *MUST* be worn with in the conference area. No wristband = no entry to conference activities.

(Registration form HERE. And registration fees may be paid HERE.)

 

ARE OUR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDED?
No. Hotel accommodations are a separate cost incurred. You will need to book your hotel room for the duration of your stay, which will include (1) our conference group rate, and (2) waterpark passes for each of your family members.

Please call 855-833-5345 to book your stay with Timber Ridge. Don’t forget to mention you are with the Unschoolers Platform conference and keep the conference dates handy for reservation information. Further information about the hotel can be found HERE.

 

ARE OUR WATERPARK PASSES INCLUDED?
Waterpark passes are included with the purchase/reservation of your hotel stay (four passes for the 1 room suites, and 6 passes for the 2 room suites). Timber Ridge does *not* sell/honor/allow for one day passes. Swimming in the waterpark is for hotel guests only. You must have your guest wristband to enter the waterpark. Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Fridays 10am-9:30pm and Saturdays 9am-9:30pm and Sundays open at 9am.

 

IS FOOD INCLUDED IN OUR STAY?
Food is not included in your room rate or registration fee. Rooms are supplied fully stocked kitchenettes! The hotel also has a wonderful selection of restaurants.

 

 

WHAT ARE FUNSHOPS?
Funshops are a way to share what we love with others that love the same thing too! From D&D, to Yoga, to ATC, to Hula-hoopin’, to Tag, to Chess, to…… you get where I’m going with this. Funshops are a way to host a group of folks with the same interest, OR a strong interest in learning more about the hobby/passion/interest/subject, etc. Funshops run about an hour long. You do need to sign up to host a funshop. There is no cost/no fee attached. If you are a registered member of the conference, you may host a funshop. You set your parameters; age, subject, materials, etc. The idea is for this to be free for everyone else as well. So if you decide you’d like to host a Minecraft funshop, let folks know to bring their laptops. If you want to hula-hoop your heart out, let folks know to bring their hula-hoops and join you! If you’d like to swap magic tricks, let folks know to bring their favorites for some magic fun swapping! Get the idea? It’s an awesome way to make new friends and share common interests! To submit a funshop idea email us at unschoolersplatform@gmail.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration wristbands will be issued for all participants and *MUST* be worn with in the conference area. No wristband = no entry to conference activities.

 

IS THERE CHILDCARE? 
Unschoolers Platform conference is designed to be a family event! There are workshops for parents as well as the funshops (for everyone), but parents need to be fully available for their kiddos. This means, please no unattended kids at the waterpark, throughout the hotel, and/or within the conference hall area. Kids young enough should always have a caregiver around, and kids old enough, should be old enough to know better. This event is intended for families to enjoy and meet other families.

 

WHAT ABOUT OUR TEENS?
Don’t you worry! There are plenty of things for the teens to do. Aside from the game room, restaurants, and waterpark, there is a space being converted to the designated teen hang out. If no scheduled funshops or talks are running in there, it is available for hanging out, gaming, music sharing, etc. Teens will have their safe haven at UP as well!

 

WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO COME FOR THE DAY?

You’d like to come for just one day? You may pay now to reserve your space, or even pay at the door.
Fees are:

$65 per person on Sunday, February 25th
$85 per person Monday, February 26th
$85 per person Tuesday, February 27th
$85 per person Wednesday, February, 28th
$65 per person Thursday, March 1st.

Fees are not-refundable and non-transferable once paid. The day rate allows a full access to pass to *all* conference-related activities for that given day, including evening events. It *does not* include access to the waterpark (the waterpark passes are a part of your hotel reservation). (Note: purchasing a family pass allows the freedom to come and go to activities throughout each of the days, and more flexibility, especially with payment plan options in advance.)

PLEASE NOTE: Registration wristbands will be issued for all participants and *MUST* be worn with in the conference area. No wristband = no entry to conference activities.

 

WHAT IF I FORGOT TO ADD SOMEONE TO OUR REGISTRATION?
Simply email UP with details at: unschoolersplatform@gmail.com.

 

WHAT IS THE FAMILY CRAFT FAIR?
It is just what it sounds like! An opportunity for crafters alike to sell their wares and support each other. What goes around comes around. Kids… Adults…. if you are a paid registrant of the Unschoolers Platform conference, you may have a table to sell your stuffs! If you are coming on a day pass for the day of the craft fair, your table is included in your day pass.  ** Please note** this is for hand-crafted wares only! If you own a business that sells manufactured products, this is not your venue. The craft fair is for artists and crafters only please!

 

 

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CAN I ADVERTISE MY BUSINESS ON THE UNSCHOOLERS PLATFORM WEBSITE?
Yes, advertising is available at nominal rates. Please visit the SPONSORS page or contact UP at unschoolersplatform@gmail.com for further information.

 

 

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