In 2018, Carolyn Ralph and Erin Fleming, with support from Katy Bennett, organized and funded Hamilton's first Alternatives in Education Conference. It was enthusiastically attended by local educational alternative program providers and parents who were curious about educational alternatives. With such a positive response, it was clear that this conference should be an annual event.
If you would like to play a role in organizing this conference as a board member or as a volunteer, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Back by popular demand we are starting our day with a Homeschooler panel of guests who are happy to answer your questions about homeschooling. We are excited to share that Homeschool Legal Defense Association will be a part of our panel this year too! We have also added a panel of private school providers who will share their philosophy and answer audience Q&A's. For our featured lecturers, we are thrilled to have confirmed Dr. Carlo Ricci and Vivek Patel.
Dr. Carlo Ricci is a graduate studies education professor at University of Nippissing. He founded and edits the Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Education . He is also a father and his own children have explored schools and homeschooling throughout the years. His lecture is entitled "Trusting our Children: Living and Learning". For a list of Carlo's publications, click on this link.
Vivek Patel is a conscious parenting educator. His work involves supporting parents to mend broken relationships and find more peace and harmony in their families. His lecture is called " Honouring a child's essential right to freedom contributes to maximizing their learning potential". Vivek's videos and blogs can be found at www.meaningfulideas.com
We are excited to have the following organizations participating in our vendor area:
Home Schoolers who are volunteering their time at a table to answer your questions
If you are interested in participating in this year's conference as a vendor or program provider, please send a message to email@example.com to request information.