Attending & Schedule

Attending the Conference:

The Homeschool Conference is being held online and is free to attend. Please consider registering at this site so we can keep you updated with any information or instructions, however you do not need to be registered (or to have your registration confirmed) in order to attend any sessions.

Webinar Platform:

The conference platform is Blackboard Collaborate, on online platform that combines video, audio, chat, presentation, and other capabilities, and it supports participation from any computer using Window, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, and Android. 

To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please click here. "Step 1" will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then "Step 2" lets you actually go into a test session. We encourage you to do this in advance of the conference. If you have any difficulties, you can check the Collaborate Help FAQ and then ask for help in the user community.

Conference Schedule:

The links below are to Google calendar listings of the conference sessions in each of the world's time zones, specifically for August 23 & 24 (August 25th in some time zones). Select your time zone and click on its blue link to the left of the cities listed. The conference schedule should load on this page and you should be able to see all sessions in YOUR time zone.

While we have tried to adjust for Daylight Savings changes in different countries, please double check to make sure the time clock on your time zone page matches your current time.

Attending a Session:

In the conference schedule page for your time zone, you should be able to see all sessions in your time. To quickly locate a session, search the page by using Control+F (Command+F on a Mac). 

Click on the session title to expand the session information. Each session will have a live Blackboard Collaborate link (added the day before the conference begins). On the day of the conference, you will then be able click this link to enter the live room.



Session recordings will be posted almost immediately after a session is completed here, or look to the conference menu for a link to the recordings page.

To continue correspondence with a session presenter and attendees, look for the presentation discussion post here.


Schedule Pages by Time Zone:

Compare your time to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to determine your viewing time zone. The current GMT time and date are:


Click on the time zone link on the left to get to your schedule page.

GMT - 11
GMT - 10 US Hawaiian Standard Time, Honolulu
GMT - 9
GMT - 8 US Alaska Daylight Time, Anchorage
GMT - 7 US Pacific Daylight Time, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Vancouver
GMT - 6 US Mountain Daylight Time, Denver, Salt Lake City, Calgary, Edmonton, Guatemala, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Mangua
GMT - 5 US Central Daylight Time, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Chicago, Bogata, Kingston, Lima, Mexico City, Winnipeg
GMT - 4:30 Caracas
GMT - 4 US Eastern Daylight Time, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Columbus, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Washington (DC), Toronto, Nassau, Ottawa, Montreal, Havana, Santiago, Santo Domingo, La Paz, San Juan, Asuncion
GMT - 3 Halifax Daylight Time, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
GMT - 3:30
GMT - 2
GMT - 1
GMT + 0 Greenwich Mean Time, Reykjavik, Accra
GMT + 1 Lisbon, Casablanca, Dublin, London, Algiers, Lagos, Kinshasa,
GMT + 2 Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Zurich, Frankfurt, Oslo, Copenhagen, Rome, Berlin, Prague, Zagreb, Vienna, Stockholm, Budapest, Belgrade, Warsaw, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Harare, Cairo
GMT + 3 Sofia, Athens, Tallinn, Helsinki, Bucharest, Minsk, Istanbul, Kyiv, Khartoum, Ankara, Jerusalem, Beirut, Amman Daylight Time, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Baghdad, Riyadh, Antananarivo, Kuwait City, Doha
GMT + 3:30
GMT + 4 Moscow, Dubai
GMT + 4:30 Tehran Daylight Time, Kabul
GMT + 5 Karachi, Tashkent, Islamabad, Lahore
GMT + 5:30 Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata
GMT + 5:45 Kathmandu
GMT + 6 Almaty, Dhaka
GMT + 6:30 Yangon
GMT + 7 Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta
GMT + 8 Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing, Manila, Shanghai, Taipei
GMT + 9 Seoul, Tokyo
GMT + 9:30 Darwin, Adelaide
GMT + 10 Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbaine
GMT + 10:30
GMT + 11
GMT + 12 Anadyr, Auckland, Suva
GMT + 13
GMT + 13:45
GMT + 14 Kiritimati


The Learning Revolution

Conference Kudos

Awesome that truly student centered learning in place of the one size fits all attitude is available to a global audience in a user friendly format!
-Kirk Cunningham

This has been a fantastic inspiration for the start of our charter / homeschooling year. I really appreciate all the input, the "social" aspect of this event, and the opportunity to use technology to connect with people all over the world. Thanks so much for putting this together!
-Redwood Gal

Once again, Steve put together an amazing conference with individuals who are challenging the status quo, asking relevant questions, and offering transformative education solutions.
-Debbie Vane

The conference is absolutely brilliant and a first for me in this setting. I am very enthusiastic about it's potential and keen to contribute as a presenter next year.
-Casper Pieters

Wonderful opportunity to interact with people from around the world and learn more and more about home-schooling as well as learning as a process!
-Ashita Kaul

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