Learn & Get Inspired
The California homeschool community is as diverse as California itself,
our Mini-Con is assured to have something for every type of homeschooler and
we can’t wait to connect and learn together as a community.
Sue is an author and an unschooling coach with over 25 years of experience in the homeschooling/unschooling communities. She helps families who aren’t happy with their educational situations and shows them how learning more about unschooling might help. Through a variety of platforms and coaching options, she helps families figure out how to homeschool in a way that creates more connection, learning, and joy - without all the tears, power struggles, and disappointments.
Sue runs Unschooling Mom2Mom, widely popular on all the social media platforms and now has a weekly podcast too - Unschooling Mom2Mom! She offers 1:1 and group coaching, courses, guides, and calendars. She is on a mission to help families know that they have options! Here Keynote address: Let's Grow Your Confidence!
To learn more about Sue, visit: https://aumina.wixsite.com/chn-mini-con/speakers
Roya Dedeaux, M.S., LMFT (https://www.royadedeaux.com/)
Roya is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice that focuses on parenting and play. She has spent the majority of her personal and professional life inspiring others to become more playful. She has been a featured or keynote speaker at over 60 conferences, speaking about the importance of supporting kids interests and using play with purpose to improve relationships, learning, mental health, and overall well-being.As a grown homeschooler, she conducted the largest study related to mental health and homeschooling in the United States. Her first book, Connect with Courage: practical ways to work through fear and find joy in the places your kids take you, is available at all major book retailers.Roya specializes in using art in her therapy practice, and as her own creative outlet, she makes and sells handmade jewelry as Royaboya Handmade. Roya also runs the Royaboya Handmade Bazaar, a virtual event for small businesses across North America. She recently launched a youth-entrepreneur sponsorship program that supports kids who are interested in learning how to run small businesses. To learn more about Roya, visit https://aumina.wixsite.com/chn-mini-con/speakers and https://www.royadedeaux.com/
Anthony Umina is on a mission to help the world connect; physically, emotionally and energetically both with themselves and others. His training and educational background began in 2001 with his fascination with the human body, specifically neurology & kinesiology. where he discovered that movement is the fundamental basis of life. Coincidentally, this led him into a very fruitful dance career, which took him to over 25 countries around the world teaching, performing, and competing. Anthony built multiple dance schools in different cities across the US and in 2011 decided to become a doctor. For the past 10 years, Anthony has studied neurology-based chiropractic with a focus on cognitive neural development. In July 2016, at the depth of his program, Anthony became aware of a fundamental problem within our educational model and developed a paralleled passion. Anthony is a student doctor & senior clinician with a focus on prenatal, perinatal, and pediatric care while simultaneously following his passion for decentralizing education globally by returning the power of learning to the home and connecting families and children together through a fully autonomous open sourced educational global ecosystem - For more info please visit: www.WorldSchool.org. To learn more about Anthony, visit: https://aumina.wixsite.com/chn-mini-con/speakers
In 2009, Lainie Liberti—mom, author, community leader, adolescent behavioral specialist, certified teen coach, and alternative education advocate—and her then 10-year-old son, Miró Siegel, set out for what was to be a one-year international trip. Lainie chose to educate her son with
out school, facilitating rich experiential learning and cultural immersion as his classroom.
Twelve years and almost fifty countries later the pair are still traveling, living a location independent possession free lifestyle, supporting others in this lifestyle, learning from the world around them. The pair are often credited with birthing the modern worldschooling movement and have spoken at countless conferences about worldschooling, partnership parenting, international community building, and global education including conferences in the USA, South Africa, Greece, Slovakia, and the TEDx Edu stage in Amsterdam. Learn more about Lainie at https://aumina.wixsite.com/chn-mini-con/speakers
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CALIFORNIA HOMESCHOOL NETWORK is a volunteer-run nonprofit dedicated to supporting homeschool families and to protecting homeschool rights in California.