Alternative Education Resource Organization Conference (AERO Conference)

Venue: Red Lion Hotel on the River

Location: Portland, OR 97217, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 01, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 05, 2012
Registration Date: Jul 30, 2012
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The most important activity at AERO conferences is the networking. There have been some very powerful and inspirational keynote speakers such as John Gatto, Riane Eisler, Alfie Kohn, Herb Kohl and Patch Adams. The workshops, presentations and panels are often done by people who would have been keynotes at other conferences, but are also done by grassroots people, who are simple practitioners in educational alternatives, including homeschooling parents. Furthermore, unlike most conferences, AERO always reserves space in every time session for spontaneous workshops that are posted daily.

Here are some comments from former attendees of the AERO conference:

“I enjoyed and profited greatly from the AERO conference. I was very interested in the concept of democratic schooling and also wanted to explore other “alternatives” such as unschooling, Waldorf and Montessori, and the conference gave a boost in getting more information and understanding of those concepts. The informality and potential for dialogue, both organized and spontaneous, was significant. It was particularly helpful to interact with some of the leaders in the democratic school movement, as well as the “troops on the ground” who try to make it work every day. It’s also gratifying to see people who are taking this idea seriously.”
“I so much appreciated your love, commitment, energy, compassion, thoughtfulness, bravery, and creativity in putting on the conference. It had a huge impact on me and my husband.”
“Amazing… to be among like-minded people from around the globe. One could write a book about the characters attending it. The topics discussed (sometimes into the wee hours) were exceptional. Fading into the past, but not from my mind. This portrayed a dream of the world I carry in my heart and soul. Not an impossible dream. May we wake soon to find these dreams a reality for all. Thanks!”
“What a great time… I am still on cloud 9 from the conference. Everything was so positive, sincere, and loving…”
“Thank you for causing a Major Ripple in my life. Thank you for the experience and my awakening.”
“I’d like to thank you all for sharing your energy. It was truly a memorable experience, and I have a feeling that many flowers will bloom from this gathering.”
“The conference was indeed a great event–from which I learned a multitude of both the conceptual and directly practical. I feel extremely fortunate in my life to have been able to experience it.“
“Being there was the high point of my life (other than the birth of my sons) and I will never forget the experience!”


909 N Hayden Island Drive, OR,
OR 97217
United States

Additional Information

Registration still possible. For groups and special situations call the AERO office at 516 621 2195