Free to Learn

About Peter Gray


Peter Gray is a research professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston College. The author of Psychology, a highly regarded college textbook, he writes a popular blog called Freedom to Learn for Psychology Today. He lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. 

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements


August 7 & 8, 2015.  San José, California.  HSC (Homeschooling Association of California) Conference.  Doubletree Hilton Hotel.  Oct. 7, 9:00 am., Keynote:  “The Biology of Education.”  Oct. 8, 9:00 am., Keynote:  “What Exactly is Play?”  Open to those who register for the conference. For details, see http://www.hscconference.com/main.html.  Contact is Flo Gascon.

August 20, 2015.  Deadham, MA.  Panel discussion on self-directed learning.  Panel discussion on self-directed learning, sponsored by Bay State Learning Center.  Free and open to the public.  Details to be announced.  Contact is
George Popham.

Sept. 12, 2015. Sacramento, California.  Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 821 I Street, Sacramento.  Sacramento Play Summit. 3:00 pm., Keynote:  “What Exactly is Play, and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?”  Open to those who register for the summit.  Evening presentation, “Play Deficit Disorder: A Worldwide Crisis and How to Solve it Locally,” open to the public for a fee and free to Summit registrants, 6:30 at Fairytale Town, For details, see
http://www.fairytaletown.org/events/sacramento-play-summit-2/.  Contact is Kathy Fleming.


Oct. 5 & 6, 2015. East Rutherford, NJ. Life Without Instruction Conference.  Homewood Suites by Hilton. Keynote addresses on “A Survey of Grown Unschoolers” and  “Why We Should Stop Segregating Children by Age.”  Open to those who register for the conference. Times TBA.  For details, see https://www.lifewithoutinstructions.net.  Contact is Anne Boie.

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