A new online convention, set for May 11-15, is designed to help families jump into full-time RV life, extended travel or simply tiny living in general. The RV Family Virtual Summit will connect parents interested in taking their kids on the road with over 50 veteran full-time families and related professionals for video courses, interviews, keynote presentations and round-table discussions.
Organizing the event are Bryanna Royal, from Crazy Family Adventure, Nicole Schroeder, from the Fulltime Families organization, and Sharee Collier, from Live Camp Work, all full-time traveling parents.
“The goal for the summit is to help families who are interested in learning how to get on the road full-time, plan an extended RV road trip, or are already on the road and are looking for tips, peer insights, as well the opportunity to network with the larger community of full-time RV families,” said Royal in an email interview with WOODALLSCM.com.
“Families are curious how this lifestyle works and want to know if it is something that they could do with their kids. We want to pull back the curtain on this lifestyle and show people what it is all about and how to make it work for their family,” she continued.
The first session will feature an interview with Nathan & Marissa Moss from the popular YouTube channel “Less Junk < Journey,” covering their life on the road over the past 6 years. Representatives from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) will hold a session on the legal issues surrounding being a homeschooling family that travels in and out of different jurisdictions. Eric and Triann Benson, from RoamingWell, will cover cooking in small spaces, Jill Denkins, from Family RV Caravans, will talk about travel planning, and independent insurance agent Matt Hall will talk about healthcare coverage on the road.
Hall is a sponsor of the summit, as is Alliance RV, whose co-founder Coley Brady will give a presentation on the benefits of towable RVs. Thousand Trails, CampgroundViews.com, and Harvest Hosts are also supporting the event.
“Attendees can expect over 40 sessions from speakers talking about their life on the road, how to find community, how to plan your trip, what rig to pick, how to work from the road with kids, how to have intimate time in the RV when you have kids, multiple sessions on homeschooling and so much more,” Royal said. Most of the sessions are pre-recorded, but the presenters will be watching along with attendees, answering questions via a chat platform.
In addition, 10 live roundtable panels will offer real-time interaction, covering topics like making money on the road, traveling with teens, and unschooling.
Attendees can view the full schedule and register at www.rvfamilysummit.com. The real-time event is free, but tickets are required. Paid options are available for people who would like access to the sessions for up to six months. Vendors interested in showcasing products at the summit can book a virtual booth for $150.
This story was written by Jason Epperson.