What Are Schools For?

I'd like to go to this conference on December 6th in London : What Are Schools For?  Whole Education Conference 2010.  Unfortunately it conflicts with my plans to go to TedxBrussels.  What to do?

Whole Education is an interesting site - it is based in the UK, and their main goal is to have all children succeed - not just the ones who can afford to.  School is more than academics - and having the skills to take on life, not just school.