Please click on each button to complete the registration process for the Convergence. Scroll down for information about volunteering, registration and lodging options. You will receive a confirmation email with links to important information you may need to know before coming to the Convergence. Remember to mark your calendar October 11-14, 2019. Contact us for more questions, comments, concerns: forestsclimate2019@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting and working with you.

 

This is how we will get folks plugged in to the Convergence and is one of the most important forms to fill out. The “Call to Participation” form helps us determine which session you want to be involved in. Later this summer, we will invite you to join conversations prior to the Convergence and begin working toward the goals of the strategic planning sessions:

  • Industrial Infrastructure & Development that impact forests

  • False “renewable energy” solutions that impact forests

  • Greenwash Capitalism schemes threatening forests and climate adaptation

  • Extreme Technologies for Climate Change

  • “Forest health” schemes threatening forests

  • Real community based solutions

  • Building and supporting Youth Movements

 

Registration is open until October 1. The registration will ask lodging preferences and nutrition, any special needs or concerns the Coordinating Committee should know to assist with your time at the Convergence. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Contact us for information about financial assistance: forestsclimate2019@gmail.com

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Registration details:
A non refundable registration fee is $60 per person to cover facilities and program costs, basic lodging or camping, and food for the weekend. The actual cost of everything included with the convergence is closer to $400 per individual and includes travel, local organic foods and a team of cooks, ground transportation and the program. If making an online transaction is not your thing, please register, and select “Pay at the Event” when prompted for type of payment. We will gladly accept cash, check or credit card, when you check in at the Convergence. Registering is impartant for reserving a place to sleep and dietary needs.

Additional donations will help us meet the goals of this important event, so please give what you can. If you want your donation to be earmarked for scholarships, please let us know.

No one will be turned away due to inability to pay, though reimbursements are dependent on our ability to secure additional funding for scholarships. For this reason, we are happy to provide you with an information packet that will enable you to raise the $60 for the registration fee, travel and whatever other expenses you anticipate. Please follow the LINK to fill out the request for financial assistance.

We have two option available for attendees that would like to participate but will be staying off site.

  • Staying off site Registration

  • Student/Youth staying off site registration

Lodging options:
There are four categories of accommodation at the event center Friday night thru Monday morning. All options include meals for the weekend. Please select your preferred choice for lodging on the registration button above.

  • Private rooms (double occupancy) with private baths are similar to motel rooms but in a lodge that is part of a camp setting. If you have someone who will be bunking with you, your guest will need to also register using a discount code.

  • Private rooms (double occupancy) with communal baths. If you have someone who will be bunking with you, your guest will need to also register using a discount code.

  • Cabins: Some of the cabins are more rustic than others, and may or may not have climate control. Please prepare accordingly (bring towel/sleeping bag) for the variable weather which can sometimes range from very warm days to cool evenings. For an additional fee linens can be provided. The distance between the camps is considerable and a shuttle bus will be available if you need assistance to get from Camp 1 cabins . Camp 2 cabins are closer to the event spaces but the cabins are more rustic.

  • Tent or car camping: there will be designated spaces for campers. Participants are responsible to bring their own equipment.

We highly recommend staying on site with us to get the maximum benefits from the convergence. However if you choose to stay in another location there are numerous other options. 10 minutes away, Best Western Saluki Inn has a block of rooms that have been set aside and are available for the attendees of the Convergence.   Reservations must be finalized separately by calling 618-351-6611, no later than September 28.  Ask for the "Resurgence," room offer.  Other options range from hotels, bed and breakfasts, airbnbs, hipcamp and nearby, full service campgrounds. Participants who stay off site will be responsible for their own transportation to the Event center in addition to the Staying off site Registration fee.

Should you require any assistance in accommodations for your personal needs, please contact us forestsclimate2019@gmail.com

After you have registered a confirmation email will be sent to you. Please check your email for important information about the Convergence, including travel logistics. If you do not receive an email, please contact contact forestsclimate2019@gmail.com for copy.