Two preconference workshops are being offered on Sunday for an additional fee. Individuals who do not plan to attend the rest of the Institute may register for the preconference activities only. The advance registration deadline is May 25, 2013.
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Preconference: Advanced Spiritual Training - Achieving Christ-consciousness
Cardwell C. Nuckols, MA, PhD
Preconference: Spring Forest Qigong: Weight Stabilization
Char Lusher, RN, BSN, MEd
The low Institute registration fee is all inclusive: lodging, meals, instruction and activities. The standard fee covers instruction, meals from Sunday evening through Thursday breakfast, on-campus lodging (double occupancy), refreshments, community forum and awards luncheon.
The majority of the conference sessions will be held on campus. Campus and city maps will be sent to you, along with your confirmation materials. While on campus, participants will be able to enjoy campus recreational opportunities, including tennis, racquetball, billiards and indoor and outdoor track for little to no cost. Rental of recreational equipment for bicycling, golf, fishing and basketball playing is available. Purchase of university special events tickets will also be available.
Within walking distance of campus is the Red Cedar Trail, a beautiful walking and biking path; Wilson Park where the historical Ludington Guard Band performs community concerts on Tuesday evenings; and the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater, a historic 110-year-old Victorian era theater.
The conference facilities are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. On-campus lodging for handicapped participants is available upon request. Services will be made available to hearing/sensory impaired individuals attending the conference if requested at least three weeks prior to the first day of the conference. Please indicate your needs on the registration form.
To accommodate reduced fares, on-campus lodging is available on Saturday, June 8, 2013. If you are interested, check the box for Saturday lodging on the registration form and include the cost in your payment.
On-campus lodging (double occupancy) and meals are included in the standard fee. Roommates will be assigned if no preference is indicated. Each room has two twin beds with bedding provided. There are shared bathroom facilities and semiprivate showers on each floor. The dorms are not air conditioned. Single room occupancy is available for Sunday-Wednesday nights. There is wireless Internet in the common areas and in the classrooms. However, in your room you will need an Ethernet cord to access the Internet.
2013 parking will be available in Lot#4 near the intersection of 13th Avenue and Broadway. Due to construction, 13th Avenue will be closed throughout the conference dates. Attendees can access Lot#4 from Broadway entrance. Attendees are encouraged to cross the street from the parking lot at the light rather than at the mid-street crosswalks which will not longer be accessible. An electronic permit was emailed to all attendees. If you did not receive this email, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to use lodging off-campus, there are several motels/hotels within easy driving distance of the campus. Individuals need to make their own arrangements and provide their own transportation to campus.
For those who choose not to eat the meals on-campus, there are several restaurants within walking distance and within a short driving distance.
The nearest airports are the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (1 hour 15 min.) and the Eau Claire Airport (45 min.). There is a commercial shuttle service available. Chippewa Valley Airport Service can be reached at 715.830.9400 or 877.811.4211. You may be able to request campus drop-off and pickup by contacting Chippewa Valley Airport Service. Major car rental companies are available at both airports. While attending the institute all activities are within walking distance. While attending the Institute all activities are within walking distance.