How and When to Register

Registration is now open. You can register online, by phone, or by mail through Thursday, October 31

Walk-in registration will be available starting Wednesday, November 20 at the Sagamore Resort.

Become a member & save!

ALL Biodynamic Association members receive a 10-20% discount on conference registration. 

If you are a member of the Biodynamic Association (BDA), please login to your account prior to beginning your registration. Logging in will enable your member discount. If you don’t remember your login information, please contact us at 262-649-9212 ext 2 or members@biodynamics.com. You can also reset your password here.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the BDA and registering for the conference at a discounted price, please follow these steps:

  1. Become a member at any level.
  2. Log out of the website after completing your membership payment transaction.
  3. Come back to complete your registration at this page. Be sure to log back in before you begin your registration after becoming a member. Logging in will enable your member discount.

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Rates

Main Conference: Thursday evening, Nov 21 through Sunday, Nov 24

$285 pre-registered by October 31

$360 at the door

Early-bird discounts! $260 before Sept 25

 

Biodynamic Association members save more:

  • Soil Builder members save an additional 10% off all of the above full conference rates.
  • Seed Sower members and above receive an additional 20% off all of the above full conference rates.

$125 child full conference (ages 6-15)

Free child full conference (ages 0-5, must still get registered)

Main Conference Day Passes:

$60 Thursday evening only (includes opening keynote and one pass to the Opening Celebration)

$165 Friday or Saturday full-day

$45 Sunday half-day

 

BDA member discounts available

 

$50 for child Thursday, Friday, or Saturday full-day

$25 for Sunday half-day

Free child full- and half-day passes (ages 0-5, must still get registered)

 

Pre-Conference Field Days & Workshops: Wednesday and Thursday, Nov 20 and 21

$130 Full-day field days and workshops 

$70 Half-day workshops


Children at the Conference

We are a family-friendly conference and encourage children to participate! 

Children ages 0-5 attend the conference free with a parent. A flexible childcare space will be available for ages 0-5, with a qualified childcare provider available. All children in this age range who are out of diapers can be left with the childcare provider without their parent/guardian. Children who are not yet potty-trained, however, should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times when in this space. Visit our Children’s Program page for more information on children's activities for ages 0-5.

Children ages 6-15 may attend the conference for a fee. See the Conference Registration Rates above for more information. Children’s workshops for ages 6-15 will be held from Thursday morning to Sunday morning and will be led by biodynamic educators and Waldorf teachers. See our Children’s Program page for more information on children's activities for ages 6-15.

Children will be supervised for the entirety of the main conference events and Thursday’s pre-conference events but will need to be picked up by their parents during mealtime. A full schedule is available here. 

Discounts

Members: Members of the Biodynamic Association receive an extra 10% off (Soil Builder members) or 20% off (Seed Sower and above members) of registration to the main conference. Become a member at any level before you register to receive your automatic discount. Membership is available on a sliding scale starting for as little as $5 and includes many benefits in addition to registration discounts, including online access to the Biodynamics journal and the Biodynamic Directory. Learn more about membership and join here.

Scholarships: Thanks to the contributions of generous and dedicated donors, assistance with conference registration fees is available to those with financial need. Through the Biodynamic Scholarship Fund, we will award as many scholarships as possible. If you need a little financial help, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are due Friday, August 30th. The first round of scholarship notifications will be announced Monday, September 16th. Applications submitted after August 30 and applications not accepted in the first round of awards will be considered on a rolling basis.

If you plan to attend the conference regardless of scholarship, we strongly encourage you to register before August 15 to take advantage of our best conference rates. Apply for a scholarship by August 30, and we will notify you with the status of your scholarship on September 16. Those who have registered and later receive a scholarship will receive a refund for the difference.

Volunteers: Volunteers help our conference run smoothly and efficiently. If you love working with people and have a passion for biodynamics, we would be delighted to have your help on one or more days! In appreciation for those who volunteer for 8 hours or more at the conference, we offer a partial conference refund, processed post-conference. We recommend you apply to volunteer by September 25.

Payment, Transfers, Cancellation, and Refunds

Payment is due in full within 7 days of registration. If you do not wish to pay by credit card when you register, please mail a check made out to Biodynamic Association to PO Box 557, East Troy, WI 53120, and include a copy of your registration confirmation. If we do not receive your payment within 7 days, we reserve the right to cancel your registration. To discuss a payment plan option, contact us by phone or email.

Your registration may be transferred to another person without a processing fee until October 31, 2019. Contact the registrar with a transfer request.

Cancellation requests must be provided in written form, either by email to registrar@biodynamics.com or by postal mail by October 31, 2019. You are responsible for ensuring that we receive your written request. Upon receipt of a cancellation request, we will reply by email or phone with a written or verbal acknowledgment.

Registration fees are refundable, minus a $20 administrative fee, if a written request is received by October 31, 2019. Due to our financial obligations to the facility and presenters, we are unable to offer any refund for any reason if emailed or postmarked after October 31, 2019. We will do our best to respond to refund requests in a timely manner; however, we reserve the right to issue any refund after the conference is completed.

If you have questions, call or email the Registrar at 262-649-9212 ext. 2 or registrar@biodynamics.com. 

Mailing address:

Attn: Registrar

Biodynamic Association

PO Box 557

East Troy, WI 53120