News

5/20/17
Class Schedule is up!
The class schedule is now up.  We are thrilled to bring a robust and rich class schedule. There are 126 hours of classes with 2 music tracks, a Middle Eastern track, and several classes just on bardic.

5/20/17
Local Attractions section has been updated
A long list of local attractions are now up on the website. The DC/Baltimore area is rich in museums and historic sites.

4/10/17
Registration for the Symposium
The deadline for preregistration is now MAY 31. Prices go up quite a bit after the preregistration deadline. There are three ways to register: by mail, in person, and via PayPal.

Proceedings
A proceedings book is a book containing all the class notes from the symposium. There will be an electronic version available for free on the website (the link is not available yet). You can also purchase a printed version for $12 during preregistration or a limited supply will be available for $15 at the door. Details are on the registration page.

Hotel
Unfortunately, the main hotel, Radisson Baltimore North, is now fully occupied. However, we have two options. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for rooms at the Radisson, please send me an email. We also got a block of rooms at a nearby hotel, the Red Roof Inn. The rate is $84.99 for Thursday and $110.49 for Friday and Saturday nights for 2 adults; 3 or 4 adults are an additional $4.25 each. This rate is only guaranteed if there are at least 10 room nights rented. If there aren’t enough room nights rented, then the hotel may choose either to honor the rate or increase it by 15%. Please see the lodging page for details on phone number, block code, and address for the Red Roof Inn.

Registration to Teach a Classes
Classes that are registered by April 29 will have the class notes included in the proceedings book. After that date, it will be up to the proceedings editor to include classes registered. You need to have an account to register a class. Once you create an account, you can submit a class using “submit a class” on the left hand side. If you want to take a class or just join in the fun, you do not need an account on the website.

Garb
Garb is only required for the evening activities. Garb will be admired but not required during the day. There are many that are coming from long distances. Since garb takes up a lot of space in a suitcase, we thought it would be less of a burden if attendees could wear modern clothes during the day.

2/28/17 We are exploring a shuttle from the light rail station to the hotel. This is NOT a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. You can take the light rail from BWI airport almost to the hotel. We would pick you up at the light rail station. Please reach out to the event steward (via the contact page) if you are interested. We need to know how many people would want this service in order to figure out how to staff it.

2/19/17 The PayPal site is set up. Please, please, please read the instructions on how to pay via PayPal. We have a Kingdom specific process.



2/19/17 There will be a FREE electronic version of the proceedings, a collection of all the class notes. There will also be a printed version available for sale. You can prepay for the printed version when you register (if using PayPal, select cabin).



2/19/17 We have 5 classes submitted already! Please submit classes!



9/28/16 We are happy to announce that we have been able to keep our site fees down to $50 for the weekend and $25 for a day pass (preregistration rates). We are working on getting approval to accept PayPal payments and will post an update when that is available.

You can now reserve the hotel rooms via the web. See the lodging page for details.