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POLYMORY: More LovES, More Loving

NORTHWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Celebrate Relationship Choice

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 HARBIN HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
INFORMATION
JUNE 17-19, 2005


 

HARBIN CONFERENCE INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATIONS | FACULTY | INFORMATION | INDEX | MAP | NON-MEMBERS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM 
 MEMBER'S CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM | PRESENTATIONS | PRESENTERS
PRESENTER'S APPLICATION | PRESENTER'S CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM | PROGRAM | SCHEDULE

WORLD POLYAMORY ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


 

The World Polyamory Association's Northern California Conference, CELEBRATE RELATIONSHIP CHOICE, will be at Harbin Hot Springs, CA (June 17-19, 2005) in Middleton, located about two hours from both San Francisco and Sacramento.  Harbin's located on 1200 acres of beautiful canyon land. It offers natural healing waters (hot, warm and cold pools), miles of hiking trails, and a variety of workshops, classes and events every week.  Harbin is a clothes-optional facility.

The Harbin poly conference includes interactive workshops on pair bonding, romantic love, jealousy management multiple-partner sexuality and choreographing the dance of poly loving. There will be panel discussions,  networking, a fun party and many opportunities to experience living compersion–empathy for others' love-joy. 

Presenters so far include Kelly Bryson, Patricia Winters, Brian Barry, Shama and Don Kraig, Dave Doleshal, Sasha and Janet Kira Lessin, Harold Kornylak, Les Nuckles, Dave Doleshal, Ed Seykota, Dawn Davidson, Akien MacLain, Terry & Paul Brussel-Gibbons & Marcus Brussel Jenkins and Ed Jor-El Elkin.    

The theme of this conference is Celebrate Relationship Choice.  

We explore our choices at the 2005 Northwest Regional Polyamory Conference, Celebrate Relationship Choice. Join us in Harbin Hot Springs on June 17-19, 2005 as we create new paradigms for relationship choice to re-shape and heal the world.

      Become a Member and save on conference fees.  Sign up as a World Polyamory Association Member first before registering for the conference to get the discounted rates.


CONFERENCE TUITION: REGISTER EARLY TO RECEIVE DISCOUNTED RATES: (Register)

Harbin Non-Members Rate

Conference

01/01/05 - 01/31/05

$245

02/01/05 - 02/28/05

$260

03/01/05 - 03/31/05

$275

04/01/05 - 04/30/05

$290

05/01/05 - 05/30/05

$305

06/01/05 - 06/15/05

$320

after 06/15/05

$335



    

Harbin Members Rate

Conference

 01/1/05 - 1/31/05 

$225

 02/01/05 - 2/28/05  

$240

 03/01/05 - 3/31/05  

$255

 04/01/05 - 4/30/05  

$270

 05/01/05 - 05/30/05 

$285

 06-01-05 - 06-15-05  

$300 

after 06/15/05

$315

*Membership Types: (JOIN)

Low Income

$30

Group/Organization

$50

Regular

$50

Professional

$75

Silver

$100

Gold

$500

Lifetime

$1000

Eternal

$5000

Conference Meal Package:  

During the main conference hot meals will be served buffet-style on the far side of the main conference room.  We have six hot meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch.  Vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections which will be served.

Food:  Harbin has both a restaurant and a market where you may purchase your own meals.  In addition, the Blue Room Cafe offers snacks, coffees and teas.  And in the summer, our Poolside Cafe has light meals and drinks.

Venue

Our venue is the Conference Center at Harbin Hot Springs.  The maximum capacity for our conference is 200 people because that's all the caterer's can handle.  

Accommodations 

Harbin offers workshop participants the following overnight options:

A.  Outdoor camping: Bring all your own equipment. There are tent areas to camp along the creek or in the meadow.  In a number of places there are tent platforms.
B.  Bring a pad and sleeping bag to set up your bed overnight in the workshop building.
C.  Dorms & private rooms near the Harbin Pools:  These are available to rent at an additional cost through the Reception Department.  Call 800-622-2477 (from CA) or 707-987-2477.

Fire Danger
There is a complete fire ban at Harbin. This means no candles, open fires, campstoves or incense.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Harbin is alcohol-and-drug free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas around the workshop buildings and on the smoking deck only.

Children
It is generally not recommended that children accompany adults to workshops. If an exception is desired, ask your facilitator and he or she can make arrangements through the Workshops Office.

Parking & Permits
Register at the Conference Center rather than at the Harbin Front Gate.  So, once you've turned onto Harbin Springs Road outside of Middletown, after about 3-4 minutes you'll come to a driveway to the right (the only driveway you'll see along the road--just before you reach the Front Gate).  This leads into the Conference Center parking lot; turn in there.  If you arrive before 5pm, you may park your car in the lot without a parking permit and walk to Mainside to use the pools, if you wish.  If you arrive about 5pm, you may drive your car up the driveway to the back of the Conference Center and unload; then drive back to the parking lot and park.  You will be given a permit for your car by your workshop leader, which must be displayed on your windshield.  During the entire time you are here you must park only in the Conference Center parking lot.

Pets
Pets are not permitted, even if left in cars. Information on nearby kennels is available from the Front Office.

Phone Messages & Faxes While You're Here
You may receive phone messages and faxes during your stay here.  They will be kept in the Front Office in the Guest Mail Box.  It will be your responsibility to pick them up.  The phone number is 800-622-2477 (from California) or 707-987-2477, and the fax is 704-987-0616.  There is a phone in each of the workshop buildings.  Your facilitator can give you the number of the building you will be in.  

Time of Arrival & Departure:  
Check-in time to the workshop building is 5pm on the first day, 3pm on the last day. However, you may come to use the Harbin facilities any time after 12 noon on the first day of the workshop and stay until 10pm on the last.  If you wish to stay either before or after these times, you must pay for these extra days or nights at the Front Gate or Front Office.

What to Bring

There are plenty of pillows at the conference center but if you want to be certain you'll be comfortable, bring your own back jacks and/or pillows.  If you're camping, bring everything you need to be prepared.  You may camp outside or on the seminar floor, but be aware of the schedule and have your stuff off the floor in the morning when the conference begins.  No candles or fires are permitted at Harbin Hot Springs. The atmosphere is casual, informative and fun so wear clothes that are comfortable.  Bring towels, flashlight, footwear for rough terrain, layered clothing, drinking water (although the water's great at Harbin), snacks, bathing suit, massage oil, sheet, towel and be prepared to have fun.  


CONFERENCE INCLUDES

THREE-DAY CONFERENCE with approximately 30 different presentations, lectures, panels and forums, music, entertainment, song and dance and 6 hot, hearty, healhty and delicious meals. 


MEETING POLICIES

Wrist bands must be worn at all times to prove you've paid your admission.  Please wear name tags as much as possible so others can learn who you are.  Please complete an evaluation form for each presentation. 


TAPE RECORDING, PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO/DVD TAPING

No personal tape recording is permitted. Photos and videos are routinely taken at the conference for broadcast, documentary and promotional purposes.  Attendence at this conference will be deemed as consent to use your image. We understand that many of you may not wish to be photograped or filmed, so please stay behind the videographer and/or photographer and/or go to the side of the conference center which is not being recorded.  Filming and photography will be focused on the Presenters in the front of the room.

If you wish to be interviewed for our documentary project, please contact us at janetkiralessin@aol.com or call 808-244-4103 and we'll send you an application and release form.


 

For further information about what to expect when coming to Harbin for a workshop, call the Workshops Office at 800-273-7736 (from California) or 707-987-0379.  Have a wonderful workshop!


We're no longer taking applications for presenters for this conference. If you wish to present at one of our future conferences, Go to CONFERENCES and follow the links to the Presenter's application for the conference you wish to attend.


 

CANCELLATION POLICY

No Refunds on Membership Fees

Refund Policy for Conferences & Events:
90 days or more - Refund fee is 25% of price 
60 days or more - Refund fee is 50% of price 
31-59 days - Refund fee is 75% of price 
30 days or less - Refund fee is 100% of price
5 days or less - no credits or refunds


To Cancel send your request in writing to:
WorldPolyamory@aol.com or write to

 
World Polyamory Association
THE LEMURIAN CENTER 
2138 Vineyard Street
Wailuku, Hawaii  96793
808-244-4921, 808-244-4103

 Be sure to include your name, address, email and phone.

After you register, and if you cannot attend the Conference or Event, you may:
1. Send a substitute or
2. Receive a credit memo to be applied in one year (12 months) toward another WPA event.

Returned checks will be charged a $25 bank service fee.

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THE LEMURIAN CENTER 
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