Registration for the 2019 Conference
Please note, the direct costs for attending this event is $373 / person for the whole event (excluding field trips), or $124 / person per day. This includes: use of the Pearlstone facility, food and beverages at the Pearlstone Center, speaker and keynote honorariums, and payment to a part-time contractor to support with conference efforts. The actual cost of organizing and running this event for 300 people is $525 / person for the whole event (excluding field trips), or $210 / person per day. This includes use of the Pearlstone facility, food and beverages at the Pearlstone Center, speaker and keynote honorariums, conference efforts, registration system expenses, time from Farm-Based Education Network staff and a part-time contractor, Shelburne Farms’ staff supporting the event, and the organizing committee members’ time.
We know professional development conferences can be expensive to attend! Because of their cost, they often exclude those from limited resource organizations, those paying out of their own pockets, and those unable to take time away from work and home to attend. Our event aims to be accessible to all, and through the generous support of many sponsors we are able to make conference registration financially affordable. If registration revenue exceeds our goals, the additional funds will be allocated to making future FBEN programming financially accessible.
We also value the non-monetary contributions that you will make during the event, and will provide ideas during registration of non-financial contributions you can make.
Registration is closed.
Pre-Conference Field Trips
November 8, 9, 10th
$20 - $35 per person
November 10 - 13th
$373 per person, but pay what you can between $60 and $373. Includes: dinner Sunday; workshops, keynote speakers, and meals Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast Wednesday
Sunday One-Day Registration
$45 per person, includes dinner and evening speaker. Pay what you can between $15 and $45.
Monday One-Day Registration
$124 per person, includes breakfast through dinner and all workshops and keynotes happening on Monday. Pay what you can between $25 and $124.
Tuesday One-Day Registration
$124 per person, includes breakfast through dinner and all workshops and keynotes happening on Tuesday. Pay what you can between $25 and $124.
Lodging at the Pearlstone Center
November 10 - 12th
$20 - $165 per person per night
Conference Refund Policy
In the event of a family emergency, registration fees can be refunded less a 15% administrative fee.
If a registrant needs to cancel for another reason, a 60% refund will be issued if the registrant notifies the conference organizers by 11/8/19.
Scholarship Opportunity for Berkshire-Region Farmers and Educators
Registration and accommodation scholarships are available to farmers, farm-based educators, and educators who work in the following areas: Colombia County, NY, Dutchess County, NY, Berkshire County, MA and Litchfield County, CT.
Recipients will be awarded funding on a first come first served basis provided they meet the following qualifications:
- Working in the geographic area above
- Determination to be a catalyst for change in their community
- Description of need
This opportunity is provided by the generous support of the Cooper Meadow Fund and the Potter Family Foundation.