Logisitics

Online registration is closed as of Wednesday 3/8/17 at midnight. Walk-in, On-site, Day-of Registration is available all day Saturday and Sunday at UNC-Asheville. There is NO Walk-in, On-Site, or Day-of Registration for Friday, Pre-Conference Workshops.

Hello and thank you so much for joining us for the 24th Annual Spring Conference. We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again! Here are some details to get you prepared:

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, March 11&12th (Pre-Conference Workshops are on Friday March 10th and logistics and details are here)

Time: Classes begin at 9:00 am and end at 6 pm on both Saturday & Sunday. Join us for the Saturday evening social. 

When to Arrive: Check-In and Registration will be located at the south end of the Exhibit Tent on the UNCA Quadrangle. If you have Pre-Registered for the conference, go to the Check-In tent there. There you can pick up your nametag and the revised conference schedule. Check-In starts at 7:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday morning. THERE WILL BE SIGNS all over campus, leading the way. Look for OGS. You must have your nametag with you to attend the sessions. If you need to register for the conference on-site, you must go to the same location, also  starting at 7:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Location: UNCA in Asheville, North Carolina. Click HERE for directions to the conference

Parking: Parking for General Registrants is allowed in lots P24-P28 and P9-P13. Lots to the south and west of the quad will not be available to the general public. You must have a UNCA parking permit displayed on your dashboard. You can purchase this permit ($5.00 plus fee) directly from UNCA HERE. Campus Security will ticket vehicles not displaying this permit. You can also purchase a permit when you register, but you will need to return to your vehicle to display the permit.

Exhibitors & Meals: Our exhibitor trade show will be open all day. Be sure to visit these local businesses. Food vendors serving healthy, local, and nutritious food will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and for breakfast and lunch on Sunday.  If you pre-ordered a box lunch it will be available for pick up at 12:30 at the designated tent on the Quad in front of Lipinsky Auditorium.

Saturday Social Hour: Consider joining us on for a special Saturday Social: Brew & Chew with raffle, local music, local food, beer and buchi, Your Saturday, Sunday, or weekend registration gets you in for free. Plus an award for the ‘Organic Educator of the Year.’

What to bring: You will be walking outdoors between classroom buildings to get to your sessions, so have a winter coat and rain gear, if the weather requires it. Please help minimize waste by bringing your own mug for drinks and utensils for lunch.

Refund Policy: Registration for the OGS Spring Conference is non-refundable. The conference will be held rain, snow or shine. The only exception is if you register for a half-day workshop or the Children’s program, are notified that it is full, and choose not to attend as a result. If you are unable to attend, we will be happy to send you documentation so that your registration fee can be recorded as a tax-deductible contribution to the ongoing work of the Organic Growers School, Inc.

Photo Policy: Registration at an OGS event means that you grant us the right to use your photograph, video and voice recordings or likeness, with or without your name, for publicity and educational purposes for Organic Growers School.

Your Registration Details: Please see your original sales receipt for the specific details of your weekend registration or wait to receive your name tag with the details printed on it. 

The Schedule: Here is a link to the updated schedule. Things have changed a lot since December so your brochure schedule is now out of date. Please use the schedule online or in your printed program when you get to the event. IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!!: Classroom sizes are limited. Please move on to your next choice if a class is full. We designed the schedule for many options in one time slot for that very reason.

Questions?: If you have any questions about your registration, please first check out all the information on our website. If you still have questions after looking at the site, please contact the Conference Director Rod Bowling at rod@organicgrowersschool.org.

Friday, Pre-Conference Details & Logistics can be found here. But please, no on-site registrations for Friday workshops.

See you soon!

-The OGS Spring Conference Team (Rod, Kiera, Sera, Lee, Jillian)