Details for Saturday and Sunday Attendees

25th Annual Spring Conference // March 9–11, 2018

We’re thrilled that you’re joining us for the 25th Annual Spring Conference. We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again! Here are some details to get you prepared. If you have any further questions that are not answered here, check out our FAQs page or email our Conference Coordinator, Sprout Morgan, at registration@organicgrowersschool.org.

 

Walk-In Registration

Online registration closes as of Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 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.

 

Friday Pre-conference Workshops

March 9, 2018
9:30–4:30
Locations vary.
Visit our Pre-conference Workshops page for more information.

 

Saturday and Sunday Classes

March 10–11, 2018
9:00–5:30
UNC Asheville
Google map and directions to UNCA

 

When to Arrive

Check-in and on-site registration will be located next to each other at the south end of the Exhibit Tent on the UNCA Quadrangle. If you registered online, we will have your name tag and the revised conference schedule waiting for you.If you need to register the day of the conference, we will have paper registration forms and card readers to take your payment. We also take checks and cash. Check-in and on-site registration starts at 7:30AM on Saturday and Sunday morning. There will be signs all over campus to help guide you to parking, classes, and more. Look for the OGS logo. You must have your name tag with you to attend classes. 

 

Parking

General attendee conference parking is allowed in lots P24–P28 and P9–P13. Lots to the south and west of the quad will not be available to attendees.

UNCA requires a $5.00 parking pass be purchased. Every vehicle must display a parking permit on the dashboard.

In February, you will receive a email directly from UNCA including a link and instructions on purchasing your parking pass, please keep an eye out for this communication. The fee for the permit is $5.00—which goes to UNCA—and is valid all weekend, only one pass is required/car (if you’re carpooling please discuss with your group before purchasing multiple passes!). ***WARNING: Tickets will be issued by Campus Police to vehicles not in compliance.***

 

Exhibitors & Meals

Our Exhibit Tent featuring local businesses be open all day Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to visit the trade show in between classes. 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 lunch box, it will be available for pick up at 12:30 at the designated tent on the Quad in front of Lipinsky Auditorium.

 

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.

 

Free Party!

Join us for the Saturday Evening Social

 

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.

 

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 confirmation email for the specific details of your weekend registration or wait to receive your name tag with the details printed on it. 

 

Schedule

As we get closer to the event, the schedule tends to shift. Visit our Schedule page for the most up-to-date version. PLEASE NOTE: classroom sizes are limited. Please move on to your next choice if your first choice is full. Many classes are repeated between Saturday and Sunday to help address this issue.

 

Questions

If you have any further questions that aren’t answered here, check out our FAQs page or email our Conference Coordinator, Sprout Morgan, at registration@organicgrowersschool.org.