Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

2015 White Privilege Conference (WPC16)

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
Louisville, KY

 

FGC is sponsoring a group discount for the White Privilege Conference for a fifth year.

FGC has supported over 200 Quakers in attending WPC. These Friends took advantage of a 55% discount on registration. Such a large group of registrants through FGC qualified Friends for the following cost savings last year:

 

ITEM

2014 FGC Discount Rate

Early Registration Fee

2014 Pre-Discount Rate

Early Registration Fee

Conference Registration$184$365
All day Institutes$88$135
Shabbat Dinner$40 Non-negotiable$40 Non-negotiable


If you register through WPC’s website, you will NOT be eligible for the FGC discount.

For the past four years local Friends and FGC sponsored a Quaker hospitality room where Friends could take a break when needed, gather for worship, and have a Quaker caucus for worship sharing. Donations from individuals were given to offset the cost of the room on-site.
 

At this time, we are inviting Friends to

Indicate Interest in Joining FGC at the White Privilege Conference

 

This pre-registration and discount is only for members of the Quaker community. Everyone else should register directly through WPC's website.

For members of the Quaker community to qualify for FGC's group discount, you MUST pre-register with FGC first. Once you pre-register, you will be sent a discount code to be used in the WPC registration. If you register through WPC's website first, you will NOT be eligible for the FGC discount.

For those who pre-registered by the FGC early registration deadline, local Friends will work to provide home hospitality, as well as help arranging for transportation to and from the conference each day.

All Friends can take advantage of this opportunity, including those from the Conservative, Programmed, & Evangelical traditions. The Quaker group is also open to staff members of Quaker organizations.

To receive the discount:

1. Pre-register through FGC first (available January, 2015)
2.Watch your inbox for an email from FGC that has information about discount codes and how to use them. (Be sure to check your spam folder!)
3. After getting the FGC discount codes, go the the WPC registration page to register, being sure to follow the instructions provided in the email from FGC

NOTE: If you register through the WPC website first, you will NOT be eligible for the FGC discount!

Youth

FGC is also inviting youth to join the Quaker group at the White Privilege Conference in Madison, when accompanied by parents/guardians. WPC offers the Youth Action Project for high schoolers, which runs concurrent to WPC, and one-day Youth Institutes for both middle and high school students. Due to fixed costs, the FGC discount does not apply to youth programming; however, youth still must pre-register with FGC to take advantage of home hospitality and transportation assistance.

Youth are expected to register with a parent or guardian, or a chaperone selected by the parents/guardians to take responsibility for the youth. Chaperones serving in the place of parents/guardians, for example to accompany youth sponsored by a meeting, are asked to take responsibility for no more than three youth (including their own). Parents or legal guardians are responsible for affirming that their youth is mature enough to participate as a full member of the Conference in accordance with the WPC Community Agreement.

FGC asks youth who attend to provide a report (which could be written or done creatively, such as a piece of art or video) on the impact of the conference for FGC and to share with their monthly meeting. Youth are also encouraged to prepare for the conference by reading one or more of the WPC-provided resource materials.