GTC Graduate Reunion and Conference
An alumni event, August 23–26, 2018
The GTC Graduate Reunion and Conference is back! Join us this year for a deep dive into the collective field, a celebration of community and connection, a time of reflection, practice and play! If you attended the 2016 Reunion, you know this was a potent and rejuvenating space.
If you were not at the last Reunion, imagine sitting in the deep expansive collective causal field with faculty and graduates from around the world… some of your dearest friends and many new ones. We will learn with and from Pacific Integral faculty and graduates. There will be structured faculty-offered sessions, grads sharing their work in the world, emergent learning circles and open time for connecting, walking the trails, dancing, and play! Our schedule in 2018 will include more time to get to know each other and more time together outside.
What some of you experienced at the last Reunion:
“Feeling my heart open in a way it hasn’t since experiencing my cohort.”
“The power of the collective. F**k YES!”
“Return to my infinite well and presence this for my own nourishment, for the nourishment of others… especially for my family.”
“Highly impactful learning delivered by both faculty and grads in a richly supportive setting and incredible natural environment.”
“I didn’t know how much I needed this reunion.”
Bring your learning edges, your hopes and desires for serving these challenging times, and join GTC grads from around the world this August for the second biennial GTC Graduate Reunion and Conference.
Arrive early Wednesday afternoon (optional): to have more time to deepen into community and the beautiful Whidbey Institute land and cultivate the field together, arrive as early as 4:00 pm for a walk on the land, have dinner together, and an evening event to cultivate the container for the event. For those interested, Holly will be available to coordinate a day hike on the Island or other activities earlier in the day.
Main program: We will start our first session on Thursday morning at 9:30 am and end with lunch on Sunday. The program will formally end with closing before lunch.
Post retreat activities: For those who want to linger at the Whidbey Institute Sunday after lunch, take a long hike, and hangout together, you are welcome to remain onsite until 2:00 pm. For out of town people and others who want to stay on after the retreat to enjoy the region and more grad time, Holly will be be available to support all who are interested in a group camping or site seeing options after the retreat.
Early arrival lodging is available after 4pm on Wednesday; you may select this option when registering. Departure from Whidbey Institute is necessary for all participants by 2pm on Sunday, August 26.
$300 – $650 sliding scale – lodging and meal costs are separate and listed below. Learn more and make tuition payment here.
We have created a sliding scale because we want as many grads to join us as possible and we don’t want cost to be a barrier. This offering stems from our love of the graduate community and our desire to connect with all of you. We did not set the tuition at an amount that would create a profit, but we would like to cover as many of our costs as possible. Please help us sustain the event and cover our costs by contributing as much as you can.
Please support your fellow grads by donating to the scholarship fund. The scholarship fund helps cover tuition for the event for those in need. Everyone is responsible for their own room and board package.
To request scholarship support: Enter a total of $1 for your sliding scale tuition amount when you are registering, then contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the specific amount that you are able to contribute – an adjustment to your total will be entered by the Whidbey Institute registrar based on your conversation with Holly.
Lodging and Facilities Details:
Lodging at the Whidbey Institute is mostly in shared rooms in our two secluded and comfortable homes, the Farmhouse and Granny’s, and with four additional options in cabins; bathrooms are shared. You will have the opportunity to indicate lodging preferences or needs when registering. Room assignments will be emailed out a few days prior to retreat start date.
Meals will be a wonderful connecting time at the Grad Reunion. The food at the Whidbey Institute is healthy, local, and delicious! We are offering choices around which meals you join for at the Whidbey Institute. We strongly encourage you to join for as many meals as possible. In addition to cost please consider how much time it might take you away from the reunion if you choose other options. The nearest grocery stores and restaurants are 10 or more minutes from the Institute. We recommend you join us for the meals if you can.
Executive Chef Christyn Johnson and her dedicated staff have helped give the Whidbey Institute their reputation for warm hospitality and incredibly sumptuous, wholesome meals. “Food is an integral part of life,” says Christyn. A master at attuning her meals to a vast array of dietary preferences and restrictions, Christyn not only welcomes but embraces raw, plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diners.
Upon completion of your registration you will receive an email confirmation that includes a ‘Welcome Packet’ detailing full travel instructions to the Whidbey Institute.
For those flying into the area, a shuttle service is available through SeaTac Shuttle. The cost round-trip is $84, and makes travel to Whidbey Island remarkably simple. Information for this service is included in the travel information that will be emailed to you.
Contact information for carpooling will be available two ways:
Two weeks before the program begins you will receive an email that will include access to a list of those who are registered and are open to being contacted for carpooling.
Your registration confirmation message will include a link to a “live list” that will grow as people register, enabling you to set up carpooling connections before you receive the two-week message.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
We understand that life challenges emerge and changes happen; we request your help in ensuring that we are operating together in integrity. If you find it necessary to cancel, a full refund will be given if notice is received at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the session. For cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the start date, no refund can be given, barring exceptional emergencies.
Please communicate changes as soon as is possible to email@example.com.
For Questions Concerning the Program:
Holly Harlan, Pacific Integral