Viridis Genii Symposium FAQ

VIRTUAL EVENT 

TODAY IS THE DAY!!! Our VGS Verdant Virtual Worldwide starts in less than an hour! We are excited to bring you this event for the first time in the Verdant Virtual Realms…

A few notes worthy of mention….
 
EVENT STREAMING FAQ
 
You should have received an invite email to the main event and any workshops you registered to attend. The invites were sent to the email you used on your registration.  If you have no received a crowdcast invitation to the VGS Virtual event, check your spam and if its not there send us an email to catamara@viridisgenii.com and we’ll get things sorted. 
 
YOU NEED TO USE CHROME as your browser for the best experience. If you are having issues hearing or seeing it means you likely have a bad internet connection and may need to view the event in compatibility mode. Select help on screen to switch to that. 
 
Please watch this short video and read through the FAQ to ensure you have the best experience this weekend – https://docs.crowdcast.io/en/articles/651701-attendee-quick-reference-guide
 
Join us at https://www.crowdcast.io/viridisgenii
 
We’ll be answering questions at the Meet and Greet/Registration that begins at 3pm PST.
 
See you soon!

 

Tickets/Admission

$180 Standard Admission – The standard ticket grants you access to the Key Note Lecture, Saturday and Sunday lectures and any planned social Activities hosted in break out rooms.

$225 Deluxe Admission  – Grants you the same access as the standard ticket and in addition you will receive a copy of our annual book publication, a special spiral bound VGS lecture notebook for taking notes during the event and a special item TBA. + Shipping for merchandise.

**We are still working out details as to which platform we will be using for the event but it is our intention to make all lectures available to ticket holders for 30 days after the event.
Workshops WILL NOT BE RECORDED, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT TIME OF EVENT TO PARTICIPATE

Our online event structure will be very similar to our in person format. Lectures will be held in the morning, workshops sessions will be held in the middle of programming each day and lectures resume thereafter. As a participant you have the ability to watch all lectures as none of them will be scheduled to overlap in time. We will still be offering intensive workshops that are limited in capacity and you will be able to add these on to your standard or deluxe ticket for an additional charge.

WORKSHOPS:
There are three workshop sessions and you MUST purchase a ticket to the event in order to add on a workshop. Two workshop sessions will be held on Saturday and one session on Sunday.
**All workshops must be added on to your registration for an additional fee (prices vary $35-$65 workshop and space is limited). You may sign up for workshops so long as your ticket has been paid in full. Some of the workshops will have a materials fee and small shipping charge. This is to allow for materials to be mailed to you prior or post event (this will be mentioned in the workshop listings). In most instances the materials fees are optional and you may elect not to receive them but still attend the workshop if you would rather not pay a fee + Shipping.

***We’re sorry but we are not offering day passes for this event.

Please note: All information below pertains to our in person event which is not relevant at this time. 

 

 

 

Arrival Time

Ticket holders are allowed on site for check in at 12:00 pm Friday. Please do not arrive any earlier as we will be busy getting ready for the event.

Departure Time

You must be packed and out of your room no later than 10:00am Monday morning, there is an optional brunch Monday morning, with final departure by 11am.

Check In

Tickets are will call style. There are no printed tickets, you should have received a receipt of purchase after you completed your checkout. It is a good idea to have this on file (in your phone will do) but it is not necessary. Your name will be on our master list, so when you check in we should already have your information.

Tickets/Admission – What’s Included??

The event is NOT open to the public. You MUST have purchased a ticket by our ticket deadline to be on the premises.

No day passes are available.

No admission to workshops are allowed unless you have purchased a ticket and paid the additional fee for workshops.

Workshops are not included in the admission price.

The admission price includes lodging for three nights, 7 meals (dinner Friday and breakfast, lunch, dinner on Saturday and Sunday), Unlimited drink service (Saturday & Sunday), the key note lecture 6 additional lectures and admittance to the Friday night opening ceremonies, Saturday night social gathering and Sunday night closing reception.

Meals

All meals are included with your ticket. There are regular, vegetarian, vegan and GF options. You must select what type of meals you want w/ your registration. Please eat whatever meal type you select when you register as the kitchen prepares foods based off this information.

Lodging

All tickets include three nights lodging. All lodging shares accommodations with up to 8 other people in a cabin or dorm. All rooms are equipped with clean linens and towels. You do not need to bring any of these items.

Keys and Security for rooms – This is a closed community event. Security is lax because it has yet to become a concern. If you are worried about your belongings, please keep them with you at all times, or locked in your car. Also, there are keys to the rooms available upon request. However, if you lose the key there will be a $50 charge to replace the key. This is closed community event, we trust that everyone in attendance is looking out for the best interest of the whole in attendance.

Please be mindful of others who are staying in the same cabin or dorm as you. Please keep noise down to a minimum after 10pm.

Do I have to stay onsite?

Your ticket includes 3 nights lodging. If you wish to stay somewhere else you may do so, but the price of your ticket remains the same.

Are kids allowed onsite?

No, the venue does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to be onsite. If you are traveling with children you will need to stay off site. Please contact conference organizer Catamara Rosarium at catamara@viridisgenii.com to discuss special arrangements.

How do I get there?

The retreat center is approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes from SEA-TAC airport. UBER/LYFT/TAXI will cost about $100 each way and there is no bus service that will get you to the event location. If you don’t plan to sign up for the shuttle service through VGS, please make sure you have made other arrangements for transport. We are now making arrangements for a shuttle service to and from SEA-TAC airport. Pick up point will be around 11am on Friday with a departure the following Monday from the retreat center (after brunch) around 11am. If you are interested in taking advantage of this service, please send an email to catamara@viridisgenii.com and we will add you to the list and update you as more information is available. The ride share should cost around $5 RT per person. 

Weather

 Typically we have very little rain after July 4th in this bio region of the Pacific Northwest. However we advise you to be prepared for rain, sun, mosquitos, etc. Anything is possible.

Noise Curfew

Symposium Attendees are guests at the Retreat Center, which also has staff who stay onsite. There are also rules that require us to reign in our enthusiasm and be in our bunks/cabins by 12am.

Live music, acoustics instruments, and singing are not permitted outside after 10pm (unless it is a special event hosted by the organizers of the event). All noise is to be kept to a minimum after the witching hour (midnight).

Smoking
Smoking is allowed in designated places only. Please refer to your map or inquire at the registration booth for location.

Drugs
Drugs are strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. This includes cannibis. It may be legal to smoke/ingest cannibis in WA state, however it is not legal on federally funded land or educational facilities. Please be respectful of this rule and don’t put us in an awkward position where you will be asked to leave. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS IF YOU ARE ASKED TO LEAVE.

Trails

The center has a myriad of beautiful maintained trails. We ask that you do not stray from the trails. This is for your safety and ensures you don’t wind up trespassing on someone else property.

Please pack out anything you pack in while exploring the trails. Be mindful and do not litter.

Refunds

The symposium has limited capacity therefore we are unable to offer refunds.

All tickets, workshops and onsite lodging registrations are final.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We understand that circumstances in life ‘happen’ therefore symposium tickets and rooms are transferable. Please email us at catamara@viridisgenii.com if you need to transfer your room or admission to a friend.

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Tickets are on sale now! We are excited to be offering three payment plans! 

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