JOIN / RENEW for 2023 /2024
The Academy year runs from April to March. Members typically join / renew in April or May as registration for workshops opens in the spring; however they may join/renew anytime until registration closes at the end of January of the current Academy year. Workshops run from September to March.
Things You Need to Know Before You Begin:
- Registration must be done through our online process. Registrations are not accepted by mail.
- You must use one of the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer
- Questions about the process may be sent to Registration.
What You need To Know Before You Register....
While payment is processed through PayPal, you do not need to have a PayPal account; you can scroll down the page to find the option to pay using a credit card through the PayPal portal or it may give you the option to sign in as a Guest. Consult Tips for Using PayPal for the answers to some frequently asked questions about the payment process.
2023 / 2024 fee categories and fees are shown below. Note that no payment is necessary if you are the sole facilitator of a workshop, or co-facilitator of two workshops - although payment is always welcomed.
|Full Membership Fee||$180|
|Sole Facilitator or Co-Facilitator of two workshops (fee waived)||$0|
|Co-Facilitator Fee (half-fee waived)||$90|
|Tri-Facilitator Fee (one-third of fee waived)||$120|
|Associate Member Fee (No workshops)||$50|
What Does My Membership Fee Cover?
The membership fee entitles you to register for up to three workshops for the full academic year, with a possible opportunity to register in a fourth workshop in July if space permits. Your membership fee also covers the Forums, the Spring Talks, Special Interest Groups, and the Academy Walks. There may be a small additional charge for some of the social events.
Changes to your workshop selections may be made by emailing the Membership Committee Chair.
You will hear from Registration by email if there are problems with the workshops you select. Otherwise, confirmations will be emailed in late June.
Three spaces in each workshop will be reserved for new members until June 14th. After that date, any available spaces will be allocated to those on the waiting lists.
In mid-June, the names of applicants for any over-subscribed workshops will be randomized. This allows for an equitable distribution of applicants to determine membership in the workshop and a waitlist sequence.
If you are waitlisted, you will be contacted to see whether you wish to remain on that waitlist or would rather choose another workshop. Registrations received after randomization for over-subscribed workshops will be added to the end of the waitlist.
A minimum number of five participants is required for a workshop to proceed. Applicants will be contacted before the beginning of the term if their workshop does not meet that minimum number.
Refunds will not be offered after September 30, 2023. A $5 administrative fee will be charged if the refund request comes after 60 days after the registration request
March 20, 2023 - Workshop descriptions and Two-Weeks-at-a-Glance posted
April 1, 2023 - Online registration begins
June 14, 2023 - Deadline for registration prior to randomization
June 15, 2023 - Workshop randomization begins
June 20-27, 2023 - Workshop confirmations sent to members by email
July 4, 2023 - Option to register in fourth workshop opens
January 31, 2024 - Registration for 2023 / 2024 closes