The Workshop Registration Process for 2019 / 2020 begins April 1, 2019

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Things You Need to Know Before You Begin:

  • Registration must be done through our online process. Registrations are not accepted by mail.
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What You need To Know Before You Register....


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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 after July 15 if space permits. Your membership fee also covers the Forums, the Spring Talks, and the Academy Walks. There may be a small additional charge for some of the social events.

Any Changes

Changes to your workshop selections may be made by emailing the Membership Committee Chair at


You will hear from Registration by email if there are problems with the workshops you select. Otherwise, confirmations will be emailed in late May or early June.

New Member?

Three spaces in each workshop will be reserved for new members until July 1st. After that date, any available spaces will be allocated to those on the waiting lists.

Over-subscribed Workshops

Early in May, 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 wait-listed, 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.

Cancelled Workshops

A minimum number of five participants is required for a workshop to proceed. Applicants will be contacted before the beginning of the semester if their workshop does not meet that minimum number.

Important Dates:

April 1st, 2019 - workshop details and Two-Weeks-at-a-Glance posted

April 15th, 2019 - online registration begins

May 14, 2019 (6 pm) - Deadline for registration prior to randomization

May 15th, 2019 - workshop randomization begins

Mid / Late May, 2019 - phone calls to those wait listed begins

Mid / Late May, 2019 - workshop confirmations sent by email

End of June, 2019 - preliminary class lists sent to facilitators

July 1st, 2019 - end of New Members' Workshop Selection Preference

July 1st, 2019 - option to register in fourth workshop opens

August 1st, 2019 - available spaces allocated to wait listed members


Check out our FAQs for information on the workshop process, including details on selection, confirmation, and timing.

For details not covered by the FAQs, please contact