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2019 ACRL Washington/Oregon Joint Conference FAQ

How much is registration?

Registration costs for 2019 are forthcoming. For context, 2017 registration was $140 for Washington State chapter members, $150 for non-members, and $100 for students. Room and board is included. Apartment or house accommodations are available for a modest additional fee, payable when you arrive onsite.

How do I pay?

Online (during registration), or by check (made out to ACRL Washington, mailed to our treasurer). 

Is there a reduced fee if I don’t want to stay overnight at Pack Forest?

The conference registration fee includes lodging and meals.  We are not able to change the registration fee if you do not want to stay overnight.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes. Information about scholarships is forthcoming. Scholarships will be awarded well before the registration cutoff date.

What is the registration cutoff date?

The registration close date for 2019 is not yet determined. For context, registration for the 2017 conference closed on October 4.

What should I pack?

Dress casually and for comfort.  No business attire at this conference!

  • Bring out the jeans, fleece, sweatshirts, sweaters, comfy shoes, boots, etc.,     
  • Bring warm clothes and a raincoat/parka (dare I say umbrella?)
  • The meeting rooms at Pack Forest can be cool, and you will be going outdoors to move from one building to another.  (Pack Forest also offers some walking trails around the area so plan accordingly if you want to be among nature.)   
  • You may want an extra blanket or your own pillow. Pack Forest provides bedding but if you like to stay toasty bring a sleeping bag or extra blanket.
  • Consider bringing a flash light. The Pack Forest facilities are well lit, but a flashlight can still come in handy.    
  • Bring ear plugs.  Lodging in cabins fits the rustic atmosphere of Pack Forest and helps us keep the conference costs very low, but one often ends up rooming with at least someone who is snoring.  

How do I get to Pack Forest?

Directions and a map are on the Pack Forest website:

Here is a map of the Pack Forest campus:

Before you leave, PLEASE double check for road construction and mountain pass conditions at the Washington State Department of Transportation website.

When can I check in?

The conference schedule will be posted soon. Check-in typically happens late in the afternoon on Thursday. 

I have dietary restrictions.  What can I eat?

You will be asked to indicate this on your registration form.  For those who request vegetarian or vegan meals OR for those who indicate dietary restrictions, your name will been given to the Pack Forest dining hall workers.  As you are going through the line please give them your name to receive your meal.  

What are my housing options?

You can find more information here: Pack Forest lodging descriptions

Is there a phone number I can provide to people who need to reach me?

There is fairly robust cell phone coverage at Pack Forest, so you should be reachable on your own cell phone, but some providers may be more spotty than others. On Thursday & Friday during business hours, you can have folks contact Pack Forest Conference Center manager Terri McCauley at 253-692-4170.

I have more questions, who can help me?

Please email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. 

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