APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 31, 2020
The Wise Traditions Conference is offering financial scholarships to attend the conference. We will offer a limited number of scholarships to those demonstrating a clear financial need. In exchange for the scholarship, we ask for work hours unless you are physically unable to work. Priority will be given to chapter leaders and to those who have not previously received financial aid.
We are offering two types of scholarships either $250 discounted rate for full registration or a free full registration - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This includes all sessions and five meals; does not include breakfasts, Thursday dinner, Monday farm visit, travel or lodging. Requires 6 work hours.
Once you submit your application, will be notified by mid-August.
Please write a brief explanation of how this financial aid would enable you to attend the conference, what benefit you see in attending and a brief comment on your financial situation which has led you to ask for this scholarship or work exchange opportunity. We do not need great detail and will keep this confidential. Examples: I am putting myself through school, I was out of work, I am caring for an elderly parent, etc.
SCHOLARSHIP/ WORK EXCHANGE DUTY SELECTIONS
Recipients are required to complete 6 work hours to be eligible for the discounted rate of $250. Duties will be assigned on a first come/first serve basis. You will receive confirmation of your duties by email.
Please indicate your three choices in order of your preference: 1, 2, 3 and leave a zero for the options you do not want.
Packing Tote Bags
You will be responsible for collating and stuffing conference materials in the conference bags. This requires being on your feet for the entire time. People filling this position should be agile and able to work well with others. It’s a great way to meet conference attendees. Please dress comfortably.
Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tote Bag Coordinators
These people will supervise tote bag stuffing and prepare the room and tables for stuffing totes. You must be able to lift boxes containing papers and magazines (up to 80 pounds). You will be responsible for overseeing 20 other volunteers. It is imperative that you be there by 10:00 am on Thursday. You should dress comfortably.
Due to the additional responsiblity and extra hours, these people will receive an additional $50 discount on registration for a total of a $300 discount.
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
We ask that you report for your shift at least 10 minutes early which will allow a smooth transition between shift volunteers. You will be handing out registration materials and tote bags. You may be asked to assist with new registrations. Conference Registration is the headquarters for our conference, so you may be asked for direction, room assignments, etc. This is also the headquarters for conference staff. You are most people’s first link to the conference, so a good attitude and smile are a must.
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Weston A. Price Foundation Table
You will be assisting at our table during the breaks taking a breif break to get your lunch and bring it back to the table. You will be able to attend sessions.
You will be assisting those registrants who are utilizing our CEU process. Kathy Kramer will be conducting a brief training for you on Friday morning at the CEU table. At that time, the CEU and certificate of attendance process will be explained to you in full detail. You will need to be available at the following days/times.
Friday 8:00–9:30 am, 12:45–1:45 pm, Saturday 8:00–9:30 am; 12:45–1:45 pm or
Sunday 8:00-9:30; 12:15–1:30 pm; 2:30-4:00 pm
Ticket Collections Coordinator
The coordinator will report directly to WAPF staff for training. You will assist in training the other ticket collector volunteers. This person will be responsible for supervising 12 people per meal shift. You will assist staff in ensuring that the lines move effectively and all volunteers get a chance to eat. At the end of each shift, the coordinator will need to return all collected tickets to the conference registration desk, along with all volunteer aprons and sign in sheets. *1 person only. Due to the additional responsibility and extra hours, this person will receive a full free registration, but not travel or hotel.
Friday 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Friday 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm, Saturday 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Saturday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm,
Sunday 11:45 am – 12:00 pm
You will be asked to serve as a liaison between our staff and our speakers. You should introduce yourself to the speaker to see how you might assist. Please ask if the speaker needs water or anything specific. Some speakers may ask you to keep time for them, assist with handouts, etc. Should an issue arise in the room (audio visual equipment, lighting, heating/air conditioning, noise, etc.), please report this immediately to the conference registration desk (CRD) which will be in contact with the hotel staff. At no time should the speaker need to leave to deal with these issues.
Please arrive early to ensure that the room is ok. It is the job of the room monitor to ensure that the session starts and stops on time. You will be responsible for introducing the speaker, unless the speaker prefers you not do so. Speaker bios will be provided in your registration envelope and a copy is also in print in the conference program.
You will make sure that each person entering a session has a badge. If not, please instruct them to visit the CRD to obtain one. Badges marked “Exhibit Hall Only” are not permitted entry into the sessions. Other badges will list a day only (i.e. Saturday Only). Be sure to watch for these as well. No badge – no entry – no exceptions!
You will be provided with a check list of reminders to announce before the session starts. Please make these announcements at the time the session should start, even if there is a delay in the speaker starting. These will be given to you at the CRD when you sign in for your shift.
You are also asked to monitor noise in the room as we are recording all sessions. We ask that cell phones be silenced during the sessions. We ask that one monitor remain by the door area during the session to prevent door slamming. Only parents of infants are permitted to bring children into the sessions. Should the infant be fussy or cry, they are to be asked politely to step out until the child is quieted. Our policy has been clearly stated with regard to children. If there are questions, they should be directed to Paul Frank through the CRD.
As we anticipate some full rooms, we would ask that you direct attendees to move toward the front and into the middle of the rows so that the rooms may be filled to capacity. Should a seating issue arise, please notify the CRD immediately.
You are asked to obtain a head count approximately 20 minutes into each session time slot. This should be clearly written on your log sheet which should be picked up from the CRD when you sign in for your shift and returned to the CRD once your shift has ended.
Most speakers do not have handouts. For those who do, they are a limited number. The handouts are available online. The address for hand-outs is on the conference website and printed in the conference program.
Chapter Meeting - chapter leaders will be room monitors here
Anke Zimmermann, Timothy Weeks, Kendall Nelson, Louisa Williams
Natasha Campbell-McBride; Monica Corrado; Janine Farzin
Beverly Rubik, Robert Quinn, Timothy Weeks
Sponsor Presentation 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Saturday Banquet 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tom Cowan; Stephanie Seneff
TBD, Natasha Campbell-McBride, Anke Zimmermann
Theodora Scarato, Bob Quinn, Marc DiNola
Sunday Sponsor Presentation 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
TBD, TBD, Babs Hogan, Closing
James DeMeo, TBD, Diana Jabour, Closing
Sally Fallon Morell, Brandon LaGreca, Greg Nigh, Closing
TBD, Robert Quinn, TBD, Closing