Location

Most conference activities will take place at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 200 West 1st St., Duluth  MN 55802. (See Accommodations below for more information.)

Google Map for Holiday Inn

Selected activities (noted in the activity description) will take place at the UU Congregation of Duluth, 835 W. College St., Duluth, MN  55811.

Google Map for UU Congregation of Duluth Registration

Registration is available online with a credit card or by mail with a check. To register, see the Registration page.

Adults

Adult Registration includes all conference activities and meals.Adult Registration fee:

$130 on or before March 6, 2009 $150 thereafter

Lodging is not included in the registration fee. See Accommodations below.

Youth

Youth Registration is available to attendees in grades 7–12. Youth registration requires both parental permission and the presence of an adult sponsor who will be attending the conference.

A youth registration provides all conference activities plus a field trip and special youth dinner on Saturday night. Youth participants will also create the worship service on Saturday evening.

Youth need to make hotel reservations with their families or sponsors.

To provide needed information, youth, parents, and adult sponsors should review and complete both the regular Conference Registration and the Youth Supplement (permission) that are on the Registration page.

Youth Registration Fee: $60Deadline for Youth Registration: March 16, 2009.

Child Care

Child care will be available Friday evening, during the day on Saturday and during the service on Sunday.

Child care registration is included on the adult registration form; child care permission forms must be submitted along with the adult registration form.

The fee for children grade 6 and under is

$60 for Friday evening and the All-Day Saturday session, or $40 for Friday evening and the Morning Only session on Saturday.

Deadline for Child Care Registration: March 16, 2009

Meals

Adult, youth, and child registrations include Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, refreshments during breaks, and Sunday breakfast. Youth will have their own dinner separate from the adult participants on Saturday evening. Child care includes snacks and lunch.

Extra Saturday lunches ($14) are available for guests of those who receive awards at the lunch, or other non-participants, by adding the cost when registering.

Vegetarian meals will be available, if selected on the registration form, and special dietary considerations for children can be noted in the children’s registration section of the form.

Special Needs

The registration form contains space to indicate any special assistance you may need while at the conference.

Carpooling

To coordinate a carpool to the conference with other attendees from your area, please visit our carpools page. We will be coordinating carpools from the hotel to the Saturday workshops that are held at UUCD.

Accommodations

The conference hotel is:

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites200 West 1st St.Duluth MN 55802 map1.800.477.7089 (toll free)1.218.722.0233 (fax for reservations)http://www.hiduluth.com

The hotel is located in downtown Duluth, within walking distance of Lake Superior. Parking is free for hotel residents. The reception area is on the 3rd floor, accessed by elevator from the Holiday Center main floor, or through the parking garage. Wireless access is available throughout the hotel. There are two swimming pools, with a kiddie pool at one and a hot tub at the other.

The conference rate is $84 per night, available through March 6, 2009. The PSD group booking code is UUA.

Room Sharing

To coordinate with those interested in sharing a hotel room with another conference participant, see room sharing.

Conference Choir

Conference participants are invited to join the Conference Choir. The choir will assemble at 5:00 pm on Saturday, at the hotel, to rehearse the “Rainforest Song” by Jim Scott, to be sung at the Sunday Worship Service at UUCD. You may indicate interest on the Registration Form.

Scholarship Fund Donations

The Prairie Star District Board has authorized the creation of a scholarship fund to subsidize attendance at future Annual Conferences for those who could not otherwise attend. When you register for this year’s conference, you may choose to make a voluntary contribution to this fund.

Scholarship Applications

Thanks to individual contributions from members of congregations all over the District, we were able to give 16 people scholarships of $75 each this year to help offset the cost of attending the Prairie Star District Annual Conference. These scholarships were intended to encourage first time attendees, seminary students, youth and young adults, congregational delegates and leaders, and to promote diversity.

Applications are now closed since there are no more funds available for scholarships this year.

Scholarship recipients have been notified by email. They should register and pay the full registration fee. Scholarship checks will be distributed at the Annual Conference. Exhibits

The Conference will include a UU Bookstore and space for other exhibitors. Exhibit space is available for $25 per 6-foot by 30-inch table. For more information, call Cheryl Sabot, or e-mail

Exhibitors may apply for exhibit space using our Prairie Store. Exhibit Application deadline: March 10, 2009. Applications for Exhibit Tables are no longer being accepted since all available tables are assigned.

Prairie Star District reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to dismiss, prohibit, or evict any exhibit or exhibitor that does not conform to the dignity and general business character of the Prairie Star District Annual Conference or to the stated principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Banner Parade

The Banner Parade will be Friday evening, and banners will be displayed throughout the Conference. You are invited and encouraged to bring your congregation’s banner, with pole, for the parade.

To learn more about creating a banner, visit: http://www.uua.org/documents/gaoffice/bannerspecs.pdf

Questions?

For more information, email registrar@psduua Or contact: Janet Magree,

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