The location for the 17th Gathering has been changed. The original venue could not accommodate us. The good news is that we have found a new location with lower prices. The bad news is that the new location is a bit farther from Portland. The dates have not changed; we’re still on for September 19-21.
17th Gathering of Light
Update: New Location and Lower Rates
September 19, 20 and 21, 2014
Agate Beach Best Western Inn
Join us in Newport at the Oregon Coast
for the Autumn Equinox as we work to create
Inspiration and Renewal
The word “inspiration” derives from the word for breath. A short list of speakers includes Archie Mulvena, Andrea Smith, naturopathic physician Catherine Downey, Larry Scheer, and Sam Holland. The theme of their talks will be working with the source within to renew ourselves and our lives.
Best Western Inn is located on a bluff above Agate Beach. Newport is a destination site with attractions such as: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport’s Historic Bay Front, Nye Beach, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Tide Pools on the Beach, and two lighthouses. Newport is located between Cape Perpetua, with famous Thor’s Well, and Depoe Bay, the world’s smallest harbor. Newport is approximately 124 miles (2 hours 45 minutes) from the Portland airport and 88 miles (two hours) from Eugene airport.
Included in the per person cost are our own meeting room with catered meals – dinner on Friday night; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday; and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. All rooms have two queen beds or one king bed. All rooms have a microwave and small refrigerator. Hillside view rooms are less expensive than ocean view. Single occupancy is $365 to $410 for the weekend per person. Double occupancy is $265 to $300 per person.
Coming early or staying late? The Best Western Plus will honor the following rates for two days prior to and two days after the event subject to space availability: $89 per night for Hillside View and $109 per night for Ocean View for up to two people in a room plus the applicable local tax. Currently local tax is 10.5%.
Agate Beach Inn is pet friendly. If you have any pet allergies, please let us know on your reservation form so that we can provide you with appropriate accommodations. Also, several handicap access rooms are available.
Make checks payable to Andrea Smith.
Mail deposits and registration forms to:
P. O. Box 87385
Vancouver, WA 98687.
Deposits: $200 per person by April 15, 2014.
Balance due: August 1, 2014
Refunds: Refunds for cancellation will be provided until August 15. After that date, the potential for refunds will be subject to the terms of our contract with the Inn.
An online registration form will be available here soon.