GREETINGS and WELCOME to the 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) and CONFERENCE of the ANTHROPOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN AMERICA (ASA)
‘Building the Temple of the Heart’
Convening as a Hybrid Event in Chicago, Illinois
We are glad you have decided to join us in person at the Rudolf Steiner Branch of the ASA in Chicago 7-10 October!
Our Branch is one of 6 “HUBS” that will co-lead the conference content. At the same time, we will also be hosting attendees in-person. When you come to Chicago for the AGM, you will experience a conference that is a mix of Zoom presentations projected on the walls, in-person small group work, artistic activities, and catered vegetarian meals.
This new hybrid-to run a conference that is both online and in-person, is a format that we have been working with for a while here in Chicago. What a world we live in! Subsequently, we ask that you register twice--1st at the ASA site and also at this link through the RSBranch Chicago.The first registration covers the cost of the presenters and the ASA staff resources used in organizing the conference. The second registration covers local facility costs, meal expenses, snack expenses, and printing costs. We appreciate your willingness to give this new format a whirl!
Now, what must you do to notify us of your arrival so that we can be prepared for your participation?
Make sure you are registered at https://www.anthroposophy.org/fallconference and have indicated that you will be attending in person at the RSBranch Chicago.
Register by October 1st with the Chicago Branch using PayPal (this requires that you have a PayPal account of your own).
Register and write a check to The Rudolf Steiner Branch and it mail by October 1st to:
Rudolf Steiner Branch
Attn: Jenny Doty
4249 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60618
How much is registration for the in-person portion of the AGM?
$75 or $40. Due by October 1, 2021
- $75 will cover the expenses for facilities, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, snacks, and printing. You will enjoy a pre-AGM dinner on Thursday Oct. 7 Doors open at 5 pm. Lunch and Dinner on Fri.and Sat. and Lunch post-conference on Sunday. As well as snacks and beverages during the breaks.
- $40 will cover only the bare expenses for facilities, snacks, and printing--no meals
- Be a patron for $100 or more to help pay for the tech costs
(Sorry there is no option for a reduced number of meals--it’s either pay for all meals or no meals, lest things become too complicated. Thank you for your understanding!)
How can you prepare to have the best conference experience possible?
Dress in layers in anticipation of a fluctuation of inside temperatures.
Chicago in October can be chilly, yet with all of us in a few rooms, the temperature may get warm quickly.
Bring a seat cushion if you like.
Free street parking is available on the side streets near the Branch, requiring a few-block walk to the conference.
The nearest public transportation can be found here https://www.transitchicago.com/planatrip/
If you opt-out of meals, you may contact email@example.com for a list of restaurants within walking distance (bear in mind time restrants) or bring your own food (that doesn’t require refrigeration or kitchen usage).
There are 3 bathrooms available at the Branch.
Be prepared to participate in the group work of Biography, Eurythmy, Singing, and Speech as well as being part of the Experiential Pageant—the culmination of the conference on Sunday 10 October.
Bring your open heart and beautiful smile!
For any other questions, please contact Jenny Doty at firstname.lastname@example.org.