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Registration will open on Feb. 28, 2018 for the WARP Annual Meeting in Decorah, Iowa June 8-10, 2018!

Registration Details

WARP’s 2018 Annual Meeting is set for June 7th – 10th in Decorah, Iowa and features talks each morning, tours each afternoon and evening programs.  We welcome new members to join us for the annual meeting – join here .

Meeting Registration Costs:  The Member Registration cost is $225, and for Non-members is $275, which includes a one-year WARP membership.  There is also a special one-day rate of $95, you can pick the day. 

Lodging and Meals: 
You will submit your Housing Request directly to Luther College, but only after your meeting registration is confirmed.  Your confirmation email will include the link to the Luther College Housing Request Form.  Costs are below, please be aware that you are expected to pay for your housing upon your arrival at Luther College. 

  • Double Room costs:   $40.50 per person per night
  • Single Room costs:  $47.25 per person per night
  • Meals costs:  You will order and pay for your Meal Package ahead, using either PayPal or by sending a check to WARP.  The Meal Package is $95, and includes Dinner on Thursday June 7, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Friday and Saturday, and Breakfast / Brunch on Sunday June 10.  There will also be coffee, tea, and refreshments available, as well as a cash bar for wine and beer in the evenings.  Saturday evening includes our Birthday Cake!
  • Approximate Total for Housing and Meals:  With a double room for 3 days, plus the Meal Package, your costs will be approximately $220.00.
Getting to Decorah: 
Decorah, IA is located in the northeast corner of Iowa, near the border with Minnesota and Wisconsin.  It is located on IA State Route 9, near the junction with ISR-52. 
Flying:  Three airports serve the area:  Waterloo, IA (77 miles from Decorah); LaCrosse, WI (56 miles from Decorah), and Rochester, MN (71 miles from Decorah).
By Car:  Decorah is a three-hour drive (145 miles) from Madison, WI and (158 miles) from Minneapolis.  It is a 5-hour drive (287 miles) from Chicago - and each of these cities also have airports served by more than one airline.  View driving directions on the web at http://www.visitdecorah.com/travel-directions.

Tentative Program Details

Thursday evening June 7th We open with a Welcome Circle at 7 pm. (Be sure to get dinner beforehand!)

Presentations and Discussions on Friday and Saturday Mornings:

  • Laurann Gilbertson, Textile curator at Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah
  • Mary Anne Wise, Co-founder of Cultural Cloth, a social enterprise supporting textile practitioners from around the world
  • Diane Nesselhuf, founder of Friends of Sharing the Dream in Guatemala which promotes fair trade
  • Elisha Renne,co-founder of the non-profit women’s embroidery group, Queen Amina Embroidery
  • Mary Hark, Associate Professor of Design Studies at University of Wisconsin- Madison and founder of the Ghana Paper Project, using invasive plant materials to create paper products and sustainable employment to the community of Kumasi.
  • Aaron Burmeister, staff member at Seed Savers International,
    and weaver
  • Tales from the recent Tinkuy in Peru from Dorinda Dutcher and Teena Jennings.

Afternoon Tours:  We'll visit Seed Savers on Friday, and receive a behind the scenes tour and reception at Vesterheim on Saturday.

Friday Evening Program:  Following a Book Signing Reception hosted by Thrums Books, and after dinner, WARP Members will give short presentations about recent projects.

Saturday evening:  WARP will Celebrate our 25th Anniversary after a brief live auction of some very special textiles.  There will be cake, toasts, and stories! 

Our International Marketplace is open on Friday and Saturday, as is the Silent Auction.
  Don't forget your lovely donatable items! 

Our Annual Business meeting is on Sunday morning, June 10th with a breakfast /  brunch buffet.

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