What do I do upon arrival at the hotel?

When you arrive, check in first at the workshop registration desk. You will learn about Orientation which will occur later Thursday evening and you will receive a packet of hand-outs and a Schedule. Check-in and check out of the hotel will also be explained to you.

What about meals?

Five meals (2 evening meals and 3 lunches) will be pre-deducted from your $1200 stipend, but four meals (dinners Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights plus Monday lunch) are on your own. There’s a hearty free buffet breakfast served in the lobby, but the hotel has no restaurant. However, there are several restaurants within walking distance

Can locals commute to the workshop?

Because Crafting Freedom is a “residential” educational experience in which participants benefit from being part of a “learning community,” we urge everyone to stay at the Workshop Hotel including “locals.” However, sometimes participants who live within a commutable distance desire to commute in each day. If you decide to commute from home or if you

How do I travel to the Workshop?

By Air: Please book your air travel to Raleigh–Durham Airport (RDU) early to get the best deals. You need to arrive in the afternoon of the date the workshop begins (i.e. June 18th or June 25th) no later than 5:00 PM. Please plan to board your return flight no earlier than 3:00 PM on the following

When will I receive the stipend to cover my expenses?

You will receive the stipend on the last day of the workshop minus the costs of several pre-paid meals, tour fees, and the cost of your hotel room. The amount of the deduction will be posted by January, 2017. This means you will have to pre-pay only for your travel to the workshop. If you

How can I arrange to get a roommate?

Elsabet Fisseha ([email protected]) will send you a short “booking form” in early May via e-mail to book your room at the workshop hotel. Please fill it out and return it to Elsabet by email. It will include a section on “matching roommates” so that you can be linked – if desired – with a compatible

How do I make hotel arrangements?

You will book your hotel accommodations at the workshop hotel through the assistant director and registrar, Elsabet Fisseha ([email protected]). Please do NOT make hotel reservations through the hotel’s front desk. This will cause confusion and possibly double–booking. The cost of your hotel room will be deducted,with your permission, from your expenses stipend so you

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