Conference — by the Numbers

For those of you trying to decide about the Conference and whether or not to stay “on campus” at the conference center, I thought I would provide some data:

  • The closest accommodation to the conference center is a 2-star motel “Classic Motor Lodge” about five miles away.
  • This will cost $312 for accommodation only* — there is no restaurant.
  • Add the Meals Only option from Whispering Pines ($310.50* for FULL breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks — 10 main meals plus snacks & appetizers!) and it comes to $622.50.

Shared accommodation at Whispering Pines with meals comes to $670.00.*
So, what does that extra $47.50 provide?


Ambience – comfortable, quaint rooms many with a water view. Cozy hang out spaces, most with fireplaces.
Convenience – no worries about driving in the woods in the dark. No having to be abstemious because you have to drive. Sit around the campfire until the wee hours.
Camaraderie – because one of the things we LOVE about this conference is sitting together, eating together and talking big and small talk.

For folks with family, did I mention the canoes? Volleyball court (sand)? Recreational field for kicking balls around? Horsehoes? Fishing? Hiking? All within the compound.

‘Nuff said.

From next Friday on, I will send out an email listing people who are looking for roommates and their email addresses. I will also post it here on the website. All you need to do is send me an email by Thursday night.

Questions? Email me or comment on this post 🙂

*Inclusive of taxes, fees and gratuities.