WorkshopsRegistration | Accommodations and Transportation | Conference Assistants & Scholarship | Covid-19 Guidelines

Last year, in our first virtual Annual Conference and General Meeting (ACGM), we had record-breaking participation; there is no going back to an in-person only event for us. The online element will forever be with us going forward.   

So, for 2021, the Site team, together with the Board, Workshop and Agenda Planning Committees are working together to plan another ground-breaking new model of an ATI Conference! We will have our usual in-person meeting, and a virtual meeting for those who can’t attend in person. The bridge between us will be the events in Boone live-streamed to the virtual attendees. We hope our brave travelers to North Carolina, and our virtual attendees, create and continue connections around the world, embodying ATI’s vision of diversity and inclusivity with our internationality.


Workshops

The Workshop Planning Committee has arranged for an outstanding lineup of workshops for this year, both in person and for our virtual ACGM.  

On site participants will experience workshops including Polyvagal Theory and Evolution, Embodying Movement of the Pelvis, “Spansion”- Bridging Expansion and Inspansion, Working with AT Principles in Elementary Education, Embodying Virtual Reality, Walking in Nature with Whispered “Ah,” Yielding into Support and many others. 

There will be a full schedule of virtual workshops on Zoom, such as The Wise Way to Yoga, Imaginarium: Games for the Kingdom of Zoom, Introducing AT in Russian, Applying AT to Crossfit, Attracting Clients without Struggle, an offering from the Certification Coordination Committee, and many, many others. There will be several pre-recorded offerings as well for all to enjoy. 

Keynote Speaker Information:
This year our keynote speaker evening will be on Monday, October 18 with entertainment to follow! The keynote speaker is Erik Bendix from Asheville, NC.   

Awards Banquet Information:
Each year ATI holds its Awards Banquet, which includes a special meal, the Awards presentation, and entertainment. This year our Banquet is scheduled for October 19 and is not on the same evening as our keynote speaker.

Live Entertainment: 
As always, we will have local, live entertainment – music, dancing, No-Talent Night!


Registration Information

Registration is now open! Conference registration fees this year are reduced from prior years to accommodate the continued economic recovery from COVID-19. If you can, please donate so that members who cannot afford the registration fee might attend! There is a donation section at the end of the registration form. A general membership through December 2022 is included for all non-ATI members who register for the 2021 conference as either on-site or virtual attendees. Registration fees are as follows:

Boone on-site attendee fees (USD):

$275 Non-member
$250 Teaching/General Member
$100 Trainee Member
$75 per Teacher Certification Processing Session

 

When you register for the on-site conference, you will also register for your room and your meals (meals are charged per day if you are staying off-site). If you are attending just the Awards Banquet, it will be a separate option in the registration form and will cost $30. All costs associated with room and board vary depending on your rooming selection. You will find room and board costs broken down daily in the table below. We ask that you note any dietary restrictions you may have on the registration form so the venue can accommodate your needs. Please do not contact the venue to arrange for lodging or dietary requests.

  Single Room Double Room Dorm Room Meals (off-site)
Oct. 16 $80 $45 $29  
Oct. 17 $121 $86 $70 $41
Oct. 18 $98 $63 $47 $18
Oct. 19 $115 $80 $64 $35
Oct. 20 $115 $80 $64 $35
Oct. 21 $115 $80 $64 $35
Oct. 22 $98 $63 $47 $18

 

In the event that our in-person event is cancelled, your registration fees will be transferred to our virtual ACGM! 

Virtual attendee fees (USD):   

The suggested amounts are: 
$250 $150 $50

 

We will be using the honor system again this year: you can choose the amount that you can afford to pay. All we ask that if you can pay more, please do, with our thanks, as it helps those who cannot afford a larger fee. If you wish to pay a lesser amount, or cannot afford to pay at all, please contact Dana Calvey at [email protected].

Register Here!

 
Sponsorship Candidates: Because of the COVID pandemic, we face the possibility that many of our sponsors will not be traveling in October to Boone. We would like to get an early count to get an idea of how many sponsors are needed in Boone. If you are planning to go through the ATI Teacher Certification process during the conference, please email Eric on the Certification Coordinating Committee at [email protected]. For more information, click here.


Annual Conference Assistants

We need three trainee assistants to help us in Boone! ATI trainee members are invited to apply to serve as conference assistants for the ATI ACGM in North Carolina this Fall. The conference assistants will need to be available for the pre-day and the whole conference. Tasks shared by the three assistants include:

  • ​Pre-day activities beginning October 17, 2021
  • Registration preparation and assistance
  • Setting up and clearing up rooms before and after meetings and workshops
  • Assist with various tasks before, during and after each Annual General Meeting
  • Help with small tasks for making the conference and meeting run smoothly

Assistants are NOT required to work during workshops, so that they can take full advantage of this training opportunity.

In exchange for your help ATI will provide a $300 stipend toward registration, room, and board.

We are interested in working with people who have never come to an ATI ACGM, as well as those who have some conference experience. It is a valuable opportunity for trainees who need the financial assistance to be able to attend an ATI ACGM. If you are interested in applying, please select "Invoice me" in the payment section on the registration form.

If you believe you have qualities or skills that make you an excellent choice for a conference assistant, please outline them in a brief letter and email it to the ATI office. Give us your name, the training program you attend, or the name of your primary trainer, a brief letter of recommendation from your trainer and contact information. Please let us know why this opportunity is important to you.

We encourage all trainees who are interested to apply. You do not need English as a first language to be considered. ATI Trainee membership is free for the first year, so if you are not an ATI member currently but want to be one you are welcome to join and apply.

Linda Hein Scholarship 

This scholarship was established to recognize the dedication and commitment made by Linda Hein as administrative coordinator for ATI for over 12 years. ATI will award this scholarship annually to one trainee member to help defray the costs of attending the ACGM. The scholarship award of $500 will be applied to the recipient’s board and lodging. To find more information about the scholarship and to apply, click here.

The deadline for this application is September 1.


Accommodations

ATI will have the entire conference center for the week of our ACGM. There are ample rooms available to accommodate single room requests. You may, at your discretion, share a room with another attendee. Please see the Covid-19 guidelines for the ACGM further down the page.

We will also try to utilize outdoor meeting spaces for meetings and workshops as we can. These spaces include an amphitheater and fire pits with gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is plenty of hiking on the grounds and in the area, and there is a heated indoor pool. Only the water is heated, not the room.

The dinning hall is a high cathedral style ceiling with fans and space between tables. We will be the ONLY people at the center during our conference. They have been requiring people going through the buffet to wear gloves and masks while serving themselves the food. There is also a large balcony with tables and chairs to eat outside.

Transportation

The BRCC is situated within a two-hour drive of the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, the Greensboro Airport, and Asheville Airport in North Carolina. Once you arrive at your airport, you will need to arrange your own transportation to BRCC. NOTE: If you choose to take the bus service arranged through ATI (Sunway Charter), you will select that option when you register for the ACGM and be invoiced for that expense prior to arriving. Please plan your air travel accordingly, as there is one “ATI shuttle” leaving ONLY the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in the evening. If you fly into the Greensboro or Asheville airports, you must have your own transportation to the BRCC.

Transportation options include:

  1. Car Rental
  2. Ride Sharing
  3. ATI Reserved Shuttle Service to and from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. There is a small shuttle reserved for Saturday evening, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, for anyone who wants to participate in the pre-day. There is a larger shuttle Sunday evening, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, for conference attendees arriving before Monday’s opening circle. We will have one large shuttle leaving BRCC Friday, October 22 after the conference at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time returning to the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The shuttle will be billed individually to each member who chooses to use this service. The price of shuttle tickets will cost $40 per person EACH WAY ($80 round-trip). 
  1. Buses leaving from Boone to Charlotte and Greensboro. These buses do not go to either airport, but they will take you to the Greyhound Bus Station in Charlotte or Greensboro. You will have to find an Uber, Lyft, Taxi, or public transportation from the Greyhound station to the airport.

Check back for more information, as we will be updating this information over the next few months. If you feel you need more information before you register or make travel arrangements please contact the Site Committee at [email protected]


Covid-19 Guidelines

In accordance with CDC and Blowing Rock Conference Center guidelines, we ask that all attendees have masks available to wear as needed or requested. Attendees who are fully vaccinated are, in general, not required to wear masks but may if they choose. Unvaccinated attendees will be requested to wear masks at all public gatherings.   

For the Community Class and Dance, we ask all attendees to be masked. Please note that these guidelines may change as circumstances change.