ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG) Conference will feature a variety of workshops and presentations on a wide range of DCF topics. There will be an array of activities ranging from formal presentations, open sharing, jump time for facilitation practice, and of course plenty of time to simply drum together. Conference sessions are designed for participants who have a working knowledge and experience with basic DCF principles and techniques. Beginning DCFs are of course welcome, however introductory instruction will not be offered.
The DCFG Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is sponsored by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).
TRAVEL AND LODGING
We will be held at Ocean Creek Resort
, a beautiful waterfront property in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach is served by several major airlines including: Airtran, Northwest, Delta, US Airways, Continental and United.
Transportation to and from the airport will be the responsibility of each attendee. There will be no transportation provided to and from Ocean Creek Resort.
To make reservations, please contact the reservation department at 1-800-845-0353. Refer to your group name “Drum Circle Facilitators”. Your confirmation number is 391063
A one night deposit is required upon booking, the rest can be paid upon arrival. If anyone has any questions or requests, please feel free to contact Tiffany Stefan, the sales coordinator, or Matt Kempe, 843-272-7724 x1092.
Room rates are good for 3 days pre- and post- for longer stays if desired.
Studio Lodge Villas: $55 per night
One bedroom Lodge Villas: $61 per night
Two bedroom Lodge Villas: $72 per night
2 bedroom Oceanfront Tower: $103 per night
2 bedroom Ocean view Tower: $100 per night
3 bedroom Oceanfront Tower: $125 per night
3 bedroom Ocean view Tower: $120 per night
3 bedroom Southern view: $120 per night
There is an $8.00 resort fee per evening and 11% sales tax.
FEES & REGISTRATION
Conference Fee: $375 (includes six meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)
Current DCFG Members: 10% discount (members need to log in to register and get the discount)
Send your check (preferred) to DCFG, PO Box 222, Fulton, MD 20759.
CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
We are currently looking for individuals that would like to share their expertise and experiences as DCFs to serve as session leaders and presenters. This year, we will be emphasizing how we as facilitators take action with our DCF principles, methods, and business considerations, to make them truly our own, rooted in the theme of “Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future
Given our theme, we are looking for sessions that truly take the community beyond “Show us what you do”, that push the envelope of our learning, and that help us grow, develop, and build the future of drum circle facilitation.
The application period is open for workshop session proposals covering the following general subject areas:
A. DCF Business Development (building market presence, client base, equipment & logistics, start-up funding, etc.)
B. Program Design & Activities for Specific Populations (children, special needs, workplace training, health & wellness, etc.)
C. DCF Techniques and Strategies (activities, games, resources)
D. DCF Mastery (personal presence, intention, self-development, inter-disciplinary resources, peer feedback, etc.)
If you are interested in proposing a session, please download and complete the Session Proposal Form
Please send an email with a brief summary
of your idea by Friday, November 14, 2014
The deadline for full session proposal forms
is Friday, January 9, 2015