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Drum Circle Facilitators Conference 2011

  • 25 Feb 2011
  • 27 Feb 2011
  • Ocean Creek Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.A.


  • (10% discount for DCFG members - need to be logged in to use this registration type)

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February 25-27, 2011

Ocean Creek Resort
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Conference Fee: $350
DCFG Members: $315 (10% discount)

(Includes meals, hotel rooms are not included)

The discounted rooms are only being held until
January 28, 2011.
At that point, the rooms go to the regular rate.

To: Everyone who uses rhythm and drumming activities in their work, in settings such as:
  • Education
  • Youth Development
  • Social Services
  • Active Seniors
  • Health and Wellness
  • Elder Care
  • Community Events
  • Workplace Training
The Sixth Annual Drum Circle Facilitation Conference will be held FEBRUARY 25-27, 2011 at the Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The conference is open to all people who use drum and rhythm event facilitation in their work.

The event is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community, and is sponsored by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).

The conference's purpose is to further the knowledge base and depth of practice in the DCF field by bringing drum circle facilitators together to exchange ideas and push collective understanding of our craft.


The DCF Conference will feature an array of workshops on a wide range of DCF-related topics. We will also have open periods for unscheduled topics, jump time for in-the-circle practice, and time to simply drum together. Conference sessions are designed for participants who have knowledge and experience with basic DCF principles. Beginning DCFs are welcome, however introductory instruction will not be offered.

First session will be at 4pm on Friday, February 25. Conference ends on Sunday at 5pm.

We will be doing a community outreach program at North Myrtle Beach High School on Friday morning with drum circles for several classes and at the end of the school day Cameron Tummel will be doing a program that all DCF's are welcome to attend and learn from.

Presenters include: Jane Bentley, Arthur Hull, Cameron Tummell, Rufus Glasco, Marcus Santos, John Fitzgerald, Jiri Cmolik, Mary Tolena, and Mary Knish.  Sessions will include everything from best business practices, website management, story telling and much more.

The DCFG is sponsoring this event, bringing in the best in the business to help facilitators grow in their trade.

This conference is for everyone interested in learning more about the business of Drum Circles. You do NOT have to be a member of DCFG to come.

REGISTER NOW for an experience you won't forget!

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. We have secured very favorable rates at Ocean Creek, and are committed to keeping participant costs low.

For more information about the resort, go to www.oceancreek.com.


Conference Fee: $350
DCFG Members: $315 (10% discount)

Send your check (preferred) to DCFG, PO Box 222, Fulton, MD 20759.

To register online, click on the Register button on the left of this page.


Call Ocean Creek at 1 800 845 0353 Reservations and you must mention the Group ID number of 245262. Group name is Drum facilitators 2011 The rates are held until January 21, 2011.

Rates per night are as follows:
One Bedroom Lodge Villa: Single $70
Two Bedroom/ Two Bath Lodge Villa: $80
Two Bedroom/ Two Bath Ocean Front: $110
Three Bedroom/ Two Bath Ocean Front: $120

Ocean Creek Resort requires a deposit of one night’s rate plus 12% tax plus $6.00 per night resort fee per room to confirm reservations. The balance of the room charge is due upon arrival.

These rates are good from 2/23 through 3/2.

Check out time is 11am.


The application period is now open for workshop session proposals covering the following general subject areas:

A. DCF Business Development (market presence, client base, equipment & logistics, start-up funding, etc.)

B. Program Design & Activities for Specific Populations (children, special needs, organizational training, health, etc.)

C. DCF Techniques and Strategies (activities, games, resources)

D. DCF Mastery (personal presence, inner development, facilitating overall event flow & energy, inter-disciplinary resources, peer feedback)

E. Other (please describe)

If you are interested in proposing a session, please download and complete the Session Proposal Form.

Session proposal deadline is January 4, 2011.


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