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Drum Circle Facilitators Conference 2014

  • 21 Feb 2014
  • 23 Feb 2014
  • Ocean Creek Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.A.


  • 50% discount for DCFG board members, conference committee members, presenters and partial scholarship recipients - registration code required.
  • 20% discount for DCFG members who are also attending the VMC training the previous week - registration code required.
  • 10% discount for DCFG members -OR- VMC trainees from the previous week - registration code required.
  • FREE registration for recipients of full scholarships for the entire conference fees - registration code required.

Registration is closed


February 21-23, 2014

Ocean Creek Resort
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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

(Includes meals, hotel rooms are not included)



It is once again time to gather as a community to drum, learn, educate, and be inspired! This year we will be back on the East Coast at the beautiful Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This year’s conference will be an amazing experience full of great presentations, learning experiences, open sharing, and as always amazing drum circle facilitators.

The 9th Annual Drum Circle Facilitators Conference is for anyone and everyone who incorporates rhythm and/or drumming into their work; including settings such as:
  • Schools/Education
  • Well elderly/seniors
  • Community events
  • Workplace training
  • Non-profits
  • Health/wellness
  • Corporate
  • Social services


The Drum Circle Facilitator’s (DCF) 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 DCF Conference is organized by volunteer members of the DCF community and is sponsored by the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG).


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.

Room rates are as follows. Room rates are per night plus 12% SC sales tax and $8.00 resort fee per condo per night.

Studio Lodge Villa: $53.00
One Bedroom Lodge Villa: $59.00
Two Bedroom Lodge Villa: $80.00
Two Bedroom Ocean Front Tower: $99.00
Three Bedroom Ocean Front: $119.00

To reserve your rooms, call Ocean Creek at 1 800 845 0353 and you must mention the Group ID number of 348564 for the Drum Circle Facilitators Conference. Reservations for the previous week's Village Music Circles Training would need to use the Group ID number of 348729.


Conference Fee: $350 (includes all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch)
Current DCFG Members: $315 (10% discount)

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


We are currently looking for individuals that would like to share their expertise and experiences as DCFs to serve as session leaders. 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 “Collaboration, Connection, Community, Commitment”.

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 and develop in new ways as DCFs.

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.)
E. Other

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

The deadline for session proposal forms is January 3, 2014.

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