Early Bird registration (by May 1) $269
Regular registration (by June 25) $309
On Site registration (based on availability) $329
Clergy and Religious and Students:
Early Bird $239 Regular $279
Early Bird $229 Regular $269
Hmm… Between registration, transportation, food and lodging, it looks like this could be one majorly expensive conference. We’re talking over $900-1,000 altogether if you have to fly – depending on when you register and how you decide to get from the airport to the conference center. The average taxi ride to and from the airport/conference center is $100 one way and the conference center – which appears to be the only lodging option w/in a few miles – room rate is $128.52, tax included. I don’t understand, were there no conference centers actually in Philadelphia, closer to the airport and other cheaper hotels? I’m sure there’s a good reason for the location, it just seems a little out of the way to me.
I still hope the Congress is a success, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be sitting this one out… Personally, if I’m going to shell out that much dough, I think I’d (maybe) rather spend my money on the Head to Heart Immersion Course at the TOB Institute, which is a week long (not just three days) and includes all meals. But that, too, is still very expensive! Maybe I’ll just stick to studying Theology of the Body from the comfort of my own home. Lord knows, there are plenty of resources! In addition to several books, cds and dvds, there are also many TOB presentations that take place throughout the country. Click here for dates and places this March-April.