Register for the UU-UNO Spring Seminar
(Dec 2-Feb 3)
(Feb 4-Mar 2)
These registration rates apply to all persons age 14 and up. Youth registrants (age 14-18*) must register with an adult Sponsor. *Read more about youth participation here. Youth refers to high-school age or homeschool equivalent. 18-year-olds who are not in high-school must register as young adults.
In addition to completing the online registration form, all participants must submit completed and signed Participant Forms; please read the form instructions and the forms themselves carefully before signing.
What's Included With Registration?
Registration includes admission to the programming for the Intergenerational Spring Seminar April 16-18, 2020, including lunch and dinner on April 16 and lunch on April 17. All participants are required to find their own lodging arrangements, aside from the following special circumstances detailed below.
One rate for all
This year we have a new model for registration rates in which all attendees pay the same rate, regardless of age. This adjustment moves the Intergenerational Spring Seminar towards being more sustainably funded, with all costs shared between attendees. The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office aims to be as transparent as possible about the costs of the Seminar and how it is funded. The rate for Seminar registration is based on anticipated expenses for New York City venue rentals, meals, speaker fees, local transportation, seminar mobile app, supplies, and scholarships, and is divided by the expected number of attendees. In order to support youth and young adult participation, registration income will also cover lodging for all youth and their sponsors as well as for young adults. (See more on that below.)
For reference, this year's Early Registration rate is the same as it was last year for Adults and is the same as the Regular Registration rate last year for Youth (all $375). We encourage all attendees for whom this cost is prohibitive to apply for reduced registration by January 27. (See more on that below.)
The 2020 UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar team hopes to help more Young Adults (age 18-35) attend. This year, the Young Adult registration rate includes lodging at HI New York for three nights (check-in April 15, check-out April 18). Any Young Adult who does not wish to stay at the hostel is entitled to a $50 discount on their registration. See Housing and Travel page for additional details about the hostel and accommodations.
Youth & Sponsors
All youth must be accompanied by an adult Sponsor, with a maximum of 5 youth per Sponsor. To encourage and support youth participation in this Seminar, registration costs for all Youth and Sponsors includes lodging at HI New York for three nights (check-in April 15, check-out April 18). All Youth and Sponsors attending the Seminar must stay at the hostel. The role of Sponsors at the Intergenerational Spring Seminar is to support youth participation and leadership and to supervise their sponsored youth during the event. We ask for congregations to send no more than one adult sponsor per two youth. Read more about Youth participation in the Seminar. See Housing and Travel page for additional details about the hostel and accommodations.
Limited funds will be available to provide reduced registration costs for some participants. We are endeavoring to reduce the financial obstacles for attendance as much as possible, especially for youth & young adult participants (age 14-35) and religious professionals who demonstrate financial need. We will also prioritize reduced registration for indigenous people, people of color, immigrants and refugees, and people from other historically marginalized and/or oppressed communities. We will consider all applications, but the income from registration will determine the amount of financial support we can provide, so we ask that you please only apply for reduced registration if you truly need it.
Note: We are not able to consider requests for travel or lodging assistance.
All active UU-UNO Envoys are eligible for a $50 discount using the code ENVOY. Contact unenvoycoordinator [at] uua [dot] org with questions about the Envoy program.