This beautiful destination resort is located on the Atlantic Ocean situated between the ocean and the bay. You can walk right out of the hotel and be on the beach or out the back and be on the marina side with boats - so we can watch both the sunrise and the sunset. This is the kind of soul nourishing setting that Virginia felt was such an important part of the IHLRN experience. Do check out their website for photos and more information about this lovely area. www.blockade-runner.com/lookbook
Blockade Runner Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach, NC 29480, 800-541-1161
It is located just outside of Wilmington, NC, so we fly into Wilmington and take an Uber or a taxi to the hotel. Wilmington airport is less than 10 miles away. We open the conference with a cocktail reception on Sunday at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30 and a brief conference opening at 8pm. All meals for the week will be buffet.
Rates: Our hotel faces both east and west and offers single, double queen, and king rooms but no sofa beds. A cot or roll away can be brought in for the triple. Cost below is per person, all inclusive.
Standard Harber View Rooms
Standard Ocean View Rooms
These rates include: conference registration, hotel room, seven breakfasts, five lunches (no lunch on Thursday or Sunday), six dinners, the resort fee, all taxes, as well as the annual $25 IHLRN association fee.
DAY RATES: Day rate is $110 per day including lunch. $155 per day including lunch and dinner. Those eligible for the IHLRN day rate include students/participants who have attended any of these courses sponsored by the UNC-CH School of Social Work in Chapel Hill: Use of Self, The Satir Model, The Summer Intensive and Family Reconstruction. The deadline for registering for day rates is October 22. The day rate includes the informal evening programs. There are no presentations on Thursday. We will have “greeters” for the folks who are not here for the whole so you can understand how things work and feel part of the group.
Tips: Our tradition is to provide additional tips for housekeepers, front desk staff, engineers, maintenance staff, gardeners, chefs, cooks, dishwashers, and other hotel staff that work with us during the 7-day conference. If you are able, be generous and include tips for these workers on your registration form.
Payment: Our contract requires the full week’s reservation (no partials). All payments must be made in US dollars. Foreign registrations must be drawn in US dollars on a US dollar account or international money order. If paying by ACH transfer, contact Joeanne. If paying by check, please send it to Andris Baltins. Info on Contact Us page. This year you have the option of also paying with Zelleor Venmo, as well as Paypal. We appreciate Zelleor Venmo payments because there are no fees involved. Venmo, send to AndrisBaltins@IHLRN Zelle, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
1- If paying by Venmo or Zelle, make your payment first via Venmo or Zelle.
2- Then return to the website and make your registration choices, it must equal the same amount you paid via Zelle or Venmo.
3- When "checking out" and paying on the website, use either the code Venmo2023 or Zelle2023 as a coupon code, it will show you paid 100% of the fee.
Mailing List: If you are NOT attending the conference this year but wish to remain on the mailing list and continue to receive notice of future IHLRN conferences you must return the mail list form and a $25 check for the annual fee; this covers the cost of sending your copy of the IHLRN mailing list, What’s in the Pot? for the 2022 conference, and other association expenses. If you attend the conference these fees are included in your registration fee.
Early Arrival/Stay After: You are welcome to come in early with the IHLRN Board of Directors on Friday and have a quiet weekend before the conference begins. If you choose to arrive early or stay later, you must make arrangements through M.A., NOT THE HOTEL. The cost for the room is $157/night Harborside, $180/night Oceanview (taxes included).
Cancellations: Our cancellation policy is based on the hotel contract.
- Registrations cancelled 10 days prior to conference (by October 25) will be refunded.
- Cancellations after October 25-- we will do our very best to issue you a refund if we can fill your spot or if the hotel agrees not to charge us. The contracted catering charge of $950.00 per person is set and final 10 days prior to the conference and is owed to the hotel regardless of cancellations.
- Room charges are refundable up to 72 hours prior to the conference. The hotel will not issue refunds after that date.
- All cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee which includes IHLRN associates dues.
Scholarships: The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is August 31, 2023. Please request one if you need one! To request a scholarship for yourself or someone you would recommend, fill out the application form found on the IHLRN website: IHLRN.org. We would especially like to assist newcomers and folks outside the US, who had a taste of IHLRN on Zoom, to be able to attend our in-person event.
Thursday Activities: There are many options for our day off. We are right on the beach and the bay so there are boating and water sports activities as well as many local options - also the full spa is right there on the property! Think about bringing family. There is plenty to keep them busy!
CECs: Pending approval the Virginia Satir Global Network, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP#5224), may offer NBCC-Approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. There is a $40 processing fee for CECs. Clarification: Submission of workshop proposals for CEC credit is June 30. There is no deadline for attendees to sign up for CEC credit. You do this when registering for the conference.
Weather: Early November weather should be very comfortable in the 60-70’s.
Contact site coordinator M.A. Bjarkman at 317-850-5111; MABahp@aol.com (California time zone), for assistance with hotel logistics, early arrival or late departure, roommate assistance, schedule changes, dietary restrictions.
Contact Joanne Kennedy for technical assistance with registration- (360) 870-9071; email@example.com
Contact Lois Gold, Conference Co-Chair, for program questions or general questions. (503 703-1740; firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Betsy Gast –CEC chair, for CEC submissions or questions. (253)278-9446. Betsy.email@example.com
We REALLY hope you will join us and be part of our 54th annual IHLRN Conference/family reunion. If you are new to IHLRN, this is an opportunity to participate into the lived Satir experience and be part of the unique yeasting and learning that happens when we are together. If you are new or from outside the USA, please consider applying for a scholarship. We have had generous donors and more scholarships are available. Register soon because we hope to fill quickly, and we don’t want you to end up on a waiting list.
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Scholarship Form 2023