There are a few options for NATC 17 registration.  Please read carefully through the options below and select the package that fits your needs best.  Please contact concierge@taikocommunityalliance.org with any questions.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

PARTICIPANT:

*Individuals who signed up as TCA members on or before 12/10/2016 will have early access to NATC registration.  Please see the Registration Schedule and prices listed below.
*Early registration price is valid until April 30 at 11:59pm Pacific Time

NATC  Participants can select and participate in 4 workshops over 5 time slots.  Three of these workshops will be regular, experiential workshops.  One of these sessions will be a discussion session, or non playing workshop. Video recording of any type is NOT allowed in any workshop session without prior written consent of the workshop instructor.

Participant registration includes:

  • 4 workshops or one Mini Intensive Enrollment (view Workshop and Mini Intensive Offerings)
  • Access to NATC spaces (Plenary sessions, Taiko Marketplace, Welcome activities)
  • Registration does not include a Taiko Jam ticket,  attendees will be able to purchase a Taiko Jam ticket of $25.
PARTICIPANT WORKSHOP SELECTION TIERS:

2017 NATC Registration workshop selection will be done in a preferential process based on first come, first served basis over three timeframes.  Participants who register during Tier 1 will have first priority to workshop selection, participants who register during Tier 2 will have next priority, and Tier 3 will have final priority. Registrants will receive notification of their workshop enrollments after each tier:

  • Tier 1: March 15-April 30 (TCA members who register from 3/15-3/22 will have first priority of this tier)
  • Tier 2: May 1-June 30
  • Tier 3: July and later

OBSERVER:

*TCA members will receive a $75 discount if they register on or before April 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time.  After April 15th, the TCA member discount reduces to $50.  There is no price change for non TCA members.  Schedule and prices listed below.

NATC Observers will not be given the option to select workshops, but will be allowed to float and observe multiple workshops, if they so choose. Observers may not participate  (play) in workshops, but are  welcome to watch and take notes.  Video recording is NOT allowed in any workshop session without prior written consent of the instructor.  NATC Observers will not be given the option to select workshops upon registering. Please note that full participants of NATC receive priority access to workshops. Observers will be accommodated in workshops/sessions on a space available basis. Access to the Mini Intensives is restricted to enrolled Mini Intensive participants.

An Observer registration includes:

  • Access to NATC spaces (Plenary sessions, Taiko Marketplace, Welcome activities)
  • Registration does not include a Taiko Jam ticket, Attendees will be able to purchase a Taiko Jam ticket of $25. (either Saturday evening  8/12 or Sunday afternoon 8/13)

YOUTH RATE:

Youth who will be 17 and under on August 10, 2017 will be granted a PARTICIPANT registration as listed above for $300.  Youth must be between 8 years old by August 10th and17 years old by August 13th.   Youth who are TCA members will have rate of $275.  There is no raise in fee rates for youth registration. Schedule and prices listed below.

CHAPERONES FOR YOUTH ATTENDEES:

Youth (age 17 and under) attending the NATC as full participants ($275 TCA member/$300 non-TCA member) can be accompanied by an adult chaperone where necessary. Chaperone’s name must be indicated at the time of youth participant’s registration form submission. One chaperone per youth participant; alternatively, one chaperone can take responsibility for multiple youth participants as indicated on youth participants’ registration forms.

Chaperones will receive a designated name badge at no charge. Chaperones can accompany their youth to all Conference facilities (Atkinson Hall, Price Center), however admission to actual workshop rooms is subject to available capacity after all paid participants and designated Conference staff/volunteer members have been accommodated. Charges apply for entry to on-campus dining facilities.

PRICING SUMMARY:

*Please note that all transactions (except for donations) are subject to transaction fee of 2.2%+.30

 EARLY BIRD MEMBER
(until 4/30)
EARLY BIRD NON MEMBER
(until 4/30)
REGULAR MEMBER
(starting 5/1)
REGULAR NON MEMBER
(starting 5/1)
PARTICIPANT$325$375$400$475
OBSERVER$175$250$200$250
YOUTH
(17 and under)
$275$300$275$300

EARLY BIRD RATES (before Apr 30)

Participant $375 (TCA members $325)
Observer $250 (TCA members $175)
Youth $300 (TCA members $275)

REGULAR REGISTRATION (after Apr 30)

Participant $475 (TCA members $400)
Observer $250 (TCA members $200)
Youth $300 (TCA members $275)

ADD ONs:

*Please note that all transactions (except for donations) are subject to transaction fee of 2.2%+.30

In addition to your NATC registration, there are add ons that you may opt to select as part of your registration package.

TCA MEMBERSHIP:

The Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) is the sponsoring organization for the North American Taiko Conference.  We encourage every conference attendee to join TCA as a means of supporting the larger taiko community.  TCA strives to empower the people and enhance the art of taiko.

Existing, current TCA members will have early access to NATC workshop registration starting March 15, 2017.

Individuals who would like to add TCA membership during the registration process may do so and get the indicated TCA member discounts listed under each registration option.

TCA members additionally receive access to the TCA Partner Program (vendors will be present onsite at NATC).

TAIKO JAM TICKETS:

NATC always features community and professional groups in a keynote concert series called Taiko Jam.  NATC 2017 will feature TWO showings of Taiko Jam 2017:

  • Saturday, August 12th ($25)
  • Sunday, August 13th ($25)

Taiko Jam tickets are not included with registration fees.

MERCHANDISE

You may add on a commemorative, NATC 17 T-shirt as part of your registration packages.  T shirts are offered presale at $15 and onsite at $20.

DONATIONS

The North American Taiko Conference is a large scale event that would not survive without the goodwill and generosity of your donations, and requires a great deal of monetary and human resource to complete.  TCA is aiming for a 400 attendee conference.  At those attendance numbers, the actual cost per attendee is approximately $650/person.  We humbly ask for your support and consideration . For more information on how you can donate, please refer to our sponsor website and choose to support us during your registration process.

HOUSING and MEALPLANS:

NATC 17 will be held at the University of California San Diego.  There are a number of housing and dining options around campus.  If you need housing during NATC 17, please refer to our HOUSING WEBPAGE for more information about on and off campus offerings as well as mealplans and eateries on and off campus.

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

MARCH 15:  NATC 17 Registration is open to current TCA members that joined on or before 12/10/2016.

  • $325 Participant
  • $175 Observer
  • $275 Youth

MARCH 22: Early registration opens to the public.

  • Participant $375 (TCA members $325)
  • Observer $250 (TCA members $175)
  • Youth $300 (TCA members $275)

MAY 1: EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES (TCA Members: $200 Observer/$275 Youth/ $400 Participant)  (NON TCA MEMBERS: $250 Observer / $300 Youth / $475 Participant)

  • Participant $475 (TCA members $400)
  • Observer $250 (TCA members $200)
  • Youth $300 (TCA members $275)

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds will be given at the following percentages if cancellation requests are received to terry@taikocommunityalliance.org by the dates indicated:

  • Full refund if request is received by May 15th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST
  • 50% refund if request is received by June 30, 2017 at 11:59pm PST
  • No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after July 1, 2017