Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Registration fees for the two obit confabs

Here's information about registration for the Professional Obituary Writers Workshop that two Oregonian obit writers, Amy Starke and Joan Harvey, are organizing and the 10th Great Obituary Writers' International Conference hosted by Carolyn M. Gilbert.

Professional Obituary Writers Workshop
at The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon
May 8-11, 2008

Registration fee: $50
The registration form will be posted soon on the Society of Professional Obituary Writers Web site - - which is still under construction or can be obtained by directly contacting Amy or Joan at The Oregonian.

10th Great Obituary Writers' International Conference
at The Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, New Mexico
June 12-14, 2008

Registration fee: Requires an explanation.

According to the following excerpt from - the 10th Great Web site - conference registration is on a sliding scale according to the conferee's ability to pay.

Please select any amount from $100.00 to $200.00 for your registration. If there are two registrations from one family, feel free to pay $100.00 each. If you had a good year, you may wish to pay up to $200.00 for your registration!

The next excerpt indicates that conference-goers should add $50 to that for membership in the International Association of Obituarists that Gilbert founded.

The annual membership fee remains the same: $50.00 for all. If you are not a current member, please add this fee of $50.00 to your registration.

The registration form for the 10th Great is posted at

Read previous blog items for explanations for the two obit confabs and the two obit writers groups. Please go to "Comments" at the end of this item or write to to ask questions.

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