We are proud to announce that our 24th Annual CCWR Symposium will be held Oct 26 – 29, 2018 near Petaluma, CA at the Earthrise Retreat Center. We greatly appreciate the feedback that we requested last December about this type of venue. This will not be your normal symposium experience and wanted to make sure that our members would accept a small change.

2018 CCWR Symposium Art

We believe that after a very intense year such as 2017 and likely 2018 as well, that our members really needed a retreat. Somewhere we all could go, pay one fee, be together surrounded by beautiful oak woodlands, and have three locally sourced, sustainable and healthy meals a day. The venue is so beautiful and peaceful, it was hard to pass up to opportunity.

However, with this venue comes certain constraints. First, we will have to cap our attendees to 150 people a day. This is because meals are included and the kitchen can only accommodate 150 people. The site can sleep 120 people, so there is room for some to come in just for a day – it just depends on the number of people staying on site. There are 40 rooms with two beds, so the idea is to have a roommate, which most of us do already. There are also 23 rooms with one bed for couples or single occupancy. This set-up gives us an amazing opportunity to network and get to know each other outside the chaos of the season.

Some of our ideas for this year include a beer and wine tasting night, outdoor capture classes, outdoor or indoor yoga, bird watching tours…just to name a few. We are already working on speakers and presentations.

Please look for the next CCWR newsletter, as it will contain more about pricing and registration information. Begin to look for a roommate, if you plan to attend. We are very excited to share this symposium retreat with our members, we think it is exactly what we need right now.

CCWR Board (send email to the board at info@ccwr.org)