Welcome to April! Have you registered online for the SAR Conference yet?
When is it?
OK, a couple people asked, because it wasn't super super clear.
-- The preconference is June 18-21, 2018 (Mon-Thurs)
-- The main conference is June 22-24, 2018 (Fri-Sun)
Where is it?
This question keeps coming up, so I will put it out there again
-- Classes will be help on the campus of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA.
What if I need group Registration?
Since some of you are lucky enough for your agency to pay for your registration, that is now available using this form.
Do I need to sign up for classes ahead of time?
That all depends on the classes you want...
More classes are being added on a regular basis. Updated information for the conference courses is available here. Please note that many of the courses this year are longer to accommodate hands-on table-top exercises and other more in-depth learning tools. If you see in the description that sign-up is required, please follow the directions to do so in order to ensure space for you in that class. A new Track was just added for Disaster SAR, too!
What about Camping?
Camping is still available, but it is a hot item so don't wait too long! Camping at the fairgrounds (right next door to the campus) can be purchased while registering for the conference itself. If you are going to be attending the preconference, you can sign up for preconference camping here. There are also additional camping options on the Lodging Page.
We have received word that some of the hotels are indicating they are starting to fill up quickly. Make sure you call the hotels using the number listed on the Lodging Page and give them the codes listed to access the blocks of rooms we have reserved for you.
What is a Preconference?
The place you want to be! The preconference tends to be made up of both full-day and multi-day specialty courses. There are a fair number of K9 and Tracking courses offered (these typically fill very quickly so don't dawdle), Equine Courses, and Management level courses, Probably. Check them out here. Please note that each course must be registered for individually according to the instructions on the course description. Costs, if any, are listed on the forms. There is no cost or registration required beyond what is listed on the preconference course sheets for the preconference.
Super Amazing Banquet Dinner and Extravaganza
Here we are, the 50th Anniversary of the WA State SAR Conference. As such, we are planning a wonderful dinner on Saturday night to highlight and celebrate all the great things that have transpired over this time period. This is shaping up to be an exciting time. Please note that the conference registration does not cover this event, but you are able to register for it consecutively when you register for the conference. Make sure you select your entree of choice -- Please note, if you have memorabilia related to WA SAR's history, or other banquet questions, please contact Bill Gillespie.
Probably the fastest way to find out info not clear on the website is to fill out the contact form on the website.
Your 2018 WASARCON Team!