n o l o s e 2011: registration info
Fat Strikes Back conference NOLOSE 2012

NOLOSE 2012 Conference
September 7-9, Oakland
EconoLodge Inn, Oakland

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Who is welcome to attend?
All fat queer people of all genders, and our allies, are welcome to attend. We ask that attendees share NOLOSE's commitment to fat-positivity, queer-positivity, and feminism; with equal importance, we share a commitment to fighting racism, sizeism, colonialism, misogyny, classism, heterosexism, ableism, healthism, ageism, and transphobia. For more information about our gender policy, click here!

What does it cost?

Early bird rate through 8/1: $230-$330 per person for the full conference, sliding scale. (Lower rate available until 8/1.)

This year, 50 one-day passes are available for both Friday ($70 until 8/1) and Saturday ($90 until 8/1). Only one pass per person! If you're purchasing a Saturday pass and wish to stay for Sunday brunch, please purchase that separately on the registration form. If you want to attend for more than one day (and trust us, you do!), please purchase a weekend pass.
After 8/1: $330 for the conference and $90-120 for one-day passes. 

Register early! Attendance is capped at 200, and tickets are likely to go quickly.

The deadline for Financial Assistance, the POC travel/lodging fund, and scholarships is June 1st. We offer need-based financial assistance, travel and lodging scholarships for People of Color, and scholarships for individuals from underrepresented groups. Apply now!

What does my registration include?
Registration includes three days of programming, entertainment, facilities, dance, full access to heated pool, access to our hospitality suite, and four meals: dinner Friday, breakfast and dinner Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. To keep registration costs down for all, we have left Friday and Saturday lunch options open for attendees, but optional boxed lunches are available for pre-purchase.

Registration pricing does not include housing; if you wish to stay at the EconoLodge, you must:

  1. Register for your room choice at our conference registration page
  2. Make payment in full to the EconoLodge upon check-in ($65/night + tax for one King bed, $75/night plus tax for two Queen beds).
Detailed instructions are on the registration page. You MUST select both nights if you plan to stay at the EconoLodge for the entire conference; if you wish to stay at the EconoLodge before or after the conference, please contact them directly at (510) 635-1892.

Why is the conference priced the way it is?
Click here for our full conference pricing breakdown.

Housing: Once again, we have the Oakland EconoLodge to ourselves! We chose a venue for maximum privacy with some of the lowest room rates in Oakland. Please consult our hotel and travel page for more information. Only 75 rooms are available, so reserve now in order to make sure you have a room. Again, you will be responsible for making payment to the EconoLodge upon check-in ($65/night + tax for one King bed, $75/night plus tax for two Queen beds).

How will I know that my space is reserved?
You'll get e-mail confirmation when you register. If you don't hear from us, that means that we didn't receive your payment.

Is there Financial Assistance available to help me attend?
Absolutely! Please read about financial assistance, scholarships, and the POC travel/lodging fund. FA is competitive to those who meet qualifications, so please apply before the June 1st deadline. Additionally, we're offering travel and lodging scholarships for People of Color, as well as 12 scholarships to help bring individuals in underrepresented groups to NOLOSE.

NOLOSE has a history of extending aid to many folks. For the 2011 conference, we were able to award $10,000 in aid, thanks to the dedicated efforts of fundraising volunteers. This is a unique feat for a non-profit organization of our size.

Sign me up!
Ready for the registration website?  Here you go!

Making payment by check? Still need to pay?

Online registration gives you the option to "select other payment" when ordering tickets. This will then display an option to "Pay offline," which means: by check/money order.

>> You are welcome to pay in installments. Please note that your registration is not held until payment (a minimum installment of 50%) has been received. All payment is due in full by August 31st.
>> If you wish to pay by check or money order, please send payment, with name of registrant, to: NOLOSE Registration, P.O. Box 5475, Oakland, CA, 94605.

Cancellation policy: refundable in full (minus any online Paypal fees) on cancellations through August 1st. After August 1st, we can only refund 75%.


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