Please note that tickets for the conference are purchased separately from accommodation and meals.



Conference tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets. Ticket prices include attendance to all plenaries, workshops and other conference activities.

Meal Plans and room reservations are separate and can only be booked directly through Fort Worden by phone: (360) 344-4433. Please see information below. Fort Worden must have a final head count for Meal Plans by OCTOBER 2, so if you want to pre-order meals, don’t miss the deadline

Early Bird: $135 (until October 20)

Regular admission: $175

Student: $60

Senior (over 62 with ID) or low income: $79





A limited number of scholarships are available to cover all or part of the ticket cost. Please download and complete the Scholarship application if you would like to apply.

*PLEASE NOTE: All scholarships have now been allocated and there is currently a waiting list. You may still apply, but if you do not receive a reply to your application within 1 week, please consider purchasing one of the reduced price tickets in order to participate in the conference.

Accommodation at Fort Worden

Staying at Fort Worden offers the most convenient way to enjoy the conference. All the venues are within easy walking distance. Fort Worden offers three price ranges of accommodation from very affordable single beds in dormitories, private rooms with a Queen bed in the Courtside Collection, to B&B style rooms with a Queen bed in the Officer’s Quarters and Cottage Collection. You can see photos and virtual tours of some of the rooms here. We suggest booking early to reserve your room.

Bookings can only be made by phone, through Fort Worden’s conference reservation line: (360) 344 4433

Other hotel, motels and B&B’s can be found on PT Guide.


A Meal Plan can be purchased for the whole weekend for only $65+tax, whether you’re staying at Fort Worden or elsewhere. The Servery offers fresh, organic, locally sourced produce – “Farm to Fort to Fork”. Meals include Friday evening – Snack Table and Beverages; Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; and Sunday – Breakfast and Lunch.
There are vegetarian options at every meal. Below is a sample menu, however, the menu can change due to seasonal availability. Book a Meal Plan by phoning Fort Worden’s conference reservation line: 360-344-4433.

For those wishing to arrange for their own meals, Port Townsend has a wide range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Please note that none are within walking distance of Fort Worden. For more information see PT Guide.

Getting Here

Port Townsend, Washington is on the Quimper Peninsula, on the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula. Driving times are approximately 2 hours from either Seattle, Olympia or Bellingham; about 3 hours from Vancouver, BC; and 4 hours from Portland, Oregon. The historical Fort Worden campus is located within the 90-acre Fort Worden State Park at 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend about 2 miles from downtown.

For ferry schedules, bus routes and driving directions visit:

There is ample FREE parking on site at Fort Worden.