Make Arrangements: Registration

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Fill out the form below to register for the 2013 Midwest Birding Symposium. Feel free to forward this link to a friend so they can register, too. * Note that cancellations are allowed up until 72 hours prior to the event minus your non-refundable registration fee.

* Note that fields in blue are required.

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Registrant #1
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E-mail*:
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Registrant #2
First Name:
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* Providing an e-mail address is strongly recommended, but not required. An electronic confirmation will be sent to registrant #1's e-mail address. Please whitelist [email protected] to ensure delivery.

PACKAGE OPTIONS

Note that the page will reload as you click options. Each package has a non-refundable fee. Your subtotal will automatically be counted for you, and options will change below to fit your selections. If the page does not refresh, you may click on the 'Calculate Subtotal' button below to see the subtotal.

Full Weekend Pass
Includes all birding sites, programs, and access to the birder's marketplace. Lodging and meals NOT included.

Registrant #1
$100.00 Event fee
+ $25.00 registration fee
$125.00
Registrant #2
$100.00 Event fee
+ $25.00 registration fee
$125.00

Single Day Pass
Includes all birding sites, programs, and access to the vendor hall - Friday or Saturday only. Lodging and meals NOT included.

Registrant #1
$55.00 Event fee
+ $10.00 registration fee
$65.00
Registrant #2
$55.00 Event fee
+ $10.00 registration fee
$65.00

Full Weekend Group Pass
Reduced rates are available for groups attending the symposium! Use this option if you have a group discount code. Lodging and meals NOT included. Learn more about group discounts »

Registrant #1
$75.00 Event fee
+ $10.00 registration fee
$85.00
Registrant #2
$75.00 Event fee
+ $10.00 registration fee
$85.00

Youth Pass
Use this option for children 18 and under. Lodging and meals NOT included.

Registrant #1
$25.00 Event fee
+ $5.00 registration fee
$30.00
Registrant #2
$25.00 Event fee
+ $5.00 registration fee
$30.00

Non-birder Pass
Use this option if your spouse/friend wishes to sign up for the boat ride, any of the Sunday programs, or a meal plan.

Registrant #1
$0.00 Event fee
+ $0.00 registration fee
$0.00
Registrant #2
$0.00 Event fee
+ $0.00 registration fee
$0.00
Calculated subtotal: $

OPTIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS

Select the options that you would like to add to your symposium package. Note that the page will reload as you click options. Your subtotal will automatically be counted for you, and options will change below to fit your selections. If the page does not refresh, you may click on the 'Calculate Subtotal' button below to see the subtotal.

Lake Erie Island Sunset Boat Cruise
On Thursday night, September 19th, enjoy a sunset boat cruise among Lake Erie's beautiful islands.

Registrant #1
$30.00
Registrant #2
$30.00

Sunday, Sept. 22 option (choose no more than one):
Kelleys Island Birding Excursion

Wrap up your MBS weekend with an adventure to one of Lake Erie's most popular islands. The excursion runs from 8:00 AM–4:30 PM.

Registrant #1
$55.00
Registrant #2
$55.00

Sunday, Sept. 22 option (choose no more than one):
Bird Photography Workshop with David FitzSimmons

Join Sigma Pro photographer David FitzSimmons for a half-day photo workshop, learning professional secrets for creating stunning avian images. The workshop runs from 8:00 AM–12:00 noon.

Registrant #1
$99.00
Registrant #2
$99.00

Sunday, Sept. 22 option (choose no more than one):
Lake Erie Pelagic Trip with Local Patch Birding

Jump aboard the Miss Cindy with guides Jen Brumfield and Gabe Leidy for a thrilling opportunity to discover seabirds on Lake Erie’s open waters. The trip runs from 9:30 AM–3:00 PM (departs from Vermillion, OH).

Registrant #1
$85.00
Registrant #2
$85.00

Sunday Morning: Roadrunner Fun Run
Join us for a 3km (about 2 miles) run/walk on the Lakeside nature/jogging trail that winds along the lakeshore and around the perimeter of the Lakeside community. Registration runs from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM. Start time is 7:30 AM.

Registrant #1
$0.00
Registrant #2
$0.00
Calculated subtotal: $

OPTIONAL MEAL SELECTIONS

Choose from the lunch and dinner options offered below. Breakfast will be served by many hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts within and outside of Lakeside, and therefore it is not included in the meal plan. Dinner will not be provided on Thursday, September 19th. See details on our Friday and Saturday meal plans »

Full Meal Plan (Friday and Saturday)
Includes cost of lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Breakfast not included. Specific selections will be made below.

Registrant #1
$60.00
Registrant #2
$60.00

Single Day Meal Plan (Friday Only)
Includes cost of lunch and dinner on Friday. Breakfast not included. Specific selections will be made below.

Registrant #1
$35.00
Registrant #2
$35.00

Single Day Meal Plan (Saturday Only)
Includes cost of lunch and dinner on Saturday. Breakfast not included. Specific selections will be made below.

Registrant #1
$35.00
Registrant #2
$35.00

Registrant #1 Meal Plan

Options are available only to registrants who have selected a meal plan (see "Optional Items" section above).


Registrant #2 Meal Plan

Options are available only to registrants who have selected a meal plan (see "Optional Items" section above).

Calculated subtotal: $

EVENT RESERVATIONS

Visit the Special Activities and Programs/Speakers pages for a description of each program. If you don't wish to attend any events or programs within a given time slot, choose "No Reservations."

Note that the events and presentation schedules are subject to change.

Events: Thursday, Sept 19th
Registrant #1
Registrant #2
6:15 - 9:00 pm

Programs: Friday, Sept 20th
Registrant #1
10:30 - 11:00 am Symposium Welcome
11:00 - 12:00 pm Keynote Speaker
2:00 - 3:00 pm
3:15 - 4:15 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm Keynote Speaker

Programs: Saturday, Sept 21st
Registrant #1
10:30 - 11:30 am Keynote Speaker
2:00 - 3:00 pm
3:15 - 4:15 pm
7:00 - 8:30 pm Keynote Speaker

Events: Sunday, Sept 22nd
Registrant #1
Registrant #2
All day

DISCLAIMERS AND WAIVERS

MIDWEST BIRDING SYMPOSIUM WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (Nature Trips, Hikes & Activities)

I acknowledge, for myself and anyone under 18 who accompanies me on a nature trip or hike during the 2013 Midwest Birding Symposium (MBS), that such nature trips and hikes can involve certain inherent risks of accident, personal injury, and damage to or loss of personal property. In exchange for the right to participate in such nature trips and hikes, I agree not to hold MBS or any of its leaders, assistant leaders, sponsors, hosts, officers, directors, or other MBS staff members liable for any injury, loss, or damage to myself or others under my supervision, or to personal property of mine or theirs, relating to my/their participation in these events.

Registrant #1:
Yes, I agree to these conditions.


Registrant #2:
Yes, I agree to these conditions.


USE OF PARTICIPANT PHOTOGRAPHS

Staff photographers will be documenting the 2013 Midwest Birding Symposium (MBS). The MBS reserves the right to use photographs of MBS participants taken during this event for the purposes of advertising and promoting the MBS and its programs. Any who do not wish to comply with this policy should indicate this by checking the NO button below, and by notifying us at the registration desk upon arrival.

Registrant #1:
Yes, the MBS may use my photograph
No, I do not wish for my photograph to be taken


Registrant #2:
Yes, the MBS may use my photograph
No, I do not wish for my photograph to be taken