34th Annual Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference at Warm Beach
The Warm Beach Camp and Conference Centerlogo
Stanwood, Washington
March 10-13, 2016

UPDATED June 29, 2015:  


The 2015 Conference is over and the work has started for 2016. You can see our list of teachers and their projects on the classes page. More information, including photos will be posted later this summer.

The 2015 conference in our new venue was an overwhelming success. The Ft. Worden Kitemakers Conference at the beautiful Warm Beach facility, located in Stanwood, Washington, seemed to please us all. The place might have been different but the purpose remained the same.  We made kites, learned new techniques and methods, saw old friends, made new ones, hopefully won a raffle item, and had a great weekend with other kite makers and flyers. The staff at Warm Beach worked very hard to make our transition to their facility as smooth as possible and truly hit a home run. If you did not join us in 2015, you can check them out on their web site. We hope you join us in 2016 for more kite making during a fun, relaxed weekend.

If you are not on our email list, send Bob Alford your contact information so you will receive email updates. Questions? Use Bob's email link for them, too.  We don't send much mail, and definitely use your email address and name ONLY for our updates. We don't share.

And what is Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference? It is a wonderful gathering of kite makers from all around the world. It is an opportunity to learn, share information, and socialize with kite friends, new and old. We strive to have classes for everyone. Each year our curriculum committee puts together an exceptional list of teachers with classes to accommodate all skill levels and kiting interests. You are invited to join us for an unforgettable weekend! Click on the classes tab above to see past classes and teachers.

Dates for 2016         
The dates for the 2016 Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference at Warm Beach are March 10th through the 13th.  Be sure you are on our contact list for emailed updates. If you did not get an email from us regarding the 2015 conference,  drop Bob a note. He will be happy to add your name to our mailing list. Do you have a friend interested in attending the 2016 conference? Have them send us their email address and be placed on our mailing list, too.  We want you to join us next year!
Our general timeline
hard at work

(Always subject to change due to good kite flying weather.)

March and April:  Teachers apply for the following year's conference with their class offering(s).  Click here for more information: DETAILS.

May and June:  Teachers and classes are selected and confirmed.

July and August:  Brochures will be ready to release throughout the world.  A preview of class offerings gets posted on the Classes page. We will let you know when that preview is on-line via email.

Late October/ early November:  Registration forms are made available by download (or through the mail if requested). You can print yours right from your computer! They will be available through the Details tab above.  Processing of registration forms happens as we receive them, first come, first served basis. Be on our email list so you will know the exact release date of the registration form and all the supporting information.


Spread the Word

Our planning committee will produce flyers describing the conference and the dates. You can use these to share with your friends and associates. They will be available at kite events and kite shops this summer. Thank you for spreading the word about our conference!


 Email: kitemakers@kitemakers.org