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Ft. Worden Kitemakers Conference 2019

Conference registration is Open! but online is closed.

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The Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference 2019 registration will open on Saturday, November 3rd! We will once again be offering both on-line registration and mail-in registration. Online registration is closed but please contact the registrar for available spots. If you prefer to register by mail, a mail-in registration form can be downloaded here. Complete a separate form for each person and mail the form and a check to the address on the form.

Before completeing the online or mail-in forms, the information below will help you plan your conference selections for this year.

If you are interested in joining us as a teacher in the future, the bottom of this page is important for you!

Conference Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to Chris Hanson and Alen Johnson, winners of scholarships to the 2019 Ft Worden Kitemakers Conference!


Classes and Schedule Information
The full 2019 Class Descriptions contains teacher information, class descriptions, project photos, supplies needed and costs for each class. An easy scheduling reference is the new At-a-Glance Schedule with photos sheet. Our Classes webpage has additional color pictures in some cases.

Now that you've identified your workshop preferences, check out the Conference Information packet. It contains registration, general conference information, housing and meal details, plus a list of all your shirt and apparel choices!

UPDATE 2/4/19: The class fee for Robert Brasington's Stealth Delta has decreased and been fixed due to the apparent stability of the exchange rate at this time. Please see the revised 2019 Class Descriptions for details.


FWKC Cool Gear and Swag2019 apparel logo
Shirts, outerwear, patches, hats, duffles, kite bags and pins will be available this year. Apparel will be embroidered with our 2019 apparel logo (right) and, with the exception of the denim shirt, are available in black, black or black. Duffles and kite bags feature this year's logo (above) on a patch. Click on this Cool Stuff link for pictures, sizes and pricing.  You may order all items with your registration, either online or by mail, and pins may also available at the conference. Please note that all logo items must be pre-ordered by February 3th, 2019.

Other Conference Information  (necessary, helpful and useful!)
The general information page contains other information you may need such as basic items to bring, our class skill level definitions, and other details. Need a location map of the buildings at Warm Beach? You can find a printable map here or use this map with driving directions. Flying into SeaTac and don't want a rental car? Info about shuttles from the airport can be found here.


Let's Raffle!
Of course, the conference is not complete without the awesome RAFFLE! This event helps keep conference costs low so print the Donation Form and bring it with your priceless and highly desireable raffle donations. Tickets will be available to attendees at the conference so you can take home some of these treasures. Thanks!

Questions? Contact Travis at kitemakers@kitemakers.org.

Prospective Teachers...

Teacher positions and classes are considered and evaluated in March through June for the following year's conference.  If you are interested in teaching, please use the link below to apply.

Have a great kite or idea for a class you'd like to share? Please submit an application via our on-line submission form below. With a limited number of classes offered each year, if your project is not selected for our next conference, please submit it again for another year.

 Teacher on-line application