The Brushy Fork Annual Institute is a three-day training event held annually at Berea College. Our event brings together citizen leaders from across Appalachia to work and learn together. It features hands-on workshop tracks and informative plenary sessions presented by nationally-known experts to assist residents in creating a more prosperous future for our Appalachian communities.
Participants enroll in one track session, which provides 14 hours of intensive training focused on a specific skill set or interest. In addition to acquiring hands-on skills, participants join other inspired leaders who are making a positive difference across Appalachia, expanding their network of contacts and gathering resources for putting ideas to action.
For details regarding the track offerings at this year's Annual Institute, please visit http://www.berea.edu/brushy-fork-annual-institute/tracks-overview/.
To view the preliminary schedule of events, visit http://www.berea.edu/brushy-fork-annual-institute/preliminary-agenda/.
Join us in Berea as we work and learn together in order to create a brighter future for our communities.
What are my options for lodging?
Please remember that you are responsible for the reservation and payment of your own lodging. Local lodging options may be found at www.berea.com/lodging/. Additionally, limited on-campus lodging is available on a first-come basis at Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant. Call the hotel directly at 859.985.3700 to make reservations and be sure to ask about the special Brushy Fork Annual Institute rate.
What sort of attire should I wear to the event?
Participants are welcome to dress casually for the Annual Institute, but we always advise attendees to bring what they need to be comfortable. Keep in mind that session rooms may be either warm or cool, so dressing in versatile, removable layers is recommended.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Our staff is available to assist with any additional questions or concerns you may have. If you need additional information or assistance, please give us a call at 859.985.3858. We’re available Monday through Friday from 8:00-5:00.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Participant substitution requests will be accepted up to September 18, 2015, and requests are subject to track availability.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. If you register for a track and then decide you would like to switch to a different session, please notify us at least five business days before the Annual Institute. All other information, such as contact or mailing information, may be updated by signing into the Eventbrite website and selecting the event from the My Tickets menu.
What is the refund policy?
Notice of cancellation must be received by September 11, 2015 to receive a full refund. If cancellation notice is received after September 11 and up to 5 days before the start of the event, you will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee. If a cancellation notice is received less than 5 business days prior to the event, no refund will be issued. Brushy Fork Institute reserves the right to cancel any scheduled track session at any time. If your track is cancelled, you may choose another session or request a full registration refund.
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