Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve already registered for the conference, do I need to register for the banquet also?
No. The banquet registration is included in the standard conference registration.

I can’t make the whole conference but I want to come to the Paideia Prize banquet. Can I do this?
Certainly! Click “register” next to the banquet only line on our registration page.

Will recordings of the sessions be available after the conference?
Absolutely. Nearly all of the sessions will be available to purchase as downloadable mp3s or in CD format upon the conclusion of the event.

Are meals included in the registration fees?
 Lunches Thursday and Friday are included, as is the Friday evening banquet, and light food at the Wednesday evening reception.

I saw the word “colloquy” on your schedule page. What does it mean?
A “colloquy” is a session that is designed to be discussion-based. Each colloquy is moderated by one of our speakers whose job is to kindle the conversation and maintain the session’s civility. There are two kinds of colloquies: colloquies about quotations and colloquies about questions. Because of the Socratic nature of these sessions, they are limited to twelve per colloquy. There are two colloquies and 5 workshops per break out period.

How many sessions does the conference have?
There are typically 2 plenaries each day, the Friday night banquet, the Thursday “Great Conversation” panel (formerly the Poetic Knowledge Panel),  approximately 35 total workshops, and 14 total colloquies.

What time does the conference begin?
The conference begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday July 14th with a welcome reception and meet-and-greet. Food is provided. The sessions begin Thursday morning, July 14th, at 8:30 am.

What time does the conference end?
The conference will end at lunch time on Saturday, July 19th, with Andrew Kern’s closing comments.