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-> RE: GSBN: international conference
by Peter Kundycki <Kundyckip@...>

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Date: 6 Mar 1999 03:27:20 -0600
From: Peter Kundycki <Kundyckip@...>
Subject: RE: GSBN: international conference

Bruce and Co
All the best for the Conference,
I'm sure its going to be another great one
unfortunately I can't make it this time but I'm sure
we down here in the South Pacific are well represented
by Huff and Puff (Oz)
My regards to all
Peter Kundycki

> -----Original Message-----
> From: (email address removed)[SMTP:Ecobruce@...]
> Sent: Saturday, 21 November 1998 12:53
> To: gsbn@...
> Subject: GSBN: international conference
>
> Strawbalers of the world -
>
> Bruce King here.
>
> Ann Edminster and I are organizing the upcoming conference, and here
> is all
> the information. It will also be in the next The Last Straw.
>
> We in California very much hope you can all come, as it should be very
> good.
>
> *********************************
>
> The California Straw Building Association
> invites you to the
> 1999 INTERNATIONAL STRAW-BALE CONFERENCE
> Friday, March 5, to Sunday, March 7, 1999
> at the Marin Headlands Hostel & Headlands Center for the Arts
> San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
> Straw builders, designers, growers, engineers, home-owners,
> architects, all
> come hear about the latest developments worldwide. Teach us what you
> know.
> Learn what others have learned. Meet valuable resource people. Help
> advance
> the state of the art and build this growing community by sharing your
> experience with other professionals, advocates, and enthusiasts.
> The weekendis program will include presentations by straw-bale
> building
> professionals, straw panel manufacturers, and others. There will be
> sessions
> on:
> Moisture
> Structure
> Codes and approvals
> Financing and insurance
> Hands-on beginners' workshop on Thursday, March 4 (optional*)
> Tour of Northern California straw-bale buildings on Monday, March 8
> (optional*)
> Family activities
>
> COST
> With the goal of making this event truly international, the fees have
> been
> structured to ease the burden for those whose travel (and other)
> expenses are
> high relative to their income (e.g., those who work outside the
> mainstream
> economy or in developing countries). Please select your fee category
> with this
> perspective in mind. We do not wish to be the judge of your financial
> need.
>
> Fees for attendees from/with: BY January 15 LATE
>
> Anywhere/money to spare > $200
> > $250
> (excess will be used for travel assistance fund and is tax-deductible)
> California/low expenses $200
> $250
> Western US & Canada/moderate expenses $150 $200
> Elsewhere in US & Canada/high expenses $120
> $170
> Outside US & Canada/very high expenses $60
> $110
>
> Please note that California residents must be CASBA members to attend.
> Add $50
> (more if you can, less if you can't) unless your membership is
> current.
> Fees are per-person (including family members!). They include two
> nights'
> lodging at the Marin Headlands Hostel and all meals from Friday dinner
> through
> Sunday lunch. By committing in advance, we were able to secure very
> low rates
> for this event. Because of this, discounts are not available for those
> who
> stay or eat elsewhere. However, a discount of $30 each is available to
> people
> who will commit to helping with preparation and clean-up for two to
> three
> meals during the course of the weekend.
> *Additional (modest) fees will be charged for optional activities.
>
> LOGISTICS
> Plan to arrive by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5. If flying into San
> Francisco or
> Oakland, allow about 3 hours after your arrival to collect your
> baggage and
> travel to Marin. If flying into San Jose, allow 4 hours.
> The conference will end mid-afternoon on Sunday, March 7.
> Please bring a photo and short biography of yourself to display.
> Please bring a sleeping bag and towel. The hostel supplies linens and
> pillows.
> Some home stays, as well as more extended tours, may be arranged for
> travelers
> from afar who arrive before or stay after the conference. Please let
> us know
> your plans well in advance so that we may accommodate you and ensure
> that you
> see as much as possible!
> I have materials I would like to exhibit on a ( table ( display board.
> I would like to make a presentation approximately ___ minutes long.
> The
> subject is:
>
> I will need equipment (specify slide projector,VCR???):
>
> I would like to stay in the home of a CASBA member (specify dates):
>
> I can offer a home stay (specify dates):
> I would like help with transportation on (date and time):
> from (location):
>
> My flight number and airline are:
> I can help transport visitors to and from the conference.
> I would like to help in the kitchen and receive a $30 discount
>
> Name:
>
>
> Address:
>
>
> Phone / fax / e-mail:
>
>
> ( PLEASE REGISTER BY JANUARY 15! Space is limited.
> We cannot guarantee lodging or meals to late registrants.
>
> Make checks payable to
> The Tides Center/CASBA.
> Send registration to:
> Cheryl Jacobs
> 595 Ninth Avenue
> San Francisco, CA 94118
> USA
> For more information (map, directions, airport shuttle information,
> etc.),
> please contact Cheryl Jacobs:
> cheryl@...
> cjacobs@...
> 415-221-7124
>

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