YDW 2015 is full.
If you would like to attend but did not sign up before the lottery add your name to the waitlist.
Please read the information below to learn more about this year’s registration process.
The event is full, but you can still join our waitlist by submitting your info here. If a slot opens up and you’re the next in line, we’ll email you with instructions on how to finalize your registration.
You are not required to pay any fees until you accept an offered slot. If/when you get in, you will have 7 days from when we notify you to pay your selected fee (see more information about our payment system). If the full balance is not received before the deadline, you will forfeit your slot to the next person on the waitlist.
EXCEPTION: if you are offered a slot on or after Sept. 16th you will only have 2 days to pay. This is so we can rapidly move the waitlist as we approach the event. No waitlist spots will be offered after Sept. 24th.
The first step in registering to attend YDW 2015 is to submit a sign up form anytime between the 7 am on June 10th and 5 pm July 1st. If more people sign up during that window than we have room for at camp, we will hold a lottery to determine who is coming to YDW, with results returned no later than July 3rd. At that point, we will be in touch with instructions for how to finalize your spot at the weekend. So, you should know for certain by July 3rd as to whether you’re in or not.
This is our third year using a lottery system and it’s still a work in progress. The basic idea is that rather than first come, first serve, we will hold a lottery for anyone who registers between 7:00 am on June 10th and 5:00 pm on July 1st with results returned no later than July 3rd. You can register either by yourself, as a party of one, or with another person, as a party of two. Anyone who gets in during the lottery will then finalize their registration, while everyone else is transferred to the waitlist. Anyone who registers after the lottery will be added to the waitlist in a first come, first serve manner. The lottery is weighted to give a bump to anyone who didn’t get in during the previous year’s lottery. We also aim for a minimum of 40% newcomers and will weight the lottery accordingly if necessary.
We know some of you might still be unsatisfied with our registration system (sorry!) but we hope if that’s the case you’ll continue to let us know what you’d prefer. Not making any promises, of course, but we see YDW as an evolving experiment so we’re gonna keep tinkering until we get it right!
There is no fee to sign up right now, but in case you’re curious we use a Pay-What-You-Can system. This means that as part of registration after July 3rd, we’ll be asking you to choose how much you’d like to pay to come to the weekend, starting at a minimum of $95. New this year: direct payments during registration without needing to use PayPal, woo hoo!
We’ve attempted to simplify our cancellation policy so that it is easier and faster to process refunds. We understand that cancellations are often the result of extenuating circumstances so please contact us if you feel you deserve an exception to the following guidelines. We are humans. We’ll work with ya.
If you cancel your registration on or before Sept. 1st we will offer you a full refund minus $10.
If you cancel between Sept 1st and Sept 15th we will offer you a full refund minus $35.
If you cancel on or after Sept 16th we will only offer you a refund on any portion of your fee that is greater than our “at cost” price of $130. In other words, if you paid $90 to attend, we will keep your entire registration fee, but if you paid $300, we will only keep $130. This is to account for the generosity of those individuals willing to pay more as sponsors.
Please note that your registration is not transferable; if you cancel we will assign your slot to the next person on the waitlist.
Want more information about how everything works? Check out the Registration Details.