Lottery registration is closed. Stay tuned for 2017 information.
This is our fourth 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 on or before June 7th. You can register either by yourself or with a group of up to four people. 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.
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 $105.
Our cancellation policy has changed this year, so please read attentively. 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 on or before August 15th, you will receive a full refund minus $10.
If you cancel between August 16th and September 5th, you will receive a refund minus $70 (half of the at-cost price).
If you cancel on or after September 6th, you will only receive a refund of any money above the at-cost amount of $145. In other words, if you paid $105 to attend, we will keep your entire registration fee, but if you paid $300, we will only keep $145. 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. If you know you will not be able to attend, please cancel your registration early. This allows us to let people off the waitlist sooner and more people who need time to plan their travel will be able to attend!
The Sign Up Form:
Lottery registration is closed. If you want to join the waitlist for YDW 2016, click HERE.