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Event Cancelled for 2021(Registration was full - participants may defer to 2022 or accept partial refund)

REGISTRATION LIMIT RESET (July 23, 2021) –  Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 Delta variant cases in Alaska, our board has decided to return to the previous limit of 20 participants at this time for the 2021 conference in early September.  Earlier in July were approved by the Municipality of Skagway to increase our registrations, allowing us to proceed at a level that we were comfortable with for our limited venue space this year.  And for a time, we thought that a safe cap would be 25-30 participants plus faculty, but now we would rather wait and see how the current situation in Alaska plays out.  As of July 23 we were right at 20 participants, so we will again start a wait list (see email info below). Persons on the wait list will be allowed to register if someone drops from the conference, or if we determine it is safe to allow five more participants.

Registration for the 2021 North Words Writers Symposium opened in November, but over the winter we decided to move the conference from its usual time in May to early September.  Due to the fact that most of our gatherings are indoors, we will be requiring everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or you will need to present a negative COVID test upon arrival from not more than 72 hours before the start of the conference.  A waiver will be sent to registered participants explaining this in more detail. We are doing this to protect you, North Words, and the community of Skagway, which has been diligent in preventing the spread of the disease and by the end of July was over 80% fully vaccinated, second best in Alaska. We will have COVID-19 precautions in place per our mitigation plan, including having everyone mask up in most indoor spaces. 

Please click on the button below when you are ready to register:

(currently unavailable – those on wait list will be sent the link when a spot opens, or if we increase our numbers)

To get on the wait list, or if you have any questions about your registration, please email Jeff Brady at northwordsinfo@gmail.com 

Payment is processed via Paypal, which is managed by Skagway Development Corporation – Community Development Services.