Last Update: Mar 18, 2024

Conference App

If you haven’t already done so, we strongly recommend installing the conference app, which uses the Yapp app platform. Yapp is available for Android and iPhones. Full details have been sent out by email.


If you have signed up for the Mentor Track, the General Mentoring Schedule is available on the General Schedule page. Your personal mentoring schedule will be emailed to you. The General Mentoring Schedule is also available in the conference app.

Writing Contest




Pre-Conference Orientation

This meeting was recorded. Details of how to view the recording were sent out in an email on Wednesday, March 6th to all attendees.


This is SUPER important! Mt. Hermon only allows us to open registration at 4:30 pm, and asks that we have no attendees on campus any earlier than 4:00 pm. If you are flying in, or coming via any other method, and arrive prior to that time, please do NOT come onto campus. There are lovely restaurants and coffee shops at the airport, and, closer to Mt. Hermon, in both Scotts Valley and Felton. If you get into the area really early … Santa Cruz is only 17 minutes from Mt. Hermon and is a lovely coastal town to visit.

We also have the lovely Christin Hunt who will be facilitating our Transportation and Connections team. Not only will she be hosting an off-site mixer if you happen to come into town a little early, she will also be the one to help folks connect with each other to share rides, etc. Details on that to follow!


We are no longer accepting any further books for the bookstore.

  • Once at the conference, book check in will be from 4:30-5:30pm in the Hub (below the dining hall) on Friday, March 22, and during the Faculty Reception from 8:30-9:30 pm that same evening.
  • Check out for the books will be: Monday night, 10:30 to 11:00 pm, Tuesday morning 8:30-9:00 am and 12:15-12:45 pm. NOTE: Any remaining books not checked out by 12:45 pm will be discarded.
  • Checks for books sales, less 20% bookstore commission, will be mailed to authors within two weeks of the end of the conference.


As with last year, masks are optional. We do ask that you do not attend if you are experiencing any Covid signs.