• Home
  • 2024 Power of Words Conference

2024 Power of Words Conference

  • 26 September 2024
  • 7:00 PM (CDT)
  • 29 September 2024
  • 2:00 PM (CDT)
  • Unity Village, 1900 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Missouri

Registration

  • through 7/1/24
  • through 7/1/24
  • Available for high school and college students, including non-traditional students. Students under age 18 will need to have a parental waiver signed. Students are also eligible to apply for work-study to further reduce these costs.
  • Available for high school and college students, including non-traditional students. Students under age 18 will need to have a parental waiver signed. Students are also eligible to apply for work-study to further reduce these costs.

Register


Join us for our 20th Annual Power of Words Conference, with workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration, and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activists, educators, and health professionals.

This year we are meeting in-person at the beautiful and welcoming Unity Village in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. 

We look forward to offering workshops in five tracks -- Narrative Medicine/ Healing Stories, Social Transformation, Engaged Spirituality, Eco-TLA, and Right Livelihood. Our call for workshop proposals will open up in mid-February, so if you have something you'd love to share with the TLAN community keep an eye out for our call for proposals email.

Learn more about the conference on our Power of Words Conference page.

Your registration includes all main conference events (workshops, keynote performances, receptions, etc.).

Lodging, meals, and pre-conference events are an additional charge.

Rate Schedule

Main Conference (members | non-members | students*)

  • Feb 5 - July 1: Early Bird - $275 | $315 | $125
  • July 2 - Sep. 27: Regular - $325 | $365 | $125

*The student rate is available for high school and college students, including non-traditional students. Students under age 18 will need to have a parental waiver signed. Students are also eligible to apply for work-study to further reduce these costs.

Main Conference + Pre-Conference (members | non-members | students)

  • Feb 5 - July 1: Early Bird - $400 | $440 | $185
  • July 2 - Sep. 27: Regular - $470 | $510 | $185

Pre-Conference begins Thursday, September 26th with an evening performance, and continues with workshops from the keynoters all day Friday until the main conference begins with the Friday evening keynote. Learn more about the pre-conference on our Conference Schedule page. 

Workshop presenters will receive a $100 discount on the full conference fee.

PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY:

If you need to cancel your registration, please refer to the following schedule.

  • Aug. 8: Last day for full refund, transfer, or credit, minus $20 processing fee
  • Sept. 5: Last day for 75% refund, transfer, or credit, minus $20 processing fee

No refunds, transfers, or credits issued after SEPTEMBER 5, 2024. (In the case of unexpected life circumstances—such as hospitalization or death in the family—contact us and we will try to do what we can.)

Lodging & Meals

For lodging options please see our dedicated Travel and Lodging page.

Stay tuned for our delicious, healthy, and reasonable meal plan options!

The Transformative Language Arts Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

1741 Valley Forge Road, #175, Worcester, PA 19490

tlan.coordinator@gmail.com

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software