FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Who produces the convocation?
The Temple of the Global Goddess Australia – www.goddess.net.au

What is the goal of the convocation?
To gather priestesses from around the world to share their work and to network.

When is the convocation?
2 – 8 October 2020

What time does the convocation begin and end?
The convocation will open on the morning of Friday 2nd October and will close on the afternoon of the 8th October 2020.

I heard about it from a friend. Exactly what is the convocation?
A Spiritual Gathering – a seven day plenary experience, collaboration of Ceremony, Dialogue, Presentations, Art, Music, Dance, Transport to Local Tours, and co-creation to empower the Priestess and revitalise the Motherworld Vision for the Globe.

Is there a theme?
The 2020 Priestess Convocation theme is – The Great Remembering. Together we will connect to our deep ancient ‘codes’ of Being.

When will the programme be available?
By mid 2019

Will we be indoors or outside?
Most sessions will be held in the conference centre or around the grounds of the Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort. We will be visiting sacred offsite locations also.

How many attendees are expected?
Between 200 and 500 individuals from around the world.

Can I be a volunteer at the convocation?
The volunteers who support the convocation are called Melissae. As there is limited amount of Melissae positions available there is an application process. More information about this process will be posted in the coming months.

Will there be free time at the convocation?
You are invited to make this Convocation your own. There are no compulsory activities, however important information regarding any scheduling changes or information about excursions will be made during the plenary sessions so attendance is highly recommended.

Will my photo be taken during the convocation?
Yes, we will be capturing the Herstory of the event via both still photography and video. Please remind the photographers if you do NOT wish to be in any photos or video. We will do our best to monitor this based on consent provided during the registration process.

Where can I contact the organisers with any questions?
convocationenquiries@gmail.com

How will the convocation benefit me?
You will deepen your connection to Goddess
You will meet sisters from all over the planet
You will learn much about the Ancient Minoan Civilization of the Goddess
You will be able to network and promote your work

Can I use my mobile phone during the convocation?
We would ask that mobile phones only be used in breaks and be switched off or on silent during all workshops and excursions.

KEEPING UP TO DATE

Do you have a Facebook page?
Priestess Convocation Facebook Group

Do you have a mailing list?
Newsletter signup

What is your website URL?
www.priestessconvocation.com

HASHTAG #priestess2020

TICKETING

What is the cost to attend?
Please visit our website registration page for more information:
Registration page here

What is included in the price of the ticket?
Access to all sessions, transport for all excursions (but not ticket price – entrance fees are typically € 8-20), cultural events and theatre, as well as an art exhibition and a market place plus morning and afternoon teas and lunch for seven days.

REGISTRATION

How can I register?
Registration page here

What are the registration deadlines?
€550 Malia ticket – Early Bird 15 February 2019
€600 Knossos tickets x 60 by 30 June 2019
€650 Phaistos tickets by 31 Dec 2019
€700 Phaistos tickets by 30 June 2020
€750 Phaistos tickets by 31 Aug 2020

What will you send me once I have registered?
A/your ticket will be emailed to you.

What is the method of payment for registration?
As this is a global event PayPal is our preferred payment method.

Are there ticket payment options?
PayPal is our only method of payment.

Are there group registrations?
Multiple tickets can be purchased in the same transaction however each participant will be required to provide registration details at the time of purchase.

Is my ticket refundable?
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions on the website Please see our Terms & Conditions here

I am no longer available to attend the convocation. Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
Yes – Tickets are transferable however you must obtain the consent of the organisers to do so. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions on the website Please see our Terms & Conditions here

Can my spouse or partner attend the convocation?
Yes, absolutely, however any person attending the convocation must purchase a ticket.

Are day tickets available?
No. There will be no part day tickets because the convocation will be a journey experience, starting at the beginning and climaxing at the end, so it is not designed for someone to dip in and out of.

Can I fill out the registration form and pay later?
Full payment is required at the time of registration.

What methods of payment can I use?
As this is a global event PayPal is our preferred payment method. PayPal accept a large number of debit and credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club and EnRoute.

What is your refund procedure and deadline?
If you can’t transfer your ticket and need to cancel your registration the following guidelines will apply: All cancellations will incur a €100 administration fee. We will accept cancellations until 30 June 2020. No refunds will be made after this date. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions on the website Please see our Terms & Conditions here

Who can register?
Registrations are open to anyone aged 15+ and babes in arms are welcome. Childcare may be available for those staying in the resort so please contact the resort directly to enquire about this.

I registered and paid but I haven’t received my confirmation. What do I do?
Contact: convocationenquiries@gmail.com

I’ve had problems registering online. What do I do?
Contact: convocationenquiries@gmail.com

ON-SITE REGISTRATION

What should I do when I arrive at the conference?
On arrival you will need to sign in at the registration desk where you will be provided a welcome pack.

What are the onsite registration hours?
Registration hours will be between 9am and 2pm on Friday 2nd October.

Where is onsite registration located?
This information will be provided to those who have registered in their welcome letter. This letter will be sent closer to the convocation date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Tickets must be shown to staff for validation at registration either in printed hard copy form or in PDF form on a mobile phone. If printed, must not be defaced or damaged or unable to be read. Valid Photo ID is also required for entry to the Event, that being a valid passport, valid driver’s license or valid proof of age card.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Only if arranged with the organisers prior to the event.
Please pay close attention to the details of the Event and quantity and price of Tickets whilst purchasing your Ticket/s. Mistakes made by you during purchase, will not entitle you to a refund, return or exchange of Ticket. Tickets are sold or otherwise provided to Participants for personal use only. Tickets are transferable; however, you must obtain the consent of the organisers to do so.

Are there ID requirements to enter the convocation?
The hotel will require a passport if you stay at the hotel
Valid Photo ID is also required for entry to the Event, that being a valid passport, valid driver’s license or valid proof of age card.

PRESENTING

I want to make an offering. How do I apply?
We will soon send out the call for “Offerings” and encourage all who have Temples and Schools to come and share what they offer. We have a vision of Temples/Schools creating their own altar at the Convocation, and having their presence appreciated and honoured. There will be an application process which will be available in the coming months.

SESSIONS

Are there participant limits for sessions?
All attendees will have a seat for the plenary sessions. There may be the need to register for some of the other sessions due to room set up requirements. More information will be available when the program is finalised in the coming months.

What kind of workshop choices will I have during the convocation?
More information will be available when the program is finalised in the coming months.

ACTIVITIES

Are there any evening activities?
Yes, there will be some evening program offerings. More information will be available when the program is finalised in the coming months.

What kind of other activities besides Ceremonial Offerings will be available?
Excursions, Sacred Drama, Performance, Art Exhibition, Marketplace.

SEATING

How is seating allocated?
Seating areas have been preassigned as part your ticket purchase. Seating in these areas is on a first come first served basis. There will be some reserved seating for conference staff and those requiring support.

Can I sit with my friends?
Only if they have purchased the same tier of ticket. We ask that you not hold or reserve seating for anyone as this may cause congestion and disruption to seating.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

Do you provide special assistance for persons with physical limitations?
The conference venue is accessible for people using wheelchairs or mobility devices and all handout materials will be available in accessible electronic format. If you have any other access requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know at convocationenquiries@gmail.com and we can discuss how we can support you.

Is the facility handicapped-accessible?
The conference venue is accessible for people using wheelchairs or mobility devices. If you have any other access requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know at convocationenquiries@gmail.com and we can discuss how we can support you.

Do you offer ASL services for the hearing impaired?
If you require these services, please let us know at convocationenquiries@gmail.com and we can discuss how we can support you.

MEALS/REFRESHMENTS

Are meals included with the convocation?
Your ticket price includes morning and afternoon teas and lunch for seven days.

I have a food sensitivity/allergy. Will there be menu options for me?
Please ensure you let us know this information when registering.

VENDORS/EXHIBITORS

Is a marketplace going to be available?
The marketplace space is specifically set up for registered vendors or sponsors to share resources, services and products. Since we have this space, we ask that women refrain from doing business outside of the marketplace. When teaching, performing and/or simply walking around camp, our goal is that everyone feels comfortable and is not concerned that someone is going to market a service and/or ask for contributions for a cause, product or event. These things should only happen in the marketplace and/or by the conference organisers for informational/conference related activities.

Do I have to buy a ticket to be a vendor?
Yes. Any person attending the convocation must purchase a ticket. Please register here Registration page here

What is the deadline for vendor payment?
1st February 2020
Vendors or exhibitors are required to purchase a convocation ticket. As part of the registration process you can express interest in exhibiting your artwork or having a market place offering. As places are limited, expressions of interest will be closed February 2020. This will allow time for convocation weavers to approve applications, allocate stalls and confirm all other requirements.

Is the Market juried?
As part of the registration process you can express interest in exhibiting your artwork or having a market place offering. A description of your artwork and goods or services will be sought via an additional application process for approval. Vendor and exhibitor agreements will then be provided.

Do you allow outside vendors and exhibitors to have booth space at the convocation?
Only convocation ticket holders will be able to apply for vendor/exhibitor space.

TRANSPORT

Do you provide transportation to and from the convocation?
Transfers are not included in the convocation ticket price. Attendees will need to find their own transport to and from the venue.

What methods of transport are available to get to the convocation?
There are many options – public transport, taxis or private car.

What is the closest airport?
Heraklion International Airport

Is a shuttle service available from nearby airports?
Yes – here is a link to booking a bus –  and please also refer to the airport transport information which can be found here

What are my parking options at the convocation?
Convocation attendees will have access to conference centre parking.

Do you have directions from the airport to the convocation?
Please see this link to access google maps.

ACCOMMODATION

Are there special hotel rates/accommodation for the convocation?
Yes – information will be posted on the web site by 28 February 2019.
Information on local hotels will also be posted at this time.

VENUE

The Venue is located in Malia
The venue for the convocation will be the Kalimera Kriti Hotel and Village Resort conference centre in Malia www.kalimerakriti.gr

Are there restaurants located within walking distance from the venue?
The resort has a range of bars and restaurants onsite offering a selection of international & traditional cuisine. There is also a small village close by which has other restaurant options.

MALIA

Where is Malia located?
Malia lies 34 kilometres east of Heraklion, the Cretan capital city.

What can I do in Malia in my free time?
Modern day Malia is a holiday resort, tourism and commerce are the main economic activities in the town, with plenty of hotels, restaurants, gift shops, bars and nightclubs. The town is a tourist attraction, primarily for its significant archaeological site and nightlife.

What is the weather like in Malia during the conference?
Temperatures are around 24C during the day and 17C at night. Despite October falling within the autumn season for Crete, the sea is more than warm enough for swimming in. During this month, the average sea temperature for the waters around Crete is 23°C – that’s just 2°C cooler than the peak sea temperature for the year.

MISCELLANEOUS

What is the dress code for this event
Standard attire as one would wear in a resort. No swimwear unless covered in the workshop areas please. All Priestess finery welcome!

Smoking
Normally the venue is a smoke free event BUT there will be an allocated smoking area, away from the event.

Fragrance-free Request
Many attending the conference are sensitive to perfume, bug sprays and other personal care products with fragrances and/or made using essential oils. Please leave heavily scented products at home and bring/use unscented products at the conference. If you must use such products, please do not apply indoors or in shared spaces. Thank you dearly for your cooperation, it makes a huge difference.

POST CONVOCATION

Will you record and broadcast convocation sessions?
Yes, we will be capturing the Herstory of the event via both still photography and video. Please remind the photographers if you do not wish to be in any photos or video. We will do our best to monitor this based on consent provided during the registration process.

How do I retrieve my personal items that I lost at the convocation?
During the convocation there will be a lost property box located at the Iris room in the conference centre. After the convocation concludes you will need to contact conference centre directly as anything remaining will be delivered to the Hotel Lost and Found.

 

HASHTAG #priestess2020