You can register online using our secure server or by downloading and filling out and mailing paper forms via post. We strongly encourage online registration. If you cannot register online, you may print, fill out, and mail or fax (212-769-5668) the downloadable form.
- Online registration for PCOC is now closed.
- Downloadable registration form for folders and nonfolders [pdf]
Pricing is as follows:
- Early Bird package pricing is $195 through
August 31September 6
- Package pricing rises to $250 from September 7–22
- After the 22nd, all purchases must be made from the a la carte menu
- Teachers must register by August 31
Early registration is essential, because we make early financial commitments, and because of the extra strain on our volunteer staff to process late registrations. Our pricing schedule therefore encourages early sign-up; prices rise on September 1, and again for on-site registration (see the downloadable form for the full price schedule).
You can come to the convention and just hang out in Hospitality if you'd like, and participate in informal teaching. Or, for an additional fee, you can attend classes. You can even come one day and attend classes, and come another without attending classes.
The Early Bird Package is your best bargain. It includes Friday reception; Saturday and Sunday classes; Saturday banquet and entertainment; late-night folding; PCOC Bellevue T-shirt; and Welcome kit (canvas bag with paper and goodies). It costs $195 if purchased by September 6, or $250 if purchased between September 7–22. After that date, all purchases must be via the a la carte menu.
Payment for attendance without classes includes access to all convention areas except classes, plus survival kit. You can add classes at the last minute, on-site, but you will have to pay the difference between the classes and no-classes prices, plus a $10 per day premium.
Non-folding guardians of under-age children may register without charge, as may non-folders who are accompanying a person with special needs. They must complete registration forms, and check the Guardian box. Non-folders who would like to volunteer may register as Staff. They will be able to join us in all areas except classrooms.
- Cancel on or before September 15: full refund
- Cancel after September 15: No refund, but you will receive the Sorry Kit
Folders vs. Non-Folders
Should you register as a Folder or Non-folder?
There are three categories of Non-Folders. The most common is a parent or guardian who wishes to supervise a minor child. There is no charge for them to attend, but they cannot join their children in the classrooms. If a child cannot be left without supervision in the classroom, then perhaps they are too young to attend convention. Another category is an aide who accompanies a person with special needs. Again there is no charge for them to attend, and they may, with permission from the teacher, go into the classroom with the folder. The last category is staff, a non-folding person who wishes to volunteer during the weekend.
All these categories of Non-Folders must register for the convention. No one is allowed in the Hospitality Area without a name tag! Guardians or Aides may register via a box on the Folder's Registration Form, and they can then complete a Volunteering Form to let our Volunteer Coordinator know that they are available to help. Staff, or Guardians and Aides who did not register as part of their Folder's Registration Form, can register via an independent Non-Folder Registration Form. They also should complete a Volunteering Form. If you're confused by this, give us a call or email, and we'll try to help.