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.
Pricing is as follows:
- Early Bird package pricing is $205 by August 31, 2013
- Package pricing rises to $250 from September 1–22, 2013
- On or after September 23, all purchases must be made from the a la carte menu
- Teachers must register by August 31, 2013 (in order to obtain early ticketing)
The Early Bird Package is your best bargain. It includes Friday reception; Saturday and Sunday classes and lunches; Saturday banquet and entertainment; late-night folding; PCOC T-shirt; PCOC SW Convention Book; and Welcome kit (canvas bag with paper and goodies). It costs $205 if purchased by August 31, 2013, or $250 if purchased between September 1–22. After that date, all purchases must be via the a la carte menu.
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).
Early registration will make it more likely that you'll get your first choice classes. In order to attend classes, you must obtain tickets during the morning ticketing period. Those who register early will get to select their classes first during this time. This sequence will be based on postmark date or date of on-line entry, not date of receipt, and by lottery within those postmarked the same date.
For fairness to people across geographic areas who might be using the mail-in forms, however, the first few days of registrations received will be lotteried together. There are separate lotteries for each convention day (Saturday, Sunday). Faxed or Internet forms will be accepted only if you are using a credit card. For faxed or Internet forms, or forms dropped off in the Home-Office, the date received will be considered the postmark date. FedEx, Priority Mail or other special handling is not necessary, and will provide no priority advantage.
People who work (teach and/or volunteer) at least one class period per day attending will have ticketing priority. However, only a limited number of tickets for each class will be available, and teachers/volunteers requesting this priority will also have their forms filled in order based on the ticketing sequence number they received when they mailed in their registration form. In addition, teachers must register by August 31 and turn in their model menu models on time to receive ticketing priority.
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.
Payment for attendance without classes includes access to all convention areas except classes, plus Welcome 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.
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 include their name(s) on the registration form of the attendee. 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 20, 2013: full refund
- Cancel after September 20: No refund, but you will receive the Sorry Kit
Registration for Non-Folding Attendees
Aside from attendees who come to fold paper, we also have Non-Folders who can attend the Conference. 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 must register via a box on the folding attendee's Registration Form. Guardians, please consider volunteering and filling out the Volunteer Form to let us know your interest.
Non-folders who are not registered as guardians or aides and wish to volunteer, can register by filling out the Staff Form.
- Online registration for PCOC staff is now closed.
Staff should also fill out the Volunteer Form.
If you are confused as to how to register, please email us at pcoc-info [at] origamiusa.org.