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CONSPIRE 2021: Conference Details

Conference Details

CONSPIRE 2021
Presented by the Center for Action and Contemplation
Friday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Sept. 26
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Due to serious concerns about the health and safety of our community, CONSPIRE has been postponed and will now take place on September 24 – 26, 2021. All in-person and webcast registrations are good for the new date.

The Alumni Gathering will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021. All Living School Alumni are invited to attend!

Select discounts are available for New Mexico Residents. You can request your discount code once registration reopens.

Tickets Price
Regular $375
LS Student $187
NM Residents $340
Webcast $59

Schedule

CONSPIRE 2021 will take place over three days, from Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26. The Alumni Gathering will take place on Thursday, September 23 and is open to all alumni of the Living School. We’ll release a detailed conference schedule closer to the event.

Location

Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd St NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
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Nestled between the breathtaking Sandia Mountains and the majestic Rio Grande, the beautifully remodeled Albuquerque Convention Center is one of the premier conference venues in the Southwest. The Convention Center is located 5.3 miles from the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport in downtown Albuquerque. It is within walking distance of most hotels listed here, and it is only 1.9 miles from historic Old Town Albuquerque.

Hotels

See a live map of hotels in the Albuquerque area.

Carpool

Need a ride from the airport? Have an extra seat or two in your car?

We encourage everyone who is attending to consider carpooling if it is an option! Find and give rides online in our CONSPIRE 2021 carpool list.

  • To register as a driver, enter your location and the number of available spots in your vehicle.
  • If you are looking for a ride, begin by searching for drivers at your location. To choose someone, click Ride, or if there aren’t any you can click “Add to Wait List” to be notified when a driver near you registers.

Sign-up for a carpool

Food

Nearby restaurants have limited capacity for a conference this size. We strongly encourage you to pre-purchase locally-sourced, on-site lunches and dinners when you register.

The Banquet Dinner (Saturday, September 25) is included with your CONSPIRE 2021 registration.

Daily Menu (menu selections can be made gluten-free)

Friday, September 24, 2021

Lunch Options, Box Lunch ($21.05) — Assorted sandwiches included with eco-friendly cutlery and containers, local whole fruit, beverage and cookie.

  • 1st Option: Sliced Roast Beef with Muenster and Horseradish Cream Sauce (on the side) on a Ciabatta Sandwich Roll. Lettuce Tomato and Onion garnish on the side. Beef, Cheese, Garnish and Ciabatta are locally sourced.
  • 2nd Option: House-made Harissa rubbed roasted Turkey Breast with Cheddar and Tahini Mayo on a Ciabatta Sandwich Roll. Lettuce Tomato and Onion garnish on the side. All locally sourced except sesame seeds.
  • Vegan Option: Grilled Vegetable stack with Hummus spread, Lettuce, Tomato on 9 Grain Roll with Oats. All locally sourced except sesame seeds.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Lunch Options, Box Lunch ($21.05) — Assorted sandwiches included with eco-friendly cutlery and containers, local whole fruit, beverage and cookie.

  • 1st Option: Grilled marinated Chicken Wrap with Arugula Pesto Fromage Blanco Lettuce and Tomato. All locally sourced.
  • 2nd Option: Cobb Salad with Buttermilk Dressing. All locally sourced except Avocado.
  • Vegan Option: Grilled Eggplant, Squash, Zucchini Wrap with Arugula Pesto Vegan Cheese Blanco Lettuce and Tomato. All locally sourced. All locally sourced except Avocado.

Plated Dinner, Banquet Dinner (included in the cost of registration)

  • 1st Course: Kale & Chard topped with sliced Stone Fruit, Feta and matchstick Carrots served with Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette.
  • 2nd Course: Grilled marinated Chicken Breast topped with Smokey Chimayo Tomato Sauce served with Rosemary Mash Potatoes and green beans.
  • 3rd Course: Chef’s Choice Dessert
  • Vegan Option: Grilled Organic Tofu Medallion topped with Tomato Chutney accompanied with Bolita Hummus stuffed Green Chile Relleno.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Lunch Options, Box Lunch ($21.05) — Assorted sandwiches included with eco-friendly cutlery and containers, local whole fruit, beverage and cookie.

  • 1st Option: Smoked Turkey with Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Tomato, and Red Onion served on Ciabatta Bread.
  • 2nd Option: Deli Sliced Chicken with Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Tomato, and Red Onion served on Ciabatta Bread.
  • Vegan Option: Thai Chile marinated grilled Tofu with Rice Noodles, Peanuts, Tomatoes, Lettuce wrapped in Whole Wheat Tortilla.

Financial Assistance

We are able to offer financial assistance for a limited number of individuals attending CONSPIRE 2021 thanks to the generosity of Center for Action and Contemplation donors. Please note that assistance is not available for lodging, meals, or travel. We ask that you carefully and prayerfully consider your expenses and income as you apply.

We will resume accepting applications for Financial Assistance when CONSPIRE registration reopens.

Interested in donating to the CONSPIRE 2021 scholarship fund? You can do so when you register.

Environmental Practices

We have implemented several practices to reduce CONSPIRE 2021’s impact on the environment, like choosing a green facility to host the conference, and purchasing carbon offsets for 2,000 attendee flights.

What is carbon offsetting?

Human interaction and physical connection are important. When we choose to travel, there is a significant environmental cost—fuel, food, lodging, waste—leaving a carbon impression that contributes to climate change. Travel can account for up to 90% of a large event’s carbon footprint. In addition to other environmentally friendly actions and practices we can do, carbon offsets help minimize that impact by supporting projects in communities across the United States that reduce emissions beyond what we can achieve through personal action.

The Center for Action and Contemplation’s offset purchase will reduce emissions of 911 mT of CO2e, equivalent to CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 137 homes for one year or almost 195 passenger vehicles (source: EPA). We purchased credits through The Good Traveler, a program operated by the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute.

Cancellation Policy

If written notice of your cancellation is received by the CAC on or before March 27, 2021 (this is a brand new deadline due to COVID-19 postponement) each cancelled registration will be fully refunded to the credit card used to register.

If written notice of your cancellation is received by the CAC on or before June 15, 2021 (formerly February 15, 2020) each cancelled registration will be assessed a cancellation fee of $50, with the remainder refunded to the credit card used to register.

If written notice of your cancellation is received by the CAC on or before August 30, 2021 (formerly April 30, 2020), each cancelled registration will be assessed a cancellation fee of $100, with the remainder refunded to the credit card used for registration.

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund cancellations made after August 30, 2021 (formerly April 30, 2020).

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