Conferences

14th (if annual) World Treehouse Conference
Columbus Day Weekend- Oct. 10, 11, 12th, 2014

Come for Pre-Conference Special on the 9th, stay tuned here for updates!
Already sure you want to sign up? click HERE for registration form.
Complete then submit it, then call the Treesort office to arrange payment with credit card or otherwise, 9am to 5pm Pacific time:
541-592-2208
Patience please, If no one can pick up when you call, all messages will be returned.

The WTC (World Treehouse Conference) is scheduled for the first weekend of October again. A revival and expansion of the original WTC (World Treehouse Conference) and GTS (Global Treehouse Symposium) that began in 1997 at Out'n'About Treesort in Takilma, OR.

All About at Out'n'About:

The WTC (World Treehouse Conference, aka THC) is scheduled this year for Columbus Day weekend October 2014. The 9th thru the 12th (a pre-conf day on Thursday Oct. 9). This gathering is, once again, a spirited revival and expansion of the original WTA (World Treehouse Association) and GTS (Global Treehouse Symposium). It all began in 1997 at Out'n'About Treesort in Takilma, OR.
Takilma Treehouse
All About… at Out’n'About…

in Takilma (near Cave Junction), Oregon, USA

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Hands on, minds on, the conference encourages sharing the knowledge it takes to; build the best treehouses; build the best ziplines & platforms. Come learn a new knot, a new twist, a new frontier!

Hey, just come, share what you know and trade your tips & techniques as you sit around a tree or find yourself up on a limb, either away from it all or in the thick of it… or just as an ornament… enjoying the view.

Michael Garnier (to some known as MichaeGL®) of Garnier Limb® notoriety, to others as the ‘treehouse masters master’. M-Gar and his high-flying family and crew again will be hosting a gathering of interested folks and aficionados who simply need to know more about trees and building structure in them in a safe and arboreally sound way.

The conference is just that, a rendezvous of activity and seminars on what trees are; the importance they have in our lives and to the planet; enjoying getting up into them; and thoughts and perspectives of ways to safely design and build treehouses, zip lines and zip line platforms within and up in the trees, in ways that the trees will naturally be able to adapt to.

The conference will focus on:

o   Trees, their biology and mechanics

o   Engineering principles

o   Hardware design and evolution

o   Treehouse design

o   Platform design

o   Zip line design

o   Rigging, hardware installation, testing and construction techniques

o   The phenomenon of TV Reality Show and the role it plays in building a treehouse

There will be workshops and seminars presented by professionals in arbor work, engineering, architecture, computer assisted design, rigging, climbing, machine/tool design, canopy work, canopy travel and the reality of TV.

There are openings for instructors and presenters for these and other other relevant topics. If a class is accepted the conference fee will be reduced. There is room for five to ten 90 minute workshop sessions on each day, Friday and Saturday, with 3 on Sunday or a trip to the redwoods, or a tall tree climb.

If you work in trees for activity and entertainment sake or have an interest in understanding more about minimal forest floor impact and tree friendly construction aloft, this will be a rich weekend. There will be many limbs to explore.

For the gearheads there will be exhibitors of tree and treehouse hardware, zip line and canopy tour gear. There will be hands on demonstrations of application and installation of many different styles of tree hardware. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and be involved... and climb.

The venue is an adventure in and of itself. Out'n'About Treehouse Treesort is a genuinely unique and supremely innTREEguing place. Treehouses abound, always good food, good talk, with plenty of new people from far and wide (and aloft) to meet on the ground and up a tree.

If you're interested in treehouse accomodation, please book your space at the Treesort now, start your travel plans early at:

www.treehouses.com

Or call: 541-592-2208

email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There will be treehouse and ride sharing from the Medford, OR airport for anyone interested.

Please feel free to write me back if you have an interest in being a presenter or have further thoughts, questions or observations.

Swing on in... fair winds, good climbing... see you aloft~
and most importantly, welcome to the bark side. .  .

—Jake Jacob, TreehouseARTZ
Conference Coödinator

*Cost:

By 21st Century standards, this is a real deal:

    (1.) The basic (core) conference fee; $350.00

    (2.) There will be a meal package of $150, or the Saturday banquet only; $50.

    The meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday (Saturday night is a banquet of some consequence) with Sunday brunch. All meals will have meat and vegetarian dishes. If special dietary needs are important to you please inform the Treesort staff when you book your lodgings.

    (3.) A lodgings fee depending on accomodation. I can tell you that camping is one often popular option at a rate of $10/person/night. (i.e. two people in one tent is $20/night for the occupants of the tent) Campers will have full bath house showering and clothes washing services available, hence the per person assessment. There are also cooking facilitrees for those who bring their own and clean up after themselves.

    In addition to the above another feature is that there will be a menu of pre-conference all day Thursday Oct. 4 workshops to consider, albeit for a separate fee.
All pre-confs will be a $100 charge, plus a lunch option fee TBA.

 Post conference workshops are possible, not yet determined.

Sincerely,

Jake Jacob Treehouse ARTZ 

http://www.treehouses.com
email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Already sure you want to sign up? click HERE for registration form.
Complete then submit it, then call the Treesort office to arrange payment with credit card or otherwise, 9am to 5pm Pacific time:
541-592-2208
Patience please, If no one can pick up when you call, all messages will be returned

We will post updates on the schedule here as they become available!
 

Phun Activitrees »

Many additional activitrees are available at various prices whether you stay with us or not, some with no fees.

Horseback Rides are $50 per person an hour (last minute ride cancellations subject to full fee per person).
River Rafting by referral only, please request this activity as far in advance of your visit as possible.
Ziplines are our most popular treesort participation activitree most readily available: TreehouseZiplines.com
A package price for multiple giant swings and assorted zip rides is happening if that's what you want to do, so please talk to us...

There are MANY free activitrees you can enjoy here including swimming in our fresh water river fed rock lined pool (reserved for our treeserved guests), with plenty of hiking and biking. Plus there is the inevitable asking questions about things for which Michael is almost always available (but getting the answers you are looking for may be another question <wink>).

Most Extree classes, especially crafts, involve a small fee for the instructor and cost of materials if any are not included.