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The 2020 Blue Ridge Institute Conference

Registration Opens

April 1, 2020

Registration FAQ :: What are the key deadlines?

The Fontana Village Resort room block closes April 26, 2020. We expect the block to fill before the hotel expiration date. You are advised to reserve your room as soon as possible. Click here for the location FAQ.

Regular registration ends May 31, 2020.

Late registration begins June 1, 2020 and includes a $100 surcharge.

The deadline to sign up for the BRI Meal Plan is June 30, 2020.

Late registration ends July 15, 2020.

The final refund deadline is July 15, 2020.


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Check-In & Conference Schedule

Sunday, July 26, 2020

2:00pm Youth Leadership Academy Check-In & Orientation

3:00pm New BRI Member Check-In & Orientation

3:00pm General Membership Check-In

5:00pm Happy Hour for all members, families, and guests

Monday, July 27, 2020 – Friday, July 31, 2020

At Check-In, each attendee will receive a program book detailing the daily schedule for the week, including daily speakers, reflection groups, skill labs, activities for the whole family, and time to connect with each other.

NEW! Meal Plan :: Deadline to register, June 30th.

Fontana Village Resort is a busy venue and the restaurants will be very full around lunchtime when the BRI program session concludes each day. To avoid those lengthy waits, BRI has arranged for NEW options for an exclusive buffet lunch for our members and guests.

The meal plan is available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and can be purchased for $40.00 for all 3 days. Lunch is half-price for children ages 6-10, and free for children 5 and under.

On each day, lunch will consist of a featured sandwich, soup, salad bar, dessert, tea, and water.

This will be more economical and faster than the other restaurants on the property. Please consider pre-purchasing your lunches on this meal plan to avoid the lengthy waits at the Fontana Village restaurants. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with other Blue Ridgers over a casual meal.

The deadline to sign up for the BRI Mean Plan is June 30, 2020.