Information Regarding Financial Assistance
In its efforts to make the Pegasus Conference accessible to more participants, Pegasus Communications, Inc. offers four ways to minimize your conference registration costs.
Early Registration: We typically open registration for the annual conference almost a full year in advance of our meeting dates. Early registration discounts—which can reduce your final costs by as much as 60%—are offered not just to stimulate revenue for Pegasus, but also to create an affordable entry point for participants who might find the full registration rates prohibitive. We encourage you to visit our website early in the conference year.
Based on financial need and awarded on a first-come first-served basis,
a limited number of scholarships will be offered to candidates who
are unable to pay the full conference fee or secure support for their
attendance from their own organizations or sponsors. The registration
amount is determined on a case-by-case basis upon receipt of the scholarship
application. No full scholarships are available. The minimum registration
fee is $650. (A special $500 rate is available to high school students
by arrangement with school teams.) Scholarships only apply to the
conference registration fee and have no cash value. They are not transferable.
Scholarship recipients are responsible for their travel and accommodations
Because our mission is to build a community of people who practice the tools of systems thinking and organizational learning and understand that they are at the core of creating effective, healthy workplaces, we ask that past scholarship recipients, who are applying for a scholarship again, help us to achieve that aim by introducing a colleague to the conference. This first-time attendee may also apply for a scholarship (if needed). You will be asked to provide his or her name when you submit your application.
Assistants*: Session assistants are granted free registration
for the conference in return for their help and support during the conference.
They must also attend a pre-conference training session (held the day
before the conference begins) and a post-conference evaluation meeting
(held just after the conference ends.) Session assistants pay
their own expenses (travel, hotel). They work to enhance the overall
quality of the conference by supporting the creation of a learning environment
in which participants and presenters will have rewarding and successful
experiences. Session assistants are "on duty" throughout
the conference. The application process includes a phone interview
and assessment. (Note: only a limited number of session assistant spaces
Assistants*: Conference assistants are granted free registration
for the conference in return for often physically demanding
services before and after the conference. Conference
assistants pay their own expenses (travel, hotel). They work
for two days prior to the conference unpacking materials, stuffing packets,
setting up the bookstore, working at registration, and just about anything
else that needs to be done. On the last day of the conference, the conference
assistants help pack everything up. The application process
includes a phone interview and assessment. (Note: only a limited number
of conference assistant spaces are available.)
*The application process is the same for both session assistants and conference assistants. Applicants and coordinators will determine which of these two roles would work best during the interview.