Passes & Registration

Because the character of the conference calls for a certain degree of intimacy, Full Conference Passes, which include smaller sessions and meals, are limited. Since 1995, our first year, we have followed a first-come, first-served policy with regard to pass sales. We appreciate that many people have attended the conference year after year, but we are also mindful of those who have not been able to purchase a Full Conference Pass in the past and who would benefit from the experience.


A Full Conference Pass is $950 and includes admission to all Pavilion events, smaller and more intimate breakout sessions with individual writers, and continental breakfast and barbecue lunch each day.

Passes are now sold out.

For questions, please contact:  

PHONE: 208-726-5454    EMAIL:


A limited number of Single Event Tickets are made available to the local Wood River Valley community for a selection of individual talks. They will go on sale online via our website in mid-June.


Your Full Conference Pass(es) can be picked up at our Registration Desk, located in the big white tent near the outdoor Pavilion at the Sun Valley Resort, on Tuesday beginning at 9:00 AM. A film is shown at the Resort's Opera House Tuesday afternoon and the keynote talk takes place in the Pavilion that evening. Wednesday and Thursday are filled with breakouts and talks as well as continental breakfasts and picnic lunches. The program wraps up at 1:00 PM on Friday and is followed by a celebratory lunch with our guest speakers and Full Conference Pass holders.

Students and Educators
We make a special effort to reach out to students and educators and they will be seated in the Pavilion free of charge on a stand-by basis. School ID is required.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel a FULL CONFERENCE PASS and you let us know by May 1, we will be happy to send you a refund. We regret that no refunds may be issued after that date. A $35 charge will apply to canceled orders.
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