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Montreat Conference Center's Better Angels Conference

Better Angels

Using the Power of Community to Change the World

October 8 - October 11, 2018

Better Angels will focus on understanding power and privilege, and their relationship to the Gospel, society, and our daily lives. Conference attendees will examine the power that we hold institutionally, challenge the ways that power is used, look at the role that churches can play in public discourse, and learn some community practices that can be used to counter polarization.

Registration Information

Click on the Rates & Registration tab above for more information about conference registration, accommodations, and child care!

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Rates & Registration

Special Group Incentive for the Better Angels Conference!
When you bring your spouse or a friend – or a whole group of friends – with you to this conference, take advantage of our special group incentive rate. The first registration from a church group or presbytery team will be at the full comprehensive or commuter rate. Any additional registrations (all the friends and colleagues who come with you!) from the same church group or presbytery team will be reduced by $25 per registration. Two or more people constitute a group, and there is no limit to the number of people in your group who may take advantage of this offer. (When registering online, you may use the “Comments” section to notify the registrar of any additional people in your group. Some discounts may be applied separately by the registrar.)

Comprehensive Rates

Comprehensive rates below include conference fee, room in Assembly Inn or the Winsborough (Monday through Wednesday night), meals in the Galax Dining Room (Monday supper through Thursday breakfast), plus a $3 community services fee per adult for public services provided by the Town and the fire district. Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Rooms in Assembly Inn have either private baths or connecting baths. Rooms in the Winsborough have mostly connecting baths.

After August 27, 2018, these rates will increase by $75 per person.

Assembly Inn:
$467.50 single occupancy
$640.00 double occupancy (includes “group” discount)

Winsborough:
$317.50 single occupancy
$490.00 double occupancy (includes “group” discount)

Meals for Children:
$84.50 for children 12-15
$42.25 for children ages 5-11
no charge for children under 5

Commuter Rate

Commuter rates below include the conference fee plus a $3 community services fee per person for public services provided by the Town and the fire district. Rate does not include housing or meals.

Conference Only Rate:
On/before August 27: $113 per person ($201 with spouse)
After August 27: $188 per person ($276 with spouse)
Daily Rate – $75 per person/per day (when registering online, enter “daily rate” and the date you wish to attend in the “Comments” section)

Meals for Commuters:
Please check out the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce as well as our Business Patrons web page for a list of restaurants in Black Mountain.

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received by August 27 in order to receive a full refund less a $25 service charge. Cancellations received after August 27 but on or before October 1 will receive a 50% refund of the conference fee and payments made toward room and meal charges (if applicable) less $40. No refunds will be issued after October 1. All requests must be in writing and received via email, fax, or U.S. mail.

Child Care Information

Child care is available for this conference for an additional charge. Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited. The cost is $150 for the first child, and $75 for each additional child.  If you have questions about registering for child care, email the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org. If you have general questions about the child care program, please email the child care coordinator at childcare@montreat.org.

Contact the Registrar

If you have any questions about the registration process, please email the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

More Information

Available Scholarships
We have limited scholarships available for program fee only.  Download the application form.

Child Care Information
Child care is available for this conference for an additional charge. Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited. The cost is $150 for the first child, and $75 for each additional child.  If you have questions about registering for child care, email the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org. If you have general questions about the child care program, please email the child care coordinator at childcare@montreat.org.

CEU’s
Continuing education units are available for this conference.

Private Housing
The following is a list of private rentals for individuals and groups:

Meals for Commuters
Please check out the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce as well as our Business Patrons web page for a list of restaurants in Black Mountain.