FAQ – Frequently asked questions for Event

Q:  It’s been a while since I’ve been involved with Expressive Arts work …
Should I still come?

A:  Yes!  Remember, this is a re-sourcing experience for newer students,  as well as for seasoned practitioners and everyone in-between 🙂
you’ll be able to participate in the way that you feel most called to participate.
in Previous years, we’ve had a number of people report that they felt “Re-inspired” to re-connect with their own personal practice as well!

Q:  Will I know anyone there? 
Will I get to see some of my former classmates?
A:  Well, yes – You can count on seeing some Salve ECA Faculty members at some point throughout the weekend, along with other past/ current students and alum and newcomers too
For your self – You may want to also reach out to other classmates from past/present to encourage them to come along to re-unite with as well -And importantly – there will be ample opportunities to make NEW connections with other students/graduates as well -there’s a whole community of amazing people from this program interested in the power of the Expressive & Creative Arts as a transformative force.

Q:  I can only attend one day that weekend, can I still register?

A:  Yes – though we encourage and recommend full weekend participation ,as that will make it a more complete experience for everyone,if you know already that you can only come to one day, you may also register for one day.

Q: Can I invite a Guest even if they are not from Salve’s programs?
A:  Yes! Though the primary focus is on our own graduates and students, to help build a sense of our Salve ECA Community, if you have a friend or associate that you’d like to share this with, they may also register as well. They would use the same registration page.  Or when you register, you may also register for that person,by registering for a “Guest” as well during the registration process. It may be easier though for that person to just register on their own.

Q: I don’t have a place to stay,and I’m travelling from a distance – what can I do?
A: We have ideas and other accommodations listed – if you’re looking for a place – then act quickly to make sure you can get a spot.

Q: How do I get the discounts when I register?
Pricing info is all on the pricing pages of the website – Then, when you go to the actual registration page,you’ll see the “codes” for any discounts.
That way you (copy-paste) apply the code on that page,and it will adjust the pricing for you instantly. See Pricing page for more info.

Q: I don’t know if I’ll register yet – what happens after the early registration? A:  After the early-registration discount period ends, prices return to regular fees.If there is space available after that  then registration will continue on a space-available basis – until August 5th. We will not be doing registration at the door, so pre-registration is required.

Q:  I’ve got a busy summer … anything good to know about this that may help motivate me to register?
A:  Yes! There’s lots to gain (and opportunities to share & give by volunteering as well if you are interested 🙂
Well, through the sharing of practices and experience, networking, hands-on opportunities and personal connections – we expect that participants will find a chance to share and hear and see: information on the use of various modalities, creative applications and approaches in different settings, and a sense of re-inspiration.

Most importantly , we hope that this will be a chance for you to renew and revitalize with your own creative spirit! And all this we expect to be beneficial and useful in participants’ work and in their lives. Participants will have opportunities to learn, from other classmates, colleagues and peers, to  network, to ask questions in-between sessions…
This is a wonderful community – come and be part of it – Presenters tend to be approachable and caring, and fellow participants tend to be enthusiastic 🙂 In the end, participants will return home with creative ideas, renewed enthusiasm and an enhanced skill set too!

Q: What about Traffic? I’m Travelling?
Some people are wondering about driving into Newport that weekend: Please note: the timing of our Summer event is early: 9am to 5pm Saturday, and on Sunday 9am to 1pm on Sunday…With our early start to the day, we will beat the traffic for Newport events and beach traffic. For years we’ve had classes and events during busy weekends in Newport, and since we start early, we usually have clear roadways for morning arrivals.

Any other questions?
Back to our Summer Retreat Home Page, or browse links for more info
Didn’t find the answer?  Send us a note -Now’s the time! 🙂

Other pages:
Home – ECA Summer Retreat
Housing – Accommodations
Overview Event Info
Registration Page