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2003 Community Research Network 6th Annual Conference

"Powerful Collaborations: Building a Movement for Social Change"

OCTOBER 16-19, 2003

The Audubon Center of the North Woods
Sandstone, Minnesota

Due September 26, 2003
After September 26, there will be a $25 late fee.

2003 CRN Info 2003 CRN Schedule 2003 CRN Proposals 2003 CRN Registration 2003 CRN Scholarship 2003 CRN HOTEL INFO

The 2003 Conference was a success, due primarily to the willingness of the attendees to take part in the participatory approach to the presentations. Check back to this web site for reports about the conference as they are posted.




Preferred Mailing Address (Street):


State: Zip:






How did you hear about the conference?


(Your response is optional but we are committed to ensuring a diverse group of participants)

Gender (for room assignments):

Would you be interested in being a Notetaker for one or more of the sessions? We are looking for people who can take clear and comprehensible notes that will later be used in writing the 2003 Conference Report.

  I would like to volunteer as a Notetaker.  (Information/instructions will be provided at registration)

Please use the space below to include a brief (50 word) bio and contact info, if appropriate. This information will be used for the conference bio list unless you specify otherwise.

Registration Fees: 
Individuals $ 150.00 (late fee)
Low-Income ... $ 35.00

I will be paying by

Accommodations and Food: On-site housing is available, but limited. All dorm-style rooms have 8 single (bunk) beds and a private bath. Pricing is for 4 or 8 persons per room.

FOOD: the in-house chef prepares wonderful meals and can accommodate some special diet needs. Packages include accommodations, linens, meals and snacks.

I want to room with:

I would consider off-site accommodations with meal package if the Audubon Center is full, or because I need one night only accommodation with meals.

Insert nights you will be staying at the Center.

I will attend the Thursday night dinner and/or reception from 7-9 PM.

Special Needs: Insert special needs regarding dietary, environmental, disability access & needs, etc.

TRANSPORTATION: The Audubon Center is located about two hours north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) airport. Van shuttles will be available from the airport at these designated times only on a first come first served basis. YOU MUST reserve a space below. The cost will be $30/person round trip to be paid by Sept. 26. Please plan to arrive at least 45 min. before van pick-up.

Airport Pick-ups: Thursday, Oct. 16 -- 3:00 PM; 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Friday, Oct. 17 -- 11 AM only.

Leaving Conference: (allow 2 hour travel time + check-in) Sunday, Oct. 19 -- 11:00 AM, 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM.

Get a 10% discount on NorthWest airlines if reserved 30 days in advance (by Sept. 16), 5% thereafter.  Call: 1.800.328.1111 WorldFile NM2ZL, 7am 7 pm CST, M F.

Note: if arriving/leaving at other than scheduled shuttle times, you are responsible for your own transportation. Driving directions are on our website. Questions or concerns? Contact Teresa Konechne (contact info below). You will receive a confirmation and shuttle pick-up site once reservation is made and fee paid.

I am arriving by: to the

  I will need van shuttle transportation to and from the Minneapolis airport to the Audubon Center.

Arrival time and date:

Departure time and date.

Car pooling: I will have a car at the airport and could assist people with transportation needs from/to the airport

Arrival time and date:

Departure time and date.

Additional Information:



REGISTRATION FEES: Registration fee is required in order to secure your space at the conference. After you have filled out the registration form above, you may pay your fee by check sent in the mail, or use the secure site PayPal "Shopping Cart" to pay on-line, respective of the selection you made with the registration form. (This is non-refundable after September, 26, 2003). 
Remaining balance (room and board) is due by September, 26, 2003, as well. 

If paying for more than one person, you can add the number of people you are paying for in the new browser window, then list their names in the optional information box during payment process. First time users of PayPal's secure site will need to register with PayPal. It's a free service and only takes a few minutes.


Full Registration
(late fee)


Low Income


4 person room
6 meals, 2 nights


4 person room
9 meals, 3 nights


8 person room
6 meals, 2 nights


8 person room
9 meals, 3 nights


Roundtrip Airport
Van Shuttle


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Meals only:
thursday/friday/saturday NIGHTS package - $120


Meals only:
friday/saturday NIGHTS package = $80


Meals only:
friday day + friday/saturday nights package - $100




Voluntary Contribution to help fund a scholarship with an on-line secure-site donation: Donate Now!

Thank you!!

Space is Limited! You will be registered on a first come, first served basis.   For more information about the Audubon Center, check out their website: www.audubon-center.org.

 Deadline for registration forms is Monday, September 2, 2003. Forms sent by mail need to arrive no later than September 2, and all faxed and emailed forms need to be received by 5 PM on September 2.

Confirmation sent upon receipt of registration form and payment of registration fee.


Complete on-line registration and payment (preferred), or download the RTF file (link button above), print it out, and send the completed form and check payable to the Loka Institute to:

 The Loka Institute c/o Rachel Maldonado PO BOX 6847 Austin,  TX  78762

QUESTIONS? For questions concerning registration, proposals or scholarships contact:

Rachel Maldonado -  crn2003@loka.org,  512.585.1507 (ph)    512.268.5583 (fax)

For questions concerning transportation, housing or meals contact: Teresa Konechne  -  crn2003@loka.org 612.871.2576 (FAX/phone)

The Loka Institute is grateful for financial support from the
Annie E. Casey Foundation for this conference.

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