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From July 6th to 14th, 2019 The Pedagogical Section is reviving the 'The First Teachers Course' of the first Waldorf school which took place in 1919.
9 days at the Goetheanum during the Centenary “Waldorf 100”
We warmly welcome you all to experience the complete 1919 course for this unique anniversary!
In the first teacher education course Rudolf Steiner laid the foundations for the Waldorf/Steiner schools. And what a strong foundation this is!
In lectures, discussion groups and artistic workshops we will work with the notes taken by the participants in 1919 which led to the publications of „The Foundations of Human Experience“, „Practical Advice to Teachers“ and „Discussions with Teachers“.
In this way we will find new approaches to the foundations of the Waldorf/Steiner schools and revitalize them. We hope that this special 2019 conference will serve as a strong impulse for the future.
The conference will be based on a special edition of the 'The First Teachers Course'. The three parts of the course have been newly edited and chronologically arranged and will be published to coincide with the Waldorf Centenary.
We are looking forward to celebrate this special publication with you.
Waldorf 100 Centenary Conference ‚The first teachers course‘
A Conference of the pedagogical Sectionat the Goetheanum
from Saturday, 6 to Sunday, 14 July 2019
Application requested prior to: Saturday, 22 June 2019
Conference fees (meals included):
with sponsorship¹: CHF 600
regular price : CHF 550
concessions² : CHF 400
Conference meals (vegetarian) .7x lunches,1x lunch packet and 8x evening meals are included.
Breakfast can be booked separately (8x 7.-14.07) for CHF 100.
The meals cannot be booked separately. We regret that food intolerances cannot be catered for.
From 5.7. to 14.7. or from 5.7. to 15.7. or from 6.7 to 14.7.or from 6.7. to 15.07., CHF 160
For the period of the conference: CHF 50 (not right next to the Goetheanum building).
If you have a disability, please display your disability badge in your car.
Methods of payment/confirmation
On receipt of a group application, the respective institution will receive the account for the group. Subsequent bookings can only be applied for and paid on an individual basis.
Credit cards (all countries): The full amount will be charged to your credit card as soon as your booking has been processed. You will receive postal or email confirmation of your booking and payment.
Invoice Switzerland: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed. Please note that we only send out invoices up until 10 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.
Invoice Eurozone: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed (Euro account). Please note that we only send out invoices up until 14 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.
Other countries: Once your booking has been processed you will receive a confirmation by post or email. The amount due will either be charged to your credit card or you can pay on arrival. Bank transfers are not possible.
Please note that the conference fee must be paid before the conference starts.
Conference tickets: Tickets can be collected at the Reception until half an hour before the conference starts, also if you pay on arrival. We accept cash (Euro and CHF), VISA, MasterCard, ec-direct and Postcard-Schweiz.
Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the conference (22.06.2019, date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Breakfast, parking permit and group accommodation may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (05.07.2018). Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to an invoice of the total of 100%. Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.
Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure.
¹ Should you be in a position to pay an additional amount, this would help to cover the costs of the conference and support the work of the section.
² Concessions apply for students, schoolchildren, OAPs, the unemployed, those in training, military or civil service and people with disabilities who receive benefits. Proof of status has to be submitted with your booking form.
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