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When a Week is Too Long, Stay for a Few Days

International Affairs Conference Profile

You can attend a summer program on Star Island without having to stay an entire week. Whether you have the weekend free, or a few open days midweek, you have the opportunity to experience Star Island and our welcoming summer programs for just the right amount of time.

How? As a Conference Overnight Guest. Pay for the amount of days you’ll be staying, and a reduced programming fee. This alternative to the full length of a conference provides you the same access to the engaging theme talks, leisurely workshops, and special events that define a stay on Star Island.

The upcoming International Affairs Conference is the perfect time to try out a short stay on Star. In 2015, this family-friendly conference focuses on climate change. Speakers and programs will delve into understanding the science of climate change by looking at not only the environmental impact, but also the social, cultural, economic and political impacts.

Speakers include Steven P. Hamburg, chief scientist of the Environmental Defense Fund; Kate Sheppard, senior reporter and the environment and energy editor at the Huffington Post; Keya Chatterjee, Executive Director of US Climate Action Network; Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative at New York University; and Bruce Knotts, Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office.

And when you attend any summer conference, including International Affairs, you choose how to spend your day, whether that is listening to a theme speaker in the morning, or taking out a kayak for a turn around Gosport Harbor.

How can you take advantage of a shorter stay on Star for International Affairs?

Attend Wednesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 1- Click Here

Select the three night option.

What you pay per person when you register: A room and board deposit of $100 and a $80 program fee.

You pay the remainder of your room and board on island. What is the remainder? For a shared room: $320/person; For a single room: $425/person.

Youth Program

International Affairs also features a vibrant youth program that provides a week of quality programming that relates to the same weekly theme: climate change. Youth and adults also participate in multi-generanational activities like softball games, a s’mores roast, and talent shows.

Click here to register for youth for International Affairs.