Posts Categorized: Conference Updates

Registration for Star Island’s 2023 Summer Season Now Open

Your visit to Star Island this summer is a little closer now that registration is open. From those first greetings at the dock, to workshop discussions blending into lunch on the front porch, your favorite Star Island moments are approaching.   We invite you to register now! Our season opens in June with opportunities for people… Read more >

(A More Perfect) Union

On 27 June, 2019, the newest family conference on star Island began. It is called simply “Union”. As the name implies, the goal was to bring people together, to connect physically and spiritually, and to share thoughts and hopes for us as individuals, and the Star and national community. The idea began when Joe Watts… Read more >

Star Arts 2020 Chalkboard

Welcome to the Star Arts Chalkboard! Close your eyes and pretend you’re in the Oceanic Hotel lobby. Take a deep breath and smell the salt air. Open your eyes and see the array of activities Arts is offering this year. Maybe you’ve never been to Arts and want to see what it’s all about. Or… Read more >

We Will Come Back in 2021!

Here’s a special message from Star Island’s 2020 Conference Leaders. We will come back! Thank you to The Oshy Annas for providing the music with their first public release of their song “Northbound”.

IRAS Summer Conference on Star Island: June 22‐29, 2019 The CRISPR Apple on the Tree of Knowledge: Bioengineering, Gene Editing, and the Human Future

  The following press release provides details about the upcoming summer IRAS conference on Star Island. We think this year’s theme is particularly enticing, especially to those interested in learning more about the advancement of human gene editing technology and its impact on our lives and the world. We invite you to join us at… Read more >

IRAS at Parliament of the World’s Religions

Members of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, which holds an annual conference on Star Island, will be present at this year’s Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto. IRAS cultivates a community of informed and respectful inquiry and dialogue at the intersections of science with religion, spirituality and philosophy  in service of global,… Read more >

Star Island Releases 2016 Schedule

One question we receive a lot throughout the year is, when is my conference next year? Well, wait no more. Here’s the schedule of our full-week conferences and Labor Day weekend conferences for 2016: Star Arts and Natural History Week – Saturday, June 18 to Saturday, June 25, 2016 Institute on Religion in an Age… Read more >

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

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… Read more >

Summer Writing Programs Provide Creative Outlet in Beautiful Setting

Star Island’s ability to inspire creativity is uncanny. And those seeking to hone their creative writing skills would be hardpressed to find a more picturesque and inviting place for writing workshops than Star Island. About an hour’s boat ride from Portsmouth, NH, Star Island not only plays host to a number of writing programs each… Read more >

Some Music, Some Singing, Some Dancing

The creative spirit is alive and well on Star Island every summer with programs specifically devoted to music, singing, and dancing. Join in fun, lively programs like Chamber Music, Star Hampshire Dance, and Star Harmony. These programs offer brilliant demonstrations and avenues for development in a picturesque setting. Sure you can listen to live music… Read more >