Life on a Star 1 2023

August 13 - August 20

Let Your Light Shine

This week we invite attendees to let their light shine through creative workshops, constructive conversations, and community-building opportunities. Our theme speaker, Charlie Todd, brings an exuberance to his work and life. He will be sharing his stories of creating collective experiences of absurdity.

Theme Speaker

Charlie Todd, producer/director/performer

Minister of the Week

Jo VonRue, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, Syracuse, NY

Youth Programming

Children’s programing is available for children of all ages. Youth groups meet in the morning and afternoon and are filled with exploring, creating, performing, playing, learning about the island, and building life-long relationships. Many intergenerational activities take place throughout each day and night.

Program Fees

$170 per adult

$70 per youth

Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Adults (18+) 

Standard Shared: $1,169 | Standard Single: $1,590

Motel Shared: $1,439 | Motel Single: $2,112 


Under 6: Free | 6-11 years: $541 | 12-17 years: $774 

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available through the Lee Reid Scholarship. More information can be found on the LOAS conference webpage.

Boat Schedule

August 13: Depart Portsmouth at 2:20 PM, arrive to Star Island at 3:30 PM

August 20: Depart Star Island at 8:50 AM, arrive in Portsmouth at 10:15 AM


If you have questions, please reach out to the conference chairs, Vanessa Rose and Ken Keech, at