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 35th Annual Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference at Warm Beach
The Warm Beach Camp and Conference CenterFt. Worden Kitemakers logo
Stanwood, Washington
March 9-12, 2017

UPDATED March 7th, 2017:  

Pre-registration for the 2017 conference is now closed. We will see you soon! Thank you for making the registration process easy by trying the new system.  If you want to join us, you are very welcome to come up to Stanwood and register on site.

Two important notes to help you choose your classes: 1) The CLASSES page has short descriptions of the classes plus photographs of each project. 2)  Complete information for each class is in our 2017 Class Schedule PDF, accessed from the DETAILS page.

Congratulations to Kay Woodring and Travis Reedy! They are the winners of the 2017 FWKM raffle conference packages. Tickets for the 2018 Conference raffle are available from Kara.

Our purpose is to make kites, learn new techniques and methods, see old friends, make new ones, hopefully win a raffle item, and have a great weekend with other kite makers and flyers. We hope you can join us!

If you are not on our email list, send Bob Alford your contact information so you will receive email updates. Questions? Use Bob's email link for them, too.  We don't send much mail, and definitely use your email address and name ONLY for our updates. We don't share.

And what is Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference? It is a wonderful gathering of kite makers from all around the world. It is an opportunity to learn, share information, and socialize with kite friends, new and old. We strive to have classes for everyone. Each year our curriculum committee puts together an exceptional list of teachers with classes to accommodate all skill levels and kiting interests. You are invited to join us for an unforgettable weekend! Click on the classes tab above to see past classes and teachers.

Dates for 2017         
The dates for the 2017 Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference at Warm Beach are March 9th through the 12th.  Be sure you are on our contact list for emailed updates. If you did not get an email from us regarding the 2016 conference,  drop Bob a note. He will be happy to add your name to our mailing list. Do you have a friend interested in attending the 2017 conference? Have them send us their email address and be placed on our mailing list, too.  We want you to join us next year!
Our general timeline
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(Always subject to change due to good kite flying weather.)

March, April, May, June:  Teachers apply for the following year's conference with their class offering(s).  Click here for more information: DETAILS or go directly to the teacher application page.

July:  Teachers and classes are selected and confirmed.

August:  Teachers and classes announced.  A preview of class offerings gets posted on the Classes page. We will let you know when that preview is on-line via email.

Late October/ early November:  Registering for 2017 will be happen through our new on-line process or by snail mail. Complete registration information is available on-line. You can view and/or print helpful information right from your computer! The information is available through the Details tab above when registration opens.  Processing of registration forms happens as we receive them, first come, first served basis. Be on our email list so you will know the exact release date of the registration form and all the supporting information.


Spread the Word

Our planning committee will produce flyers describing the spread the wordconference and the dates. You can use these to share with your friends and associates. They will be available at kite events and kite shops each summer. Thank you for spreading the word about our conference!


 Email: kitemakers@kitemakers.org