33rd Annual Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference at Warm Beach2015 logo
The Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center
Stanwood, Washington
March 12-15, 2015

UPDATED February 06, 2015:  

Conference time is approaching! Here is an overview map and directions to Warm Beach. See you soon!

Registration is ongoing and classes are filling. Check the Classes page for full classes. The Olympic View Lodge housing option is now full. Please choose the Cascadian Lodge housing option on your registration form.  We are looking forward to the 2015 conference which will be at the Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center in Stanwood, Washington. We are very excited about our new venue, the class line-up, seeing old friends and making new ones, building wonderful kites and wind toys and banners, and our raffle. We hope you will be able to join us. Clicking on the CLASSES tab above will give you a look at the classes and a little information. Clicking on the DETAILS tab above will get you to the correct page to access all the registration information. Processing of registration forms happens as Bob receives them, first come, first served basis.

Congratulations to our registration package winners! Our winners for this year's drawing are Larry Pence and Larry Christensen. And we are looking forward to meeting Rhonda Davidson, the 2014 WSIKF novice kitebuilder scholarship winner.

Last September the Ft. Worden Windbow flew at theCallaway Kite Flight in Nebraska. It was a beautiful sight. Click here to watch a short video.

Yes, we will be changing our venue for the 2015 Conference. The open letter regarding this decision and the rationale, details and information may be read via this link. (The letter will open in a new window.) We are happy and excited to be starting a new era. The Ft. Worden Kitemakers Conference will be held at the beautiful Warm Beach facility located in Stanwood, Washington. The place may be different but the purpose is the same. Come join us in 2015 to make kites, learn new techniques and methods, see old friends, make new ones, win a raffle item, and have a great weekend with us. The staff at Warm Beach are working hard to make our transition to their facility as smooth as possible. Check them out:  look here at their web site. Sam King mentions our move in his President's letter... use the link in the side bar to the left.

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 2015         
The dates for the 2015 Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference at Warm Beach are March 12th through the 15th.  Be sure you are on our contact list for emailed updates. If you did not get an email from us regarding the 2014 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 2015 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 and April:  Teachers apply for the following year's conference with their class offering(s).  Click here for more information: DETAILS.

May and June:  Teachers and classes are selected and confirmed.

July and August:  Brochures will be ready to release throughout the world.  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:  Registration forms are made available by download (or through the mail if requested). You can print yours right from your computer! They will be available through the Details tab above.  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 conference and the dates. You can use these to share with your friends and associates. They will be available at kite events and kite shops this summer. Thank you for spreading the word about our conference!


 Email: kitemakers@kitemakers.org