The conference officially kicks off at noon on Monday, January 15th at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, UT. We will have welcome events starting around noon and panels starting in the early afternoon.
The conference concludes after the Closing Brunch on Thursday, January 18th, which goes from 10AM – 11:30AM. The shuttle buses will depart the resort no later than 12PM.
Midway, Utah became a relaxing retreat location over 120 years ago because of the area’s natural warm mineral water craters. The Zermatt Resort and its sister property the Homestead Resort offer a myriad of activities including cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sleigh rides plus a well appointed fitness center & full service spa. One of the most unique features of the paired resorts is the Homestead Crater, a naturally occurring, mineral water fed limestone beehive with 90-96 degree water perfect for soaking, swimming or even scuba diving.
The Convergence style guide is the same as the Sundance Film Festival’s: Winter casual. The typical Convergence “uniform” is snow boots, jeans, and a ski jacket or ski vest (plus mittens, scarves, etc.).
The Zermatt Resort has a large central registration area, two restaurants and conference center. Most of the guest rooms are hotel style & attached to the central area but there are also condo style accommodations available in adjoining buildings. The conference center is directly adjacent to the central building so session rooms are just a few steps away. The sessions held at the Homestead Resort will be in their main building, just a short walk from the Zermatt.
The Zermatt and Homestead Resorts have FREE wireless Internet in all the guest rooms and conference rooms throughout the resort and the capacity of the wireless access was recently improved.
Verizon Wireless has solid coverage and works everywhere. All other cell phone carriers have signal availability, but rather spotty coverage.
**Please remember we will be in the mountains, so connectivity will be slower than usual.**
The Convergence office will have one printer which you may use to print documents from your lap top. The Zermatt has a very nice business center with a few computers and workstations for laptops. They provide copying and faxing services as well.
The Resort in Midway is 51 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport. In good weather it takes about an hour to drive to the Resort from the airport. Park City is about half way between Salt Lake and the Zermatt.
There are three free shuttles leaving from the SLC airport up to Midway, leaving Sunday the 14th at 5:00 pm and Monday the 15th at 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm.
On Thursday the 18th, AHC will provide a free bus at noon to Park City and a free bus to the SLC airport following the day’s events.
You will be kept very busy during the Convergence. Most meals are provided as part of your Convergence fee and there are two restaurants and a small bakery at the resort. There are other restaurants, shops, and services in the nearby town of Midway but you will need an automobile or take a taxi to reach them.
There are three restaurant facilities on the resort grounds: Matty’s, Z Chop Haus, and Simon’s. All three will be open during the conference at varying times. Matty’s and Simon’s will be open for breakfast each morning.
Most of your meals are provided by the Convergence sponsors at no additional charge to delegates. These meals will be held in the Bernese Event Center at the Zermatt Resort. There will be vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.
We understand that changes in schedules arise and your conference arrangements may change. Our refund policy is as follows:
50% refund until January 1st
No refund after January 1st
We are more than happy to credit your registration to next year’s conference at any time. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds after January 1st as we have already incurred fees with the conference preparations.
You have the right to feeling safe and secure at the Art House Convergence. If you are ever put in a situation in which you feel uncomfortable, please reach out to Conference Manager Makenzie Peecook at 810-923-3999 or firstname.lastname@example.org at any time, day or night.
You can read the AHC Statement on Harassment here.