Frequently Asked Questions
Is this tarot conference appropriate for the beginner?
Most certainly! Even if you are just beginning to explore tarot you’ll find our Novice track of classes has a lot to offer.
I'm not a beginner, are there more advanced classes and presentations at this conference?
Yes. We offer three tracks: Novice, Adept, and Master. While everyone is free to attend any class, if you are a beginner you’ll want to look at the Novice classes, if you’ve been studying tarot for a while the Adept classes may interest you, and the Master presentations are for those interested in deck creation, publishing, writing books, or becoming a professional reader.
How can I register for this event?
To register visit this page, fill in the form and you’ll be directed to payment options. On site registration will also be available all weekend.
How can I pay for registration?
You can pay using Paypal (for Debit/Credit) and you don’t even need a Paypal account. We also accept checks made out to NW Tarot Symposium and mailed to: PO Box 86908 Portland, OR 97286. Please note that your payment will need to reach us prior to the event date, or you may register on site for convenience at the full door price.
How will I receive my badge and registration package?
All registration is will call. Please pick up your registration goodies when you arrive. The registration / information table will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Can I attend for one day only?
Yes, you can. We have passes available for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday only. You can register for your day pass, here.
Can I volunteer for this event and what are the benefits?
We do accept a limited number of volunteers each year. As a volunteer you get into the event for a reduced fee (depending on how many hours you work). Volunteering is a great opportunity that lets you be a part of the event, talk and network easily with others, and have fun helping out. For more information, visit the volunteer page.
How can I find a roommate?
Join our Facebook group: NW Tarot Symposium. Post that you’re looking for someone to share a room with and have them PM you.
Should I dress up for the Saturday evening cocktail party?
We leave that up to you. Many people enjoying dressing up a little (or a lot) that evening, but it’s not a requirement. For those who would like to, it ranges from evening wear, to renaissance dress, corsets, dressing as a favorite tarot card, and more! Have fun with it and wear what’s comfortable to you.
How many presentations are going at the same time?
We have three tracks and three classes to choose from in every time slot. You can’t go to them all, but you will hopefully always find something you’re excited about attending!
What else is there to do besides attend workshops?
The vending area is open Friday afternoon and all weekend. There are a lot of great vendors to see and goodies to be had. In the vending area is also the art gallery where you can peruse divination art and purchase prints if you’re so inclined.
What is the Potlatch Table?
This is our exchange table. Bring a few decks or tarot related books that you want to find a new home for, leave them on the table and pick up a goodie that’s new to you! Throughout the weekend people will be placing their items on the table and finding something new to take home. It is an exchange, so make sure to bring something in order to participate!
Will there be a promotional table where I can leave my business card or flyer?
Two, actually! We will have one in the vendor’s room (which is open to the public) and another table in the presentations area ballroom foyer (reserved for presenter’s promotional materials).