Welcome

Welcome to our 6th Annual Tarot Conference!

The 2020 Northwest Tarot Symposium (NWTS) will be held March 6th – 9th at the Monarch Hotel & Conference Center 12566 SE 93rd Ave Clackamas, OR 97015.

This symposium is focused on Cartomancy, the art of reading cards for divination, including Tarot, Oracle, and Lenormand. We look forward to having students, readers, and deck creators join us for a weekend of vending, workshops, signings, networking, and fun!

See below for this year’s information about the symposium. If you’d like to stay in touch, please sign up for our newsletter.

You can also join our Facebook group: Northwest Tarot Symposium Facebook Group.


Holly DeFount, our 2020 featured artist, is the creator of the Incidental Tarot and A Curious Oracle. She also makes fine art jewelry at Forge and Fountain. Her Empress card will be on the cover of the collectible program and NWTS merchandise.


2020 Keynote by Rachel Pollack – Tarot and Mediumship

Rachel Pollack is the multi-award winning author of 43 books, including the Tarot classic, Seventy-Eight Degrees Of Wisdom, now in its third edition and in print continuously since 1980.  Her work has been translated into 16 languages and is sold around the world.  Rachel has taught Tarot in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, and China.

 

 


2020 Conference Update Information

We have some exciting updates to tell you about regarding the 2020 event. Here are the highlights:

As NWTS has grown over the last several years, keeping up with attendee registrations, vendors, presenters, meals, extensions and all the rest has also grown into a monumental task.

We have just setup a new database and order processing system, which we hope will make all of that a lot more streamlined. If you are used to the way the registration cart looked in past years, please bear with the new look and functionality. You should be able to login to your account and still have your information from past years, but please double check it all to make sure it is current.

New registrants will need to set up an account in order to register for the upcoming event. It should all be pretty straightforward, but if you get stuck, please contact us for assistance.
We tried both of these new components to NWTS last year and they were very successful!

We are happy to announce that they are both now permanent features of the weekend. Up to 200 people can now attend the Keynote Presenter's session without missing anything else at the same time. And, for those looking to grown their professional business, the Monday Professional Development extension is loaded with information and tips to make your business more enjoyable and profitable.
One of the few complaints we had last year was that there were too many presentation options to choose from. Not the worst of problems, but we agree. Having four choices for every time slot was a little too much.

This year we are returning to the three presentation model. We still expect to offer a good range of well known presenters along with fresh faces and new topics to keep things interesting.
Since the start of NWTS, we have not raised the event prices to adjust for cost increases for the venue, catering or staffing, all of which have gone up to varying degrees. This year, we have made some small increases across the program to help cover those, while still keeping NWTS one of the most affordable events of its kind in the world. We appreciate your attendance, support and understanding as we make these adjustments.
Payment Plans will become available June 1st, after the Early Registration discounts are closed.

We are continuing to offer the option to pay for your NWTS registration in 3 equal payments. Whether you want to register for the Friday-Sunday program, or the full four day Friday-Monday program, you will have the option of paying all at once, or make your payment in three automatic monthly installments.

 EVENT PASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

 

 


GET INVOLVED:  ADVERTISE –  WORK-TRADE VENDSPEAK


 Just like Public Broadcasting, Community Theater or the Ballet, we are reaching out to you for financial support to make the Northwest Tarot Symposium a huge success. As with any large community event, there are a great many costs associated with producing the Northwest Tarot Symposium. We are doing the best we can to keep registration, meals and hotel prices as low as possible, but there are still a great many expenses that need to be covered.  Whether you are planning to attend, or just want to make a donation to help this event succeed and to make sure it happens again in the future, or to contribute to the 2019 Scholarship Fund, we deeply appreciate your assistance!

Click here to make your donation to the 2020 Scholarship Fund!


FREE PSYCHIC FAIR & MARKET

Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th

9AM to 5PM

Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 SE 93rd Ave
Clackamas, OR 97015

 Held in conjunction with the Northwest Tarot Symposium, the Psychic Fair and Metaphysical Market is Free and Open to the Public! Featuring 40+ vendors selling tarot cards, jewelry, incense and oils, divination readings, clothing, original artwork, crystals and stones, statuary, and so much more.

Come see new release decks and books from independent creators, and major publishing houses including Llewellyn, US Games, and Red Feather/Schiffer.

 


ATTENDEE COMMENTS

“I loved the workshops – variety, stellar presenters and mostly that presenters and guests were all so friendly and helpful. What a fantastic group of people you all are!”

“I liked the gathering of the Tarot people, seeing all of the different decks, and all of the different approaches to the cards.”

“I love meeting people I only know in the social media realm.”

“There were a large variety of speakers and topics – making the material desirable to masters and beginners, alike!”

 


 

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