2019 SW Region Conference details

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Hotel Address:   50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta, CA 92253 
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Click to download the Official 2019 SW Region Conference Schedule or view below

MONDAY, Oct. 7

3:00 – 5:00pm   Conference Check in
5:30pm   Evening Reception at the “Lounge”
  Complimentary appetizers & drinks 
7:00 – 8:30 Welcome, Conference Opening Ceremony, Community Building &
Intention Setting
Music with Harold Payne
9:00pm Friends of Bill


8:45am Morning Opening (Meditation and Music)
9:00 – 10:30 Region Business Meeting  (scroll down or click here for voting info)
10:30 – 12:00 Free Time
12:00 noon Buffet Lunch
1:15 – 1:30pm Music with Harold Payne
1:30 – 4:30pm Workshop with Jonathan Young – “Our Stories, Our Selves”
4:30 – 5:30 Free Time
5:30pm Gathering at the “Lounge”
Complimentary appetizers & drinks 
6:00pm Appetizers and Retirement Reception for Ken Harrison
7:00pm Dinner on your own
9:00pm Friends of Bill


8:45am Morning Opening
9:00– 10:30 UWM/UWH Presentations
10:45 – 11:45
10:45 – 12:00
Licensed Unity Teachers meeting – Board room
Free time
12:00pm Lunch on your own (Board Meeting in Board Room)
1:15pm Music with Harold Payne
1:30- 4:30pm Workshop with Jonathan Young – “The Inner Journey”
3:30 pm Break – Snacks donated by the Unity Church of Alhambra Foundation
4:30 – 5:30 Free Time
5:30pm Gathering at the “Lounge” Complimentary appetizers & drinks
7:00pm Banquet/ Board Installation/ Concert with Harold Payne


8:45am Morning Opening
9:00 – 12:00 Workshop with Jonathan Young – “Wisdom Tales, Magic of Storytelling”
12:00 Closing Ceremony with Music
Workshops from Psychologist and Storyteller, Dr. Jonathan Young
Available for Continuing Education Units
First Session: The Inner Journey
This presentation explores how familiar characters provide clues for our own
quests. We will follow Little Red Riding Hood on the path toward the old woman of the forest. The symbols in the tale can help us move toward personal awakening and strengthen our sense of interconnection. Dr. Young will draw on his work with Joseph Campbell to investigate what we can learn from the mythic imagination.
Second session: Wisdom Tales We Live By
This session presents personal applications of initiatory tales. We will revisit
Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz to ponder the gifts of the mythic quest. The format is storytelling with discussion of key elements, such as hearing a calling, and serving worthy goals. In a spirit of play, we will follow each stage of the adventure to find hidden riches.
Third session: The Magic of Storytelling
There is an enchantment in being told a story. Fairy tales reflect major events in our lives. We will use The Talking Eggs, a traditional yarn from the bayous, to explore telling a tale well, opening up key images, and framing discussions effectively.

Your 2019 Conference Committee:

Rev. Charli Tupper, Committee Chair  ·   Stacy Macris Ros, Co-Chair

Jacquie Hardesty, LUT, Conference Registrar   ·    Malayna Dawn, Marketing / Promotion

Rev. Kathy McCall, SW Region Board Liaison