Program 31.12.2023 - 4.1.2024
Arrival on 30 December and departure on 5 January
Venue onsite: International Headquarters, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India
To whom: All members of the Society are welcome to attend as delegates. Non-members can register for the Convention and meals for the Canteen but are not eligible for accommodation.
PACKAGES AND RATES (Register-button on the menu bar)
The Register link (button on the menu bar) has all the varieties of attending with the rates. Below most of them.
The rates are per person from 30 Dec. 2023 dinner to 5 Jan. 2024 lunch. LBC is Leadbeater Chambers.
Days before and/or after will be charged with normal rates.
- LBC: US$ 400 – incl. registration fee, accommodation, and meals at LBC
- Non-LBC: US$ 150 – incl. registration fee, accommodation, meals at Indian canteen
- Attending without meals and accommodation: Registration fee US$ 70
- LBC: Rs. 13,500 – incl. registration fee, accommodation, and meals at LBC
- Non-LBC: Rs. 5,000 – incl. registration fee, accommodation, meals at Indian Canteen
- Registration and meals at Indian canteen without accommodation Rs. 3,500
- Attending without meals and accommodation: Registration fee Rs. 500
Less than 4 years: no charge. 4 years or more: full charge
ACCOMMODATIONS ARE LIMITED
Western style, Leadbeater Chambers: LBC has rooms with two beds and an attached bathroom in each room. Some rooms are large enough to have three beds if requested.
Non-LBC, Indian style: The Indian accommodations have been upgraded.
See the list of accommodations, click Map of the Buildings (will be updated for 2023)
Allotments: Accommodations will be decided by the Convention Committee during December 2023 –The result will be informed by email.
Overseas delegates: Registration (button) leads first to pay online and then to fill the delegate(s) details. When you succeed with this all is done. If you do not succeed to pay with the online, payments will be collected from you ‘on arrival’. Then you may pay the applicable package rate by Master Card, Visa credit card. Please remember to take your travel insurance before arriving at Adyar. NO PAYMENT IN CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Delegates from India: Registration (button) leads to pay online in INR and then to fill the delegate(s) details. When you succeed with this all is done. If you pay by cheque, make it payable to The Theosophical Society (include The) and send it to the address: Convention Officer, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600020, India. It is important that you send an email to convention@ts- adyar.org soon after completing the payment process, mentioning the following: delegate(s) name, bank name, date of transfer, and transfer reference ID.
Last date to register with accommodation is 26 November 2023
In person registration starts at the Enquiry Office on 29 December.
Delegates who are (or cannot be) allotted accommodation will be intimated by email on 7 December 2023.
Delegates who cannot be allotted but have paid will have their payment returned after the Convention.
Canceling by 10 December 2023
For delegates wanting to cancel their registration and accommodation requests, the last date will be 10 December 2023. After this date, no amount will be refunded. If the cancellation request is received before 10 December then the package amount (in INR) minus the registration fee will be refunded after the Convention.
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES
When you have paid and registered but need to specify the arrival and/or departure times, email to the Convention Officer.
Healthcare facilities on the campus are basic - no special facilities can be provided for members who are ill or for women with babies. Ordinary medical attention will be available for minor complaints and there are no facilities to treat serious illnesses. Overseas delegates are advised to take a travel insurance cover before coming to TS Adyar.
In our second in-person Convention since 2019-20 we have not lost sight of the fact that Covid is still a concern. Even though conditions around the world have loosened, in a gathering such as ours we would be irresponsible to ignore normal health precautions.
- We encourage the Use of Masks during our larger sessions if you feel concerned
- Awareness of Social Distancing
- Masks will be available for those requesting them
- Hand Sanitizer will be available around the campus
- As always Medical Personnel will be on hand for the duration of the Convention
All these measures are intended not only to protect ourselves, but to protect each other.
Check the regulations for your travel requirements. This link may be useful for international flights https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19
Mr Shikhar Agnihotri, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Post: The Convention Officer, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600020. India.