The 147th International Convention of the Theosophical Society

Venue: International Headquarters, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India
Main programs are webcasted online (registration required)

Dates: Program from 31 December 2022 until 4 January 2023
The package rates are per person from 30 December 2022 dinner to 5 January 2023 lunch.
Days before and/or after will be charged with normal rates.

To whom it concerns: 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. All can register for online programs.

 

ACCOMMODATION IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY

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.

Indian style: The Indian style accommodations have been upgraded but the number of accommodations will be limited.

See the list of accommodations, click Map of the Buildings

Allotments: Accommodations will be decided by the Convention Committee during the first week of December 2022 –The result will be informed by email.

 

PACKAGES (options show up when you press the Register button)

The rates are per person from 30 Dec. 2022 dinner to 5 Jan. 2023 lunch. LBC is Leadbeater Chambers.

Overseas delegates:

  1. LBC: US$ 360 – incl. registration fee, accommodation, and meals at LBC
  2. Indian style: US$ 100 – incl. registration fee, accommodation, meals at Indian canteen
  3. Attending the program without meals and accommodation: Registration fee US$ 70
  4. Online attendance only: Registration fee US$ 10

 

Indian delegates:

  1. LBC: Rs. 12,000 – incl. registration fee, accommodation, and meals at LBC
  2. Indian style: Rs. 5,000 – incl. registration fee, accommodation, meals at Indian Canteen
  3. Registration and meals at Indian canteen without accommodation Rs. 3,500
  4. Attending the program without meals and accommodation: Registration fee Rs. 500
  5. Online attendance only: Registration fee Rs. 100

 

Children:

Less than 4 years: no charge. 4 years or more: full charge

 
PAYMENT

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, or in cash in foreign currency (with a copy of your passport). In such case send an email to the Convention Office to receive registration form to be filled. Please remember to take your travel insurance before arriving at Adyar.

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. Also email to CO that you have sent a cheque. He will then send registration form to be filled.

 

REGISTER (button on the Menu)

Registration opens on 1 September 2022

Last date to register with accommodation is 26 November 2022

If accommodations become full the status will be intimated on the website.

Delegates who are (or cannot be) allotted accommodation will be intimated by email on 7 December 2022.

Delegates who cannot be allotted but have paid will have their payment returned after the Convention.

Canceling by 10 December 2022

For delegates wanting to cancel their registration and accommodation requests, the last date will be 10 December 2022. 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

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.

Covid

In our first 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 where we will be sitting in closer proximity 
  • 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

CONVENTION OFFICER

Mr Shikhar Agnihotri, email convention@ts-adyar.org

Post: The Convention Officer, The Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai 600020. India.

Mobile: +918840926268