Worktraders are a vitally important part of the event – we couldn’t do it without worktraders!  It also works well for the workers – it’s a great way to get to know people, to become a contributing member of the community and make good friends while earning a good discount off of the registration price.
If it is your first year at the Congress, we have you start with doing a half-trade to allow us to get to know each other and to give you enough time to experience the event.
When you have successfully completed a half-trade you are eligible for a three-quarter trade, full trades are usually given to folks who have attended and worked for several years.

Registration for a half trade is $125 (before May 20) and the trade is about 10 hours.
A three-quarter trade is $75 (before May 20) and the trade is around 15 hours.
After May 20 worktrade prices go up by $25.

We start responding to worktrade applications in February.  We have found that when people apply before that, their plans often change before the event.

Worktrade registrations may be cancelled up to one month before the event (May 20th) with a $50 cancellation fee. After that refunds are at the Congress’ discretion. Worktrade registrations are transferrable to another person.

To inquire about worktrade, please fill out this form:

It may take us a few days to respond, if you don’t hear from us within a week of your application please contact us at worktrade [at]  Thank You!!