QuidCon is the annual conference of the International Quidditch Association, now in its third year. Previous years have been in Chicago and Seattle. QuidCon is the only conference dedicated to quidditch. It's three days of programming focused on making you a better player, developing your team, making friends with quidkids around the world, and becoming a leader.
Why join us at QuidCon? It comes down to the three P's:
QuidCon offers almost two dozen hands-on workshops and seminars on topics ranging from navigating the world of club sports to fundraising to coaching to tournament planning. With this year's theme of "Learn, Lead, and Compete" we'll be focusing even more on how you can develop as a leader to work toward your goals, whether those are winning the World Cup, fundraising to cross the country, or becoming a more confident coach.
This year, Sunday's quidditch tournament will be a fantasy tournament—attendee-GMs will draft teams to compete for the QuidCon champion title. Throughout the weekend, each region will also compete for "house" points. Think your region is the best? Prove it!
QuidCon is like a cross between a slumber party and summer camp. When you're not attending sessions, you'll be making friends, exploring the convention center and Washington, DC, through a group scavenger hunt, picnicking on the Mall, and more.
QuidCon's almost two dozen workshops and sessions include:
★ Positive Coaching Alliance Keynote and Workshop
Our partners at PCA will lead a coaching workshop about the techniques and practices that result in great coaching and even better team performance, presented by Leslee Brady.
Leslee Brady is a Terrapin, having graduated from the University of Maryland before embarking on a coaching career. For the past 14 seasons, she has been a lacrosse and field hockey coach at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland. A three time "Coach of The Year" honoree, she currently serves as the Varsity Field Hockey Coach and ranks #1 on Spalding's all time win list. Leslee is a past president of the MD State Coaches Association, and is a fequent speaker at clinics and camps, mentoring young coaches in the art of positive coaching and promoting women in sports.
★ Navigating the world of club sports
★ Fundraising: and how to manage money once you have it
★ Team management
★ Tournament planning
★ Branding and marketing your team ★ Getting the most from your membership
★ IQA, USQ, and You
★ Getting certified as a referee, snitch, tournament director, or coach
★ An all-day quidditch tournament
★ A picnic on the Washington Mall and group scavenger hunt
★ Quidditch for kids
★ And more!
QuidCon staff members will show kids how to play and then put them onto teams to try out the game themselves. There will also be a session for parents called "So Your Child Wants to Play Quidditch"—Learn the rules of quidditch, get tips for working with your child's school or community to start a team, and learn about other Harry Potter tie-in activities to develop reading and writing skills. Recommended for kids 8-18.
Check back as QuidCon gets closer for a more detailed schedule!
|10:30am - 12:00pm||Registration and check in at the DC Convention Center|
|12:00pm - 2:50pm||Opening ceremonies and PCA leadership workshop|
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||Break|
|4:00pm - 7:00pm||Sessions and workshops|
|9:00 am - 12:50pm||Sessions and workshops—and kidditch!|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||Lunch break (on own)|
|2:00pm - 6:30pm||Sessions and workshops—and kidditch!|
|7:00pm - 11:00pm||Picnic on the Washington Mall and group scavenger hunt|
|11:00am - 3:00pm||Fantasy quidditch tournament|
For those familiar with QuidCon, in 2012 and 2013 we offered an inclusive programming and hotel package, with a programming-only registration option only available to those who lived locally. This year, QuidCon registration and hotel registration are separate—attendees can choose whether to find their own accommodations or stay in our reserved room group.
This year we're proud to partner with the Courtyard Marriott to provide a room block. The Marriott is an 18-minute walk from the Convention Center, and all QuidCon staff will be staying at this hotel. All rooms sleep five (with two queen beds and a sofa bed) and come with free wifi.
Join us! Conference registration will remain open through QuidCon. We were able to open four more rooms in the hotel, so sign up soon for the con + hotel package!. You can pay using paypal or a credit or debit card using the appropriate "register now" button below.
Includes all programming, picnic, and tournament registration.
Great for parents! Fri.-Sat. nights in a 5-person room. Price per person.
Registration + Hotel
Covers QuidCon registration and Friday and Saturday hotel stay.
Play in the fantasy tournament on Sunday only!
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.