In-Person Events Policies
Payment & Registration Policy
All of our in-person courses and events require a deposit. Some of our in-person events also require an application, interview, or other form of screening prior to admittance in the course or event.
When we receive your deposit we will place a temporary hold on one seat in the course in your name.
If the courses that require an application as a part of the enrollment process, MYCOLOGOS will reply within 21 days of receipt of your application to inform you of whether you have been admitted into the course or event.
Accepted applicants will need to complete their registration by paying the remaining tuition balance in full at least 30 days prior to the start of the event. Late payments will incur a fee of 5% the total course cost each day thereafter. If your balance is not paid 21 days prior to the start of the course of the event, your registration will be considered forfeited, your space in the course or event will be opened, and your deposit will not be refunded.
In the event that your application is denied as a part of the enrollment process, your deposit will be refunded in full.
In the unlikely event that we cancel a course or event, deposits and any other funds paid will be fully refunded to all registrants.
If you wish to pay by mail, you will need to send the payment via cashier’s check or money order. Please contact us for more information and instructions prior to mailing payment.
Some of the deposits for our in-person courses and events are nonrefundable. If you need to cancel your registration for one of these events, we may be able to switch your registration to a different session or potentially to another course. Such transfers are decided upon at the discretion of MYCOLOGOS on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed.
Work Trade Policy
For some of our in-person courses and events, we offer a limited number of work-trade positions. These roles require payment of at least half of the course cost (in the form of a deposit) along with the ability to start early and stay late each day of the event, and potentially in the days leading up to and following the event. The requirements for work trade positions vary by event and are non-negotiable (though we are happy to accommodate a work-trader's physical and or knowledge-based limitations).
Those interested in a work trade position in one of our courses or events must also fill out an application when placing their deposit and submitting their registration application.
If a work trade position is available for the event, details will be noted in the event’s description. If no work trade position is mentioned, none are available.
If you are not accepted as a work trader and you cannot pay the full rate for the course, we will refund your deposit at least 30 days prior to the start of the event.
In the spirit of mycelial exchange, we are always open to offers of services that directly support our business in exchange for attendance to one of our in-person events or courses. If you are a skilled laborer in the areas of construction, natural building, solar power system design, metal fabrication, CAD or architectural design, materials science, or other niche fields that could offer value to the development of MYCOLOGOS’s various facets, reach out with your offer, relevant links, and CV. If we are in need skills like yours we may be able to offer an exchange. Such exchanges would be at our discretion and are not guaranteed.
Please note that while we love new mushroom strains, homemade medicines, fresh made goat cheese, massages, and wild harvested mushrooms, we will not accept these or similar, less-technically-demanding items or services as forms of barter.
In-Person Courses and Events Scholarships
Starting in 2020, MYCOLOGOS will be offering partial scholarships for some of our in-person course and events. If you are not financially able to join our courses this year, please check back as details about our scholarship fund continue to develop.
In-Person Course or Event Cancellation and Refund Policy
For cancellations with more than 30 days notice, registrants will be fully refunded.
For cancellations with more than 21 days notice, registrants will be 50% refunded.
For cancellations with less than 21 days notice, registrants will be charged the course or event's full amount.
Video and Photo Policy
By registering for and attending our courses and events, you grant MYCOLOGOS the right to use photographs, videos, or voice recordings of you or your likeness, with or without your name, for publicity and educational purposes. If you would like to opt-out of the photo policy or have any other questions, please contact us directly.
Audio or video recording of any of our in-person courses or events by participants is not permitted. Photographs are allowed, but “excessive photography” (e.g. of every step in a process or of every slide in a presentation) will not be allowed. MYCOLOGOS reversed the right to limit documentation of any course or event at any time.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
All of our events and courses are strictly drug free. Students found or known to possess illegal drugs will be asked to the leave the event immediately. Alcohol consumption must be respectful done, and only by individuals over the local legal age. MYCOLOGOS will not issue a refund asked to leave a course or event for anyone violating this drug and alcohol policy.
Service animals are welcome to join their caretakers at most of our in-person events. However, as some of the facilities, parks, or other locations visited during our courses and other events may not allow animals, some restrictions may apply.
Prospective students with service animals are asked to contact us in advance of a course’s start date to ensure the best experience for you and your service animal.
Animals not registered as a service animal are not allowed at any of our events. This is to minimize noise and distractions, as well as to ensure the safety of any service animals present. This is non-negotiable.
In-Person Course and Event Certification Policy
For in-person courses and events that offer a Certificate of Completion, full attendance is required to obtain the Certificate. Make-up assignments may be offered if a small portion of the course or event is missed by a student. If a significant portion of the course is missed by a student, certification will not be issued. Whether a student is eligible for make-up assignments will be determined by the instructor(s) of the given event on a case-by-case basis.
Qualifications for certification vary by course and event. Please see the description of the course you are interested in for full details on how to obtain certification.
Students who do not qualify for certification for any reason, or who are asked to leave a course for breaking our Terms of Service will not be provided a refund. Course fees do not change for students who choose to not pursue certification.