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IPA 2023 Annual Summer
Conference and Retreat
"Together At Last"

Sunday, August 13 Ė Saturday, August 19, 2023
Virden Center, Lewes, DE

For printable flyer, please click here.
Please take note of COVID-19 Guidelines.
Click here for registration details.

Dear IPA Members and Friends,

Please join us for the IPA Summer Conference and Retreat 2023. We are delighted to meet again in person this summer. The theme of the Conference is "Together at Last: Returning to Safe, Supportive Community." We will enjoy comfortable double rooms and delicious food.

Everyone who attends has the opportunity to lead or suggest a workshop that would interest some others. We welcome Primal or related presentations as well as activities focusing on movement, the arts, our verdant and intriguing surroundings, and whatever else would enhance our experience. Workshops may also incorporate Primal Theater, poetry, authentic movement, psychodrama, or Nonviolent Communication, to name a few. Workshops that have been scheduled in advance include: Enneagram types, Integrative Breathing, Art Expression, Core Energetics, and Emotional Pressure Points. In addition, there will be Mat Track (facilitated Primal group), menís and womenís groups, and smaller peer groups every day. In the evenings, we will make music, perform for one another in Cabaret, and dance at the closing party.

The retreat begins on Sunday evening (5 pm check-in, dinner at 6 pm). Everyone will be required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. No one with a positive test result will be allowed to stay at the retreat. On Sunday we will decide on most of the activities for the week, so we hope you will be there to offer your own workshops or to ask for what you want. The retreat ends Saturday after lunch (2 pm check-out).

Although the costs to hold the retreat have increased significantly, we are offering the summer retreat at 2019 pricing, in order to decrease any financial burden to those wanting to attend.

During the retreat, the IPAís Annual Membership Meeting and elections will take place Wednesday evening, August 16, 2023.


Tricia Wassel
Outreach and Event Coordinator

The Virden Retreat Center

Check out Virden Center's website. For directions, click here.

Registration and Payment Information

Early Bird Member Rates for
Double Room, Private Bath
Annual Income
Daily Rate Six-Day reduced Rate
Up to $15,000
$15k - $50,000
$50k - $100,000
Above $100,000

Add $10/day if paid after July 24, 2023.*

Add $25/day if paid after August 4, 2023 or at the door. *

    *No dietary restrictions can be accommodated for late registration.

Add $30/day for non-members.

Add $50/day for a single room. - Limited Availability


To pay by credit card, contact Warren Davis at or by phone at 443-468-4272..

To pay by mail, send in the Registration Form with full payment.

To pay via PayPal, please:
1. Figure out your total costs (above),
2. Then fill in the three blanks below and click "Pay Now" button.
First Night - Last Night:
Roommate requests:
Dietary restrictions:

Photos from past Summer Primal Conventions (members only)

Click Here to access the Members-Only section of the Web site. There you will find the Summer Convention and Retreat Photos page. Access is for current members of the IPA only—you'll be prompted for a username and password. If you're a member and don't have the credentials to access this page, contact the IPA's Web Administrator ( ).

Brochures from Past Summer Conventions

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