Conference Membership

There are a few things you should know before you register. If you have registered in previous years, your info is already in the database under the e-mail account you used to register previously. (If you don’t remember which e-mail you used, we suggest you start with your primary account. It might be there.) If not, please use an e-mail you check at least once a week. Your Membership Confirmation and any info related to the Conference will be sent to that e-mail address.

When you register for Conference Membership online, be prepared to pay at the same time as you input your information. If we do not receive payment at that time, you are not registered. Also, your Conference Membership is not complete until you receive your confirmation e-mail, which usually occurs within 24 hrs. of payment.

We use PayPal online exclusively.  This assures that your credit card information  cannot be viewed by anyone other than you and PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use it.  When you click on the PayPal button to pay, a screen will come up giving you the choice of using a credit card, check or a PayPal account. You decide.  To begin your online registration for Membership, click the link below:

Online Membership is closed

If you do not wish to use PayPal, you will need to do it the old fashioned way.  Download and print the Mail-in Membership Form and mail it with a check to the address on the form.  Your Confirmation letter will be sent by e-mail or by USPS if no e-mail is given.  To download the form, click on the link below:

Mail-in Membership Form is closed

Pre-Registration ends at Midnight PST January 15th, 2019  No mail registrations will be accepted with a later postmark!

Prices are:

  • $70 (July 1 – November 30)
  • $80 at  On-site registration which opens on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
  • One day attendance  is $40  Evening after 5pm is $20.
  • Monday is $25 for day

All children must be registered and have a Badge at the conference. Children between 6 and 14 are half-price,  children 5 and under are free.

Please do not call Ancient Ways to register.  Store employees cannot take registrations over the phone. You can fill out a Membership form in person at Ancient Ways – please be prepared to pay by check or cash. As with all printed Membership forms, your Confirmation letter will be sent by e-mail or by USPS if no e-mail is given.  If you have any questions, please send them to  We try to answer questions within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions


Membership refund/transfer policy

Refund Policy

We have a policy of full refunds. Requests must be made in writing.  Send an e-mail request to or by USPS mail to:

Ancient Ways 4075 Telegraph Ave Oakland, Ca 94609

Please include name, confirmation #, amount and method of payment.

  1. Refunds will only be made to the person who paid for the membership and the request must come from them.
  2. Refund requests received before February 1st will be processed immediately.
  3. Refund requests received after February 1st  but before the conference will be processed after the conference.
  4. Any refund requests received after the Conference will only be honored if the badge was not picked up and the request is postmarked by March 16th.
  5. Refund requests received after February 1st will only be honored if the badge was NOT picked up at PantheaCon.
  6. No refunds will be made during the Conference.

Transfers of PantheaCon Memberships

Memberships in PantheaCon maybe transferred to another person until February 1st. The request must be by in writing by e-mail or  by USPS from the person who PAID for the membership.  You need to supply the Legal name, address, badge name, phone # and e-mail address (if available) of the person you wish to transfer the membership to.

NO transfer requests will be accepted after February 1st.

You CANNOT transfer the membership onsite.

If someone cannot come, you must request in writing by USPS or e-mail a refund by March 16.

No refund request will be considered after the March 16th deadline

Carbon Offset program for PantheaCon

The conference staff invites you to help ‘Green’ PantheaCon!  You may purchase carbon credits to neutralize your PantheaCon carbon footprint.

‘Carbon credits’ are units of exchange that give a financial value to the cost of global warming-related air pollution. They also work as mini investments, funding such things as the removal of carbon from our atmosphere and the development of environmentally sustainable technologies. By purchasing carbon credits, a person essentially pays for the cost of their contribution to global warming, aka their ‘carbon footprint.’

We recommend that individuals donate $2 to $20 as they register, either with online payments at PayPal or at on-site registration.

PantheaCon has chosen the group to send your donations offsetting your footprints left in getting to this event.  The following description is from the website – for much more information go to their website. supports renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please join us today. supports three types of carbon offset projects: renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation. Each type plays an important role in the fight against climate change.  The projects supports meet the same high standards that thousands of companies, organizations, and governments rely on to ensure quality environmental protection.

  • Renewable Energy – supports clean, renewable energy development.
  • Energy Efficiency – reduces existing energy use, much of which comes from coal, oil, and natural gas.
  • Reforestation – absorbs existing CO2 emissions, which helps to reduce the excess greenhouse gases that humans have added to the atmosphere.

The key criteria looks for in projects are:

  • Real: The project must generate the expected carbon offsets and reductions.
  • Surplus: It must be additional to any mandated or regulated offsets, reductions or green power requirements.
  • Verifiable: It must be certified to ensure against double counting.
  •  Permanent: It must permanently reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Additional: And it must be above and beyond business as usual, as defined by each certification body.

Other key criteria include location, technology, price, market transformation potential, certification, etc.

Carbon Offset Standards

The hallmarks of quality carbon offsets are third-party certification standards, verification, and auditing. All offset projects are verified by a third party to the highest certification standards. This sort of review, coupled with an annual third-party audit of our finances and portfolio, ensure that our donors are supporting only high-quality, transparent carbon offset projects.

1. How exactly does the process work? Nonprofit organizations with special experience in a particular field, such as reforestation, develop a certification standard in that field, usually after an extensive discussion period to solicit input from other leading organizations. The standard then lays out in detail what criteria a project needs to meet to ensure real, measurable, permanent, additional greenhouse gas reductions. Once the standard is established, a project developer can choose to have its project verified according to the standard. To do this, it hires a third party verifier to investigate whether their project satisfies all the standard’s criteria. The verifier submits its report for review by the certification body. The certification body reviews the report, and, if it meets the criteria, issues its seal of approval. The project is now certified.

2. Is certification the same thing as verification? No. Certification refers to the standard itself. Verification refers to the process of determining whether a project meets that standard.

3. Does the certification process ensure that my donation results in “additional” greenhouse gas reductions? Yes. Additionality refers to whether your donation really helps reduce more carbon dioxide emissions, or whether those reductions would have happened anyway. Each certification standard includes an objective set of criteria to ensure additionality.

4. Why are there so many different certification standards? There are different standards for different types of project. The experts who know how to ensure a high-quality reforestation project are quite different from those who know how to ensure a high-quality wind project.

5. Is one certification standard better than another? Experts from each of the certification standards never hesitate to say why their standard is the best. The truth is that the major certification standards out there agree on far more than they disagree. While some details may vary, there is broad-based agreement on what criteria need to be met to ensure a high-quality carbon offset project. We encourage you to read about the different standards below.

How to register/pick up your badge(s)

The Convention Registration desk will open on Thursday at 6 PM to 10 PM and opens at 8 AM on Friday. After you register you will receive a Program Guide that includes a map of the hotel showing locations of our hospitality room, vendor rooms, where the events will be held, and other useful information, like places to eat. If you have preregistered you will need ID to pick up your badge and program.