StaarCon is This Weekend

StaarCon is This Weekend

StaarCon is This Weekend!

After a year of planning, StaarCon 2022 is finally here. Do you have your ticket yet?

You can join us online on the Accelevents Event Management Platform.

Accelevents is an online conferencing system like no other. You will be amazed at how connected you feel to the presenters, and to the other attendees.

There are still a few tickets left to join us in person, as well. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is a modern and lovely place for a weekend get-away!

If you are planning to join us in person and have not yet chosen meals but want to get in on the StaarCon meal plan I can get you in if you reach out to me today at 561-655-1160.


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Join Us for Dinner Thursday Evening

If you are arriving at the DoubleTree Thursday afternoon, we would love for you to join us for dinner at a local restaurant.
If you are on Facebook, join the StaarCon Community Group and look for the dinner plans there.

You can also call or text me, Christiana, at 561-655-1160.

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Log In to Accelevents Now

Whether you are attending in person or online, please log into Accelevents now, before the conference starts. This way, if you have any problems logging in, you can contact us, or the Accelevents Help Staff, for assistance.
This will save stress as the conference begins.

Use the link below to get some great information about how to get the most out of your online conference experience.

Even if you are attending in person, using the Accelevents app or website during the conference will enhance your experience.

If you need help from our staff, call, text or email John Gaudet, (772)742-7119.


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StaarCon Social Networking

We have a private Facebook group called StaarCon Community where we do Study Buddy exercises, find ride shares, hotel roommates, and other conference and community related things.

We also have a home on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Please Like and Follow StaarCon, so you can stay connected with your conference friends all year long.

Which StaarCon Ticket is Right for You?

Which StaarCon Ticket is Right for You?

Which StaarCon Ticket is Right for You?

There are a few things to consider when choosing your StaarCon ticket. First, of course, is whether you will be attending in person in Palm Beach Gardens, or online only.

When you visit the ticketing site, you will see that we have one option that, at $50, is extremely affordable. This is the Three of Cups option, which gives you a General Admission ticket.

The General Admission ticket, whether online or in person, allows you access to the exhibitors. The General Admission ticket also allows you access to the Public Track of classes.

Here are some FAQs about the Public Track.

What is the Public Track?

The Public Track is our name for the track of classes that is accessible with the low-cost “Three of Cups” General Admission ticket. The General Admission ticket can be purchased for $50. The General Admission Ticket is also included, as a courtesy, with all the single-day tickets.

Which presenters are on the Public Track?

The schedule is subject to change without notice. As the schedule now stands, the following presenters are on the Public Track: Birgit Kiemes-Windmill (Horary Astrology), Amie Mouser (Healing with the Suit of Cups), Frank Kwiatkowski (The Beatles and Tarot), Ciro Marchetti (The Art of Visual Communication), Amy Zerner and Monte Farber (How We Create Spiritual Power Tools), Serena Fox (Tarot Movement and the Tarot Dance), Vicki Santell (Creating Ritual with Tarot), Michelle Barrie (Mediumship with Lenormand), Claire Lily (Tarot for Families), Lisa Hunt (Spirit Drawing), Amber Highland (Writing for The Cartomancer), Rose Robinson (Spreads and Spells with the Major Arcana).

Can I take classes that aren’t on the Public Track with the General Admission ($50) ticket?

No. To be able to choose your classes, and/or have access to all the classes, you need a higher ticket level.

Are there single day tickets available?

Yes. You can buy a ticket for the preconference intensive only, or only for Saturday and Sunday. As a courtesy, these tickets also include the General Admission ticket, so you will also have access to the Public Track classes on the days that are excluded from the single day ticket you purchased.

Please note: The General Admission ticket and Public track was available at StaarCon 2021 and 2022. This ticket level was discontinued at StaarCon 2023.

Sasha Graham and Christiana on StaarCast

StaarCon Headliner Sasha Graham on StaarCast

We are so excited that Sasha Graham is a headliner for StaarCon 2022.

Sasha Graham is an actor, a tarot author and teacher, and a tarot deck designer. In this episode of StaarCon we learn about her life journey, and all the ways in which tarot has become a part of it.

As a theatrical person born on Halloween, Sasha likes things that are spooky and mysterious. She finds power in creating moods, scenes, and atmospheres that feel magical.

We are looking forward to seeing her magic in action at StaarCon.

Watch the interview on YouTube.

Get the podcast from your favorite podcast catcher, like Google Podcast, Spotify, or Apple Podcast.

Learn more about Sasha Graham on her website. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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The Accelevents Conference Experience

If you are attending StaarCon online, you will take your classes, shop in the online exhibition hall, and meet your friends in the online lounges, all on Accelevents.

This year, there is an app for Android and iOS that will allow you to take the conference with you if you are on the go.

If you are attending StaarCon in person, you will use Accelevents to navigate the conference, choose your classes, and communicate with your in-person conference friends as well as your online conference friends.

Whether you are attending online or in person, you will use Accelevents for the thirty-day StaarCon AfterGlow.

Accelevents has a handy chat help deck to handle any of your questions about how to use the platform and get the most from StaarCon.

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The StaarCon AfterGlow

Whether you attend in person or online you will have access to recordings of all the classes included in your ticket for thirty days on the Accelevents platform.

If you have a full conference ticket, for example, you will be able to watch all the classes in all the tracks. Review the classes you loved and catch up on the classes you missed.

We will also have scheduled live events in the online lounges.

During the StaarCon AfterGlow you can continue to shop in the online exhibition hall and meet privately with your friends via video chat or in the lounges.

StaarCon is a three-day conference, but it is also a thirty-day learning experience.

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The StaarShine Scholarship Fund

Although the Public Track is a very affordable way to attend StaarCon, serious students want the full conference and the opportunity to experience the more than thirty presentations.

For students who cannot afford this ticket we have the StaarShine Scholarship Fund.

If you have a student or friend whom you would like to nominate for a scholarship, please reach out. Your donations to the fund allow worthy students to get the very best in tarot and divination education.

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Join us on Social Media

We have a private Facebook group called StaarCon Community where we do Study Buddy exercises, find ride shares, hotel roommates, and other conference and community related things.

We also have a home on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Please Like and Follow StaarCon, so you can stay connected with your conference friends all year long.


Join us for a Tarot Conference Like No Other

Join us for a Tarot Conference Like No Other

Join us for a Tarot Conference Like No Other

Every tarot conference is fantastic; I’ve never been to a bad one.

Yet, right now, no one has ever before done what StaarCon is doing.

StaarCon will be a hybrid multi-track tarot conference.

We are using Accelevents, a conferencing platform that will allow online conference-goers an immersive and robust experience. In-person conference attendees can use the brand-new Accelevents app to navigate their conference experience.

In person attendees will enjoy the beauty and the grandeur of the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

All attendees, whether in person or online, will have access to the thirty-day StaarCon Afterglow on the Accelevents platform. This allows you to watch recorded classes, meet in spontaneous video chat sessions one-on-one or in groups, attend pre-scheduled video events, and shop the online exhibitor hall.

StaarCon begins January 21 and runs through January 23. The Afterglow begins as soon as the conference ends.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this groundbreaking and life-changing event!



StaarCon Headliners Rachel Pollack and Sasha Graham

While the agenda is still in development, you can see what an outstanding array of speakers, topics, and activities StaarCon has to offer. We have headliners Sasha Graham and Rachel Pollack, and more than thirty artists, authors, and teachers who will be giving classes.

You can also familiarize yourself with the Accelevents platform and choose the classes you which to attend in person or watch live.

Remember that recordings of classes within your ticket level will be available to you for thirty days after the conferences ends.

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Get Your Tickets Now

Ticket prices range from $50 to $425, so there is a ticket for everyone! It is important to buy your ticket as quickly as possible, especially if you are planning to attend in person.

If you are attending in person, you also have the opportunity to participate in the StaarCon meal plan. Scroll to the bottom of the ticketing options to choose your meals.


Fred West and Christiana Gaudet on StaarCast

New Episode of StaarCast Now Available

Did you know that there is a podcast devoted entirely to the celebration of StaarCon? Join us almost every week in the lead-up to StaarCon and enjoy conversations between Christiana Gaudet and our fabulous StaarCon presenters.

You can subscribe to StaarCon wherever you get your podcasts, or watch them in video form on YouTube.

The most recent episode of StaarCast is “We are Oracles” with Fred West. At StaarCon, Fred will be presenting a deeper dive into tarot birth pairs. In his conversation with Christiana, they discover that they both began their tarot journey at around the same time, some thirty years ago.

What ensues is a thought-provoking conversation about the nature of tarot, and of divination.

Fred West has been a life-long student of Tarot since it literally fell into his lap in the early 80s.  Fred has 40 years of experience being a reader. He loves to share the wisdom he’s gained along the way.  Fred’s approach to being an Oracle is down-to-earth, fun, and action oriented. He’s a community leader behind Tarot Beyond Borders, providing a monthly social for fellow Oracles.

Catch this episode on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, or wherever you catch your podcasts.

Follow Fred on Facebook and Instagram.


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Join us on Social Media

We have a private Facebook group called StaarCon Community where we do Study Buddy exercises, find ride shares, hotel roommates, and other conference and community related things.

We also have a home on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Please Like and Follow StaarCon, so you can stay connected with your conference friends all year long.


Join Us at StaarCon 2022!

Join Us at StaarCon 2022!

Join us for StaarCon!

Just in case you haven’t heard, I am so excited to tell you that StaarCon 2022 will be held as a hybrid event. We will be in person at the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and online on Accelevents.

StaarCon 2022 will begin at 9:30 am Friday, January 21, with a preconference intensive taught by me, Christiana Gaudet. Our opening ceremony will be Friday at 7:30 pm.

Saturday and Sunday, January 22 and 23, will be full days of classes, workshops, and presentations, featuring more than thirty presenters. There will be a plated banquet dinner under a poolside pavilion Saturday evening for in-person participants.

Tickets are now available. You can see the StaarCon agenda and purchase the ticket that is right for you!

If you plan on attending in person, please get your ticket now, as in-person seating for StaarCon 2022 is limited.


StaarCon Headliners Rachel Pollack and Sasha Graham

Meet Our Headliners

At StaarCon 2022 we will have over thirty presenters. Many are authors and artists whom you know, like Nancy Hendrickson, Gita Rash, Jenna Matlin, Jamie Sawyer, and others. Some are emerging talent that we are excited to share with you.

Our two headliners this year are Rachel Pollack and Sasha Graham.

Rachel Pollack has been a guiding light in tarot since the 1980s. She is the creator of The Shining Tribe Tarot, and the author of more than seventeen books on tarot and spirituality. She is also a poet, and a science fiction author.

Sasha Graham is the creator of Dark Wood Tarot and the author of several books on tarot, including Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spreads, and 365 Tarot Spells.

At StaarCon we are committed to bringing you the very highest level of wisdom and knowledge for your spiritual journey. We are thrilled that Rachel and Sasha, along with all the StaarCon 2022 presenters, will be helping us honor that commitment.

Welcome to Accelevents!

Our online StaarCon attendees will join us on the Accelevents platform. This is the conferencing platform we used for StaarCon 2021. Accelevents works best on Google Chrome.

Online attendees will be able to enjoy classes, presentations, and workshops from the comfort of their home. Online attendees will get to meet and interact with other online attendees, and with those who are attending in person.

In person attendees will use Accelevents to help them navigate the conference, choose their classes, and network with in person and online attendees.

All attendees, both in person and online, will enjoy the thirty day “Afterglow” on Accelevents.

For thirty days after the conference ends all ticket holders will be able to view all the recorded classes included with their ticket. There will also be scheduled online events in the Accelevents lounges during the Afterglow.

Our use of Accelevents makes StaarCon accessible to you from anywhere in the world, and gives added features and benefits to all StaarCon attendees.

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COVID Safety at StaarCon

We at StaarCon are partnering with the DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center to ensure that we can offer an event where you will feel safe and secure. Of course, the option to attend StaarCon online offers you a completely COVID-safe experience.

If you choose to attend in person, here are the steps we are taking for your safety.

The meals we are serving will be outdoors. Meals will be plated rather than banquet-style.

Attendance will be limited (get your ticket early!).

The hotel bar opens onto a poolside patio where we can socialize outdoors.

These difficult times have been challenging for everyone, including our conference community at large. Now more than ever it seems important that we be able to gather, learn, and celebrate, at whatever level of physical proximately seems most appropriate to each of us.

The Pool at the Doubletree Hotel Palm Beach Gardens

The DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

If you can join us in person, you will be impressed with our conference venue. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy the pool and spa. There is an on-site restaurant and a bar that allows you to enjoy drinks poolside.

The DoubleTree is close to many Palm Beach County attractions, including beaches, golf courses, high-end fashion shopping, museums, and theaters. Within walking distance are restaurants and a grocery store.

When you purchase your StaarCon tickets you have the option to buy meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunches, and Saturday dinner. If you want to take advantage of the StaarCon meals, you must have your meal tickets by January 1.

The DoubleTree has reserved a block of guest rooms for us at a discount. You must reserve your room by December 1 to take advantage of that discount.

The closest airport to the DoubleTree is Palm Beach International. You will need to arrange ground transportation for the ten-minute ride to Palm Beach Gardens.

The DoubleTree staff is ready to help make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.