The Big Cheese 2017
FeelGood’s 4-day immersion experience is all about the vital role you and your generation have to play in ensuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (aka our collective future!). So come to learn, to share, to be inspired, and to take your changemaker skills—and our movement—to a whole new level.
WHEN: August 4, 2017 at 4pm ET – August 7, 2017 at 1pm ET
WHERE: Bryn Athyn College in Bryn Athyn, PA
WHO: Any FeelGood student is eligible to attend the Big Cheese! All chapters are required to send at least one member. While your chapter is required to send 1 member, you may send up to 5 people. If your chapter has more than 5 people interested in attending, let us know by reaching out to email@example.com.
COST: Registration is $300 per person, however every chapter has the opportunity to earn two FREE scholarships by earning the “Order of Strategic Changemakers” badge on Cheese World. All Launchpad teams that become chapters are also awarded 2 free scholarships to the Big Cheese. Cheese Point scholarships are available for registrations beyond the 2 scholarships that your chapter can receive.
All registration fees include ground transportation from main transit hubs, lodging, meals, activities and materials (does NOT include travel to/from greater Bryn Athyn area). Travel grants via Cheese World are not available at this time, so be sure to look into school funding to get your travel costs covered.
REGISTRATION CLOSES: June 21, 2017.
- Connect to the urgency of ending extreme poverty by 2030
- Understand why you are needed and why now is the time
- Step up and continue to shape FeelGood’s future through movement-wide leadership
- Expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development
- Meet and connect with FeelGood staff and Commitment 2030 Fund partners
- Share experience and strategies with other FeelGood chapter leaders
- Obtain tangible insights into your chapter’s impact
- Get tools and tips on running an effective social enterprise
- Discover how to strengthen and lead your FeelGood chapter community
The Official Big Cheese 2017 Countdown
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Frequently Asked Questions
If your chapter appears to be having any issues earning the badge, reach out to your CI or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For purchasing Big Cheese scholarships beyond those two, Cheese Points may be used to pay for your ticket. To do so, go to the prizes section of Cheese World and redeem a Big Cheese scholarship– you can cash out in values of $25, $50, $100, and $300. If you are cashing out for someone in your chapter other than yourself, please fill out their email address in the email address field. From there, wait to receive a message with your discount code from FeelGood. You must apply the discount code (“promotional code”) before you start your registration on Eventbrite.
Registrations cancelled before the registration deadline (June 21) can be transferred to any other FeelGood member without penalty.
Registrations cancelled before June 21 and not transferred to another student are eligible for refunds as follows:
*For any Fees paid out of pocket: $100 of registration is non-refundable, any additional amount paid by the student to register will be refunded.
*For fees paid with Cheese Points: Cheese Points will be fully refunded, but the student must pay a $50 fee to FeelGood to cover costs incurred.
Registrations cancelled on or after June 21 and not transferred to another student will not be refunded.
Extenuating life circumstances impacting or altering your ability to attend- particularly after these registration and refund dates pass- may qualify for exceptions and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
If taking a train or a bus into Philadelphia, you will want to take a SEPTA train to Jenkintown-Wyncote, PA train station. We will have shuttles to pick up at the station between the hours of 2pm and 4pm on Friday the 4th, and drop off on Monday the 7th between 12pm and 1pm.
If you are you planning to fly to the Big Cheese, we recommend flying into Philadelphia Airport (PHL). Depending on your travel needs, there are two other nearby airports–Trenton (TTN) and Newark (EWR)–which have public transportation options to the Jenkintown-Wyncote train station. Check out Google Transit or Rome2Rio (includes pricing) to help you plan your route or feel free to contact email@example.com if you need more help. We will have shuttles to pick up at the station between the hours of 2pm and 4pm on Friday the 4th, and drop off on Monday the 7th between 12pm and 1pm.
We ask that you email your travel plans and itinerary to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30th so that we can make sure your travel plans line up right! As everyone’s schedules/itineraries are submitted, you will be notified with more details.
If taking a train, bus, or flying, make sure to buy tickets that will not only get you to Philadelphia, PA but also connect you to your final destination at the Jenkintown-Wyncote, PA train station. Your goal is to arrive at the Jenkintown-Wyncote train station between 2pm and 4pm on Friday, August 4. We will shuttle people to Bryn Athyn’s campus from this train station only. On departure day, August 7th, you will be dropped off at the Jenkintown-Wyncote station to take a train to get to the airport or other nearby transportation hub of your choice. You should book travel that leaves no earlier than 4:30 pm in order to ensure ample time to get from Jenkintown-Wyncote train station to where you are connecting.