Alumni Reunion 2013

Austen Riggs Center

25 Main St
Stockbridge 01262
September 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM to September 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Perhaps the most important event Riggs holds every three years, the Alumni Reunion for former patients, staff and Board members, is always a moving event, deeply affirming of our mission, and meaningful to everyone involved.

From previous reunions, we know that we can learn from our connections with each other and develop new links that can keep us moving forward in our professional and personal goals. During the reunion, there are discussions about the work at Riggs and its future, an opportunity to review individual experiences and professional work, and an exploration of possibilities for ongoing involvement. 

If you are a former patient, staff, or board member, please register for our new Alumni Community for the latest updates on Reunion events or feel free to contact Janet Hiser, at (413) 931-5333 with questions.

Overnight Accommodations

This year, we have a block of rooms available at the AIER estate. Please contact Lindsay Codwise at 413-931-5274 to check availability and cost. Overnight accommodations, travel and meals not outlined on this form are the sole responsibility of registrants. We also have a limited number of rooms available at the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge (rooms held until August 28), at 413-298-1690: refer to #232747. You can also access a full listing of accommodations at www.berkshires.org. 

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation notice is received on or before September 6, 2013, 100% of the fee will be returned to you. If cancellation occurs after that date, all fees paid, minus the $25 registration fee will be refunded. 

A note about your privacy during the weekend: The privacy of our former patients is of continuing concern to us. After we receive your registration information, we will send you a consent form regarding photography and videotaping during the weekend. Please return the signed form to us. You will also have a chance to tell us how you would like to be identified on your name tag. If you have any questions about registration or the Alumni Reunion, please contact Lindsay Codwise at 413-931-5274.


The registration fee is $25 per person. This includes participation in Friday evening events; discussions and meetings on Saturday and Sunday; and concert and brunch on Sunday). Because of limited space, Alumni are welcome to bring one guest to the reunion. 

Deadline to Register: August 27, 2013. Due to space limitations, no registrations will be accepted at the door.

It is important that you reserve space for these events, as space is limited. Please mark the events that you and your guest, if appropriate, will be attending. 

Registration begins Friday afternoon at 4:30pm and continues until noon on Sunday
Intended Audience: 

Event Options

  • Guest Registration Fee (Cost: $25)
  • Friday morning Clinical Case Conference (former medical staff only; no guests)
  • Friday afternoon Transitions meeting (former patients only; no guests)
  • Friday night art exhibit of recent work by artist Jo Ann Rothschild (open throughout weekend) and reception at Riggs
  • Friday night art exhibit - guest
  • Friday night reading by playwright and author Polly Schlitz
  • Friday night reading - guest
  • Saturday morning keynote address by author and composer Allen Shawn
  • Saturday morning keynote address - guest
  • Saturday panel discussions
  • Saturday panel discussions - guest
  • Saturday lunch (Cost: $15)
  • Saturday lunch - guest (Cost: $15)
  • Saturday dinner at AIER (Cost: $35)
  • Saturday dinner at AIER - guest (Cost: $35)
  • Sunday concert
  • Sunday concert - guest
  • Sunday brunch and Medical Director's address
  • Sunday brunch and Medical Director's address - guest

Total Cost: $25.00