A program of the Fallingwater Institute

At the Fallingwater Institute, we believe that we can begin to address some of the most critical issues we face as organizations seeking to strengthen our communities through collaborative problem-solving. We invite proposals for sessions up to three days in length by groups who would benefit from a distraction-free, natural setting in which to collaborate, advance thinking, spark critical discourse, and develop strategies for success. Housing, cooking space and limited access to Fallingwater are provided.

Funded Convenings

Funded convenings are limited to not-for-profit organizations that are addressing educational, social or environmental issues, especially those associated with rural communities. There must be a clear and specific goal or intended outcome for the convening and a fully developed agenda. The group size should not exceed 16 participants. Documentation of the convening is required.

Non-Funded Convenings

A limited number of non-funded convenings are available to groups such as design and architecture firms, educational institutions and others who would like to use the space on a fee basis. Non-funded convenings help to underwrite convenings for other groups.

Program Inquiries

To learn more about scheduling a Fallingwater Convening, see the Application section below.

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Participants will stay at High Meadow, an award-winning residence designed by AIA Gold Medalist architect Peter Bohlin, founding principal of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.  The property is situated within the 5,000 acre Bear Run Nature Reserve adjacent to Fallingwater. High Meadow includes eight bedrooms, each with twin beds and a private bath as well as a kitchen and common areas for relaxing, dining and meeting. High Meadow’s setting, with its unsurpassed views of nearby Chestnut Ridge, is bound to inspire creativity.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel your registration for a one-day workshop any time up to 30 days before the day of the program, you will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee.

If you cancel your registration for a multi-day program (residencies, Insight/Onsite, etc.) any time up to 30 days before the first day of the program, you will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee and a $150 cancellation fee.

If you cancel less than 30 days before the first day of a Fallingwater Institute program, refunds are not available.