Registration Details

Part I – Registration

    • Full GCoMM Attendee Early Bird price – $120
    • Evening Attendee Only – $5 per evening session

Part II – Housing

Brackenhurst housing includes all meals, break times and use of facilities:

  • Adult – Single Room
    $85 person/night (limited number)
  • Adult – Shared Room
    $75 person/night (2-6 people, but priority given to married couples)
  • Adult – Dorm  (Each of the dormitories have a bed capacity of between 19 – 22)
    $43 person/night
  • Child (4 yrs – 12 yrs)
    $38 person/night
  • Baby (0 yrs – 3 yrs)

If you need housing outside of Brackenhurst, contact Jackie Oyoo at

For additional days at Brackenhurst before or after the conference, please contact Brackenhurst directly at

Part III – Food

No outside meals are allowed at Brackenhurst. All attendees must purchase a meal plan unless being housed at Brackenhurst OR only attending evening sessions.

  • No Meals Needed
    (Only available to Evening Attendees)
  • Boarding at Brackenhurst – $0
    (All meals, morning/afternoon tea, and use of facilities are already included Monday PM – Friday AM)
  • Lunch Plan – $90
    (Lunch, morning/afternoon tea, and use of facilities for Tuesday – Thursday)
  • Lunch and Dinner Plan – $156
    (Lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon tea, and use of facilities for Tuesday – Thursday)
  • Dinner Only Plan – $68
    (Dinner only Tuesday – Thursday)
  • Monday Dinner – $17
    (Opening night)

Transportation from JKIA International Airport to Brackenhurst  is available. Uber services cost around Ksh. 3000 ($30 USD). A taxi costs around Ksh. 4500 ($45 USD). Most international flights come in close together, so it is possible to group people for transport to the conference center with a service that Acts Africa will be coordinating. If you have questions concerning this, please contact Evelyne at  A guideline of cost for group transport  though Acts Africa, divided among the people traveling,  is as follows:

  • 1-3 People in one car – $45.00
  • < 8 People in a van – $65.00
  • 16-28 People in a bus – $155.00
Please indicate if you will need transport and list all names of people in your party.  Payment will be done after arrival at the conference centre, once people have been grouped and it is determined how much each person owes.

Safari Options
Acts Africa has several tour options available for GCoMM attendees. If you are interested in taking advantage of this, email Evelyne Musili at

  • Kiambethu Tea Farm Tour – PDF
  • Crescent Island Day Trip – PDF
  • Nairobi Day Trip – PDF
  • Encounter Mara Driving Safari – PDF

Acts Africa is also happy to arrange other tours for you.

Post-GCoMM Field Trip
The Kenyan Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) has offered to host GCoMM participants on a day-long visit to the Kenya Schools Music Festival!

This music festival is a forum for mentoring and nurturing promising performers of music, dance and elocution to showcase their talents and avail opportunities for career development. It also promotes the preservation and appreciation of the diverse Kenyan cultures to foster national unity, the Kenyan identity and global recognition. There are over 600 classes in which to compete, ranging from Western classical, to Indian, to Kenyan folk tunes to Zilizopendwa Gospel. It is a unique event in the world of education, attracting learners from Early Childhood Development, Primary and Secondary schools, Middle level and Vocational colleges and University students, involving 1.5 million students from around Kenya at the regional levels, and 200,000 at the national levels.

PPMC will provide free transport to the first 40 to sign up. After that, there may be a small fee for the hire of additional buses. Guest badges will be provided that will allow guests access to any of the venues on Friday or Saturday, and special performances may also be arranged.

We are exploring two options for GCoMM participants. PPMC is happy to work out the best time for the most number of people. This means either the Friday or Saturday following the conference. Transport will be provided from Brackenhurst early in the morning.  You can get a packed lunch from the retreat center; otherwise you are responsible for your own food.  The Festival is being held in Nyari, about 2 1/2 hours from Nairobi. Guests will be transported back to Brackenhurst by early evening of the same day.

Please let us know by May 5 of your interest and which day would be preferable, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. This is a wonderful opportunity to see heart music in action!

Cost: FREE (for first 40 to sign up)

Post-GCoMM Gathering
After GCoMM on Friday August 10, the International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE) will host a morning of connecting with one another and share new resources to help you in your work. Come join in the conversation as we strategize together on ways ICE can help foster great effectiveness in our ethnodoxology work. Your fee includes a morning tea and lunch at 12:30pm.  All are welcome!

Cost: $25 (payment can be made on the registration page)