WELCOME CRAFTCATION 2020 PRESENTERS!
We’re so excited to have you joining us! We’ve compiled the information on this page to help you prepare for the conference, coordinate your travel arrangements and coordinate your schedule at the conference.
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ATTENDEE NEWS PAGE
Our Craftcation Attendee News Page is stuffed from top to bottom with information that will help you navigate the conference as an attendee. This page is where you will find details on workshop and meal registration, travel information to get to the hotel and so much more.
Please keep this page handy and refer to it often. We will update it as needed between now and the conference. Also, be sure to join our Facebook Attendee & Alumni Community where you can get to know our attendees as well as receive conference updates.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
YOUR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
The 2020 schedule is officially live on our website. You’ll find all of your workshops here in their assigned time slots. If you see any conflicts please notify us ASAP at email@example.com.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
REGISTERING FOR WORKSHOPS
Registration for craft workshops is on 2.29.20 at 10:00am PT. Classes fill up FAST – like, ridiculously fast, so be ready to register right at 10:00am PT at which time we’ll post a password to access workshop registration on the attendee news page, the private attendee Facebook group AND email it to all registered presenters and attendees. You will NOT be able to register for classes without this password. All the specific info about registering for classes is on the Attendee News Page.
If this is your first time at Craftcation, you should review all the info on that page.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT CRAFTCATION
When you arrive at Craftcation, first thing’s first. Head over to the Hotel Registration table and see if your hotel room is available. If we booked your reservation for you, both your name and your roommate’s name will be on the reservation so that you can check-in independently. Please text or call Katie Mac when you have arrived. Her phone number will be sent to you as we near our travel dates.
HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT TIMES:
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
In the event that your room is not available when you arrive, the hotel concierge will hang on to your bags for you so that you can get started with your Craftcation Adventure!
The Marriott offers on-site parking for our attendees. Discounted rates will be posted here.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
When registration opens, you’ll head upstairs at the Marriott (follow the signs) to the registration table labeled Sponsors and Presenters to check-in and receive your name tag and lanyard, gift bag and conference program. Please be sure your lanyard is green when you receive it at check-in.
CRAFTCATION CHECK-IN TIMES:
Wednesday, April 15 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday, April 16 – 8:30am – 1:30pm
If you arrive at Craftcation after these times, head over to the Pop-Up Shop during its operating hours and get your badge there. The Pop-Up shop is located on the second floor of the lobby in the Zuma room.
- LIGHT GREEN: Presenters
- DARK GREEN: Sponsors
- ORANGE: Staff
- PINK: Attendees including and Ambassadors
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE BY January 15, 2020.
Hands-on workshop registration starts on February 29, 2020 at 10:00am PT. We’ll send out info about the code to register on January 17th. If you have not registered by January 15th, 2020 you will not get the link to sign up for hands-on classes.
1. Click HERE. Your promotional code is embedded in the link.
2. Click the GREEN tickets button.
3. When the new window pops up, you’ll see PRESENTER ticket in the list of discounted tickets.
3. Choose “PRESENTER” ticket and quantity 1 (or more if you are registering multiple people from your team). You may need to scroll down within the box to see your ticket.
4. Click “order now” (you may need to scroll down within the box to see “order now”) and then fill out the form and continue the registration process.
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WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR POWERPOINT/PRESENTATIONS BY MARCH 15, 2020.
In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we are limited paper printing at Craftcation. We do not supply informational handouts for workshops. You can upload informational handouts as a Google doc, etc. and share the link with your students, create a powerpoint presentation to be shown during your workshop or print them yourself. If you have a worksheet or exercise that students need to fill out during your workshop, we will print that for you in black and white and with no more than three pages per workshop. If you require more than three pages, please contact us for approval.
If you are planning to have a Powerpoint or digital presentation, we MUST HAVE it in advance so that we can organize them and have them ready to go at the conference.
-Please send all presentations (digital and to be printed) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Title your email “your last name + presentation + name of your workshop + digital or printed” For example: Nicole Stevenson, Presentation, How to Open an Etsy Shop, Digital
*If your digital presentations are not named corresponding to the name of your Craftcation Workshop Title, we cannot guarantee they will be prepped and ready for your workshop.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
GIFT BAG INCLUSION
You are welcome to include products or promotional items in the Craftcation gift bags. If you have already let us know you’re sending things for the gift bags – great! If not, please email email@example.com and let her know what you’re sending ASAP.
WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS BETWEEN APRIL 1-9, 2020. Shipments received BEFORE OR AFTER this date will be returned to sender.
To have your items included in the gift bag, fill out the Craftcation 2020 Gift Bag Shipping Form. You must follow the instructions on this form when you ship your items. GIFT BAG QUANTITY IS 525.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
POP-UP SHOP + BOOK SIGNING
WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS BETWEEN APRIL 1-9, 2020.
Shipments received BEFORE OR AFTER this date will be returned to sender.
Your inventory form MUST be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pop-up shop is open throughout the entire conference and is fully staffed. You send your stuff, we sell it, take 45% and send you a check and any remaining items after Craftcation. Please pick up your items on Sunday if possible! 🙂
POP-UP SHOP/BOOK SIGNING SHIPMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
If you want to also sign the books you send for the pop-up shop at our author book signings, please:
- Email email@example.com the name(s) of your books and the quantity you are sending.
- Send the books via the pop-up shop shipping instructions above.
Our staff brings the books to the events, sells the books and you just sit and sign. Attendees love the book signings! 🙂
CRAFT WORKSHOP SUPPLY SHIPMENTS
If you are sending supplies for your craft workshops please read below.
WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS BETWEEN MARCH 1 – MARCH 15, 2020.
Download the Craftcation 2020 Workshop Shipping Form for instructions, shipping address, etc. You must follow the instructions on this form when you ship your items.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Office Hours are one-on-one mini-mentoring sessions usually 5-20 minutes each and are ideal to connect with attendees/potential clients and share your knowledge. If you would like to offer Office Hours at Craftcation please click here to fill out the sign-up form at the bottom of this page. To prevent you from double-booking yourself, please only sign up for Office Hours AFTER the conference schedule has been released and you know what days and times your workshops have been assigned.
WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR ANSWERS TO THE OFFICE HOURS QUESTIONS BELOW BY MARCH 1, 2020.
If you want to offer office hours:
- Review the conference schedule to decide when you’d like to schedule them.
- Fill out the sign-up form at the bottom of this page and hit SUBMIT.
Here’s some info to help your with your office hours:
1. The sheets with the time slots you submitted will be posted upstairs outside the pop-up shop at the hotel.
2. When you arrive and throughout the conference, please check there to see which slots people signed up for. Be prepared and available for all the time slots you listed.
3. Five or so minutes before your time slot, please find a table in the bar/lobby area and wait for your office hours attendee. The attendee should find you but if you see someone wandering and looking, feel free to see if it’s your person. 🙂
4. If you have another spot you’d prefer to meet, like by the pool, you must add a little note at the top of your sheet about where to meet BEFORE anyone signs up.
5. Office hours attendees are supposed to write their phone number next to the name in their time slot. If an issue arrises, please text them.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
PANELISTS + PANEL MODERATORS
If you are on a panel or a panel moderator, you will receive an email from our team connecting you with your fellow panelists so you can organize and prepare your presentations together. This information will be sent out after the conference workshop has been finalized.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator el_id=”cc20pres_travel”][vc_column_text]
TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATIONS
TRAVELING TO CRAFTCATION
Wondering which airport to fly into? Or the best way to travel to Craftcation? Travel info is on this page (near the middle).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Spaulding (our Operations Master) will be emailing you about hotel rooms. We book and pay for your room (sharing with another presenter) for nights depending on how many workshops you’re teaching and when your workshops are scheduled. Normally we book your room for the days you will be teaching and the day before and/or after if you are from out of town/teaching more than three classes. If you want to confirm what nights we will book a room for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org – DO NOT contact the hotel directly.
If you wish to stay for the whole conference/longer than the nights we book for you:
- Book your own room either at the Marriott or another hotel, AirBnB, etc. We will reimburse you for the equivalent cost of the shared room we would have booked for you. Please let email@example.com know ASAP if you wish to do this.
- Email Spaulding and let her know which nights you want to stay and we will book a room for you and you can reimburse us for any nights not covered by the number of workshops you’re teaching.
CONFERENCE PLANNING & PROMOTION
SHARING ABOUT CRAFTCATION
Our Craftcation 2020 Promotional Resources Page contains all information and digital assets you need to share about Craftcation 2020 with your audience![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
We offer an optional affiliate program to Craftcation Presenters and Ambassadors. Participants earn 10% of the ticket price for all attendees they refer. For every attendee that registers using your unique referral link, you’ll receive between $37.00 and $55.00 – depending on the attendee’s ticket price! Join our affiliate program HERE.
In order to earn commission for the attendees that you refer, be sure to share your unique referral link provided to you once you register for the affiliate program. We’ll send out affiliate payments after registration closes.
Our affiliate program is completely optional and it’s completely up to you if you participate or not. Either way, we would still really appreciate it if you would share about Craftcation with your audience. This support is what helps us grow year over year![/vc_column_text][vc_separator el_id=”cc20pres_officehoursform”]