Registration for Round 2 opens FRIDAY at MIDNIGHT – YAY!!!! I’ve been getting lots of emails about the upcoming C@H Conference, so I thought I’d share our FAQ’s with you:) If you still have questions, or just need some encouragement, please shoot us an email at email@example.com
Q: When & Where? A: Creative At Heart is March 29th-30th at The Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia.
Q: What is included in Registration? A: Breakfast and Lunch both days of the conference, presentations by ten industry leaders, intimate q+a breakout panels specific to your craft, amazing SWAG throughout the conference and a community of women you won’t find anywhere else!
Q: What should I wear? A: We want you to be comfortable!! None of the events are formal, so jeans are completely appropriate. Virginia weather is unpredictable so we suggest lots of layers! And don’t forget your favorite PJ’s for the Late Night Treat on Sunday night!!
Q: What do I need to bring? A: Just your sweet self!! We’ll provide pen & paper, and prefer you don’t use an iPad, laptop, or phone during the conference. We want you to be focused and not distracted by emails or social media!! There is wifi at the hotel, so if you need to send a few emails in the evening you will be able to do so; however we really encourage you to put up that “Out Of Office Reply,”
Q: Since lodging is not included in the registration fee, where should I stay? A: We chose The Hotel Roanoke because they are able to accommodate the conference and have sleeping rooms for attendees! It’s located in the heart of downtown Roanoke, so once you arrive you can walk to shops, a coffee house, bakeries, several restaurant options for dinner(s). You must call and make your own room reservation; please request the Creative At Heart Room Block so that you can receive the $149/night room rate! (You MUST call by March 1st to receive that price.)
Q: How do I find a roommate? A: We can help with that!! Once you register, you will be invited to join a Facebook group just for attendees; please comment & connect with each other for both traveling and lodging! If you have additional question, please email us.
Q: What if I’m flying in? A: Roanoke, VA is right off of Interstate 81; it is 10 minutes away from the Roanoke Airport, 3.5 hours from Dulles Airport in Washington, DC, 2 hours from the Charlottesville, VA Airport and 2.5 hours from the Richmond, VA Airport. Please utilize the Creative At Heart attendee Facebook group to carpool to & from the airport!
Q: When should I arrive/depart? A: The conference will begin with breakfast Sunday morning at approximately 8am. (Unless you love early mornings, arriving Saturday night might be a good idea!!) The conference will end around 5:30pm Monday.
Q: What is the schedule? A: We want all of our attendees to be able to hear every main speaker; we don’t want you to have to pick-and-choose. Sunday and Monday will have similar schedules: each day the conference will be approx. 8am-5:30pm with main speaker presentations, smaller breakout panels and lunch. We also have a special Late Night Treat planned for Sunday night!!
Q: Do I need to work in the wedding industry? A: No! You do not need to work in the wedding industry to attend this conference! We provide practical information for ALL creative fields and know that you will find the keynote speakers & panel groups very helpful!
Q: How many people will be there? A: Between speakers, panelists & Alumni Volunteers, we are expecting approx. 100 creatives!
Q: What if I have dietary or health restrictions? A: Once you register, you will receive a questionnaire to fill our that gives us more information about you, your business, you big dreams & any dietary or health restrictions you have. We want you to feel 100% comfortable, so please be as specific as possible!! If you have further questions or concerns, please email us.
Q: Do you have payment plans? A: Yes!! We want to be as flexible as possible since we know this is a large investment. You will be able to secure your spot with a deposit of 50% down and then the remaining balance will be due on March 1st.
Q: What if I have to cancel? A: Once your ticket is purchased, it cannot be refunded. Because of the size of the conference, we develop our budget based on the number of attendees we want to have. If you are unable to attend, please contact us ASAP.
Q: My business is brand new/still just a dream. Should I attend? A: YES!! We would LOVE aspiring business owners & big dreamers to attend!! We want you to gain practical knowledge through all of the presentations, while also finding a community of women ready & able to cheer you on & build you up!! What better way to start your business than through investing in a conference that will push you to dream bigger & connect with fellow creatives?!
Q: I don’t know anyone. Should I still attend? A: Absolutely!!! After you register you will invited to join the Creative At Heart Attendee Facebook group; we want you to jump in and start getting connected with each other now, so that the hugs are even sweeter in March!! If you’re still nervous, please email us for a quick pep talk!! We have met some of our dearest friends at conferences and know you will do the same!
Q: Can I bring my family? A: One of our goals for Creative At Heart is to provide an inviting place to build purposeful community. In ever session, during lunch, in PJs laughing in your hotel room… we want you to be able to grow & connect with one another!! We want you to create lasting moments with friends – both new and old!! In light of that, we recommend you not bring your spouse or children, unless you are a nursing mother.
Q: We are a husband/wife team, can we both attend? A: Of course! While our conference is geared toward women, we are very welcoming of husband & wife teams attending. Your hubby will be the minority in the room, so as long as he’s comfortable with that (and all the pink decor!), we know that you both will learn so much in the sessions to apply to your business!
Q: Will I receive any images from the conference? A: Yes!! Hope Taylor Photography, V.A. Photography and Amanda Hedgepeth Photography are the official Creative At Heart photographers and will be capturing all the details!! You will be sent a PASS gallery after the conference to blog, post on social media and print!! (We are also excited to announce that The Herrintons will be there filming a promotional video!! We are thrilled that they will be joining us and can’t WAIT to grab a bowl of popcorn and watch the film after the fact!!)
Q: I’m not able to attend the March Creative At Heart Conference, will there be another one? A: Yes! Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to hear details!
Q: Can I attend just one day of the conference? A: If you are unable to attend both days, you can choose to attend just one but no discounted prices will be offered. We hope you will be able to attend both to be able to have the full experience!