1) How do you pick the date?
Our date is based on a combination of when the space we wanted is available at the hotel, and looking at other events which would overlap with our attendees (and our board members). These included other area convention events, Easter (when people may have family commitments and there’s another local convention) and the equinox, when those in groups may have group ritual commitments.
2) Will there be a food event?
We’re hosting an afternoon tea event on Sunday as the close of the conference, included free of charge with registration.
3) Will there be day passes?
In previous years we did not offer day passes, but in 2014 introduced them due to popular demand. Day passes for Friday cost $20, for Saturday cost $50 (inclusive of the Equinox Ball), for Sunday $30 (inclusive of afternoon tea and desserts). Ball tickets are also available for sale separately, please see below. All day passes go on sale after the close of pre-registration in February and are also available for purchase all weekend in our Operations suite (Con Ops). Click here to purchase day passes after the close of pre-registration.
4) What about the evening music events?
We do offer separate tickets just for the Equinox Ball on Saturday night. One ticket is included in your membership, already. But if someone just wants to go to the ball, the cost is $15. Click here to purchase ball tickets.
5) How do I reserve a party suite?
More information on this is now on its own page, but
- Complete the Request Form (as detailed on that page). At least one person for each hospitality suite must be a registered member of the convention at the point you request a suite.
- Pay us directly for the room reservation costs. (Any incidentals for the room would require someone associated with the room providing a credit card to the hotel front desk.)
- You will be responsible for obeying all of our agreements with the hotel about use of these rooms (detailed on that information page). These are designed to protect the hotel and make sure legal issues are handled appropriately.
6) Why a membership cap?
We want to make sure that we’re using our space well, and that we’re building a volunteer base that can continue to support growth and a great event without burning people out. If we begin to get close to our cap (around 400 registrations), we’ll have a quick and easy way to determine how many registrations are still available.