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 looking at having an afternoon tea event on Sunday as the close of the conference.
3) Will there be day passes?
We have made the decision that we will not be offering day passes to the event, but we are offering an evening pass to our Saturday evening event (see our next answer for more!)
We choosing to focus on creating a space where people can make connections and have conversations throughout the weekend. Of course, if you can only come for one day, we’ll miss you on the others!
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.