workshop faqs

How many workshops can I attend?

You may attend a total of 4 workshops: one Friday evening and three on Saturday. Click here to view the conference schedule (NEW for 2019!).

Do I have to attend a workshop during each session?

Not at all. All workshops are optional.

What if I can't get there by 5:45pm Friday and/or don't want to arrive at 8am on Saturday?

Simply choose Free Time during any workshop session that you wish to skip.

When is lunch?

Two lunch sessions will be held in combination with Workshop 2 - one at 11:20am and the other at 12:25pm. You will learn your assigned lunch time when you receive your schedule at registration check-in.

What happened to the Grab & Go lunch option?

We found that most women wish to attend as many workshops as possible, making the Grab & Go lunch option crowded and a bit harried. In order to divide the lunch crowd and make picking up and eating lunch quicker and easier, we have modified the schedule to include a lunch break for everyone.

How do I ensure I will have the same lunch session as my friend?

Be sure to list your friend's name in the designated field on the registration form.

What if I don't wish to order a lunch?
You will be assigned a lunch break whether you order lunch or not. If you do not wish to order Panera, feel free to visit with friends, purchase a quick snack at the Mission Cafe, or spend some time shopping in the Cafe Lobby.

What does Teen Exclusive mean?

Teen Exclusive workshops are designed specifically for girls in grades 7-12. Moms and youth leaders are also welcome.

Why do I have to list an alternate workshop? Will you change my workshop choices?

Every effort will be made to accommodate your top workshop choices, including changing their order and/or switching workshops from Friday to Saturday and vice versa. In the event that we cannot place you into your top choices, you may be assigned to an alternate workshop.

I signed up at the same time as my friend. Will that guarantee we have the same schedule?

To be sure your workshop schedule is the same as your friend, please include her name on the registration form. Simply submitting your registrations together will not guarantee that your schedules will match.

I paid a workshop supply fee but was not placed in that workshop. Now what?

If we are unable to place you into a requested workshop after you have paid the workshop supply fee, a refund will be issued after the event.

Should I pay the supply fee if I choose a hands-on workshop as an alternate?

No. You should only pay the fee if the workshop is one of your top choices. In the event that you are placed into a workshop with a fee as an alternate, we will contact you to collect payment prior to the event.

When will I find out if I was placed in the workshops I chose?

You will receive your final workshop schedule during registration check-in the weekend of the event. Due to the high volume of registrations received, we cannot confirm workshop choices prior to the event.