FINALLY … the convention is almost here! Some pointers …
REGISTRATION IN ALBUQUERQUE
The registration desk will open on Wednesday, June 4 at 1pm, and then each day throughout the convention. This is where you go to pick up your registration package. The package is very complete and has a wealth of information, including your badge which you should wear at all convention activities.
The registration desk is usually very busy on the first day or two, so please, take a few minutes to go through the package contents before getting in line to ask questions. The information in your package will probably answer most or all of your questions.
There will be a notice board at the registration desk, showing which classes have openings, so if you want to purchase more classes, check that for availability. When talking to the registration desk staff, please use the class numbers - such as WS12 or DM301. Don’t ask for “Richard McKinley’s demo on Thursday” because there are almost 50 classes, our staff cannot remember the code name for each of them, and we keep track of classes by their numbers.
CLASS ALERT! we have had a last minute cancellation on WS04, the two day workshop with Albert Handell on Tuesday and Wednesday, and so far have not found a replacement. If anybody wants to take this class, you can email me, or just go to the class on Tuesday morning and see if the space is still available. The price for the workshop is $360 which you can pay when the registration desk opens on Wednesday. Note this offer is only available if you do not have a conflicting class booked on these days. If you are confirmed on a one day workshop on Wednesday, it cannot be refunded or exchanged at this late date.
THREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFASTS are included in your registration fee from 8am to 9am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please wear your badge.
PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE: We have changed the continental breakfast from Sunday to Thursday, since most people are coming in on Wednesday, and we have fewer people staying over on Sunday. On Sunday the hotel will have a concession stand and sell breakfast items, coffee, tea, etc. from 7:30 am to 9am.
CANCELLATIONS, we certainly hope this does not happen, but if you have an emergency and have to cancel your entire registration - send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be monitoring emails constantly and we will process the cancellation immediately. You do not need to call anybody to cancel your registration - you DO however, need to call the hotel to cancel your room. Please be aware of the cancellation policies and fees which are listed on the IAPS website PRICING & POLICIES page at: http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_pricepol.php
Refund checks will be mailed out after the convention is over.
I wish you all a wonderful convention experience in Albuquerque! Susan