FAQ for ATS California



August 20-21, 2016;  Newport Beach, CA

Q:   What is included in my registration fee?

A:  Your Registration Fee Includes:

  • Attendance at Your Selected Classes — There will be 7 daytime sessions
  • Admission into Vendor Hall both days
  • Catered lunch both days
  • Afternoon snack and drink service throughout the day!
  • Every attendee receives a goodie bag
  • Door Prize tickets

Q:  What should I bring to class?  Will I need my Cameo with me?  

A:   Most of our classes are demonstration style presentations, so you will not need to bring your Cameo or cutting supplies with you.   You will want to bring your laptop with the Silhouette Studio loaded.  Many of the instructors of the software classes encourage this to follow along.  

Other than that – -just come prepared to take notes, learn & shop!!  If you are in a hands on class that requires any supplies, you will receive an email from the instructor.  We suggest you bring your business cards, (if you have them) to share – and a camera!   (Just always ask the vendors/instructors for permission to take pictures — and no video of classes is permitted).   Also, a sweater (as hotel AC can be cold), an insulated tumbler for drinks, and possibly a rolling tote can be helpful.

Q:  Is there a discounted room block for this event?

A:  Yes!  We have a block of rooms discounted available – just click here!   The standard room rate is $179/night for both single and double rooms.   You are responsible for booking these rooms yourself.  

Q:  My spouse wants to tag along — Can he attend with me?     What about my daughter/son?

A:  Sure – We would love to have your spouse come with you — However, if he/she will be attending classes OR entering the Exhibit/shopping Hall — they must be registered.   We must consider the capacity of the Venue, in order for it to be comfortable and safe for everyone.  If your spouse would like to come with you, and not attend the Conference, there are plenty of things to do in the beautiful Southern California area.  I’m sorry, but NO CHILDREN under the age of 16 will be allowed to attend the Conference or be in the classrooms.  This includes nursing infants in strollers & “crafty kids” that might want to participate.  This policy will be enforced.  

          Q:  I’m flying into LAX – Is there transportation to the hotel available?

A:  The hotel does not provide transportation from any hotel, however we found a shuttle company that provides transportation to the hotel for $20 – Click here for that information.

Q:  I’m a real newbie with my Silhouette.   Will this Conference be “over my head”?

A:  NO!   We will be offering a wide variety of classes — appropriate for all levels.  We are offering a new Beginner Track this Conference!   As the event gets closer, you will have the opportunity to view class descriptions & plan your schedule accordingly.  This is a great time for all levels of Silhouette users to be exposed to new products, new techniques & inspiration!  

Q:  What time does the Conference begin & end each day, so I can plan my travel?

The vendor hall will open each morning @8am (which is where the breakfast will be served).  Classes will begin@9am – and run until 5:00 on Saturday.  Then @ 7 on Saturday, there is an optional evening session.   We will finish our final class about 3:30 on Sunday, with the final door prize drawing ending at 4pm in the vendor hall.  

Q:  Do you offer shopping only or single day passes?  

A:  No, we are not able to offer these options.  

         Q:  If I am unable to attend the Conference, is my registration transferrable?  What is the Cancellation Policy?  

A:  Refunds are available until the Cancellation date.  Please link here to read all dates, along with Terms & Conditions.    If something happens and you cannot attend after the cancellation date, (and we hope it doesn’t), you can transfer and/or sell your ticket to another individual.    The cut off for this is 10 Calendar days prior to the Conference.  We have even set up a Facebook page, where you can post if you need to sell your ticket.   Since we anticipate selling out early, there will be plenty of demand for these, as the event gets closer.  

Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page — so that you can see up to date posts with new information as it become available.  

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