When can I register?
- Early registration: February 2, 2019 at 9 a.m. and continues through February 15, 2019 for MAFA-affiliated guild members and associate members only.
- Open registration: February 16, 2019 through March 31, 2019 for all registrants.
- Late registration: April 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019. A late charge of $35 applies.
What does it cost?
Workshop Weekend Packages I, II, and III include the three-day workshop, housing, meals, and all conference events and activities.
|Workshop Weekend I||Workshop||Double room/Shared bath||$560|
|Workshop Weekend II||Workshop||Single room/Shared bath||$590|
|Workshop Weekend III||Workshop||Private room with bath||$680|
|Other Registrations and Fees||Housing||Cost|
|Non-participants||Sharing a double room (includes meals)||$240|
|Wednesday Night Arrival||Early access to suite, includes Thursday breakfast & lunch||$65|
|Day Tripper/Spend a night||One night/Fri. or Sat. Single room (no meals)||$60|
|Late Registration Fee||$35|
How many workshops can I register for?
Unlike some conferences, the MAFA conference is a weekend devoted to one in-depth hands-on 15-hour workshop over two and a half days. So you just pick one workshop for the weekend. (Yes, we know it is hard to choose!)
How do I register?
All registrations will be online through a program called RegOnline. Look for the red “REGISTER” button on the conference website. When registration opens on February 2, 2019, the button will take you right to the online form. (The REGISTER button will not be “live” until 9 a.m. on February 2.)
Can I mail in a registration form, like in previous years?
We prefer all registrants use online registration. However, if there are extenuating circumstances, you may contact our registrar at email@example.com for assistance.
What are the payment options?
- Payment may be made using any major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express), as well as direct debit.
Please note: To use a credit card or direct debit, you must have a PayPal account.
- When you register, the payment form will link to our PayPal account to accept your payment. (We don’t get your card number.)
What if I don’t have a PayPal account?
The registration program will allow you to create an account in PayPal. Simply select PayPal as your payment method, then select “create an account.” You will be asked to provide your email address, your preferred payment information and a password. Save your User ID and password so you can use PayPal at other sites. Questions about payment, please contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I know what class I am in?
Immediately! That’s the big benefit of the online registration process. When you register, you will see the number of available spaces in each workshop. You will only be able to register if a workshop is not full. When you check out at the end of the registration process, the workshop you selected will be on the receipt, which you can save and/or print out.
What happens if the workshop I want is full?
You can select it to be wait-listed. However, you should still select an alternate workshop with open spaces. If a spot opens up in your wait-listed workshop, you will be automatically switched into that workshop, and you will be notified.
Do I need to create a password to save my registration?
At the end of the registration process, you will be offered the opportunity to create a password and save your registration. By doing this, you will be able to access your registration at a later date and make changes, if necessary. If you don’t create a password, please note that you must keep your confirmation email as it will contain a link to access your registration.
Can I change the workshop I signed up for?
Yes, you can! If you saved your registration, as prompted, at the end of your registration process or have the confirmation email of your registration, you may go into your registration and change the workshop for which you are registered. You may only do this PRIOR to April 1. No workshop changes will be allowed after April 1.
What if I decide I no longer wish to be wait-listed for a class?
If, after registering for one class and putting yourself on the wait-list for another one, you decide you are happy with the class you are registered in, you should go back into the registration program and remove your wait-listing. Otherwise, if a spot pops open, you will automatically be moved into the class you requested and you will lose your spot in your current class. If you have any trouble doing this, please contact the registrar.
What if I want to add a roommate or make a note about a dietary restriction after I have completed my registration?
If you created a password at the end of the registration process or have the confirmation email of your registration, you can go into your registration and add additional information for the registrar. Any changes regarding housing or dining must be made by June 1, 2019.
What happens if the workshop I select is cancelled?
If, by some chance, the workshop you have registered for must be cancelled due to low enrollment or an unforeseen circumstance, the Registrar will contact you to make another choice. (Any necessary cancellations of classes due to low enrollment will be made in early April.)
What if I have to cancel my registration?
Registrations may be cancelled before April 1, 2019 by contacting the Registrar via email. A processing fee of $50 will be deducted from your refund. After April 1, 2019, you will forfeit the entire amount unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this case, you must provide documentation to the Registrar at email@example.com.
My spouse/partner is coming, how do I register him/her?
When you complete your registration form and get to the payment page, you can “add a person” and register him/her at the same time.