What you need to know about registration for MAFA 2021

  • Early registration: April 10, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m. EDT for MAFA-affiliated guild members and associate members only.
  • Open registration: April 24, 2021 for non-members, as well as instructors and vendors who wish to register for classes.

For most classes, registration will remain open until the class begins if space is available. However, classes that require prior work or materials for participation may close earlier.

Our virtual conference means a new format for this year!

*NEW* Attendees registering for a Conference Pass will have access to all conference events, activities, socials, and the Marketplace with vendors. You may also register for classes offered on all four days of the conference, including Thursday through Saturday evenings.

As the usual single intensive workshop format isn’t feasible in an online conference setting, we have adopted a mix-and-match approach for 2021. You will find the same variety of classes across a wide range of fiber arts disciplines, but in two-hour blocks for lectures, interactive lectures/demonstrations, and one- and two-day hands-on classes.

Some classes may overlap, and the registration system will not prevent you from signing up for more than one class in a time block (and if you sign up for any part of a multi-session class, then all parts of that class will be added to your cart). Please pay close attention to the days and times of the classes you choose in order to avoid “double booking” yourself. We encourage you to use the color-coded schedule-at-a-glance and build-your-own worksheet to mock up your schedule before registration opens. 

NOTE: All lectures, and most classes will be recorded, and recordings will be available for viewing for several weeks after the conference. Lecture recordings will be available to all conference attendees. Class recordings will be available only to students of that class.

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Costs

FeesDetailsCostRefund Policy
Conference Pass
(required)
All attendees must register for the Conference Pass, which provides access to keynote, lunchtime and afternoon lectures, exhibits, the Marketplace, demonstrations, socials, and chair yoga.

Note: Registration for classes is optional and incurs additional fees.
$25Non-refundable
Class Fee
(per 2-hour session)
Classes are optional. Costs are based on the number of 2-hour sessions selected and MAFA membership*. Many classes are standalone, however, some require multiple 2-hour sessions.

You may select ONE class within each 2-hour block.

*member of MAFA Guild or Associate, see website.

• Two-hour classes = one session$35/member
$40/non-member
95% refundable
Through June 20, 2021
• One-day classes = two sessions$70/member
$80/non-member
95% refundable
Through June 20, 2021
• Two-day classes = four sessions$140/member
$160/non-member
95% refundable
Through June 20, 2021
Materials/Kit FeesSupplies, materials, and equipment will be the responsibility of the student. If a class has a kit available, it must be purchased directly from the instructor. See class descriptions for details.n/an/a

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Registration Details

Online registration
All registrations will be online through our event host Cvent. When registration opens to members on April 10, 2021 at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4), look for the red “REGISTER” button on the MAFA conference website. The button will take you to the registration website.

Payment
Payment will be made online at the time of registration using any major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express). New this year: We are not using the PayPal portal and you will enter your credit card information into the Cvent system.

Changes, adding, or canceling classes
As part of the registration process, you will create an account with Cvent. You can return to the Cvent registration site at any time to make changes. This may include adding an additional workshop, joining or removing yourself from a waitlist, or canceling a workshop. Please also save your confirmation email as it will contain a link to access your registration.

Number of classes *NEW*
You may register for up to one class in each 2-hour block, but you are not required to register for any. Classes run each morning and afternoon, as well as Thursday through Saturday evenings. Note that some classes run for two or four sessions. To avoid double-booking classes in the same time block, we recommend using the build-your-own worksheet to map out your classes.  

One-day or two-day classes *NEW*
Some classes run longer than one two-hour session. If you are registering for a multi-session class, you are required to sign up for all sessions of the class. If you sign up for any part of a multi-session class, then all parts of that class will be added to your cart.

Class formats *NEW*

  • Hands-on classes: you will work along with the instructor.
  • Lecture/Demo: lecture-style, but you may interact with the instructor using audio and video.
  • Webinar: see and hear the instructor, use chat and Q&A, but students will not be visible or audible to the instructor.

Class recordings *NEW*
Most classes and all lectures will be recorded and will be available for you to re-watch for a limited period of time after the conference through the Attendee Hub.

Workshop Confirmation
You will only be able to register for a class if there is space in that class. You will know when you check out if you are in the class. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a list of your registered classes.

Waitlist
If you are interested in a class that is full, you may sign up during registration to be placed on the waitlist and we will notify you if a space opens up.

Refunds
The Conference Pass is non-refundable. If you cancel or modify a class registration by June 20, 2021, 95% of your class fee will be refunded. After June 20, you may make changes, but no refunds will be issued. If there are extenuating circumstances, contact the Registrar at registrar@mafafiber.org.

Photo/Video Permission
All sessions and events at the conference will be recorded by Cvent. Attendees at a MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) conference must agree to the photography release before their registration will be processed.  See the complete release policy in the FAQ’s. Remember, if you do not want your image or video to be recorded, please ensure your video is off in interactive sessions.

Need Assistance?
Email the Registrar at registrar@mafafiber.org.

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Registration Questions

Can I register for just the Conference Pass?
Yes! The Conference Pass grants access to the keynote, lunchtime and afternoon lectures, exhibits, vendor hall, demonstrations, social hours, and chair yoga. Registration for classes is optional and incurs additional fees.

How many classes can I register for?
You can register for a class in each block on all four days. But, you may only select one class session in each 2-hour block. Note that some classes require two or four sessions. If you sign up for any part of a multi-session class, then all parts of that class will be added to your cart. We recommend using the build-your-own worksheet to map out your classes. It is up to you not to double-book yourself for more than one class in a time block.

What are the class hours?
All times Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

Thursday, June 24, 2021 through Saturday, June 26, 2021

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 26, 2021

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

How much do classes cost?
Class fees are based on 2-hour sessions. For example:

  • Two-hour classes require one session.
    Costs: $35/members; $40/non-members.
  • One-day classes require two sessions.
    Costs: $70/members; $80/non-members.
  • Two-day classes require four sessions.
    Costs: $140/members; $160/non-members.

How will I access my classes? What is the Attendee Hub?
All classes will be accessed through the online Attendee Hub. You will receive an email with a link to the Attendee Hub, and look for a link on the MAFA website about two weeks before the conference.

What happens if a class I select is canceled?
If the class you have registered for must be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance, the Registrar will contact you to make another choice or issue a full refund.

I have a question about a class. How do I contact the instructor?
Please address your questions first to the Education Committee at education@mafafiber.org since we may have your answer. If not, they will help you get in touch with the instructor.

When and how will I get the pre-workshop instructions and supply lists for my workshop?
Instructors will provide us with any instructions or handouts needed before class by May 15, 2021 and they will be sent to registered class participants. Handouts may also be downloaded from the Attendee Hub approximately two weeks before the conference. If you have questions or need help with class instructions, please contact the Education Committee at education@mafafiber.org.

My workshop has a materials fee or kit. How do I pay this fee?
Contact your instructor at the link or email provided in the class description (in this brochure or on the website) to order materials or kits. Be sure to allow enough time for shipping, and note that some instructors have a deadline to order.

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