What you need to know about registration for MAFA 2021

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Early registration opens for MAFA guild members, associate members, instructors and sponsors: April 10, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT.

Registration opens for non-members and vendors: April 24, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT.

Registration for classes will remain open until each class fills, or until the class begins. Classes that require prior work or materials for participation may close earlier.

NO WAITLIST:  Due to our class structure this year with overlapping sessions, and that we have already increased all the class sizes we can, THERE WILL BE NO WAITLIST FOR FULL CLASSES.

Our virtual conference means a new format this year!

*NEW* All attendees must register for a Conference Pass for 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. We have adopted a mix-and-match approach for 2021, and you will find a variety of classes across a wide range of fiber arts disciplines — in two-hour blocks for lectures, interactive lectures/demonstrations, and one- and two-day hands-on classes.

Some classes may overlap. 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. 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 Instructions

  • Download these Registration Instructions as a PDF.
  • When registration opens, click the REGISTER NOW button or sidebar link to go to the MAFA 2021 Cvent Registration site.
  • You may only register one person per email address.
  • Select your registration type – Member or Instructor (available on April 10th), Non-member or Vendor (available on April 24th).
  • Fill in all fields – note the *required fields. Be sure to enter your country, then the State/Province field will give you a dropdown list of options.
  • If you are NOT taking any classes then scroll to the bottom of the Classes page and select Next. You may register without classes then come back later to add classes, but remember some classes may fill quickly.
  • If you ARE taking classes, then select your classes on this page. Classes are listed by date/time, then by class number.
  • Multi-part classes are listed only under the first occurrence of the class, and you only need to select them ONCE.
  • Review and accept the conference policies. Your registration will not be processed without your acceptance. All sessions may be recorded. If you do not want your image or video to be recorded, please ensure your video is off in interactive sessions.
  • 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.
  • All payments will be made by credit/debit card, we are NOT accepting PayPal or checks for this conference.
  • Save your confirmation email as your confirmation number will make logging in to modify your registration simpler. If you need to modify your registration and don’t have your number, click Forgot Confirmation Number and it will be emailed to you.

Not sure if you are a member? See the FAQ here.
Double-check your classes and download the schedule planning sheet HERE.
If you have any questions, check the info on this Registration page first. For problems with registration, email the Registrar at registrar@mafafiber.org.
Please remember we’re real people not an automated system! We’re all volunteers and lots of people will be registering at the same time, so give us a little time to get back to you.

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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 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, you will be reminded to add all parts of that class 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
Due to our virtual format and overlapping classes, a waitlist will NOT be available for classes that are full.

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, you will be reminded to add all parts of that class 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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