2024 Conference - FAQs

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Have questions about the conference that aren't listed below? Email us at conference@saqa.art

Want to learn more about using Whova? Have questions about the conference in general?  
Be sure to attend our Conference Tips & Tricks online meeting on April 11th at 1pm EDT (GMT/UTC -4). This session will be recorded for future viewing.

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Meeting ID: 833 0333 7322

We have also put together some Whova FAQs which will be continually updated. This information is also available under FAQs while in the Whova app.


How do I register? How much does it cost?

We are offering ALL the conference content for a flat fee of $250 USD for SAQA members.

This fee covers 20+ hours of inspirational content spread over 9 days. Throughout the event you will have opportunities to talk to fellow fiber artists via the Whova platform

Registration will stay open until April 20 and the conference recordings will be available for 3 months. No refunds will be available after April 1 (a $25 cancellation fee will apply).


Where can I find details about the schedule?

Our main presentations will occur each Friday and Saturday from noon - 3pm ET (New York timezone). The connecting week will include artist talks, studio tours, virtual exhibitions and so much more!  Almost everything will be prerecorded so you can watch on your own time if you can't attend live.

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SAQA uses US/Canada Eastern Timezone (New York) as our official time. You can use a timezone converter but most people find it more helpful to add "New York" time on their mobile devices.

Where can I find the recordings?

Once a recording is available, it will posted on the session page within Whova and added to our private conference youtube channel. 

During the conference, we will also be sending out daily emails with links to Zoom meetings and available recordings. If you are not receiving these emails, check your spam folders and add conference@saqa.art to your list of approved senders.


What will be recorded?

Main presentations will be pre-recorded and made available to attendees after the live presentation. If you can't attend live, you can watch everything on your own schedule. All conference attendees will have access to the recordings for 3 months after the live conference within Whova. The following events will NOT be recorded:

  • Coffee, Cocktails, and Conversation
  • Mid-week events (videos will be available of the content but the actual meetings will not be recorded)
  • Virtual Meetups
  • Spotlight Auction After-Party

What type of internet connection/speed do I need? How do I know if it will work?

Conference content will be delivered mostly via Zoom in both webinar and meeting formats. The best way to find out if you have the necessary bandwidth is to attend one of our free online events such as Textile Talks (webinar) or Live Chats.

We would also recommend that you start using the WhoVa conference platform as soon as it's available. This would be a great way to become more comfortable with the technology and test everything out. Note that Whova does recommend using Chrome as your internet browser.

I can't make it to the entire conference - is there a single day or partial rate? 

Due to the format of the conference and the availability of recordings, we are not offering any partial registrations at this time. However, remember that recordings will be available soon after the live event so you can watch on your own schedule.