2024 Conference - FAQs

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

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. Register by January 31 to receive an early bird discount of $25 off!

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. More details about setting up your Whova account will be available in early April.

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).

A limited number of conference scholarships are available but you must apply by February 29th. More details


Where can I find details about the schedule? Where can I find the recordings?

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.

We are currently finalizing the schedule but the overall times are listed below. 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. 

US Eastern Daylight timezone (GMT -4)
Friday, April 12: noon - 3pm
Saturday, April 13: noon - 3pm
Friday, April 19: noon - 3pm
Saturday, April 20: noon - 3pm
* optional daily activities will be held April 15-18

Once a recording is available (usually within a couple hours), 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 by the next day. 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:

  • Welcome / Ice Breaker
  • Coffee, Cocktails, and Conversation
  • Mid-week events (videos will be available of the content but the actual meetings will not be recorded)

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.