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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the conference?

March 9–11, 2014. Check-in opens at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the Omni Chicago Hotel. The conference ends at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. (The Yarn Crawl, an optional event that we organize for attendees, occurs at 1:00 p.m., after the conference officially ends.)

What is the registration fee?

Early-bird tickets (through February 14, 2014): $950
Regular tickets (after February 14, 2013): $1050
Yarn Shop Crawl Ticket: $15*

*Due to space limitations, you must be a registered attendee or accompany a registered attendee as a guest to participate in the Yarn Shop Crawl.

What does the registration fee include?

Early-bird and regular registration fee includes:

• All sessions (all day Monday, half day Tuesday)
• Continental breakfasts (Monday & Tuesday)
• Luncheons (Monday & Tuesday)
• Opening cocktail party (Sunday night)
• Gala cocktail hour, dinner party, and keynote address (Monday night)
• Ongoing refreshments
• VIP Gift Bag filled with various product samples and exclusive vendor specials, a value of more than $500

The Yarn Shop Crawl is an additional $15 and includes the bus ticket and entry into all participating yarn stores, including any special refreshments or discounts provided to ticket holders. Ticket is fully refundable until February 24, 2014. Please see below for more details about the Yarn Shop Crawl.

How long is the Yarn Shop Crawl?

The Yarn Shop Crawl begins at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon and will leave from the Omni. We anticipate ending at around 5:00 p.m.; however, due to traffic and other unknown factors, we cannot guarantee that we will be back at the hotel by that time. If your travel plans include leaving on Tuesday evening, we suggest that you take your luggage with you on the crawl (storing it in the luggage compartments below the bus) and take a taxi/car service directly from a store to the airport. Unfortunately, YMN cannot set up the taxi/car service for you.

What is the Yarn Shop Crawl schedule?

The schedule is currently being finalized but will include stores in the Chicago area.

Are payment plans available?

Of course! Contact Carol Buonanno to set that up.

Can I pay by check?

Yes, please download the registration form and mail it along with your check to:

Yarn Market News
Attn: Carol Buonanno
161 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1301
New York, NY 10013

Will I receive any materials before the conference?

No. We will not mail materials or name badges to conference attendees. Please check in at the registration table between 5 and 6 p.m. March 9 to pick up your name badge, registration packet, and VIP Gift Bag.

How do I become a sponsor or donate items for the VIP Gift Bag?

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or a Gift Bag Partner, please contact Doreen Connors for more information at doreen@sohopublishing.com.

What is the cancellation policy?

• Refund minus a $350 cancellation charge for any cancellations received in writing on or before February 14, 2014.
• No refunds for any cancellations after February 14, 2014.

Cancellations cannot be completed via phone. All cancellations must be submitted in e-mail or writing to:

Yarn Market News
Attn: Carol Buonanno
161 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1301
New York, NY 10013
carol@sohopublishing.com

What is the substitution policy?

Substitutions of enrolled delegates may be made at any time for a $25 substitution fee.

All substitutions must be submitted in writing to:

Yarn Market News
Attn: Carol Buonanno
161 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1301
New York, NY 10013
carol@sohopublishing.com

More questions?

Please call or e-mail our offices:

Yarn Market News
Attn: Carol Buonanno
(212) 225-9011
carol@sohopublishing.com