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Workshops March 15-18, 2018
Marketplace March 16-17, 2018

Arlington, TX | Sheraton Arlington Hotel

Your Marketplace Expo Pass is FREE!

Marketplace Hours

Friday, March 16 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday, March 17 10:00AM – 5:00PM

FAQ

Have a question about the show? Get all of your questions answered below.

General/Marketplace

Where is the show located?

Where is the show located?

Sheraton Arlington Hotel
1500 Convention Center Dr.
Arlington, TX 76011
sheratonarlingtonhotel.com

How much does it cost to attend?

How much does it cost to attend?

MARKETPLACE: Entrance is FREE! Join us onsite to pick up a Marketplace Expo Pass.

WORKSHOPS: Workshops start as low as $50 and go up from there based on the length of the workshop and the supplies included.

Where can I stay? What hotels are in the area?

Where can I stay? What hotels are in the area?

We highly recommend staying at our host hotel: Sheraton Arlington Hotel. All guests receive free WIFI and complimentary transportation to/from the DFW Airport.

Hotel rooms are booked directly through the Sheraton Arlington Hotel. Reservations can be made by calling 800-442-7275. Please refer to your group as "Bead Fest Texas".

Where is there parking?

Where is there parking?

Parking is offered by the hotel and is free for all hotel guests.

I have special needs, can you help me?

I have special needs, can you help me?

Please let us know your special needs as soon as possible by sending an email to beadfest@fwmedia.com.

Can children attend?

Can children attend?

Children of all ages are welcome on the Marketplace floor.

You must be 16 years of age to register for workshops. By registering you agree that you are capable of maintaining the pace of the workshop, or are willing to work at your pace within the schedule of the workshop.

Where can I buy food and refreshments?

Where can I buy food and refreshments?

A variety of cuisine is available within and around the Sheraton Arlington Hotel. Click here to view their list of Arlington restaurants.

Is this a wholesale or retail event?

Is this a wholesale or retail event?

Our events are open to the public and tend to be retail oriented. As such, prices marked by exhibitors should always be retail. Exhibitors set their own criteria for offering wholesale pricing. All wholesale buyers are expected to show the exhibitor proper buying credentials prior to conducting wholesale transactions.

How do I exhibit?

How do I exhibit?

Contact us at beadfest@fwmedia.com to recieve a contract!

Still have questions?

Still have questions?

Email is the fastest option for a response.

Instructors/Workshops/Registration - email Jaclyn.Eriksen@fwmedia.com
Exhibitors/General - email beadfest@fwmedia.com

Workshops

How do I register?

How do I register?

All registrations take place online through our secure registration system.

Use the registration site to search and sort though the 100+ workshop offerings. You can sort by date, technique, instructor, or length. Add workshops to your cart by simply clicking on the green + symbol, to the right of the workshop name. To remove, click the red symbol. Your previous selections will be saved from previous sessions. If this becomes confusing you can clear your internet cache and cookies for the site.

Click on the [More Info] link at the bottom of the workshop description to see the kit contents and workshop location.

To proceed to check-out, click on the ‘New Registration’ button at the top or bottom of the page, you will be redirected to a secure site to review your workshop selections and register. Please contact Bead Fest customer service if you have questions.

Continue Incomplete Registration If you started to register and did not finish you can quickly continue where you left off.
Just click on the ‘New Registration’ button and fill in the email address you used previously and click ‘Continue’ – you will be able to continue where you left off.

The information you fill out under Attendee Information is the information used for your name badges. If you are registering on someone’s behalf (birthday/holiday gift for example) you put their information in this section and your information at the end for billing purposes.

Your registration confirmation will be sent to you via email. You will also receive Bead Fest updates on workshops, instructors, special events, hotel & travel information and more. Note: Registration confirmation and email updates are sent to the email address used to register under Attendee Information.

An email address is required for every registrant. If you do not currently have an email address, you can create one for free—try gmail.com or yahoo.com.

Your badge and workshop schedule will not be mailed in advance of the show. Your schedule is available online through your confirmation email and your badge will be waiting for you at on-site registration when you arrive.

Registrants understand that workshop skill level and prerequisites are listed for each workshop. No refunds or changes will be made to registrants for any reason related to skill level or prerequisites.

Are there any other ways to register?

Are there any other ways to register?

We strongly recommend that you register online. If you are not able to register online, please contact Bead Fest 8:30AM-4:30PM EST at beadfest@fwmedia.com.

You can visit onsite registration beginning March 15th at 7:30AM. We accept payment via credit card, or cash. Onsite registration is based on workshop availability and we strongly suggest you check the website prior to the event to see if space is available.

How do I add or change a workshop?

How do I add or change a workshop?

ADD: The easiest way to add a workshop is to email beadfest@fwmedia.com with your name and the workshop you would like to add to your schedule.

You are always able to register again online for another workshop. Please be sure only the additional workshop is checked off to prevent double billing.

CHANGE: You can swap workshops and make changes to your schedule until February 1, 2018. A $20 per workshop change fee will be assessed per workshop. Workshops are non-transferable between Events.

If you would like to change a workshop you must contact us by emailing beadfest@fwmedia.com between 8:30AM-4:30PM EST.

In order for our instructors to prepare for workshops adequately, workshop switching will not be allowed after February 1. We supply the instructors with their minimum workshop numbers prior to the Bead Fest taking place. We appreciate your understanding that this policy ensures a fair amount of prep time and reimbursement for our instructors, as well as enough materials present for each workshop member expected.

How do I cancel my registration?

How do I cancel my registration?

If you wish to cancel a workshop, you have until February 1, 2018. If you cancel your workshop registration by the end of day February 1, 2018: You will be refunded 100% of workshop cost, minus $35.00 per workshop.

A cancellation fee of $20 per workshop will be deducted from your refund amount. After that date, there are no additional cancellations or changes allowed and no refunds will be provided. Kits will not be mailed or refunded for canceling/changing the workshop. There are no exceptions.

All cancellations must be made in writing to beadfest@fwmedia.com.

What happens if my workshop is canceled by the instructor?

What happens if my workshop is canceled by the instructor?

If a workshop is canceled by the instructor or by Bead Fest a full refund will be given to the registered students, or the registered student may change into another workshop for no additional fee – we will apply full value of the canceled class and the student will pay or be refunded the difference.

If a workshop is sold out, can I be put on a wait list?

If a workshop is sold out, can I be put on a wait list?

A waitlist is available for any workshop that is sold out – you can find them in the registration system on the review agenda page. If you would rather not go through registration, you can send us an email at beadfest@fwmedia.com requesting to be added to the wait list.

Can I register for a friend?

Can I register for a friend?

We prefer each individual participant handles his/her own registration. You can register for someone else by filling out their information under Attendee Information, the email address you fill out in this section will be the email address confirmation emails and communications are sent.

When does online workshop registration close?

When does online workshop registration close?

Online registration will close 9:00AM EST on Monday, March 12, 2018.

What supplies do I need for my workshops?

What supplies do I need for my workshops?

Each Workshop has a “Workshop Attendee Should Bring” list. The items listed will be general supplies and special items for each class. Some workshops also have a materials fee, which covers materials purchased by the instructors that you will use in class. The kit materials are in addition to those you’ll be bringing from the “Workshop Attendee Should Bring” list. Often the instructor will bring additional materials to share.

Do I need to check in for my workshop?

Do I need to check in for my workshop?

Visit the pre-registered students counter and provide your last name to receive your name badge.

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