SNAP! Conference 2013 is less than eight weeks away—are you ready?

Though we’ve done our best to provide you with all the information you need, you still might have a question or two (or three or four). Hopefully you’ll find the answer below. If not, shoot us an email at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to find it.

In the meantime, check out our list of amazing speakers and incredible schedule. And don’t forget to visit our generous sponsors; they help make this amazing conference possible.

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TICKETS

How many people will be attending SNAP!?

This year we expect about 400 attendees.

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Are there still tickets left?

Unfortunately, we are sold out. If you’re interested in attending or if you have friends who would like to come, please encourage them to “like” the SNAP! Conference Facebook page. People who have tickets available will list them there.

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I bought a ticket and now I’m not able to attend.

Darn! We are sure going to miss you, but we totally understand life happens. You can transfer your ticket to another attendee through March 18th, 2013.

Need help finding a buyer? Feel free to post on our SNAP! Conference Facebook page or advertise via Twitter with the hashtag #snapconf.

If you would like us to transfer your ticket, please send an email to [email protected] with your original order number and the name and email of the new buyer. You will be billed $10 for the transfer.

Make sure you’ve received payment from the buyer before transferring your ticket.

I bought a ticket, but I would like to modify my blog name, site traffic, Twitter account, etc. How do I do that?

You can update your information through March 18th. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Log into your Eventbrite account by going to http://eventbrite.com/login.
  • Enter the email and password you used when you initially registered. (Can’t remember your password? It’s okay. Eventbrite will walk you through it.)
  • Click on the My Tickets tab at the top of the page.
  • Find SNAP! and just below the event title, click on “Manage Order.”
  • Adjust necessary information.
  • Click “Update” and you’re all done!

TRAVEL

When should I arrive?

Registration is at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18th. If you’re flying in from out of town, we recommend arriving the night before so you’re well rested for the day’s activities. It’s going to be a fun, full, fast and furious three days!

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Do I need to rent a car?

That all depends on what you want to do. Express Shuttle, the SNAP! 2013 preferred shuttle service, runs directly from the airport to Thanksgiving Point, so if you’re staying on site and don’t plan to sightsee, you won’t need a car. If you do want to head downtown for a bit of shopping, you can rent a car or use UTA, our local transit system.

Shuttle Service*
* Prices are for one-way travel.

Express Shuttle
800.397.0773

$30.00 for the first person; $15.00 each additional person in the same party, one way (up to 7 passengers)

Please make reservations at least 24 hours in advance whenever possible and let the reservationist know you are with SNAP!. You can pay the driver by cash or pay via credit card over the phone. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to avoid a charge. Each van holds up to seven passengers.

At the Ground Transportation Desk, look for the Express Shuttle sign. A representative will be stationed there to check you in when you arrive. The shared shuttle departs hourly at the top of the hour.

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Where should I stay?

Springhill Suites by Marriott is next door to Thanksgiving Point. Currently all rooms reserved for SNAP! are sold out. Check our Facebook page or follow the #snapconf Twitter stream to find out who might be looking for a roommate.

The partner hotel is the Hampton Inn at Thanksgiving Point. The Hampton Inn is a 2- to 3-minute drive (10- to 5-minute walk).

For more information on pricing for both hotels, visit our venue page.

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What else is there to do while I’m in Utah?

If you have time to explore but don’t want to go far, head across the freeway to the new Outlets at Traverse Mountain. If you’re up to a visit downtown, Salt Lake City has some great shopping at the new City Creek Center and The Gateway. You can visit world-famous Temple Square or get your science on at The Leonardo while there.

If you brought along an empty suitcase, IKEA is only 6 miles away!

For more ideas on what to do while in town, check out VisitUtah.com.

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PACKING LIST

What should I pack?

Plan for temps anywhere from 38 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit. You may want to pack a travel umbrella in case of inclement weather—it has been known to snow in April. Along with what you’d normally pack for a 3-day vacay, don’t forget your:

  • Laptop or tablet
  • Charger(s)
  • Business cards
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Extra carry-on for swag

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Mom Blog Magazine has a great article on packing for a blogging conference: “Must-Read: Packing List of Conference Essentials.”

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Do I need to bring my paper ticket?

While we will not need your paper ticket to check you in, we recommend you bring it with you on the off-chance there are any problems with your registration.

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EVERYTHING ELSE

When will I get my badge?

Your badge will be available at registration, which will take place at the Museum of Ancient Life. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18th.

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Do I need to wear my badge at all times? What if I want to make my own?

You will need to wear your badge at all times. Not only is it your ticket into classes, events and meals, but it’s the best way for fellow attendees to recognize you!

You’re welcome to make your own badge in addition to the badge that we will provide, but you will still need to wear the badge provided by the conference.

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What’s included in my full-conference pass?

A full-conference ticket will include two lunches, three dinners, snack breaks, sessions and parties. A full breakfast will be provided each day to attendees staying at the conference hotel.

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Where can I find the conference schedule and description of classes?

You can check out the schedule now on the conference site.

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What is Queen Bee Market? 

Queen Bee Market was definitely one of the highlights of last year’s conference. Mique’s amazing market featuring small handmade shops will take place April 19th from 6 to 10 p.m. We’re making a few tweaks and spicing things up a bit—it’s going to be FANTASTIC!

For more information on Queen Bee Market, visit QueenBeeMarket.com.

 

How many business cards should I bring? 

If your goal is to pass one out to every person in attendance, you’ll want to being at least 300. If you’re goal is slightly less lofty, 150 to 200 should suffice.

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How do I become a sponsor?

If you would like to be a SNAP! 2013 sponsor, please visit our sponsor page. Though we’ve already filled most sponsorships, we still have room for exhibitors and small business partnerships.

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I want to get to know some of the attendees in advance. What’s the best way to do that?

Like SNAP! on Facebook and engage with other attendees and SNAP! fans.

Follow SNAP! and Tauni on Twitter. Even better? Follow our 2013 blogger list (just click the Subscribe button). Chat about the conference using #snapconf. You can also join us for our #SNAPit Twitter chats (schedule coming soon).

Grab a button for display on your site so that other attendees know you’re coming.

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If you have a question we haven’t answered, let us know. It’s likely more than one other person wants to ask the same thing.