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FAQ

2024 WRITERS CONFERENCE

Our conference has so many offerings, we know it's easy to get bogged down in data. So, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you quickly find the answers you need.

  • How do I access my registration account portal?
    Once you have registered, you will have the ability to create an account to manage your order. You will find the link to create an account at the bottom of the confirmation email you receive after registering. You can also access the setup/login page here.
  • How do I make changes to my order?
    Your registration account portal allows you to change your registration options. Please make changes through your account on your existing order instead of re-registering and creating a separate order. You can set-up or login to your account here once you've registered. After you login, click the Registrations tab in the header bar and then select the 2024 conference. Next, click the green "edit" button in the registrant details section. Make your selections on the following page and remember to click save (blue button on the top right-hand side if your order changes require a payment or refund; green button at the very bottom of the page if your changes don't affect your total). Once you’ve saved your changes, go back to the registrant detail page and click the green “resend email” button to send an updated confirmation email for your records.
  • How do I find what I signed up for?
    If you have forgotten what you signed up for at registration, you can view your selections in your registration account portal. Your selections are also listed in the confirmation email you received. If you have lost your confirmation email, you can resend it through your registration account portal.
  • How do I update my payment information?
    If your credit card information changes after you have registered and you wish to add to your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the new card info during checkout in your registration portal. If you are not making a transaction, please email admin@westcoastchristianwriters.com and we will call you to get your information over the phone and then make the update for you.
  • Do you accept offline payments?
    No, we do not accept offline payments like check or cash. You will need to purchase your ticket(s) using a credit card.
  • Do you offer financial assistance?
    Yes! If your financial situation would prevent you from coming, we have a scholarship fund. We offer 25%, 50%, and 75% scholarships based on your need. Scholarship funds apply toward your admission ticket and do not cover add-ons or the lunch pass. Our scholarship committee will respond to your application, and if you are awarded a partial scholarship, they will provide a code for you to use during registration. You can expect to hear back within thirty days from the date of your request.
  • What is your refund policy?
    If you purchase an in-person registration and are later unable to attend, we will convert your registration to an online ticket (or you can do it yourself using your registration account portal until October 11, 2024) and refund you the difference ($100). The online ticket allows you to participate virtually and access the conference content until December 31, 2024. We love that the hybrid nature of our conference offers this kind of flexibility! Full refunds will be considered for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. For ticket conversions after October 11, 2024 or for monetary refund requests, please email us at info@westcoastchristianwriters.com.
  • What is the ambassador program?
    New for 2024! We're providing you the opportunity to become a WCCW ambassador. When you register, you'll receive a unique code that you can share with friends and family to earn credit for the conference bookstore. For each person that signs up using your code, you'll receive $10 in conference bookstore credit. This credit will be delivered as a coupon the week before the conference. Print your coupon, bring it with you, and buy some extra books when you arrive! (Note that this program is available for in-person attendees only.)
  • Does WCCW offer any discounts?
    Yes, WCCW offers a discount for $100 off if you are a full-time student or ministry leader. Please email info@westcoastchristianwriters.com to receive the discount code.
  • Does the lunch pass have dietary options?
    Yes, our lunch selections will include gluten-free and vegetarian options. You can view the full lunch menu here. If you opt not to purchase a meal pass, you may bring your own sack lunch or go off-campus to nearby restaurants. If you have severe allergies, we recommend the latter.
  • How do I become a WCCW member?
    We would love for you to join us as a WCCW member! You can register for membership here or you can add an annual membership ($70) to your order during registration for the conference. Members receive priority registration beginning June 24.
  • Do I need to sign-up to attend workshops?
    No, you do not need to sign up for the workshops you wish to attend. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so just show up to the session you wish to attend. Your admission ticket includes access to online recordings of all workshops, so you can watch any you miss later (until December 31, 2024).
  • If I register for an add-on appointment, how will I know when and where to meet?
    If you register for an in-person appointment, you will be able to select your date/time during registration. Note that these 15-minute appointments take place during workshop sessions. If you miss part of a workshop to attend your appointment, you will be able to access the recording later.
  • Where can I find the conference binder?
    We will email a digital version of the conference binder a week or two before the conference dates. This includes the conference program and workshop handouts. Note that not all workshops have corresponding handouts. Once the conference starts, you can find the conference binder document on the WCCW Online Conference Central page.
  • Does my in-person registration include online access?
    Yes! If you registered to attend the conference in-person, you will also have access to the workshops and general sessions recordings until December 31, 2024.
  • How can I sign up to volunteer with WCCW?
    WCCW is always looking for volunteers to help with the conference. If you are interested in helping out, you can indicate your willingness and area of interest when you register. For more information about volunteering, click here. As the conference approaches, a WCCW team leader will reach out to you about volunteer scheduling.
  • Does WCCW have any health protocols?
    In order to provide a safe environment for both faculty and attendees, WCCW will follow all state and local health regulations in place at the time of the conference. Attendees must be willing to comply with those regulations.
  • I don't have a Facebook account. Am I missing out on conference material?
    No, a Facebook account is not required to participate in the conference. While our private membership Facebook group is a great place to find information, make connections, and ask questions, we don’t use this social media platform exclusively to deliver conference information. You will receive all vital conference information by email, and online conference material is accessible via our Conference Central webpage, Zoom, and Vimeo.
  • How many people attend the conference?
    Our in-person conference attendance usually ranges from 200-250 people (more if you count faculty). That doesn't include the count of those who attend online. We're growing!
  • What is considered "unpublished" for the writing contest?
    We define “published" as anything published for payment. For example, if you publish a post on Substack for paid subscribers, then we consider it published. If you publish a piece of writing on your personal blog that goes out to those who subscribe at no cost, it’s eligible for the contest.
  • What does the WCCW Online ticket include?
    If you registered for a WCCW Online ticket to attend the conference virtually, you will have access to pre-recorded videos of all workshops until December 31, 2024. During the conference dates, you can tune in for a livestream of the general sessions, or you can watch the recordings later. WCCW Online also includes the opportunity to sign up for online agent/editor appointments ($40) or an online CREW ($149) on Saturday November 9. WCCW online does not include the option to sign-up for a Coaching/Critique appointment.
  • How do I access the online conference content?
    On Wednesday, November 6, we will email you the url link to our private Conference Central webpage. This site will have all the info you need to access the conference workshops, handouts, livestream, and Zoom meetups. The Conference Central page will be open until December 31, 2024.
  • Is there an online conference schedule?
    No, there is no set schedule for the online conference, other than the general session livestreams and live Zoom meetups. You may build your own workshop viewing schedule during the conference dates if you like, or you can watch the workshops later. Learning is always more fun with friends, so consider building a schedule with someone else to attend "together."
  • Is there a conference Facebook group?
    We offer a Facebook group for WCCW members. If you would like to connect with other conference attendees on Facebook and join the community, you can register for membership, and then you'll receive a link to join the private group in your membership confirmation email.
  • I don't have a Facebook account or I am not a member. Am I missing out on conference material?
    No, a Facebook account is not required to participate in the conference. While our private member Facebook group is a great place to find information, make connections, and ask questions, we don’t use this social media platform exclusively to deliver conference information. You will receive all vital conference information by email, and online conference material is accessible via our conference central platform, Zoom, and Vimeo.
  • If I register for an add-on appointment, how will that be scheduled?
    If you select an online agent/editor appointment at registration, you will be contacted by email before November 7, 2024 to schedule your appointment. These appointments will be held via Zoom or phone. The appointments will occur no later than December 8, 2024.
  • Can I register for a CREW?
    Yes! New this year, we are offering two online CREWs, which will be held on the post-conference day, Saturday November 9. Note that this is an add-on ticket and cannot be purchased on its own. Online CREWs will be hosted on Zoom. Your CREW leader will contact you directly to provide access information the week of the conference.
  • Can I still watch the general session livestream or live Zoom meetup if I can't attend live?
    Yes! The General Sessions and live Zoom meetups will be recorded for viewing later. Note that there may be a delay between the airing and the posting of the recording. Links will be posted to the Conference Central page.
  • What is considered "unpublished" for the writing contest?
    We define “published" as anything published for payment. For example, if you publish a post on Substack for paid subscribers, then we consider it published. If you publish a piece of writing on your personal blog that goes out to those who subscribe at no cost, it’s eligible for the contest.

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