Our Collaborative Conference is being held May 5, 6th and 7th at the Hyatt Newporter in Newport Beach, California. It is the first event of its kind to happen in Southern California.
Phase 1 with all food included is now closed. Phase 2 Registration (a la carte food) is now open. The price is $1100 and includes all classes and workshops, access to vendors and speakers, private vendor expo, access to all giveaways, personal event app for your smartphone, access to all private online groups and more.
Your hotel rooms are NOT included in the price. However, we have reserved very special discount rates for our registered students (approx $75/night off of the rack rate or about $179/night for budgeting purposes). The venue hotel does not have enough rooms for all the students, so they will sell out on a first come, first served basis. This is a big reason to register as soon as possible (and save the time and cost of transportation to and from classes every day!)
John Wayne/Orange County Airport (15 minutes)
Long Beach International (30 minutes)
Los Angeles International (60 minutes)
We have classrooms and speakers that can accommodate up to 900 students if needed, but likely attendance will be between 350 and 600 photographers.
We are providing childcare for an additional fee. This is the only additional expense for the entire event. Fees will be listed when class registration opens up. If you are nursing, there will be private nursing stations available.
The Hyatt Hotel in Newport has blocked off rooms at a special discount for our event (approx $179/night). When you register for the event, you will be taken to a page where you can reserve your hotel special. The Hyatt cannot accommodate all the students so it is important you register as soon as possible and avoid having to drive to and from classes every day.
We will be providing additional Hotel information for the surrounding area on this website. Unfortunately, only the Hyatt will be offering discounts for our event, so register soon!
Yes it was through March 30 to all who registered. From April 1 until the event, registration covers everything but pre-paid meals. However, the hotel’s 4 star kitchens have gluten free and vegan options and menu choices that appeal to all tastes.
Sorry no. But it’s an amazing Hotel with a wonderful lounge area, and you are welcome to buy your own!
Wifi is provided in your Hyatt Hotel room and in the vendor expo areas. Cell service is “a couple bars or better” throughout the hotel grounds. Wifi may not be available in the classrooms. If you are staying in another Hotel, wifi is not included.
NO! Our Vendor area is available in the evening for students to shop after classes. So there’s no reason to slip out and miss any of the good stuff you paid for.
Except for childcare (estimated at $15/hr), taxis to/from the airport or hotel parking (if you rent a car), there are no other costs for the event. During phase 2 registration, students purchase their food a la carte vs being included with their registration fee.
Due to the limited nature of availability there are no refunds. If you can’t make it you can sell your seat in any of our social media platforms.