When and where is this conference?

Our Collaborative Conference is being held May 18, 19 and 20th at the Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California. It is the premier event of its kind to happen in Southern California.

How much is the conference?

The price is $1525 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. There are up to $400 in discounts & free giveaways off that price as of this writing .

Is hotel included?

If you stay at the Pasea Hotel for the event, we have been granted very special discount rates for our registered students – approx $100-$200/night off of the retail rate or about $279/night for budgeting purposes until April 17th, 2018. Belly Baby’s room block expires April 17th and Belly Baby can’t guarantee the discounted rate. 

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!). There are no room cancellations after April 17th and Belly Baby cannot guarantee any reservation changes after that date.

Just give your credit card to the hotel on check-in and you will pay for your stay (less the one night per above) when you leave. 

For students sharing a room, indicate that, yes, you want a room on the Registration form and just put the name of the person you want to share with in the “notes/suggestions” box at the bottom of the Registration form.

Note that if you share a room, the free night discount is void (the discount resulting from the shared room is larger than the free night discount, you don’t get both). 

What are the closest airports?

(without traffic)

John Wayne/Orange County Airport (15 minutes)

Long Beach International (30 minutes)

Los Angeles International (60 minutes)

How many people are attending?

We have classrooms and speakers that can accommodate up to 350 students if needed, but likely attendance will be between 150 and 300 photographers.

How do I register for the event?

I want to be a vendor and sell items how do I do that?

 Fill out the brief registration form on this site, and we will be in contact with you with details and pricing information.

Who are the speakers?

We have released the final 20+ Speakers and the Topics here on this site. We may add more if the opportunity presents itself. 

How do I register for classes?

After the final Speaker is added to the roster and courses are finalized, we will announce to those already registered students that they can see all classes on the this website.

The week of the event, we will distribute the phone app with the class schedule so you may choose your classes.

The early bird students that pre-registered back in June will get to choose classes first.

How do I register for my room?

When you register for the event and fill out your student information, you will automatically be assigned a room unless you opt out of the hotel.  The room is completely refundable up until April 17th, 2018 (when the Belly Baby room block and the reduced rate special ends). After you register we will contact you by email or phone to fill out a credit card authorization form to make sure your room will be there when you arrive.

The Pasea 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. Note, if you are sharing a room, still indicate that you want a room, but make sure you put the name of the person you are sharing with (or that you would prefer to share with someone) in the “notes/suggestion” box at the bottom of the Registration form.

We can’t guarantee that everyone who wants to share will be matched up with someone, but you will be able to post your wishes on the Facebook Belly Baby Beyond attendee group between now and the event.

When you show up to the event, you just need to give the hotel your credit card. Then when you check out, you will be charged for your stay (less the $279 discount representing the one complimentary night per above if eligible ) along with your incidentals.

What if the Paseo hotel books up?

If the Pasea is sold out and you don’t already have a room reservation (no cancellations after April 17th), then you may need alternate accommodations . Unfortunately, only the Pasea will be offering Belly Baby Beyond specific discounts for our event, so register soon! Here are a few close by hotels: http://bit.ly/2L2XUw6

Is food really included in the event?

We will have complimentary twice daily snack breaks every day of the event. For snacks and regular meals the students are directed to the fabulous hotel restaurant or the adjoining eateries and food court in the adjacent shopping mall just steps away from the hotel. https://www.gopacificcity.com

Are alcoholic drinks included?

Sorry no. But it’s an amazing Hotel with a wonderful lounge areas – including a rooftop bar (21 and over), and you are welcome to buy your own!

Will there be wifi?

Wifi is provided in your Pasea Hotel room as part of your resort fee and in the vendor expo areas as well as all the hotel common areas. Cell service is “a couple bars or better” throughout the hotel grounds. Wifi will not be available in the classrooms. If you are staying in another Hotel, wifi is not included.

If I am in class will I miss out on shopping in the vendor area?

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.

Are there any additional charges outside of the fee?

Taxis to/from the airport or hotel parking (if you rent a car), there are no other costs for the event. 

What is the refund policy?

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.