faq's

  • Who is Collab Conference for writers created for?

    • Collab Con was created for writers, bloggers, speakers, aspiring authors, copywriters, teachers, leaders, dreamers, dabblers, and anyone else who loves communicating through writing or speaking.

  • Where is Collab Conference held? 

    • This year we are meeting at the beautiful, serene, Gathering Oaks Retreat, which is a retreat / event space. Its relaxing setting provides the perfect atmosphere for connecting and creating.

  • Where should I stay?

    • Gathering Oaks Retreat offers 13 individual houses that you can rent by yourself or with a friend. Click here to see room options.

    • If you want to share a room but are coming to the conference by yourself, you can make a roommate request by emailing us.

    • To place a reservation, simply email Gathering Oaks Retreat.

  • Can I attend part of the conference or do I need to stay all three days?

    • We highly encourage attendees to stay all three days so they can soak up as much content as possible and connect with the other attendees. However, we understand ​that sometimes family, work, or other obligations force you to arrive late or leave early. There is grace for that.

  • If I cannot stay all three days, do I have to pay the full registration fee?

    • Yes. There will be no discounts given for late arrivals or early departures. 

  • Is it better to come alone or with a friend? I’m nervous about not knowing anyone at the conference.

    • There are pros and cons to both. If you come by yourself you will be forced to introduce yourself and make connections with other women. Collaboration . . . this is the heart of Collab Con. 

    • On the other hand, life is always more fun with friends. Why not make Collab Con a girls' getaway? Collaborating with those who know us best produces magical results. Plus, we offer group discounts!

    • If you are still nervous about attending solo, know that prior to the conference you will have access to our private Collab Con Facebook Group where you will meet and get to know one another before arriving at the Conference. Once we all arrive at Gathering Oaks Retreat, there will be no strangers; only new friends eager to learn, share and collaborate. ​​

  • Will there be food provided?

    • Yes! The only thing we like more than writing is eating!

    • We will provide coffee, water, and snacks all three days.

    • Our meal schedule is as follows:

      • Wednesday: Lunch (for early birds only), Dinner

      • Thursday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      • Friday: Breakfast, Lunch

  • What should I bring?

    • Check the weather a few days prior to coming. Texas weather is notoriously fickle, so dress for the weather but for comfort. Jeans, yoga pants, whatever works for you!

    • We will pass out a notebook for you to take notes in, but if you want to use a favorite journal or computer, don't let us hold you back.

    • Business cards for networking

  • What should I NOT bring?

    • A can't-do attitude . . . ain't no one got time for that​. 

  • Are scholarships available?

    • At this time, there are no scholarships available. However, if finances are an issue, we recommend you ask your family, church​, employer, or writer's group to sponsor all or part of your registration fee. 

 

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  • Are you looking for volunteers?

    • Yes! We are looking for speaker hostesses. Email info@collab-conference for more information.  

  • I’m having problems registering. Who should I contact?

  • Do you accept payment plans?

    • Unfortunately, we do not accept payment plans. Payment is due in full when you register for the conference.​​​

  • How do I stay up-to-date on information?

    • Email List - We promise not to flood your inbox, but we will send you the most important info you need when you need it.

    • Facebook Group - Once you register for Collab-Conference, we'll send you access to the private Facebook Group where you can meet and connect with other attendees. We'll also share info on this page so you'll feel like a conference insider the moment you arrive.

    • Instagram - Who doesn't love the gram? Follow along as we post pics of the conference venue and exciting information leading up the conference. 

  • Any last-minute words of wisdom or bits of advice?
    • Before you come, we encourage you to make a list of your goals. What do you want to get out of the conference? What do you want to ask the leaders and teachers? You’ll have a chance during breaks and Q&A sessions to talk with them, so make the most of your time by coming prepared.

    • Plan your elevator pitch—this is your 1-2 sentence describing your book or platform. Many people will ask what you write about, and you don’t want to stumble over your words by giving a 10-minute description. You'll lose your audience, and maybe a new friend, that way. 

 
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