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|Seminar 2019: FAQ|
Below are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
Detailed information on the 2019 Seminar can be found on the ANG website. Follow these links:
Who may attend?
Everyone! Some events are open to the public — see “Special Events” for details. Other events and classes are for members and invitees. Classes and meals are available to non-members at a premium. To join ANG, click here or visit our website www.needlepoint.org and click Join at the top of the page.
How do I register?
Register online on the Registration Page. When you register you will be able to see what classes are available, sign-up for the desired classes and know right then if you are in the classes. If a class is full, you can sign up for the wait list and you will be notified when a spot is available. You may call (856) 380–6911 to register. If you call, please have your information ready (preferred classes, etc) so that the staff can serve you efficiently.
Please note that all requests related to registration (initial registration, class changes, and cancellations) must be made by contacting ANG Headquarters by phone, fax, or e-mail.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail after you register.
When should I register?
Registration begins on March 4, 2019 and ends on June 21, 2019. After this date, no registrations of any kind will be accepted and no class changes will be possible. Registration may close before June 21 if classes are full or due to space and facility limitations.
NOTE: Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. Please register early for the best selection of classes.
How does the class registration work?
All registrations will be taken on first come, first served basis. When choosing classes, it is important that you select classes you want to take. Interest in more classes increases your opportunities only if you are willing to take those classes. If your first choice class is already filled, you will have the opportunity to indicate that you would like to be waitlisted for that class. You can then select another class. If there is a cancellation for a class, the next person on that class waiting list will be contacted to see if they would like to take the waitlisted class or keep the alternate class. The waitlists will be maintained until the close of registration on June 21. No class changes will be accepted after June 21!
What if I have to change classes or cancel my Seminar registration?
Per ANG Policy 7.06, any/all registration changes must be in writing. No registration changes or cancellations will be taken over the phone. Classes can be changed, based on availability, until June 21 when Registration officially closes. Refunds for package fees, if classes are changed or canceled, will be processed within one month of the conclusion of Seminar. Your registration fee is non-refundable.
What if I have to cancel after the June 21 date?
If you have to cancel after the final date of June 21, please email ANG at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like your kits, please tell the Registrar at the time you cancel.
Please note that not all teachers release their kits. If the kit is available, the full package price must be paid, plus shipping costs and a handling fee of $15, along with any other fees due for the registration, as per ANG policy. Your kits will be sent to you within one month after the conclusion of Seminar.
What does the term “encore” mean?
This means that a particular class has previously been taught at another ANG Seminar or other similar event.
What about hotel reservations?
Seminar 2019 will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX 77010. The hotel is holding a certain number of rooms at our special rate of $159, plus taxes and fees. Click here to make your hotel reservations in the ANG room block.
For those who wish to make their reservations by telephone, please call +1 (877) 688–4323. You must mention the American Needlepoint Guild Annual Seminar to receive the discounted rate. Once the contracted number of rooms is sold, the hotel may offer you rooms at a higher rate. Please be considerate of others and do not make more than one reservation at the hotel. Also, if you are sharing a room with someone, make sure that you list that person when you register and that only one of you has reserved a room with the hotel.
When do I make my hotel reservation?
MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATION EARLY!! Room reservations at ANG’s special rate may be made until the block has been filled or until the hotel’s July 16, 2019 cutoff date.
Please note that any change in your reservation may change the rate and/ or require payment of cancellation fees. For reservations guaranteed with a form of payment at time of booking, rooms are held until hotel check-out time the day following scheduled arrival. Cancellations must be made at least three days prior to arrival or a one night stay cancellation penalty is charged. In the event of a no-show, a one room night deposit will be charged to the credit card provided at the time of reservation.
What is the Facilities Usage Fee?
A Facilities Usage Fee of $250 is a one-time charge for a participant who is NOT staying at the Marriott Marquis Houston Hotel UNDER the ANG block of rooms for at least two nights, and who is taking more than one day of classes. By using the ANG block of rooms, you help to defray the cost of the classroom, Exhibit, Seminar Shop, and banquet and meeting room space that ANG needs and that you are using when you come to Seminar. Not using the ANG block of rooms costs ANG.
How do I get to Seminar?
If you are traveling by air, you can arrive at one of two airports. The airports include George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport (IAH) and William P Hobby Airport (HOU). HOU is closest to the hotel and is the main airport for Southwest Airlines. IAH is a bigger airport and is the hub for United Airlines. Taxi, shuttle, and limousine services are available from the airports. For shuttle service, it is recommended that you make your reservation before arriving. If you are traveling by car, self-parking and valet parking will be provided at prevailing rates.
What is the dress code for Seminar?
Dress casually and comfortably, and to ensure comfort, dress in layers.
Remember, Seminar is fragrance- free. The Needlepoint Fiesta and Farewell Gala are not formal, but most participants wear “elegant casual,” somewhere between formal and casual.
What about the weather? Houston has bright, sunny summers and it may be humid. During our stay, it is likely to be in the 90s during the daytime hours and mid 70s at night. Of course the hotel will be air-conditioned! We do recommend, if you plan to be out during the day, that you wear plenty of sunscreen and stay well hydrated.
How will I receive the Seminar newsletters?
The Seminar newsletters will be sent out by e-mail only.
How will I know what to bring to class?
About a month prior to Seminar, you will be sent a letter telling you what supplies to bring. Always plan on bringing the supplies you usually stitch with: laying tool, scissors, extra needles, etc. Additional classroom lighting brought by students must be battery-powered. ANG no longer allows the use of plug-in lights, power strips, or extension cords for lighting in the classrooms. Class space is often limited, so please refrain from bringing excessive equipment and large items such as a floor stand.
What if I have health issues?
If you have any special medical concerns that relate to Seminar, please contact the ANG Registrar at (856) 380–6911, or e-mail ANG@ needlepoint.org.
What if I have questions about my ANG Seminar merchandise order?
Please contact ANG Registrar at ANG@needlepoint.org or call (856) 380–6911.
What if I still have questions?
Please contact ANG Registrar at ANG@needlepoint.org or call (856) 380–6911.