FAQ - Leadership 2023

What is Leadership?
Leadership is a weekend event for Designers who have achieved the title of Mentor and above. The event is chalk full of opportunity, inspiration, information, and celebration. This year’s theme is “Sky Full of Stars”! Set your goals as big as the sky and become the star you were born to be! At this event, you’ll experience new products, receive exclusive training, enjoy leadership networking opportunities, and learn how to shine even brighter. We are excited to see you at this special event. 

Who can attend Leadership?
Registration is open to active Mentors and above. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A Designer must reach the title of Mentor or higher at least once between July and December 2022 in order to attend Leadership. Any Designer who is registered but does not maintain a qualifying title prior to the event (4th quarter) is permitted and encouraged to attend.

What are the dates for the Leadership event?
Leadership 2023 will be Friday and Saturday, January 20–21, 2023. Couturier Day and Couturier Night will be held on Thursday, January 19, for eligible attendees and by invitation only. Keep an eye on communications from Chalk Central as well as the Leadership 2023 website for the event activities schedule.

Where will Leadership be held?
Our event host is the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk (123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205). Our room block is now open for booking and will close December 15, 2022, subject to availability. Use the link below for booking. Book early to save your spot! 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

BOOK BY PHONE: 210.510.4500 and use the group code G-XOOU to receive the discounted rate.

Room rate is $209 USD (up to quad occupancy) per night.

What is the cost to attend Leadership?
To attend the event in person, the registration fee is $259 USD. To attend virtually, the attendance registration is $19 USD. All registration fees are in US dollars; Canadian registrations may see a foreign transaction fee and the current exchange rate for the registration fee. Admission to Couturier activities on January 19 is at no additional cost to eligible and invited in-person attendees.

In-Person attendees have the option to pay in full, or to break their registration fee into 2 separate payments. You may elect to pay a $129.50 USD deposit at the time you register, and have the $129.50 USD balance automatically charged on December 16, 2022.

What can I expect when attending Leadership?
We want you to shine at this year’s Leadership event! This is the perfect chance for you to network with other Designers, expand your business knowledge, get your hands on new Chalk Couture products, receive updates about the company, and much more! Leadership is two days filled with inspiration, information, and motivation. You don’t want to miss out!

Sessions will start at 9 am and run throughout both days (concluding at approximately 5 pm on Friday and 9 pm on Saturday). We recommend that you keep your schedule open and make travel arrangements early to attend every moment.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

What is included with the registration fee?
This year’s Leadership event offers an in-person ticket for $259 USD or a virtual ticket for $19 USD. 

In-person attendees will be provided with a continental breakfast and lunch on Friday, continental breakfast and dinner on Saturday, giveaway opportunities, and a constellation of new products from the Spring 2023 Collection. Additionally, Couturiers will enjoy a special day and a dinner at our Couturier Night activity. In-person attendees will also receive registration materials and other in-person-only goodies.

Virtual attendees will have access to live-stream viewing of Friday and Saturday morning general sessions, all afternoon classes, and the closing session held on Saturday. The virtual registration of $19 is “view only” and does not include any mailed registration items, swag, or prizes.

When does Leadership registration open?
Registration opens on October 20, 2022, at 9 am MT. In-person registration closes on December 15, 2022, at 11:59 pm MT, or when space is no longer available, whichever comes first. Virtual registration closes on January 13, 2023, at 11:59 pm MT.

What information do I need when I register?
To ensure your online registration is smooth and quick, have this information ready when you register: 

  • The first name, last name, and email address associated with your Designer account. 
  • The name you would like to appear on your name badge at the event.
  • Your credit card to pay for the $259 USD (in-person attendance) or $19 USD (virtual attendance) registration fee.
  • Any special needs, including for hearing, vision, mobility, or dietary restrictions. Our host hotel can accommodate select dietary needs, and you’ll want to alert your server or make selections that suit your needs.
  • Your choice of a breakout group for our afternoon rotations. While most of our sessions are “general sessions” together, having breakout groups allows us to hold smaller discussions, share ideas, network, and play even more effectively! You can choose to register with members of your Team or split up to meet new people and gain new perspectives!
  • It is not required, but we highly recommend you create an account during the registration process. Creating an account will give you the option to log in and make changes to your registration including breakout group selections, personal info and more! Your login credentials can also be used when registering for future events so be sure to keep your password in a safe place. 

Do I have to pay the entire fee when I register for the event?
No. In-person attendees have the option to pay in full, or to break their registration fee into 2 separate payments. You may elect to pay a $129.50 USD deposit at the time you register, and have the $129.50 USD balance automatically charged on December 16, 2022.

What breakout groups can I choose from?
Choose one of the three groups for your class rotations:

  • Vega Violet
  • Orion Gold
  • Ursa Major Indigo

All groups will participate in all sessions. There will be an ASL interpreter available in the Orion Gold group.

What if the breakout group I prefer is unavailable? 
If your preferred group is full, you can opt to complete your registration without a group selection and be placed on a waitlist for your preference. If space in your preferred group becomes available you will automatically be assigned. If space does not open up by the time registration closes, you will automatically be placed in a group with availability.

Can I change my breakout group after I register?
Yes. Until registration officially closes, you can login to your registration account and change your group as long as there is availability. You do not need to contact Designer Services to make group changes. 

Can I bring a guest to Leadership?
Unfortunately, no. The exclusive Leadership event is only for active Designers who have registered for the event. You are welcome to invite others (such as spouses or family members) to stay in your hotel room, but they will not be allowed to attend any part of the Chalk Couture Leadership event.

What if I register but am unable to attend?
If you registered for in-person attendance and need to cancel, you may cancel your registration with a partial refund of your registration fee (after a $50 USD processing fee is deducted from any canceled registration) up until registration closes or sells out, whichever comes first. After requesting your cancellation, your in-person ticket will automatically be changed to a virtual ticket.

If you need to cancel an in-person registration, please contact the events team at events@chalkcouture.com. Registrations are non-transferable. Virtual registrations are non-refundable.

If I am unable to attend, can I get the gifts, registration materials, or products shipped to me that I would have received at the event?
Gifts and products are only for those attending the live event, and we ask that you please do not ask a friend to pick up these items for you.

What if my recognition title is Mentor in November and I register for the event but have dropped to a lower title by January 2023? Can I still attend?
Yes. We would love to have you! Any Designer who is qualified when they register is permitted and encouraged to attend. If your title drops after registering, what better way to boost your Designership than by attending this event?

What is the latest month I can advance to a qualified title to attend Leadership?
The last month to qualify based on title advancement is November (finalized by December 15, 2022, space permitting), as registration must close mid-December. In order to attend Couturier activities at Leadership, you must have reached the paid-as title of Couturier or above at least one time between July and December 2022. If you advance to Couturier in December, and you have already registered for Leadership, you will be invited to attend Couturier activities on January 19 (pending completion of the standard title audit). 

EVENT DETAILS

What time is on-site check-in for the event?
Check-in for the event will begin Thursday evening at 6 pm. On-site check-in will continue from 8 to 9 am on Friday for late arrivals. Couturiers will be registered during the Couturier Day activities. 

Please bring your registration confirmation and your picture ID. You will be required to present your ID in order to pick up your registration packet. Doors will open promptly at 8:45 am on Friday.

Will any meals be provided?
Yes! A light continental breakfast is provided on Friday and Saturday. All attendees will also receive lunch on Friday and dinner on Saturday. 

What should I wear?
Please dress in business casual attire. We recommend that you bring a sweater with you in case our event room is cold.

What should I bring with me?
Bring your fun, positive attitude, and plenty of space in your suitcase for all the Chalk Couture goodies you’ll be taking home!

How can I find other Designers with whom to share a room?
The Emerging Leaders Facebook group is a fantastic community! For potential roommates, try reaching out to your besties from this Facebook group or your own Team members. This is the perfect opportunity to bond with longtime friends or meet new leaders.

Where can I reserve my hotel room?
Hotel rooms are booked separately from Leadership registration and directly with the host hotel. Please refer to the link below or book by phone. Don’t forget to use the group code G-XOOU to receive the discounted rate. Our room block is open for booking from October 20 through December 15. The room block is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Book now!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

BOOK BY PHONE: 210.510.4500 (Ask for the group code G-XOOU.)

What amenities does the hotel have?
Centrally located on the vibrant River Walk, with direct access to the world-famous Alamo, Hyatt Regency San Antonio puts you in the heart of all the entertainment, culture, and history that the city has to offer. You can indulge in multiple on-site restaurants and bars, shops, and spa. You can learn more from their website, however please only book your room through the link included here. The hotel is located within walking distance of dozens of restaurants as well as the Alamo! Renting a car is not required. However, the Hyatt Regency does provide self-parking ($43 overnight) as well as a valet service ($55 overnight).

When can I check in and out of the hotel?
Check-in is at 3 pm and checkout is at 11 am. You may request a late checkout, but we cannot guarantee you will be accommodated.

Can I stay somewhere else?
Yes. But we will miss you! We strongly encourage attendees to stay at our host hotel. It’s one of the ways we’re able to offer you affordable registration costs, and it also ensures you don’t miss any of the action. The room block available at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk is for convenience and affordability for those who are flying in or would like to stay at the same location the event is happening. Across the street from the Alamo, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk is the perfect location for you to meet your fellow Designers.

What airport should I use to fly in?
The closest major airport to the hotel is the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) located approximately 9 miles from the hotel by vehicle. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are often available just outside of the baggage claim area.

COUTURIER ACTIVITY DETAILS

Will there be a Couturier Day?
Yes! If you have been paid as a Couturier or above at least one month between June–December 2022, you will receive an invitation to all Couturier events.

January 19, 2023, is a day just for Couturiers. Plan on enjoying collaboration, celebration, and inspiration with this elite group of like-minded chalkers! The day will run from 1–3 pm, with “lounge time” available thereafter. Doors will open at 12:45 pm.

Will there be a Couturier Night?
Yes! Attendance will be by invitation only. More information will be provided to attendees regarding venue, dress, and activities. Couturier Night includes a fabulous dinner off-site, and exclusive Chalk Couture gifts.

If I earn the title of Couturier in January 2023, can I attend the Couturier events?
Sorry, but no. We confirm all title advancements through our normal commission calculation process. This means that commissions for January 2023 are not calculated until January ends and our audit is finalized (by February 15, 2023), which is well after the Leadership event. To secure your spot at the Couturier events please see requirements above.



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