FAQ - Spring 2022 Couture Tours

What is a Couture Tour?
A Couture Tour event is an evening filled with creative business inspiration along with a Create & Take, Art Contest, prizes, and so much fun! Each one lasts approximately 2–3 hours and is held in a local hotel conference room. This round of tours will have a limited number of seats held for guests. If you intend on bringing a guest, simply check that you are interested during your registration process, and Designer Services will contact you to register your guest if space is available.

The Spring 2022 tours are an intentionally smaller, more intimate round of events. It is anticipated that seats will sell out quickly. We encourage interested Designers to join the waitlist to take advantage of seats if and when they become available.

We can’t wait to see you there!


How often will there be Couture Tours?
Chalk Couture™ generally holds Couture Tours every spring and, sometimes, fall. We choose various times and locations based on growth in an area, current Designer counts, recency of our last tour visit, and proximity to Designers.

Can I bring a guest?
Yes! You can bring one guest to a Couture Tour near you! The registration fee for your guest is $39 USD, the same low price for your own ticket. During your registration process, if you checked that you are interested in registering for a guest, Designer Services will contact you for more information soon. Please note that space for guests is limited, and requests for guest registration will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no guarantee of availability. If space is available, Designer Services will request guest registration information and payment within 48 hours of their contact. Otherwise the space will be released to other Designers and their guests. Guest tickets are limited to one per Designer.

Guest attendees won’t be able to participate in the Art Contest, but can chalk it up during the Create & Take activity. The Create & Take activity is included in the registration pricing for both Designers and guests.

Can I bring more than one guest?
No. This event is limited to up to one guest per Designer on a first-come, first-serve basis. The majority of seats are reserved for Designers.

Do I have to know who my guest will be when I register?
No. You can choose whom to bring with you right up to the last moment. Guest attendees will not be on a registration list by name. Instead, your name will show that you have paid for a guest to attend with you.

Do I have to register my guest at the same time I register myself to attend?
No. During your registration process, simply check the box that indicates you are interested in bringing a guest along to your Couture Tour, and Designer Services will contact you to complete the registration for your guest.

Do I have to bring a guest to attend?
No. If you don’t want to bring a guest, just bring your glorious self!

What if my guest can no longer attend?
If your guest can no longer attend the Couture Tour event, you can invite another guest. You may also contact Designer Services, who can help you transfer the extra guest ticket to another eligible attendee (pending demand and timing).

Can my guest registration fee be refunded if my guest can't make it?
No, we will not be refunding guest tickets. You have the option to invite another guest or contact Designers Services, who can help you transfer the extra guest ticket to another attendee.

What is the Couture Tour registration schedule for Spring 2022?
Registration opens at 9 am MT, on March 1. Registration for Designer spots closes on March 16, at 11:59 pm MT, or when sold out. Registration for guest spots closes on March 8, at 11:59 pm MT, or when space available for this ticket type hits capacity. If you’d like to bring a guest, register early!

A registration link will be provided to all Designers in the March Fab First email and in the Resource Library. After you register yourself, and if you indicate that you intend to bring a guest, Designer Services will contact you to register your guest. You’ll have 48 hours to respond and claim the guest ticket, or it will go to the next person in line. Chalk Central will open up any unclaimed guest spots to Designers on the waitlist one week following the close of guest registration (March 8).

Where and when will events be held?
Our Spring 2022 schedule includes the following cities, dates, and locations.


How long will each event last?

Day-of event registration opens at 6:30 pm (local time) with an event start time of 7 pm and end time of approximately 9–9:15 pm.

What is the registration fee and what does that include?
Couture Tours will be $39 USD per Designer or guest. This includes a Create & Take, presentations, fun networking, participation and voting in the Art Contest, and the opportunity to win fun prizes!

Will there be a fee to park at the hotel?
Depending on the location, you may need to pay to park at the event hotel. Potential parking fees are below but are subject to change at the discretion of the hotel.

 

Couture Tour Location

Parking Fee

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria

Free

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego Downtown 

$5 USD

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter

Free

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento

Free

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport

$8 USD

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Arlington Heights

Free

Hilton Cincinnati Airport

Free

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Decatur Riverfront

Free

The Westin Charlotte

$12 USD

 

What does the event schedule include?
You’ll be able to enter and vote on an Art Contest, complete a Create & Take project, participate in business presentations, and have the chance to win fun prizes and products. And of course, you’ll have the chance to connect with fellow Designers in your area!

What is the Art Contest and how do we enter it?
Each event has an Art Contest with exciting prizes for the top three winners. Bring a favorite piece of Chalk Couture artwork with you to display in our contest gallery. Entries should be your own original creation, use Chalk Couture Transfer(s), and either Chalkology® Paste or Ink. Chalk Couture surfaces are preferred, but “found objects” such as apparel, ceramics, linens, glass, and wood are acceptable. Voting and winners will be announced at the event—with fun prizes, too!

Can my guest participate in the Art Contest?
Guests will not be able to enter submissions into the Art Contest, but they can still admire the entries, find motivation for their own future DIY projects, be inspired by some of the very best projects Chalk Couture Designers have to show off, and vote on their favorite projects. Your guests will love being able to feel the magic of Chalk Couture as they see Art Contest entries. The magic is, after all, why you’re bringing them along!

Is there a risk that the events will sell out?
All Couture Tour events have limited seating capacity and many will sell out. Register yourself (and your guest) early to secure your spot(s)!

Can I get on a waitlist?
Yes. If your city’s tour is full, sign up on the waitlist. Designer Services monitors the waitlist and offers registration on a first-come, first-served basis. If you register and later find you are unable to attend the Couture Tour, we ask you to work directly with Designer Services to arrange a refund (deadlines and fees apply). Transferring your registration to another Designer on your own is not allowed.

Can I cancel my spot if I'm unable to attend? If I cancel, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you may cancel. To be refunded, you must contact Designer Services a minimum of two weeks prior to the date of your scheduled event. After that date, you will not be refunded. Refunds will be processed with a $10 USD processing fee (registration fee of $39 USD minus the processing fee of $10 USD, equals a $29 USD refund).

I've registered but can't attend. Can I sell my spot to another Designer?
No. Chalk Central manages all registrations and Designer information. If you need to cancel, please follow the process outlined above. If you are a Designer looking to buy a seat for a sold-out event, do not buy one directly from another Designer, as you will not be on the official registration list nor will we have materials for you. If you wish to attend a sold-out event, please join the official waitlist. We will work through the waitlist in the order Designers are added.

I've registered but can't attend. Can a friend pick up my Create & Take supplies or other materials?
No, unfortunately not. Every attendee can only check-in for themselves and receive one set of products/supplies. You need to attend to participate in all the fun and to receive the included products!

Can I attend more than one session of Couture Tours?
Yes. During registration, if you intend on attending more than one Couture Tour, you can check a box indicating so. Designer Services will reach out as space allows after registration has closed, to get you set up for the other events.

What communications can I expect to receive prior to the event?
After registering for an event, you will receive a confirmation email with all the event details and anything you’ll need to know to have a successful Couture Tour experience.


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