With FLOAT offering general classes, Master Classes and bonus classes, apparently this has led to a bit of confusion among some of you. Some think they're all free, others think they all have additional costs involved, and still others blend the two ideas together! So let's take a moment to explain how these all work so you can best plan for the 2015 FLOAT Convention.
Do I need to pre-enroll? Yes and no. You want to pre-enroll if you want to save money, but in theory you can sign up at the door. However, Dianna Glandon's Foil Balloon class has a maximum of 75 people, so I would absolutely pre-register for that one if you wish to take it.
What if I don't like the class? We will offer refunds on any Master Class as long as you leave the course within the first 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, you have now more than likely absorbed at least enough education to justify the expense, so you've now committed to the class and refunds are no longer an option. If you do leave the class and qualify for a refund, you may not reenter the class under any condition.
How much do they cost? Bonus Classes are not part of the regular FLOAT academic schedule, and as such they carry an additional cost of $20.00 each.
Do I need to pre-enroll? No. You can absolutely sign up for Bonus Classes at FLOAT, but you must do so at the Registration Desk. Money will not be taken at the door. And there is no savings for enrolling early, so you can wait until the last minute if you prefer.
What if I don't like the class? We will offer refunds on any Bonus Class as long as you leave the course within the first 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you will have made an official commitment to the class. If you do leave the class and qualify for a refund, you may not reenter the class under any condition.
Other Common Questions about FLOAT's Classes
Do I really have to register for FLOAT to take Master Classes? Can't I just pay for the Master Classes I want to take?
Yes, you do. No, you can't. You can sign up for a FLOAT Day Pass (available starting on December 1, 2014) but you'll still have to pay a fee to attend that day PLUS the cost of the class you wish to take.
You offer ten general class sessions, but have 27 different classes being offered...How do we take them all?
You can't. There's no way around it. But what you can do is purchase the Academic FLOATBook which will contain all the class notes from all the general class sessions. Those will begin going on sale on December 1, 2014.
Will you be videotaping any of the FLOAT classes? Or webcasting?
At this time, there are no official plans to offer either service, so you'll just have to get to FLOAT to learn from the best!
How can I teach a Bonus Class?
Submit your class proposal to Steve@FLOATConvention.com as soon as possible. Classes are subject to approval and we have limited spots available.
Are there any other educational opportunities at FLOAT?