Everything You Need to Know: Accessing WriteOnCon
Have you started the countdown to WriteOnCon 2017 yet? (We have! It’s just seven sleeps away!) Here’s everything you need to know about accessing all of the amazing events and conference content.
What Your Admission Gives You Access To
Depending on the level of admission you purchased, you will have access to different portions of the conference.
Attendees who have not purchased admission will be able to access our keynote events only. These are posted at the opening and close of each conference day – there are six in total. We have selected six of our favourite topics, which we hope will be useful and inspiring to everyone!
Purchasers of General Admission will have access to our static events, but not the live events. These include all of our blog and vlog posts – all 60 of them! Our contributors have created some incredibly helpful and eye-opening posts (we had a terrific time reading them as we set up for the conference), from writing advice to insight on career-building and the publication process, so there’s lots of great stuff here to help you on your writing journey.
Those who bought the Full Admission will have access to all of the above, plus the live events. We have 35 live events lined up over the three days of the conference – one every hour, on the hour! These include Q&A sessions with industry professionals (authors, agents, and editors), pitch sessions, and rapid feedback sessions (think #tenqueries on Twitter, only with more elaboration and critique). Live events may be either video or text-based, depending on the speaker.
And finally, everyone with an Extended Admission will receive exactly the same content as the Full Admission. However, while both General and Full admissions will close at the end of the day on February 10, Extended Admission attendees will be able to access content until March 4.
The Writeoncon Critique Forums
Regardless of your admission level, the critique forums are open and free to everyone. You can access the forums from our website, or directly by going here.
For more information on how the forums work, please see our blog post for instructions.
Accessing the Conference
Everyone who pre-registered for the conference will have been automatically added to our conference registry. You should have received an email containing login and password information. If you have not gotten your login info, please email us.
NOTE: The email address we sent your login info to is the one you used when paying through PayPal. Please check that account – including your junk and spam folders – before emailing us. You can change your preferred email address once you log in.
New registrations made through our website will receive an automatic email containing their login information.
This login is your key to the conference events. You will need to log in using this information in order to access the content that you registered for.
All conference events can be found at the Conference Events link in the navigation bar. All events are listed, but you will only be able to access the ones that you bought admission for. Once you’re logged in, the website will recognize which of these that is.
Live events are accessed through our Live Events page. Only Full and Extended Admission attendees will be able to access this page. We are using a special private Facebook page as our primary live event platform. All events will be embedded into the Live Events page for easy organization and access. In order to watch the actual live-streaming videos, or follow live text events, you will need to click on the embedded event on the Live Events page; this will take you directly to the event link on Facebook.
You WILL need a Facebook account (and be logged in to it) in order to access the live events and to leave a comment. If you do not have a Facebook account, it is easy and free to sign up for one.
If you missed a live event while it was live, don’t panic! All live events – both video and text – will be archived for you to be able to catch up on later (you just won’t have the opportunity to interact with our live speaker).
If you have not yet registered, there’s still time! We will be accepting General and Full Admissions right through till February 10, and Extended Admissions until March 4, which are the days when these respective admissions expire. You can register here.
All conference content – keynotes, blogs and vlogs, and archived live events – will remain available right through the admission expiration dates. You can continue to access it using the same login and webpage links as during the conference.
We are incredibly excited about what we have lined up for you during WriteOnCon 2017! We’ve already had a chance to preview the speaker content, and it is amazing. We hope that WriteOnCon helps you improve yourself as a writer, and also leads to some wonderful and lasting new friendships.
See you February 2nd!