Frequently Asked Questions

If your question does not appear in any of our FAQs, please contact us at registration@awpwriter.org.


Registration FAQs

Q: How do I register?
A: To register for the conference, please visit the 2021 Conference & Bookfair section of the AWP online store after registration opens. Registration rates and dates are available on the 2021 Conference & Bookfair Registration page.

Q: What does a registration to the conference provide?
A: Conference registration will provide access to all events listed in our events schedule and the bookfair.

Q: How do I register for more than one person?
A: Once you’ve selected a category from the conference store page, click the gray “Add Another Attendee” button beneath the first set of registration fields. You may add as many additional registrations as needed. When registering other attendees, please uncheck the box that reads “Please check if you are purchasing this registration for yourself,” otherwise, this registration will be linked to your AWP account and will not be viewable by the attendee.

Q: How do I donate a registration to the AWP Community Scholarship?
A: You can donate to AWP Community Scholarship by visiting the Conference Registration Overview page or when you purchase your own registration for #AWP21.

Q: How do I know I have registered successfully?
A: You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your online order. You can view your registration details and download a PDF of your receipt from your AWP user account.

Q: How can I get copy of my receipt?
A: If you didn’t receive a confirmation email, it is possible that your email address was entered incorrectly or that your spam filter (or your ISP’s spam filter) blocked the email. Please log in to your AWP account and make sure that the email address for your account and your registration information are both correct. You can also download your receipt from the receipts section of your AWP account.

Q: I haven’t received my confirmation or receipt. What should I do?
A: If you didn’t receive a confirmation email, it is possible that your email address iswas entered incorrectly or that your spam filter (or your ISP’s spam filter) blocked the email. Please log in to your AWP account and make sure that the email address for your account and your registration information are both correct. You can also download your receipt from the orders section of your AWP account.

Q: How do I make a change to my registration?
A: Your registration details can be found by logging in to your AWP user account, clicking “My AWP Account” at the top of the page, and then selecting “My Registrations” from the orange sidebar to the left of the page. To make a change, first click the green “Edit” button beneath the registration details to make changes to the information fields. Click “Save” when you are done. Please remember that the name and affiliation will be printed exactly as they appear on this page, including capitalization (or lack thereof).

Q: If I need to cancel my registration, what is the refund policy?
A: Conference sales are final and nonrefundable. A registration may be transferred to another individual, provided that this individual is not already registered, the registration is used for the same conference, and the individual qualifies for the type of registration being transferred. For example, a student registration can only be transferred to another student. For more information about registration transfers, please contactt registration@awpwriter.org.

Q: Where can I find my unique registration code?
A: To view and manage your conference registration information, visit the 2021 Conference Registration Management page of your AWP user account.

Q: If I have not registered before the conference, can I still attend the conference?
A:Registration will be open from September through the end of the conference dates. Payment may only be made by credit card.

Q: How do I access the virtual conference?
A:More information will be available soon.

Q: Do I have to register for each individual panel or reading that I want to attend?
A: No. Once you have received your conference registration, you may attend all of the conference events listed in our events schedule and the bookfair.

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Conference Attendee FAQs

Q: What do I do if I’ve forgotten my password and can’t view my AWP user account?
A:You can easily retrieve your password by clicking the “Forgot Password” link in the login box. Enter the email address you used to create your AWP account, and then click “Submit” to have a new password emailed to you. If your email address isn’t accepted, please contact our membership services department for further assistance at awp@awpwriter.org.

Q: Is the conference all virtual?
A:AWP is currently in ongoing discussions with Kansas City concerning the March 2021 conference and we are continuing to monitor CDC, state, and local guidelines to determine the safest option for the conference.
In the meantime, as we continue to be in contact with Kansas City, AWP is moving forward with plans for a virtual version of #AWP21. Regardless of whether #AWP21 has an in-person component, all #AWP21 content and programming will be made available virtually in March 2021.

Q: How can I obtain a press pass?
A: Please email all requests for press passes to registration@awpwriter.org before February 15, 2021.

Q: How can I find out in advance the schedule of conference events?
A: Please visit our website to view the online conference schedule. The online schedule is the most up-to-date schedule of events. AWP reserves the right to modify the conference schedule, which is published as an indication only.

Q: Who selects the AWP Conference & Bookfair events from the proposals?
A: The subcommittee, composed of the committee chairs from the AWP Board of Directors as well as professionals from AWP’s membership, is responsible for accepting or rejecting proposals. Each subcommittee member spends approximately four weeks reading, reviewing, and ranking between 250 and 1,000 proposals. Each proposal is reviewed by at least four subcommittee members. All events are grouped, reviewed, and ranked alongside proposals of the same event type. Incomplete proposals are removed from consideration. For more information about the selection and scoring process, please see our Event Proposal Guidelines. You may also view a list of the San Antonio 2020 Subcommittee members.

Q: At what times are conference events and the bookfair scheduled?
A: More information will be made available soon.

Q: What types of events can I expect to see at the AWP Conference & Bookfair?
A: Please review the online conference schedule to learn about the types of events we host. Previous conference schedules are available in the Conference Archives and Photo Albums section of our website.

Q: Is there ever a longer scheduled break between sessions for lunch or socializing?
A: Attendees are welcome to take breaks as they wish, but there is a break when panels and readings aren’t scheduled. Attendees are encouraged to explore the bookfair.

Q: What accessibility accommodations are available for attendees?
A: AWP is making arrangements that allow all attendees to participate in the conference. For a complete list of all the accommodations available to attendees, please see our Accessibility Services page.  Please direct any questions or specific requests to colleen@awpwriter.org.


 

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March 3–6, 2021
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Convention Center

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