SisterSpace 2015

Workshop FAQ


Who can present a Sisterspace workshop?
Any camper, vendor, entertainer, or worker registered for the Sisterspace weekend can submit a workshop proposal.

How do I submit a proposal?
All proposals should be submitted online through our Google Form link.

Is there a deadline for submitting a proposal?
July 15, 2016 is the deadline for submitting a workshop proposal. Latee submissions will be considered on a space available basis.

Do I get paid for presenting a workshop at Sisterspace?
No. Workshop presenters, as well as the Planners coordinating the Sisterspace weekend, are all volunteers. Presenting a workshop, however, counts as your 2-hour workshift and entitles you to your $30 deposit refund (if applicable).

Do I get a discount on my Sisterspace registration for presenting a Sisterspace workshop?
Workshop presenters do not receive any special registration discount. Presenters are required to pre-register and pay before they receive their final workshop confirmation. However—the earlier you submit your proposal, the earlier you'll be able to register, and if you register by June 30 you'll qualify for the Early-Bird discount. Click here to register

Can I qualify for financial aid to attend Sisterspace?
Anyone who needs financial assistance to attend Sisterspace may apply for a Send-A-Sister scholarship. Funds are limited and scholarships do require that you volunteer a specific number of hours over the weekend.

Can I submit more than 1 workshop proposal?
Yes.

How do I find out if my workshop proposal was accepted?
We will send out confirmation emails to everyone who submits a proposal through our Google Form by the 1st round deadline. Late submissions will receive a confirmation email by the 1st of the following month.

Do you have A/V equipment available for my workshop?
No. Workshop presenters must bring their own A/V equipment. If you're using A/V, please specifically state your need for an electrical outlet in your proposal.

What time slot will I be given for my workshop?
Workshops begin on Friday afternoon at around 1 PM thru Sunday at around 1 PM. Most workshops are scheduled during the day (from breakfast thru dinner). Since Saturday at 11am and 1pm tend to be the most popular pick for time slots, the Workshop Planner does her best to schedule workshops in a way that complements the overall weekend schedule while honoring a presenter's time preference.

How do I let attenders know if they need to bring something to the workshop?
Workshop descriptions can list supplies that a person should bring from home, such as a journal and pen or a yoga mat. If your workshop is accepted, we will post your description to our website and advertise it on Facebook. Workshop facilitators are responsible for the cost and for providing handouts as well as unusual materials that may be needed for their workshop participants, such as decoupage glue for an art project or fabric squares for a quilting demo.

Can someone help me develop an idea for a workshop?
Yes. Submit your rough idea through our Google Form link and the Workshop Planner will reach out to you to talk about your proposal.

Can vendors or entertainers submit a workshop proposal?
Absolutely! We only ask that your workshop not be an "infomercial" for a specific product that you sell. For example, if you sell handcrafted drums, we'd love for you to run a drumming workshop where women can bring their own drums or use the ones you have on hand—with the option of buying one of your drums later on at the merchant area.