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Q: What is Declare all about?

Declare is a conference equipping women to walk in their calling as Christian communicators. The theme of our 2017 Conference is: Sweet as Honey. Click here to read more about the heart behind Declare.

Our conference offers opportunities for worship, connecting with other like-minded women, receiving inspiration and practical information for our lives and ministries. The conference schedule includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions on specific topics, mastermind groups, and social events.

Q: Where is the 2017 conference?

This year the conference is at The Laurel, 2040 Enchanted Way, Grapevine, Texas, 76051

Q: What is included in the price of a ticket to The Declare Conference?

Your Declare ticket reserves you a seat to opening night Monday, and in all of the sessions over Tuesday and Wednesday. The ticket price also includes conference materials, amazing worship, time to connect with the incredible sponsors, some meals, and sweet parting gifts. {leave room in your luggage!}

The ticket price does not include travel or hotel.

Q: Where should I get a hotel room?

There are a number of hotels in the proximity of the conference location (The Laurel: 2040 Enchanted Way Grapevine, Texas 76051), so choose the one that suits you best! The official conference hotel is:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North 

2401 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, Texas, 76051


We encourage you to make reservations early as hotels tend to fill up fast. Please feel free to mention that you’re attending the Declare Conference, but note, we do not have official room blocks so as to leave hotel options open to your preferences.

Q: How can I connect with other attendees?

Please join our Declare Conference Community Group on Facebook!

Q: Will there be any Labs this year?

Yes! Pre-Conference Labs are Monday 10/2 before the conference begins. Registration is open, seating is limited, and Labs require a separate registration from your conference ticket. Visit the home page, see under PROGRAM / DAY 1 where Lab sessions and descriptions are listed. Labs are 90 minutes each and are workshop format in a classroom type setting. 

Q: Will there be Mastermind Groups this year?

Yes! You’ll have the opportunity to meet up with other attendees based on your common audience and/or focus (i.e. online shop, blog, book, etc.). Mastermind Groups will be coordinated at the conference. 

Q: Is this conference geared toward local Dallas/Fort Worth attendees in particular?

Nope, not at all! We welcome Christian communicators from all over, with many attendees and speakers traveling in to participate each year!

Q: When should I get to the conference by and when should I plan to leave?

Registration opens Monday at 6:00 pm. The opening keynote begins at 7:00 pm and you’ll want to be here for that for sure! The conference will end Wednesday evening.

Q: I see two airports in Dallas. Which one should I fly into?

Dallas International Airport (DFW) is closer to the hotel but Dallas Love Field (DAL) is only about 20 minutes more of a drive. Sometimes the airfare to Dallas Love Field is cheaper. So, check both options for the best price.

Q: I want to stay at a hotel and would like to room with other women. How do I find out who else needs to share a room?

Roommates at conferences are fun! To find another attendee in need of a room try asking on twitter using the #declareconf hashtag. You may also post a request in the Declare Conference Community Group on Facebook.

Q: I need gluten-free or other allergy friendly meals. Will I be able to eat anything at the conference?

We understand how hard it is to find food you can eat when you have food allergies, intolerance or celiac disease. When you purchase a ticket to the conference be sure to answer the questions about your special food needs and we will make sure you have the appropriate meals. Our meal options will include gluten-free and vegetarian. We​ ​have​ ​made​ ​every​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​gluten-free​ ​food​ ​options​ ​and accommodate​ ​vegetarian​ ​diets,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​cannot​ ​guarantee​ ​that​ ​there​ ​isn’t​ ​cross​ ​contamination​ ​in​ ​the​ ​food preparation.​ ​Please​ ​be​ ​advised​ ​and​ ​take​ ​every​ ​precaution.​ ​The​ ​Declare​ ​Conference​ ​is​ ​not​ ​responsible​ ​for illness​ ​or​ ​incident​ ​occurring​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​menu​ ​provisions.

Q: Are children allowed at the conference?

No, sorry. Children will not be allowed at the conference with the exception of nursing babies. 

Q: I haven’t started blogging/speaking/podcasting yet but want to {or, I am very new at it}. Will I feel out of place at the conference?

Nope! 🙂 You will be in the perfect place to learn and be encouraged my other women who can relate to the excitement, joys, and struggles of starting something new. And let me tell you, almost everyone feels a little insecure at first, not knowing what to expect, but we will make you feel right at home! I bet you’ll leave the conference having made some incredible new friends.

Q: What if I don’t know anyone else who’s going? Will I be alone and feel out of place the whole time?

Goodness no. We’ve all been in that same place of experiencing a conference for the first time. It can seem intimidating, especially if you are going on your own. But … you will find the hosts, speakers and other attendees to be super friendly! We WANT to get to know you! Be prepared to talk about yourself a lot as there will be many women who want to learn about you and your vision. We are also making special provisions just for newcomers and you will fit right in. Don’t let not knowing anyone stop you from coming. By the end of the conference you will leave with new friends that you’ll want to see again next year.

Q: I’m a more advanced blogger. Will I feel challenged and be able to learn new things at the conference?

Yes, we believe so. We have such a diverse group of speakers and they are speaking on topics ranging from beginner to advanced blogging subjects. We will also be discussing the whys of blogging and the heart behind it. Fresh vision for your blog is always a good thing.

Q: I want to be able to talk to the speakers, hosts and sponsors but don’t feel like I can approach them. Are they going to be annoyed with me if I come up to them and gush about how much I love them?

Sometimes seeing someone in person that you admire from a distance through blog land can feel intimidating. You want to talk to them but you don’t want them to think you’re a stalker, right?! Please, please do approach them! They are just like you. Perhaps they are a little shy themselves and insecure about starting a conversation {many bloggers & writers are introverts} but I promise you, they won’t bite and would love to chat!

Q: What age group are the women in who come to the conference? I’m concerned I may not fit in.

You fit in! The age is from 18 to 110 {okay, well maybe no one in their 100’s … yet}. Whatever stage of life you’re in, you will find others at the conference who are in it, too. Please don’t let age stop you from coming! Oh, and if you are under 18 but want to come with an adult, contact us! We love supporting and encouraging the next generation of bloggers!

Q: Is there an area where we can buy things from the sponsors, like books?

YES! Our sponsors are looking forward to meeting you, introducing you to their brand/organization, and some will have products for purchase and ways to support their cause. We are excited for the sponsors we’ve partnered with this year!

Q: What should I wear?

Wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable. Most attendees land somewhere between casual and dressy-casual. No need for ballgowns or business suits. We also recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket as Texas gets pretty hot and we tend to compensate with extra powerful AC units.

Q: What should I bring?

  • Bible
  • Pen(s)
  • Notebook/paper/journal 
  • Laptop/device for taking digital notes if you prefer
  • Money to shop the Sponsor Marketplace and for the Coffee Truck 
  • Business cards for networking
  • A ready and expectant heart

Q: I purchased a ticket but am no longer able to attend. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, tickets are nonrefundable. However, you can transfer your ticket to another woman by giving it to or selling it to her. Once you sell or giveaway the ticket, log in to your Eventbrite account and change the ticket information to the information of the person you transferred it to.

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