Frequently Asked Conference Questions
What’s unique about the 2019 Hearts at Home 2.0 Conference?
A few things have been tailored with you in mind! Instead of splitting into breakouts, we are going to gather as one group for a full day of main stage speakers. Each will share from a unified conference theme for a cohesive teaching experience. All attendees will have the benefit of hearing seven key speakers who will build toward a panel discussion at the end of the conference day. This will provide an opportunity for you to have your questions answered so we can all grow together.
We are excited to offer an evening of Expo Hall and entertainment followed by a full day of main stage speakers and teaching with even more expo time built in.
When and where will the 2019 Hearts at Home 2.0 Conference be held?
When: Friday, March 15th, 4:00pm-9:00pm & Saturday, March 16th, 7:30am-6:00pm*
Where: Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
*teaching will end at 5:00pm but expo hall shopping will remain open until 6:00pm
What time will doors open?
Registration and Expo Hall begins at 4:00pm
Auditorium doors for Mom’s Night: Entertaining the Hearts will open at 6:00pm
Doors for the Expo Hall and auditorium doors for conference will open at 7:30am.
What will seating be like?
On Friday evening for Moms Night: Entertaining the Hearts, seating in the auditorium is available first-come, first-serve for 1,400 moms. On Saturday, seating is general admission. Reserved seating is available for our VIP ticket holders and an additional section for nursing moms. If you require special accommodations for seating, please e-mail email@example.com.
Will I be able to save seats?
Due to the number of women who are attending, we are asking that you not save seats. We understand that many of you want to sit together. We suggest that you carpool with your group so that you all will arrive at the same time. Doing so will give you a better opportunity to sit together.
Is there a special hotel rate or recommended hotel?
A discounted conference rate is available at multiple hotels in order to provide a variety of options. All hotel information can be found here.
Will there be merchandise for purchase?
Yes! We are working hard to bring trustworthy resources that will support the vision and goals you have for yourself and your family. We will have a variety of vendors from health to home decor, fashion to faith!
What should I bring with me?
Please bring your ticket, either printed out or visible on your smartphone. Other suggestions would include your Bible, a journal and a pen. A boxed lunch will be provided on Saturday, but there are limited snack options available, so please be prepared based on your individual needs.
What should I do if I've misplaced my ticket?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you your ticket.
Something has come up and now I won't be able to attend, can I give my ticket to my friend?
Absolutely, although we’re sad you can’t make it. Don’t forget to have your friend purchase recordings of the sessions, so you don’t miss out!
Please email email@example.com by Wednesday March 6th, and we will assist in transferring your ticket. After March 6th, please forward your ticket to your friend and we will assist her at the Registration tables.
In case of medical or family emergency, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide a refund less a $25 processing fee on your purchase. No refunds will be given after March 6, 2019.
Is this event appropriate for my young daughter? Is there an age requirement?
The 2019 Hearts at Home 2.0 Conference is created primarily for ages 18 and up. However, we realize that there are many young women who are mature for their age. If you feel like your teen (16 and up) would benefit from attending, then we trust your judgement.
Will there be food served?
Friday evening, coffee and water will be available for attendees. Please make plans to eat dinner with friends prior to arriving; we will be sending out restaurant recommendations as we get closer to the date. If you have purchased a ticket to the ‘Hearts of the Founders Reception’ on Friday evening, there will be light appetizers and desserts served.
On Saturday, we will have coffee and water stations around the center and a boxed lunch is included in your registration.
I ordered the wrong boxed lunch, can I make a change?
Yes. Boxed lunches can be changed until February 28th. Please email email@example.com to request any changes.
Will childcare be provided?
Due to our limited space, childcare will not be provided. We understand it takes a lot of planning on your part to make sure your kids are well cared for while you are away from them. We are praying this conference will recharge your heart and soul!
Can I bring my nursing infant?
We understand the importance of maintaining the nursing schedule for both moms and infants, and want to support that connection. If you believe it will not be a distraction to others around you, we welcome any non-mobile nursing infants. We do ask that you sit in the back of auditorium, where we have reserved seating just for you, in the event that you must leave to tend your baby. We will also have a lactation room available for those who choose not to bring their nursing babies into the auditorium.
Do I need to like and follow Hearts at Home 2.0 on Facebook?
Yes! We will be making announcements about the conference, and Facebook is the easiest way to stay informed. Also, we are creating a private Facebook group for women coming to this conference. Upon registration, your thank you e-mail will include a link to join the private group.
I still have a question regarding the 2019 Hearts at Home 2.0 Conference. What should I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you!