We want to invite you, your family and friends to Women Walking with God 2021 “Arise.” We are thrilled to offer both onsite and virtual attendance options this year! As you consider joining us on April 16 – 17, 2021, these details help you know what to expect with either your onsite or virtual attendance. Click on the “Registration” tab to register online today!
For those attending In-Person
This will be different from what we have experienced in the past. Yet we are thankful that we get to gather together in a safe way. In order to have our conference, we will be following the Sedgwick County requirements for masks and COVID-19. Current guidelines are as follows, but subject to change.
At Conference you’ll notice:
- A large location that allows for social distancing; every other row blocked off for spacing and multiple seats in between groups who came together
- Masks required at all times inside the arena to follow Sedgwick County Guidelines
- The ability to go outside at any time to take a mask break
- A vendor area with some social distancing similar to a retail store
- Sanitizer stations conveniently located throughout the arena
- Bathrooms with sanitizer options for you to personally use, as well as increased sanitization
- Socially distanced breakout session during lunch on Saturday for teen girls with speaker Tiffany Malone
- Socially distanced breakout session during lunch on Saturday for moms of teens with speaker Dr. Beth Robinson
For those attending Virtually
This will be a live stream of the in-person conference, with special considerations for the virtual audience so that it feels as personable as possible.
- The ability to participate from any location where you have reliable internet and a computer/device
- The ability to watch by yourself or gathered together with family/friends who feel comfortable doing so
- An email in which you’ll receive a link a few days before Conference begins
- The email will also include a pdf version of our Conference Booklet with an outline of events and space for taking notes
- The ability to re-watch the entire Virtual Conference for a timeframe we are working to determine.
|Why Hartman?||Hartman Arena provides us a large location that allows for social distancing.|
|How will we be social distancing?||Every other row is blocked off for spacing and multiple seats in between groups who come together.|
|How will we be social distancing while shopping?||Sedgwick County Guidelines for our exhibitor area differ from the seating area. There will be some social distancing and precautions similar to retail stores.|
|Do I have to wear a mask?||Yes – Current Sedgwick County COVID-19 Guidelines require Masks at all times inside the arena.|
|Do I have to wear a mask all the time/during singing?||Yes – Current Sedgwick County COVID-19 Guidelines require Masks at all times inside the arena.|
|Do we need to bring our own mask?||Yes – however we will have disposable masks available for women who have forgotten theirs, and there will also be fashion masks available for purchase in the boutique.|
|I have a medical exemption, am I required to wear a mask?||The facility use agreement at Hartman Arena and the Sedgwick County Mandate stipulates that everyone will be required to wear a mask unless they have an exemption that Sedgwick County allows. Please click here to see the current guidelines: Emergency Public Health Order (March 24, 2021) | Sedgwick County, Kansas.|
|I prefer a mask free environment, do I have to wear a mask?||Hosting the WWWGod Conference at Hartman Arena allows for the space needed to safely provide for the largest possible onsite participation for women who are eager to attend. The facility use agreement at Hartman Arena and the Sedgwick County Mandate stipulates that everyone will be required to wear a mask unless they have an exemption that Sedgwick County allows. Please click here to see the current guidelines: Emergency Public Health Order (March 24, 2021) | Sedgwick County, Kansas. Fortunately, for those who need or prefer a mask-free environment, we have been blessed with the technology to provide a virtual conference experience.|
|Can I take mask breaks?||Yes – you are welcome to step outside for as long as you’d like to take a mask break. We have several break scheduled during Conference for your convenience.|
|Will there be hand sanitizer available?||Yes – Free sanitizer stations will be conveniently located throughout the arena.|
|Will bathrooms be sanitized on a more frequent basis?||There will be extra Hartman Arena staff on hand to provide increased sanitization.
Saturday Breakout sessions
|Will we have life-stage breakout sessions so we can knowledge share and build relationship with other women?||No – although the life-stage breakout sessions were a big hit in 2019, this year we have put them on hold out an abundance of caution related to COVID-19. Women are welcome to interact as they feel comfortable, but there will not be facilitated breakout sessions based on life-stage.|
|Will there be a break out session for teen girls?||Yes – we will be providing a socially distanced breakout session during lunch on Saturday for teen girls with speaker Tiffany Malone.|
|Will there be a break out session for moms of teens?||Yes – we will be providing a socially distanced breakout session during lunch on Saturday for mothers of teenagers with speaker Dr. Beth.|
|I have a virtual registration, how can I participate in the Saturday Breakout sessions for teen girls or moms of teens?||More info coming soon…|
|Where will I go to watch the virtual conference?||More info coming soon…|
|How will I know where to go to watch the virtual conference?||You will be receiving an email in which you’ll receive a link a few days before Conference begins. We will use the email you provided during registration.|
|What will participating in conference virtually be like?||This will be online live streaming of the onsite conference, with special considerations for the virtual audience so that it feels as personable as possible.|
|Why would I want to watch conference virtually?||If you are needing to avoid public places, needing to quarantine or for any other personal reason you are not able to attend in person, we are live streaming the onsite conference so you can still participate and benefit.|
|Do I need to watch conference on my computer or laptop?||You will have the ability to watch from any location where you have reliable internet and a computer/device.
|I have purchased a virtual registration. Can others who are not registered watch with me for free?||We definitely encourage “watch parties” with family/friends who feel comfortable doing so. We do ask that each person purchases a registration to help us fund the extra costs that come with the production of the live-streaming, but this is on the honors system.|
|What if I miss a portion of the conference or want to go back and watch something again?||More info coming soon…|
Changes to registration
|I have an ONSITE registration and now I need to change it to a VIRTUAL registration. How can I do that?||More info coming soon…|
|I have an VIRTUAL registration and now I need to change it to a ONSITE registration. How can I do that?||After March 15th we cannot accept requests to transfer from virtual to an onsite registration.|
|I am registered and cannot attend, may I get a refund?||No – unfortunately we cannot process a refund. We recommend that you gift your registration to someone who is able to participate or change to a virtual registration so you can watch it at a later date.|
If you have additional questions about our requirements and protocol at our venue, Hartman Arena, please refer to their website for more details. COVID-19 INFO (hartmanarena.com)