What To Do When You First Walk In The Door

So, I was thinking today about trepidations new people might have when they first arrive at the Dallas Fort Worth Writers’ Conference.

First thing, relax. We’re a very laid back conference. We like to make sure people feel at home and welcome when they arrive.

When you first arrive, you should seek out The Front Desk. It’s where you can get information on the conference, get your badge and bag, and meet some really cool volunteers! (Did I mention DFWCON is a non-profit organization that exists solely for the benefit of the writer? And that it’s manned COMPLETELY by volunteers?)

After you get your goody bag and your badge, check out the monitors on the walls behind the front desk. An up-to-date schedule will be displayed there. It will be continuously updated throughout the weekend. Know it, own it, be it.

The grand ballroom is through the double doors behind the front desk. We’ll have a brief opening session there. Also feel free to check out our eclectic group of vendors in the main foyer.

Meeting rooms and restrooms are in the hallways on either side of the grand ballroom.

Look up.

You will see the mezzanine above you, with comfy chairs. Yes, you can go up there, sit down, take a break. Chill. Visit with other writers.

That should get you started. If you have any questions, just ask one of our volunteers at the front desk. We’re always happy to help out and more than willing to go the extra distance to ensure you have a good conference.

~Jason



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