CAMP 2016: Conference FAQ

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20151009_CAMP_019v2We’re excited to see you at the annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) in Roanoke this year! Here are a few helpful answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions. See you soon!

Where can I get a copy of the schedule?

You can see our schedule online here (view it on your phone or tablet as well). We will also be passing out printed versions of the schedule at CAMP.

Are there extra expenses I should plan for?  

The shuttle from the airport is free. Call 540-853-8230 to dispatch the hotel’s complimentary shuttle for an airport pick-up. Wait time can range from 10 to 25 minutes.

Most of your meals are included, but you will be on your own for lunch on Sunday.  You’ll probably want to spend some money on the very cool items that are part of the silent auction, you may want a CAMP T-shirt and you may want to buy a book or two from JAWS authors at Books & Browse on Saturday evening. JAWS is happy to accept VISA or MasterCard, a check and even good ol’ fashioned cash. Bring cash for the cash bar.

What’s your policy on quoting panelists?

We tell our panelists, “Don’t say anything you don’t want tweeted.” That said, be courteous. We’re all here to learn and have fun!

Can I tweet about what an awesome time I’m having?

Yes please! Use #JAWS16 and tag @womenjournos!

I am within driving distance to Roanoke, but don’t have a car. Can I bum a ride?

Yes, coordinate rides using our Google Doc. Thanks to our members who are offering an extra seat in their car.

I am flying into Roanoke, but I need a ride to the hotel. How can I arrange that?

The Hotel Roanoke offers a complimentary courtesy shuttle from the airport for JAWS CAMPers. Call 540-853-8230 to dispatch the hotel’s complimentary shuttle for an airport pick-up. Wait time can range from 10 to 25 minutes.

First shuttle departs the hotel at 5:15 a.m. and last ends at 11:45 p.m. Note, the resort will not send out the driver until they receive the call that says you are at the airport. Please note JAWS is not coordinating the shuttle, but the resort is happy to help!

Or you can contact a member who is offering rides during that time. See the Google Doc.

This is my first CAMP. Who should I talk to get oriented?

Anyone! Making new friends is a requirement! JAWS has a tradition of welcoming new CAMPers. There will also be a CAMP 101 orientation for first-time CAMPers Friday at 4:30 p.m. Join us!