Next Level Knitting Conference: Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Next Level Knitting Conference (NLKC) is our virtual conference with something for all knitters to take their knitting to the next level. This year there will be more than 25 classes, panel discussions, a fashion show, prizes, and lots of knitting fun. We will do three time slots on Friday and Saturday and then two on Sunday. There will be three or four different sessions in each time slot. And if you can’t watch something live, you have six months to watch all the sessions once or as many times as you like.

NLK Conference which will be April 21–23, 2023

Yes!  You can watch all the classes as many times as you want for six months following the event.

Yes! You have six months to access any of the content you want.

 

We use a virtual event platform called Brella. You need a computer, laptop, or tablet to connect to Brella. (While you can do this on a phone, the video feeds would be very small and hard to see.) Brella does have an app, but in past years it has had some limitations on past content so we recommend using a web browser instead. Good internet signal is also important. The detailed instructions which will go out on April 14 will go through this in detail.

The homework and supplies list will be published by January 15th and a link to this info will be in your ticket receipt.

You will receive a link to join the Brella platform on April 14th which will include a short video that will orient you to the platform. It is a good idea to log in before the conference starts and we will remind you to be sure to log in by May 4th.

We are all here because we love knitting and want to learn from each other. We expect that all participants will treat each other with kindness and respect. This is not a place for divisiveness, politics, or rudeness. TKGA reserves the right to remove anyone from the event (without a refund) if he/she/they violate this policy. By logging on, you agree to be good to yourself and good to others.

 

Members early bird pricing is $125 and will be open from January 15 – March 31, 2023.

From April 1 to April 19, the pricing will be $150.

 

Lots! Where to start:

  • We will have three sessions on Friday and Saturday and two sessions on Sunday. Over 80% of the classes will be offered live.
  • We will have one class for each level of the MHK program, instead of two. We’ll still have the Q&A session for people working on certifications.
  • We’re bringing back panel discussions – one for guilds and one with recent MHK graduates.
  • Friday night social will be a special topic – still working out the details but you will want to be there or watch it later.

We’re bringing back several things you love:

  • MHK Swatch video’s will be back.
  • The Saturday night fashion show will be back with recognition for recent certification graduates as well.
  • We’ll still offer the one-on-one break out room capability – that means you can send direct messages to people even if you don’t do the meeting room.
  • And of course, we’ll have prizes and great sponsors.

Because classes are available for six months, we do not offer refunds.

No. With this platform, we don’t need to know in advance. You can wait to the last minute to decide what you want to see live.

Registration is open through April 19, 2023.

Yes. This year we will offer a ticket that is just the NLKC conference. This will be $185. If you are interested in being a member, we will offer a combined membership and early bird pricing at $160.

Absolutely. Our website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt your personal information when you place your order. This means your order cannot be read as it travels over the Internet, so your name, address, and credit card information are secure.

 

You will type your questions into the Brella platform chat function. A facilitator will read the question to the instructor.

 

Sure, contact us at info@tkga.org and we will tell you where to send the check.

We do an open call for teachers. This year, we made a list from last year’s feedback for the  most requested topics. If a topic was raised by 10 different people, it will be in this year’s conference.

We try to have a good mix of different topics – general knowledge, finishing, stitches and techniques, design, etc.. After that it is a big game of Tetris to match teachers, topics, and schedule.

We would love to talk to you about knitting related swag that could be prizes. Contact us at info@tkga.org.

The sessions are 90 minutes long.

 

Yes, we have worked hard to make sure there are classes of interest to knitters of all skill level and also we have a lot of design classes.  

 

Yes, you will get them electronically. They will be available within the conference platform. You will have to print them yourself.

Tickets go on sale January 15, 2023.

The recordings will be available approximately 30 minutes after the live session ends.