FAQ

 

WHO ARE THE FEATURED SPEAKERS?

Our speaker lineup for Sparkle 2019 is Alex Seeley, Ted Cunningham, and Julia Veach.


WILL CHILDCARE BE PROVIDED?

No, unfortunately our venues are unable to accommodate childcare for this event.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

We encourage you to bring a Bible, a notebook and a friend.


WHAT IS THE ATTIRE FOR THE CONFERENCE?

The attire ranges between dressy and casual; if you chill easily you may want to bring a light jacket.


DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COVER EVERYTHING INCLUDING MEALS AND SNACKS?

Almost! Your registration covers all you will need at conference, with the exception of lunch on Saturday. We also have our Sparkle Boutique full of resources, home goods, apparel and more available for purchase, so come ready to shop!


DO I HAVE TO REGISTER NOW OR CAN I DO IT AT THE DOOR?

We highly reccommend registering as soon as possible! We anticipate selling out before the conference, so take advantage of our online registration here. 


CAN I SPONSOR SOMEONE TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?

Absolutely! You can bless someone by making a donation. Visit our registration page and choose the "Sponsor a Sister" option.


DO I NEED MY REGISTRATION WRISTBAND BOTH DAYS?

YES! A wristband will be provided to those registered for conference and this will be your admission to the auditorium for all sessions. Please be sure to wear your bracelet all throughout the conference. If you lose or forget your bracelet check in at Sparkle Conference Guest Services located in Exhibit Hall B for assistance!


MAY I INVITE UNCHURCHED FRIENDS, OR FRIENDS WHO DON'T ATTEND RIVER VALLEY?

Please do! Sparkle Conference is not just for the women of River Valley Church, all women ages 14 – 114 are welcome!


WILL THERE BE FOOD, SNACKS OR DRINKS FOR PURCHASE?

Yes, there is a Dunn Brothers located inside the Minneapolis Convention Center however the line gets long so come prepared! You are welcome to bring snacks with you into the convention center!


WHAT IS THE TYPICAL AGE RANGE OF WOMEN WHO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?

There will be women from all stages of life and age ranges. Whether you are 17, 23 or 90 you will feel comfortable. Topics discussed are appropriate for high school age students and older.


WILL THERE BE SHOPPING AT THE CONFERENCE?

Absolutely! Shop 'til you drop at the Sparkle Boutique for amazing jewelry, gifts, home decor and all things Sparkly.


WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE LOCATED?

The conference is held at the Minneapolis Convention Center - 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 


DO YOU PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO THE CONVENTION CENTER?

Yes! We have a limited number of bus tickets available for purchase from our Apple Valley, Shakopee & Crosstown Campuses. Cost is $20 per person for both days, buy your tickets here before they are gone! CLICK HERE


WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO FOR THE CONFERENCE?

The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.


HOW DO I BECOME A VENDOR FOR THE SPARKLE BOUTIQUE?

Vendor Applications will be accepted until August 15th. A discounted early bird rate is available until June 30th. Contact wildruffle@wildruffle.com for more details!