Registration Instructions

Prepare to Register (detailed instructions can be found in Get Ready for Registration)

  • Review Workshops
    Review the catalog and/or website and determine the workshops you want to take. Be sure that none of these classes overlap on the schedule.
  • Choose Number Of Days (required)
    Add up the number of class days that you will be taking workshops (1-5 days)
  • Housing & Meals (optional)
    Decide on whether you want to stay on campus and/or sign up for meals.


  • Click on “Register for Workshops”
    In the new browser window is a list of all the classes on the left.
    They are listed in alphabetic order by date.
    Click “show more” to see all workshop listings

Additional notes (Important)
a) The first 5 listings are for the number of days of workshops (i.e., 1-Day Class Fee). In order to properly register you MUST pick one of the Class Days selections. If you do not, you run the risk of being cancelled from the conference and have to start over.

b) The next 3 listings relate to housing and meals. If you wish to stay on campus and/or have meals on campus select the appropriate options. The listing to stay on campus an additional night (Sunday) is towards the bottom of the list under Sunday.

c) The workshops are listed by the starting day of the class. If it is a multiple day class it will begin with “Course: 2 dates” if it is a 2 day workshop.

d) The Artists’ Fair table signup is listed with the Thursday workshops.

Registration Process
When you select a listing it will show in the right hand box. You can get more details if you wish by pressing ‘View Details’. If you want to put that listing into your cart, click on the ‘Select’ button. Once you select an item a “shopping cart” graphic will appear to the right of the listing. The total number of items and dollar amount in the cart will also appear at the top right.

When you are finished with all your selections or you want to view your cart, press the ‘View Selections’ button. This will take you to a view of your cart. Please review to be sure it is complete. If you need to make corrections, and/or add more listings you can go back to the full listing screen.

On the ‘Selected Items’ page, if all is ok and you are ready to proceed to check out, press the ‘Book Now‘ button.

The check-out process will begin and you will be asked for your email address. Once entered, it will ask you a series of questions related to registration. At the end it will ask you to ‘Pay Now‘ and proceed with credit card payment.

Waiting lists: If a class is full, there will be a red circle with a line through it at the end of the listing. If you select that listing it will tell you it is full and ask if you want to be placed on the waiting list.

If you sign-up for classes that overlap, the Registrar will contact you to determine how you want to resolve it. You run the risk that during the process to correct this that you will lose out on another class you want to take.

If you do not sign-up for the number of class days you will be attending, the Registrar will contact you to correct that error. If you do not sign-up for the number of class days promptly you will be cancelled from all classes that you signed up for and must start over, running the risk that you will not be able to take the classes you wanted the most.

Class Cancellations. FOBA reserves the right to cancel any classes that do not reach a minimum attendance level or for which an instructor becomes unavailable. You will be given notice of any cancellations and have an opportunity to transfer to another class or get a refund.

Refund Policy. Our refund policy is as follows: Before April 15, 2019, full refund minus $25 fee;  April 15 to May 15, 2019, 50% refund of total amount paid; After May 15, 2019, no refund.

All attendees to the conference must be 18 years of age or older.

FOBA registration policies are available here for your review.

Registration Deadline is June 1, 2019