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SMWC FAQs

We hope this page answers your questions! If not, don’t hesitate to contact us on our Contact Form. We will get back to you, we promise!

What are my transport options getting to the event?

The San Miguel Writers’ Conference is not responsible for booking shuttle services or air travel. However, we do have several trusted services that would be happy to help you (in English or Spanish). For information about air travel and shuttle transportation to San Miguel de Allende, read our Air Travel Help page.

How do I make reservations at the Conference hotel or other hotels in San Miguel?

The San Miguel Writers’ Conference is not responsible for making hotel reservations or other lodging arrangements for conference attendees. We do offer a special discount at the Conference hotel, the Real de Minas. For information about the Conference hotel and other recommended hotels, please read our page, Accommodations.

What should I bring to the event?

For information about weather, attire, and what to bring to Mexico and the San Miguel Writers’ Conference, please read our article, “Visitor Tips.”

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions about registration, purchasing individual tickets, or any other questions, please contact us through our online Contact Form.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

For information about transferring tickets or packages, please visit our Refund and Transfer Policy.

Can I update my registration information?

You may access your workshop choices, and other options by signing in to your EventBrite registration account with the email and password you provided during registration. Login to your registration account at http://EventBrite.com

Do you accept electronic tickets presented on a smart phone?

Yes, we do accept electronic tickets. However, it is your responsibility to present the ticket(s) at the door. (Volunteers at the door will NOT search your email for you.)  When you purchase a ticket you will receive a confirmation email and PDF attachment(s). The PDF attachments are your tickets. Each PDF will need to be presented separately so that the bar code on each can be scanned by a volunteer at the door.

Do I have to print my tickets?

If you do not know how to present your tickets on a smartphone, it is highly recommended you print them. When you purchase a ticket you will receive a confirmation email and PDF attachment(s). The PDF attachment(s) are your tickets.  Each PDF attachment needs to be printed so that the bar code on each can be scanned by a volunteer at the door.

What is the refund policy?

For information about our refund policy, please visit our Refund and Transfer Policy page.

I can’t find the event and/or workshop I want to purchase a ticket for. Whom do I contact?

For various reasons not all our events are sold online. However, that does not always mean that tickets are not available. For example our 90-min workshops are sold to the general public (if space is available) after January 15. Other tickets, such as our agent pitch sessions, are available only to people who have purchased a Conference package. For information about the availability of a certain ticket and/ or package, please contact us through our online Contact Form.

My spouse or partner is coming with me to the Conference.  How do I purchase meals, receptions, fiesta tickets for someone who is not purchasing a package, but might like to attend some of the social events.

Some of our events are open only to those who purchase a Conference package. However, if you have a spouse or partner whom you would like to include in some of the social events, we may be able to make special arrangements for him or her. Please contact us with your request through our online Contact Form.

Do you offer a group rate or discount for people coming to the conference together?

We currently do not offer a discounted rate for groups. However, we do offer an Early Bard discount on packages purchased when we first launch our registration. If the Early Bard discount period has passed and you have a group interested in coming together, please contact us through our online Contact Form and we’ll see if it is possible to set something up.

I’d like to volunteer for the Conference. Whom do I contact?

We select our volunteers six months to a year in advance. If you would like to explore the possibility of volunteering, please fill out our short application form here: Volunteer Application.

Do you offer scholarships?

We offer a limited number of scholarships to students, professors, and other Mexican Nationals. For more information please visit our page on Becas (information and an application form is in Spanish). We also have an annual writing contest. The winners of the contest receive full tuition and lodging for the Conference.

I’d like to teach or speak at the Conference? Whom do I contact?

We select our keynote speakers and faculty one to two years in advance. We welcome you to submit a proposal online through our Faculty Submission Form.

I’d like to become a sponsor for the Conference. Whom do I contact?

If you have questions about donating or becoming a Conference sponsor, please contact us through our online Contact Form.