Click Away 2019: Attendee Updates & Notifications

2 February 2019

This time next week we will be together in California!  Here are a few reminders…(and read below for an exciting addition).

Loaner and cleaning reminder
Did you know that camera/sensor cleanings and gear loans are available at NO COST to Click Away attendees? Now is your chance to have your Canon or Nikon body professionally cleaned, borrow FREE photography gear — or both! Head on over and put a reminder on your schedule so we can make sure our partners bring plenty and more. And YES – you can sign up for multiple reminders across all of the vendors, so take advantage of this crazy amazing perk, and try them all!

ADD YOUR GEAR LOAN REMINDERS ON SCHED 
SIGN UP FOR A CAMERA/SENSOR CLEANING ON SCHED 

Canon printer upload
Why not have your image professionally printed? Professional Canon Printers will be on site at Click Away! We’ve extended the deadline to 2/7/2019 (subject to availability), so you still have time to submit your image.

Upload your high-resolution image HERE!

Announcing – the Ticket Topper!
Have your eye on a session that still has spots available? Torn between too many amazing class options? Want to fill your free time period? We heard you! Top off your schedule with an extra boutique, photography class, or keynote of your choice for $125 (only applies to sessions with seats available). Email support@clickandcompany.com for a ticket topper purchase code.

31 January 2019

Hey All! You’ve been asking us some questions about Gear Loaners, so here’s a recap:

Q: Is there gear available other than lenses?
A: We KNOW you love your lenses, but YES, there will be other gear available, too, including portable one-light setups from Adorama, Theta camera with underwater housing from Ricoh, film cameras (bundled with FREE film!), medium format cameras, mirrorless cameras, and on and on….

Q: Can I sign up for more than one reminder spot?
A: YES! you can sign up for multiple reminders across all of the vendors, so take advantage of this crazy amazing perk, indulge a little, and try ’em all!

Q: What’s the cost to borrow gear?
A: Gear loaners are FREE to attendees. Nada. Zero. No Dollars. FREE.

Q: I have a Snap/Matte/Luster/Gloss ticket. Can I borrow gear?
A: YES. This perk is available to attendees at ALL ticket levels.

Q: Am I guaranteed a loaner if I put a reminder on my schedule?
A: NO. We encourage you to add reminders to your schedule both to help us (and our partners) plan for inventory AND to help you remember to stop by and see what’s available throughout the weekend. But loaners are ultimately given out in person on a first come, first served basis on site.

Q: Can I borrow something during a time period when I didn’t officially schedule a reminder?
A: You sure can! It’s super helpful for us to gauge interest and inventory if you add reminders in advance, but you can ultimately figure out what to borrow while you’re on-site, so if you are too focused on last-minute planning/packing to focus on this now, that’s a-ok! 😘

 

Click the link below to add Gear Loaner Reminders to your Schedule:
https://bit.ly/2BaW9to

30 January 2019

Did you know that Click Away is the only place this many photography brands bring this much product to loan out?!

That’s right – and this perk is FREE to you as a Click Away attendee!

Here are some of the highlights this year:

Richard Photo Lab
Richard Photo Lab is bringing more than 10 kinds of film cameras for new, intermediate, and pro film shooters. What could make that perk even sweeter? How about some Kodak pro-grade film (courtesy of Kodak Alaris) to shoot with the gear you check out – PLUS discounted overnight processing & scanning of your film.

Zeiss
With seven gorgeous manual focus lenses for you Canon and Nikon shooters, three Fujifilm mount autofocus lenses, and EIGHT Sony mount lenses (ranging from 12mm to 135mm), this is almost certainly an opportunity for youto try a lens unlike any you‘ve ever shot with before.

Ricoh
Longing to try a medium format camera (yes, PLEASE! )? Wish you could borrow something that you could take to your underwater class or out into the surf? Ricoh is loaning out a Pentax 645Z comprehensive kit, Theta camera with underwater housing, and more.

Fujifilm
YES – Fujifilm will have its brand new X-T3 on hand for loan, plus six other amazing X-series cameras, the GFX 50s medium format mirrorless camera, and – of course – a fabulous range of lenses and accessories for you to borrow!

PLUS … 
It just keeps getting better! You can also check out portable one-light setups from Adorama and borrow camera bodies and lenses from all of your favorite manufacturers like Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sigma, Sony, and Tamron. This is next level good – all for you!

SO – if you‘re into borrowing free photography gear (and who would want to miss out on THAT?!), hop over and put a reminder on your schedule so we can make sure our partners plan for plenty!

And YES – you can sign up for multiple reminders across all of the vendors, so take advantage of this crazy amazing perk, indulge a little, and try ’em all!

Click the link below to add Gear Loaner Reminders to your Schedule:
https://bit.ly/2BaW9to

We know this is one of your favorite perks (ours, too!), so TIA for helping us make sure we’re ready for ya!

See you in EIGHT,
Your Click Away Team

22 January 2019

We are seeing some movement in schedules, so if you’re hoping to get into a class that was full, we suggest you keep an eye out for a spot to open up.

Can’t get all of the classes you want at your current ticket level? You can still upgrade your ticket to a higher level. A limited quantity of all ticket upgrades (including a few GLOSS!) is available to attendees for purchase while inventory is available. Email us at support@clickandcompany.com, and we’ll get you squared away.

SNAP TICKET $199
3 Program Schedule (choice of keynotes & photography classes)
Opening Night Party Hosted by Canon
Access to Sponsor Shops & Gear Perks
Glamping Party Hosted by Nikon
Click Away Gift Bag

MATTE TICKET $599
8 Program Schedule (choice of keynotes, photography classes and up to 2 boutiques)
Opening Night Party Hosted by Canon
Access to Sponsor Shops & Gear Perks
Glamping Party Hosted by Nikon
Click Away Gift Bag

LUSTER TICKET $799
8 Program Schedule (choice of keynotes, photography classes and up to 4 boutiques)
Opening Night Party Hosted by Canon
Access to Sponsor Shops & Gear Perks
Glamping Party Hosted by Nikon
Click Away Gift Bag

GLOSS TICKET $1099
8 Program Schedule (choice of keynotes, photography classes and up to 6 boutiques)
Opening Night Party Hosted by Canon
Access to Sponsor Shops & Gear Perks
Glamping Party Hosted by Nikon
* Upgraded Click Away Gift Bag
* Ticket to the Saturday not VIP mixer (this one’s just for Gloss ticketholders, instructors, and sponsors). Enjoy lite bites and unlimited cocktails!

20 January 2019

Hey All! If you didn’t book a room at the resort, we’ve pulled together a list of hotels nearby the event location for you!

EVENT LOCATION:
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA, 92629

NEARBY HOTELS:
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach
34402 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA, 92629

Blue Lantern Inn
34343 Street Of The Blue Lantern, Dana Point, CA, 92629

Residence Inn by Marriott Dana Point San Juan Capistrano
33711 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675

Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
34280 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA, 92629

Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-sea
34744 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA, 92624

19 January 2019

Try out some gear at Click Away!

THE moment you have been waiting for is here! Click Away is delivering the best brands and the best gear this year… and you get to try it all!

Click Away 2019 brings you more brands lending out gear than ever before, and it includes more than digital cameras + lenses! Work with some new lighting gear, or try shooting film … we’ve got it all!

Gear loans will be available at NO COST to Click Away attendees from Canon, Nikon, Adorama, Fujifilm, Richard Photo Lab, Sony, Zeiss, Tamron, Ricoh, Olympus, Sigma and more.

Schedule reminders have been placed in Sched for you to add to your schedules, but you are welcome to go by booths anytime during show hours! You do not need to add these to your schedule to borrow gear.
(Gear loans are on a first come, first served basis. Schedule reminders are not an advance reservation; they are simply a reminder.)

Nikon & Canon DSLR Camera Cleaning Appointments are LIVE!
It’s time to grab your appointment to get your Canon or Nikon DSLR cleaned. Head on over to Sched:

— Nikon appointments – LINK

— Canon appointments – LINK

After selecting your drop-off time for camera cleaning by adding it to your schedule in Sched, please complete the form linked within the Sched description. Your drop-off time will not be confirmed until you complete and submit this form. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation page to print and bring with you to your appointment.

Upload your image for the Canon Printer Station TODAY!

Professional Canon Printers will be on at Click Away in the Canon Hospitality Suite inside the Capistrano Room & Terrace. Attendees are invited to submit an image in advance so Canon can print on site for you!

We are now accepting a limited number of image submissions and will close on 1/27/19 11:59pm EST. Submissions after that will be subject to capacity, so please submit early.

Please upload your high-resolution image HERE!

Images will be printed on a paper size of 17×22” or 13×19” on luster photo paper for you to pick up from the Canon Printer display area on-site at Click Away.

Remember, you will get to take your photo home with you, so upload a keeper!

(Please note: Limit of one image upload per person.)

16 January 2019

Hi!

We have some fabulous events planned for you.  Mimosas & Mingle, The Opening Night Party, Shop the Shops, and the Farewell Glamping Party will all have light bites and refreshments. Drinks will be available for purchase at our evening events, including Snappy Hour; each attendee will also receive a complimentary drink ticket for the California Dreamin’ opening night party (compliments of Canon).  The VIP Mixer (for Gloss ticketholders) will feature an open bar and sweet treats.

Each morning coffee and tea will be available near the main conference center.  For breakfasts, lunches and dinners you may want to consider dining in the Vue restaurant, OverVue Lounge or grabbing a quick grab & go item in the marketplace or OverVue Café.

The resort is providing specially discounted buffet meals for our attendees in the Vue Restaurant and OverVue Lounge the following days and times.

Friday:
12:00pm – 1:30pm | Lunch | Soup & Salad Bar (soup, composed salads and additional toppings to enhance salads)
5:30pm – 6:45pm | Dinner | Italian Buffet (Soup, Salads, Pasta, Chicken Marsala)
Saturday
12:00pm – 1:30pm | Lunch | Street Taco Bar (soup, salad, chicken tacos, fish tacos)
Sunday
11:00am – 12:30pm | Lunch | BBQ (soup, salad, turkey burger, BBQ chicken, bratwurst)

Lunches are $25.50 inclusive of service charge and tax and dinners are $38.25 inclusive of service charge and tax.

If you are interested, please reserve a spot in advance through Open Tableduring the times listed above.
Note: the resort can accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions.  Please leave any requests in the notes section of your reservation.

Dinner on Saturday and Sunday will still be available on property, just at a la carte prices.

You are also welcome to explore Dana Point during any meal time.  The above times and prices are being offered for your convenience.

15 January 2019

Can you believe that we’re all going to be in Dana Point in just a few short weeks?! Like you, we’re starting to get excited about meeting new friends, getting inspired, and planning out our packing lists (especially making those hard calls on lenses and shoes – who’s with me?).  We have put together a handy little packing list to help you keep track of everything.

Check out our FAQ page under: “What should I bring with me for Click Away?” to print out your handy list.

Looking for some outfit inspo?  Well, don’t miss our virtual packing party in both our Facebook group and IG stories.  A few of us will be sharing what’s on our list.   Stay tuned for more info next week.

See you soon!

12 January 2019

Hey All!

Can you believe Click Away will be here in less than a month? First things first: We’ve seen a few questions about what to wear – especially to the parties – so let’s break it down …

Daytime / Program Sessions: Your everyday style is perfect here (whatever that means to you!). If you’re signed up for outdoor boutiques, remember there may be a short walk (up to 15 minutes) to your shooting destination, so plan footwear accordingly. Our best guess for daytime temps will be mid-50s to mid-60s, though things can change, and even indoor conference rooms can be cool. We recommend having a jacket or wrap on hand.

California Dreamin’ hosted by Canon (opening night for all attendees): This year’s opening night party is a vibrant outdoor California Dreamin’ event hosted by Canon on the Del Mar Lawn. Attire is anything that makes YOU feel picture perfect (expect photos galore, and you might just make our #ootd!), and we expect to see a range of fabulous style from attendees, from casual cool to something more glam. Evening temps are likely to dip into the high 40s, and we will have outdoor heaters but recommend bringing along a layer.

Glamping Party hosted by Nikon (farewell event for all attendees): This year’s farewell event is a Glamping Party hosted by Nikon with a camping chic dress theme, and you can’t go wrong with a cute hat or scarf. We’ll be outdoors in a gorgeous grove atop the cliffs as golden hour gives way to twilight. Hello, photo ops!

VIP Mixer (Saturday evening for Gloss ticketholders, instructors, and event partners): VIP Mixer attendees will take in incredible views from the resort’s elegant Overvue Lounge & Deck. This is an indoor/outdoor event (with fire pits and heaters along the deck), and the recommended attire is cocktail casual.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Attendees may make changes to their schedules until the program schedule is locked in a few weeks (exact date to be announced). We are seeing some movement in schedules, so if you’re hoping to get into a class that was full, we suggest you keep an eye out for a spot to open up. Can’t get all of the classes you want at your current ticket level? Read on for an update on ticket upgrades…

TICKET UPGRADES
Yes! You can still upgrade your ticket to a higher level. A limited quantity of all ticket upgrades (including GLOSS!) is available to attendees for purchase while inventory is available. Email us at support@clickandcompany.com, and we’ll get you squared away.

That’s it for now, but more updates will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

SEE YOU SOON,
Your Click Away Team

PS – There are just a few days left to take advantage of the special hotel rate we’ve coordinated for attendees at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, so be sure to make your room reservation by January 14 (that’s this Monday!) to be part of our block!

10 January 2019

Hi!

One more friendly reminder to book your stay at the Laguna Cliffs Marriot.  The exclusive Click Away rate is only available for 4 more days (1/14/19)!  We wouldn’t want you to miss it.

Please use this link when booking: Link

Note:
There is no resort fee when booking with our rate.  You will see this in the total stay calculation but will not be charged at time of check out.

Parking is valet only on property and as an attendee, we have a discounted rate of $15 for the day and $30 overnight.

Looking forward to seeing everyone VERY soon!

30 December 2018

Happy almost New Year!

Did you book your room at the Marriott?  If so, then you can kick back and relax.

If you haven’t, this is another friendly reminder to make sure that you do.  Our special rate at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott is for a limited time and rooms at this rate ($239 a night & no resort fee) will sell out.

FAQ
– Do I have to stay at the Marriott if I am attending Click Away?
Nope.  But it sure does make it so much more convenient.  Plus, you are able to take full advantage of all the networking moments (grabbing an early morning coffee on the patio with friends, a post-programming drink in the Over Vue Lounge, strolling the VOICE Gallery at your leisure, etc.).  And just think, no waiting on an Uber.  Being in the hub of it all really makes Click Away an even more fulfilling experience (and Click Away has essentially booked most of the rooms so it will be like our own campus).

– What are the rooms like?
We just checked them out and they are beautiful!!  Think beachy SoCal cool.  ALL of the guest rooms have just finished a renovation so you could be the first to stay in your room!

So, book TODAY!  We are getting VERY excited to see everyone in February!