How to get your PBEVENT ticket – Everything you need to know!
March 17, 2015 By Darren Rowse
*** TICKETS ON SALE NOW***
We’re very excited about launching PBEVENT 2015 tickets this Thursday at 12.30pm AEDT. This time last year our event sold out in 5 hours (over half in the first 10 minutes!), so we thought we’d provide some important details to help you buy your tickets on Thursday to make your ticket purchase as smooth as possible.
So without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about ProBlogger Event tickets!
What ticket do I buy and how much is it?
There are two tickets types for PBEVENT, one for bloggers and small businesses (whose blog is their largest referral of customers) and one for brands, agencies and other businesses.
Blogger ticket (subsidised) $399
In recognition of bloggers’ influence and audience, the blogger tickets are subsidised by our sponsors, which means we can offer your ticket below cost.
If you are attending primarily as a blogger or have a small business (excluding agencies) that relies on your blog audience, this is the ticket for you.
Includes: 2 Days of Training, Access to Recorded Sessions, Lunch and Refreshment Breaks on both days, Access to Catered Networking Event on Friday Night, GST.
Brand and Agency ticket (full rate) $999
This is a full rate ticket for brands, businesses and agencies wanting to learn about blogging and/or connect with and access bloggers (or their audiences).
This includes any business that trades in the management or promotion of bloggers, or the provision or use of blogger outreach services needs to purchase the full rate ticket.
Includes: Listing in our online Business Directory, 2 Days of Training, Access to Recorded Sessions, Lunch and Refreshment Breaks on both days, Access to Catered Networking Event on Friday Night, GST.
If you are unsure about which ticket to buy, please email us on [email protected] to ask. If you inadvertently buy the wrong ticket we’ll be in touch to let you know and to amend your ticket purchase.
When do tickets go on sale and how will I know?
Ticket sales for our 14th – 15th August ProBlogger Training Event (Gold Coast, Australia) start at 12.30pm AEDT (Melbourne/Sydney) on Thursday the 19th of March.
We’ve created a map of all the time zones so you can check the time in your part of the country. Here’s a handy time converter if you’re elsewhere in the world!
If you’re on our email list so you’ll receive an email with a link to the Eventbrite page to buy your ticket.
The ‘buy tickets now’ button will also be updated on our event home page.
How many tickets can I buy?
More than half of our tickets last year sold in the first 10 minutes! In the interests of being fair to everyone trying to buy a ticket, bloggers can buy a maximum of one (1) ticket per registration on Eventbrite.
We also need a unique email address and specific details for each attendee to avoid administration and communication difficulties we’ve experienced in the past (we’re just a small team so every little bit helps!).
If you need to buy one for a friend who can’t be online on Thursday, we suggest firing up two screens and hitting ‘buy’ on both as quickly as you can. You then have 8 minutes to complete the bookings. We’ve provided some tips below to make this quicker and easy for you.
Brands and Agencies can buy a maximum of (3) tickets per registration to allow for a central contact to manage the bookings of multiple employees.
How do I buy a ticket on Eventbrite?
We use Eventbrite to sell our tickets. You can actually login or register first. Save yourself some time and sign up or login now and update your personal details.
You’ll be surprised how often attendees enter their email incorrectly and then don’t get their ticket confirmation. In the heat of the moment in can be easy to mistype your email address or even your name or twitter handle.
We thought we’d make it easier for you by sharing with you the information we ask for at registration so you can prepare it ahead of time and even copy and paste to avoid those nervous fingers errors!
Here’s a link to the questions you’ll be asked at registration. Please note it IS NOT the actual order form or registration form, just a template to assist you with your preparation and ticket buying.
How do I pay for my ticket on Eventbrite?
We use Paypal to transact ticket sales. You do not need a Paypal account to buy our tickets. Once you’ve filled in the registration form you’ll find the Purchase Ticket section at the end.
Click on the ‘Paypal Check out’ button to pay which will take you to PayPal’s secure checkout. Remember you do not need a Paypal account. You will have the choice to pay either using your paypal account or with a debit or credit card.
We do not accept bank transfers, cheques or any other offline payment, nor can we invoice you for the ticket prior to purchase. If you’re experiencing difficulties transacting your ticket payment, please email us on [email protected].
If you require a tax invoice please email [email protected] with your order number once you’ve purchased your ticket and we’ll send you a copy of your tax invoice.
The (not so) Fine Print on Refunds
- Tickets are sold on a strictly no refund basis. In the event that the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event is cancelled, you will be refunded the face value of the ticket.
- If you can’t make it, tickets are transferrable up to Friday 31st July at 5pm AEST. Tickets can only be transferred once. All ticket changes must be confirmed in writing to [email protected]
- The cost of the Friday night networking event is included in the event ticket price. No refunds or exchanges are available if you do not wish to attend the networking event
- The right is reserved to vary advertised schedules to add, withdraw or substitute speakers and sessions where necessary.
A word on sponsorships, self-promotion and brands
We couldn’t make this event happen without the support of our awesome sponsors. They’re the reason we can keep blogger tickets low and way below cost. Our sponsors add a lot of value to our event and to attendees and according to our surveys each year, you guys love ‘em!
We would like to return their awesomeness by supporting them and ensuring that un-sponsored activities don’t detract from the focus of the event.
You can check out here what we mean by ‘un-sponsored’ activities and also some guidelines on being sponsored to attend the event.
If you’ve made it this far – well done! You now know everything you need to know to help you buy a ticket to ProBlogger Training Event. If you’d like a more information about the venue, room rates and how to get there you can find that on our Destination page.
Stay tuned over the next couple of days when we’ll announce more speakers and publish the majority of our sessions.