Event Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2015

Location: Kansas City, MO

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
End Time: 5:00 p.m.

Note: In an effort to reduce lines, registration bag pick-up will start the evening of August 6, 2015.

Registration

Registration will only accepted online at KOCevents.com.

Opens: Early 2015

Event Fees: $50

Travel/Hotel

A limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate ($136.00/night) for August 5-9 at the Sheraton as well as ($134.00/night) at the Westin, which adjoins the Sheraton via an enclosed walkway.  Individuals are encouraged to reserve their room early and mention the 2015 Hallmark KOC event to get the discounted rate.

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center (host hotel)
2345 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Reservation line: 1 (800) 923-6214
Hotel: (816) 841-1000

The Westin Crown Center Hotel
1 East Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Reservation line: (800) 228-3000

Agenda

Thursday, August 6, 2015

4:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Sheraton

Crown Center Exhibit Hall A

    • Registration Pick Up – Photo ID and KOC Card Required

Crown Center Exhibit Hall B

    • Prepaid Product Pick Up – Prepaid ticket and Photo ID required
    • Event Product Shop – Product tickets required
    • Pop-up Shop – Only item available for purchase is Grab Bags, one per attendee.  Grab Bag also available for purchase in the Product Shop.  Some bags will contain special surprises.  Ticket required in either location.

5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Empire Room

    • New Attendee Orientation – Each time slot will be same presentation, so come when it’s most convenient for you.  Please note, there will be no give-aways, prizes or other free items.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Terrace – Mezzanine Level of the Sheraton

    • Join fellow collectors on the Terrace at the Sheraton to catch up with old friends and meet some new friends!  Cash bar will be available.

Friday, August 7, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Crown Center Exhibit Hall A

    • Registration Pick Up – Photo ID and KOC Card required.  After 10:00 a.m. go to KOC Customer Service desk in lobby of Sheraton instead.

Crown Center Exhibit Hall B

    • Prepaid Product Pick Up – Prepaid ticket and Photo ID required.
    • Event Product Shop – Product tickets required
    • Pop-up Shop – Grab Bags and other limited product offerings. Grab Bags available for purchase, one per attendee  in the Product Shop or Pop-up Shop – some bags will contain special surprises.  Ticket required either location.
    • Shop Secondary Market dealers.
    • Shipping Center Open starting at 2:00 p.m.

Sheraton Lobby

    • Information and Customer Service Table Open
    • Door Prize Drawing Winners Posted – 9:00, 10:00, 1:00 and 2:00

Sheraton Mezzanine Level

• Take a photo at the photo booth

Sheraton Ballroom

    • Keepsake Studio Artists Signings – Friday Artist Signature Ticket required (lunch break at 11:30)
    • Contributing Artists Signings – Tickets required (lunch break at 11:30)
    • View Live Auction Items

Various Locations

    • Sneak Peek Seminar – 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 – Ticket required
    • Crafty Chicks Seminar – 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 – Ticket required
    • Visit the Boardwalk – A Kansas City Carnival 9:00 – 12:00 or 1:00-400 – Ticket required
    • Games – Play games for chances to win exclusive products. New games start every half hour. 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 – Tickets required

4:30-6:00 p.m.

  • Tacky Tourist Contest – Terrace of the Sheraton – Photos will be taken for those participating in the Local Club Dinner Costume contest.

6:00 p.m. – Exhibit Hall A – Local Club Dinner and Celebration

Ticket required. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  (5:45 for wheelchairs). Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.

Event Product

Also included in the red polyester tote were:

KEEPSAKE Ornament Club commemorative items all imprinted with the KOC logo:

  • Red h2go® aluminum classic 24 oz. single wall water bottle with threaded lid, keyring and carabiner.
  • Red neoprene luggage gripper – wrap around luggage handle for comfortable handling.
  • Hand sanitizer

Lanyard. On lanyard: “KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT CLUB.”

Writing pen. On pen: “Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.”

Santa’s Christmas Train Mint Tin with Signature Peppermints. On tin: “2015 KOC Event.”