O You! Giveaway Sweepstakes
Who won the O You! giveaway sweepstakes?
Congratulations to Sherre Smith-Alsaghiar of Cornelius, NC, who won a trip to Atlanta to attend O You! this October.
Attending O You!
When is O You!?
O You! will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
What should I wear to the event?
Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear shoes that allow for sitting, standing or walking. This is a day dedicated to you, so dress to feel your best!
How much does it cost to park at the event?
The parking rate is $10. The parking lots closest to Building C are the Blue Lot and the Yellow Lot. Please note that no re-entry is allowed. If you leave the parking lot, you will be required to pay the fee again to park. To reserve and pre-pay for your parking pass please visit http://www.gwcc.com/directions/Default.aspx. From here, click on the parking permits icon, select "General Admission" and then select O You! The Oprah Magazine Event. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your purchase.
How do I get there?
For directions to the Georgia World Congress Center, please visit Oprah.com/omagazine/Plan-Your-Trip-to-O-You. For more information about getting to the Georgia World Congress Center, please visit http://www.gwcc.com/directions/directions/BuildingC.aspx.
What time should I arrive at the event?
Doors open at 7:00 a.m. EST for registration. Welcome remarks and the opening session will begin promptly at 9 a.m. EST. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least one hour prior to the opening session as seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis and fill quickly.
Is early event check-in available?
No, all attendees will be allowed to check in starting at 7:30 a.m. EST.
What if my ticket is lost or stolen?
The customer service area at O You! will be able to reprint lost or stolen ticket(s) on-site. We ask that you bring your ticket printout so that you can make the most of your time upon entering the event.
What if I am late?
We strongly encourage attendees to arrive early for this event, as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. With great speakers and activities, you won't want to miss any part of the day! However, if you are late, we will happily point you in the right direction upon your arrival.
Will I be able to come back into the event once I've left?
Yes, attendees will be able to exit and re-enter the venue. For security purposes, all attendees will be subject to a bag check upon entering or re-entering the venue. Please note that re-entry to the parking lot is not allowed. If you drive out of the parking lot, you will be required to pay the fee again to re-enter.
Will there be a coat/bag check?
Are cameras allowed?
Cameras are permitted; however, no camcorders or tripods of any kind will be permitted at the event. We will be screening bags upon entry, and camcorders will be taken to the coat/bag check. Please avoid having these items in your possession upon entering the venue.
Are cell phones allowed?
Yes, but we ask that you please turn them to vibrate or silent so as not to interfere with the event. We also ask that you do not use your cell phone as a video recording device.
Will the event have wheelchair access?
Yes, all event spaces have wheelchair access. Wheelchairs are available for rental at the information desk located in the main lobby. Rental for the day is complimentary, but a credit card is required and will be charged if the wheelchair is not returned. For inquiries regarding accommodations for the visually or hearing impaired, please contact Customer Service at 800-339-9482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I bring my baby/child or pet with me to the event?
No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend the event. With the exception of service dogs/animals, no pets will be permitted in the venue.
Are there facilities for lactation?
Yes, private family restrooms are available at the venue for lactation. Attendees can also visit the on-site Information Booth for directions to the closest lactation facility.
Are there gift bags?
All attendees will receive a custom-designed O You! tote bag with the current issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and gifts from our sponsors.
Will food be available?
Yes, a lunch voucher will be provided for all attendees. Breakfast and other concessions will be available for purchase throughout the day.
What other activities can I participate in?
To learn about the different activities that will be offered for O You! attendees, please check the event schedule. Be sure to check back regularly since this schedule will be updated as new talent and activities are added.
Can I meet or get autographs from the O experts and guest speakers?
O You! is designed to be intimate and to encourage interaction. Attendees will be able to visit with experts/speakers during designated book-signing times.
Can I bring a card/gift for the O experts or guest speakers?
Unfortunately, cards and gifts cannot be accepted for the experts/speakers.
I'm traveling to Atlanta for this event. Where can I stay?
A number of Atlanta area hotels have rooms on hold exclusively for O You! attendees.
View the list of participating hotels
For additional lodging recommendations, attendees are encouraged to visit www.atlanta.net.
What else can I do while I'm in Atlanta?
For more information about places to visit, things to do and sites to see while in Atlanta, please visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.atlanta.net.
Will there be an O You! event in other cities?
Our plans are currently limited to the 2011 event in Atlanta.
Can I view videos of past O You! events?
Yes! Watch videos from past events
When can I purchase tickets for O You! 2011?
Tickets are now sold out. However, our editors will be live-blogging and posting photos from the event on October 15th, and you can watch videos from O You! the following week. Keep checking back at Oprah.com/oyou for more features and surprises! How much do tickets cost?
Tickets for O You! cost $125 each (plus tax and service charges).
What do I get for my ticket?
The $125 O You! ticket includes participation in the full-day event, including an opening session, your choice of two (2) workshops, a closing session as well as a lunch break and You! Time for sponsor activities. Attendees will also receive an O You! agenda and a gift bag filled with products from our sponsors and the latest issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
How many people can I register at a time?
Up to 8 tickets may be purchased at a time with a single method of payment (one purchaser). All attendees must have their printed ticket(s) for entry to the event. If purchasing for others, please be sure that they have their ticket printout prior to entering the venue.
If we don't register together, can we still attend the same workshops?
Workshops are available on a first-come first-served basis. Since they fill up quickly, attendees are encouraged to create their schedules together during the online registration process. We cannot guarantee seating for attendees who have not signed up for that workshop.
Is there a minimum age for attending this event?
Yes, no one under the age of 18 may attend or register for O You!
Can men attend?
Can I cancel my ticket/registration if I have already paid?
Yes, we will refund the cost of your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your request is made by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, October 7.
Can I purchase tickets on-site?
Due to high demand for this event, tickets typically sell out prior to event day. We encourage those interested in attending to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. In the rare event that tickets are still available on event day, they will be offered for sale at the venue.
General Sessions and Workshops
How long is each session/workshop, and how will seating be determined?
The opening session will run for 90 minutes and the closing sessions will run for 60 minutes. Each of your two (2) selected workshops will run for 45 minutes. Between workshops, attendees will have You! Time breaks for sponsor activities. General session seating will be determined during event check-in on a first-come, first-served basis.' 'Your seating for the 9:00am Welcome Session and the 2:45pm Closing Session will be the same.' '
Are there assigned seats in the workshops?
All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Are the workshops interactive?
Yes, all workshops will involve audience interaction; however, the level of interactivity will depend on the workshop topics and the speakers.
How many people are in each workshop?
Each workshop seats up to 3,500 attendees. The opening and closing sessions will accommodate all attendees (approximately 5,000).
Do I have to select the workshops when purchasing my ticket?
Yes, you will need to make your workshop selections in order to complete the ticket purchasing process.
Can I change my workshop choices after I've purchased my ticket?
No, workshop selections are final once your ticket has been purchased/confirmed.
If I register for a workshop but change my mind at the event, can I switch?
No, all workshop selections must be made prior to the event day.
More About O You! 2011