In order to attend classes, you must obtain tickets during the morning ticketing period. This takes place at 9-9:45 am on Friday; 9-10 am on Saturday and Sunday. To get your tickets, you should plan to be in the Hospitality Room early and listen for your ticket number.
Before you get on the Ticketing line, review the Schedule you received in your Survival Kit and look at the Model Menu to see samples of the models to be taught. You should have a good idea of what your first, second and third choices are. As you wait for your number to be called, listen for the announcements on Sold-Out Classes, and adjust your choices accordingly.
When your number is called, you will get in the queue, in order by number, at the back of the room to get your tickets. Bring the class schedule with you. While you are in the queue, you will be given a highlighter to indicate your first choice classes on your schedule. You should not highlight a Sold Out class. Give your highlighted schedule to the Ticketer when you get to the front. The Ticketer will select your tickets and give them to you.
Once the ticketing process is over, remaining tickets will be available in the "Big Board," a giant schedule set up in the back of the room with tickets placed in pockets for each class. You can get or switch your tickets there any time during the rest of the day.
Ticketing Number Assignment
Your best chance of getting a low ticketing number is to register early. Ticket numbers are assigned based on your "postmark" date, which is either the date you registered online or the date you mailed your registration, or the date you faxed it in, or the date you dropped it off in the OrigamiUSA office. FedEx, Priority Mail or other special handling is not necessary, and will provide no priority advantage.
In fairness to all methods of registration (dependent upon time zone, ability to get internet access, or proximity to the OrigamiUSA office) the few days of "postmark" dates received are lotteried together. There are separate lotteries for each Convention day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday,).
Priority Ticketing for Teachers & Volunteers
If you are teaching or volunteering during class time, you may be eligible for priority ticketing.