Conference FAQs

  • What IS Project Linus Conference?Project Linus Conference is 4 days of education, inspiration, fun and sharing all things Project Linus. For 16 years, we have been gathering together annually to learn more about Project Linus, how to manage chapters, basic and new blanket making techniques, and more. Take part in classes, booths, lectures, and networking with chapters and volunteers from across the country.
  • Who can come to Project Linus Conference?Project Linus Conference is open to anyone interested in learning more, and sharing in the Project Linus experience. Attendees must be 16 or older. (Or have previous approval from PLHQ. We cannot accommodate small children.)
  • How much does it cost to attend conference?The cost to attend our 4 day conference, which includes 7 meals, is $395. If you prefer to pay per day, you may do so. For all pricing options refer to our online registration system at the link above.
  • What about hotel accommodations?Conference is being held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal Illinois. You can make your reservations now by calling 888-236-2427, or online at www.marriott.com. They have given us a special rate of $134.00 single or double occupancy and are available while they last (be sure to use group code plnplna to get this rate). Reservations must be made by May 25, 2014.
  • What is the Blanket Challenge and how can I participate?The Blanket Challenge is a fun way to share our individual styles. It is fun to see how different the blankets can be when made with the same fabrics. Simply order a challenge kit on your conference registration form. Each year, we feature a special theme (to be announced at a later time). Our packet includes fabric in this theme. Make a blanket using the challenge fabrics provided and ship your blanket to Project Linus National Headquarters by May 31, 2014. Blankets will be displayed at conference. It’s all for fun, and everyone enjoys seeing all the different and creative patterns and styles. Blankets can also be knitted, crocheted or fleece, but try to stay within the special theme - it’s completely up to your interpretation!
Make plans now to join us in “Uptown” Normal, Illinois for “Camp Linus 2014” conference. You’ll love this quaint downtown area with an eclectic mix of dining, shopping and entertainment all within just a quick walk. At the Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center you will find Central Illinois’ finest lodging facility!
  • DetailsWhen: June 18-21, 2014
    Where: Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
      201 Broadway St
      Normal, Illinois 61761
    Room Rate: $134 single or double occupancy
      be sure to mention group code plnplna
Hands on learning Hands on learning Expert teachers, wide class variety Expert teachers, wide class variety Friday sessions, Q & A, chapter management, fundraising and more Great meals with new and old friends

Agenda Highlights

  • WEDNESDAY: Opening Session/Breakfast - Half Day Classes - EXPONew this year—our morning will begin with a Breakfast/Opening Session after which EXPO will be open and half day classes will begin.
  • THURSDAY: EXPO and classesDemonstration booths include knitting, crocheting, fleece, volunteer gifts, quilting, and more. Also, exciting national and local vendor booths, Project Linus Store, and many new classes to choose from.
  • FRIDAY: MEETINGS AND LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMGuest speakers, PL National Headquarters news, chapter management and support information.
  • FRIDAY EVENING: BANQUET AND ENTERTAINMENT
  • SATURDAY: JAMBOREE!A casual, fun and relaxing day to work on projects, try something new, or finish a project from a previous class. Sit and crochet, knit, sew, share, laugh and learn.
  • SATURDAY EVENING: CLOSING BANQUET AND ENTERTAINMENT