Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Conference?

The 2018 Conference will be held Friday, October 12, 2018.

How long is the Conference?

One day, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (exact times subject to change)

Where is the Conference?

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 418-4700 or 1-800-428-9000

You can find extensive travel information, including a parking map and public transportation details, on our Travel page.

How much is a ticket and what does it include?

Tickets for the June 7th Workplace Summit are $75 each.

Tickets for the main 2018 Conference on October 12 are completely sold out. Click here to be added to the Waiting List. For reference, this year’s tickets were $185 each; $1,850 for a table for 10.

Your Conference ticket includes:

– Seated lunch
– Two main keynote sessions
– Three breakout sessions featuring more than 15 topics to choose from
– Afternoon small-group “roundtables” and networking opportunities
– All-day access to the Exhibit Hall, featuring local and women-owned businesses, additional workshops, a bookstore hosting author signings, and much more
– Access to one-on-one career coaching and resume critique

Who is speaking this year?

Information changes frequently as speakers are confirmed; please check our speaker page for updated information and be sure to join our mailing list for keynote announcements.

What should I wear/What may I bring?

Attendees generally wear business casual attire. During the day, you will be moving throughout the convention center, including up and down stairs, so wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. You will receive a tote bag to help you hold any program materials.

What is the Workplace Summit?

The first annual Workplace Summit will be held on Thursday, June 7th at Villanova University. The afternoon of lectures and workshops is designed to bring thought leaders together in one place to educate mid-level managers, executives and HR professionals about strategies to achieve inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Men are encouraged to attend.

Tickets may be purchased online once general Conference registration opens on April 12.

How do I register?

Online registration for the October 12 Conference and the June 7 Workplace Summit opened Thursday, April 12, 2018. Tickets are still available here for the Workplace Summit.

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When will I receive my registration badges?

Approximately two weeks prior to the event you will be able to print your own badges, and email your guests their badges to print, if applicable. Instructions for doing so are included in your confirmation letter.

What if I need to cancel?

Cancellations must be requested IN WRITING and e-mailed to [email protected] no later than September 1, 2018 for refunds. A $25 processing fee will be charged for each cancelled ticket. NO REFUNDS will be processed for any reason after September 1
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Where will I be seated?

Seating is on a first-come/first-served basis except for the lunch session. If a table is purchased, assignments are made based upon registration date. Individual seats are also assigned by date and multiple guests within a single reservation will be seated together. Requests for special seating cannot be accommodated.

Does the Convention Center have Wi-Fi available?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on all public concourses and the Overlook CafĂ© (3rd Floor).

I have special needs – who do I speak to?

Reasonable accommodations will be made for attendees with special needs. Please send a written request to [email protected].
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How do I become a speaker?

To submit to be considered as a speaker for 2018, please visit us HERE.

How do I become a sponsor?

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How do I become an exhibitor?

Visit our Exhibitor page for information or email [email protected].

Can I volunteer at the Conference?

Yes! We depend on volunteers to keep things running smoothly. In exchange for their time and effort, volunteers are given complete access to Conference offerings outside of their shift schedule. Visit our Volunteer page for everything you need to know about signing up.

Are men welcome at the conference?

Most warmly! If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. We believe that gender partnership is the surest way to workplaces that work for everyone. While the majority of our attendees are women, men are starting to attend in greater numbers and typically find the day’s programming unique and enlightening.

Who produces the Conference?

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a 501(c)3 organization, Tax ID# 20-0447019, with oversight by a volunteer board of directors

I have another question. Who can help me?

Visit Contact Us for a list of contacts who can help.

Check out our 2017 Newcomer’s Guide for helpful attendee tips and advice.

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