Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Conference?
The 2017 Conference is Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Sign up for our mailing list to receive news and updates about this year’s Conference.
How long is the Conference?
One day, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (exact times are 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 are typically $175 each; $1,750 for a table for 10. There is a discounted early bird pricing period approximately six months in advance of the conference date.
Your 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 and 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.
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.
How do I register?
Online registration begins approximately six months in advance of the conference (early April 2017). Don’t miss the next registration announcement – sign up for our mailing list!
When will I receive my registration badges?
Approximately three weeks prior to the event.
What if I need to cancel?
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 Café (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I become a sponsor?
How do I become an exhibitor?
I have another question. Who can help me?
Visit Contact Us for a list of contacts who can help.
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.