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Frequently Asked Questions


Is the 2022 Conference virtual or in-person?

Both! We are excited to offer 2 options:  

Our core offering is a virtual Conference experience on Friday, Oct. 7. We call this “Conference Anywhere” since you can participate from home, work, or anywhere in the world! 

Our second option is a hybrid experience called “Conference In-Person + Anywhere.” It provides access to an in-person Conference experience at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 6 and the core virtual Conference experience on Friday, Oct. 7.

Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. ET on June 7. Sign up for our email list and follow us on social media for updates and registration announcements!

What is the difference between the Conference Anywhere and Conference In-Person experiences?

The core virtual Conference experience (“Conference Anywhere“) will feature inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions with top professional and personal development experts, opportunities to ask experts your questions in real-time, facilitated networking, access to immersive exhibit hall experiences and coaching, career chat groups, and everything else you expect from the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. 

The enhanced in-person Conference experience (“Conference In-Person“) will feature a different lineup of exciting keynote speakers, networking, a new interactive hall, and a picnic lunch! All in-person tickets also include access to the Oct. 7 virtual event.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tuesday, June 7, at 9 am ET. Please note that with limited access to the hybrid (Conference In-Person & Anywhere) option, we anticipate tickets to sell out quickly.

What is the price?

Early-bird pricing for the VIRTUAL-ONLY “Conference Anywhere” ticket is $125. It will increase to $150 on Thursday, July 7.

Early-bird pricing for the HYBRID “Conference In-Person + Conference Anywhere” events is $275. It will increase to $299 per person on Thursday, July 7.

Can I buy a “Conference In-Person”– only ticket?

Virtual-only (“Conference Anywhere”) tickets may be purchased, however, the HYBRID “Conference In-Person” ticket automatically includes access to the “Conference Anywhere” portion of the event.

What are the dates?

The virtual portion of the Conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, from approximately 9am to 3pm ET. The in-person portion of the Conference will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, from approximately 9am to 3:30pm ET.

Why are there two separate events?

In these times, we recognize that people have different needs and preferences around health and safety. So, based on feedback from our community, we want to provide both options to meet the needs of as many people as possible. 

What are the benefits of the hybrid option – that is, attending both the in-person and the virtual events?

• The virtual (“Conference Anywhere“) event is our core offering. It provides the full Conference experience and will give attendees the opportunity to be inspired by world-class keynote speakers, learn practical strategies about leadership and career advancement from top experts, get personalized answers to your questions, network, and take advantage of many other learning opportunities. 
 
• The in-person event allows people who are ready to gather in person the opportunity to do that. Attendees will have the chance to hear from an additional set of keynote speakers, network, explore our exhibit hall, and enjoy a picnic lunch.

What health precautions will be taken at the in-person event?

We will require proof of vaccination and/or a negative rapid test result. We will also work closely with local health officials to assess the local climate and determine whether masking will be required closer to the event day.

What is the theme of the 2022 Conference?

Reset. Renew. Reconnect.

Who are the speakers?

Past keynote speakers at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women have included Nobel laureates, CEOs, award-winning actresses, top philanthropists, and leading sports stars. Breakout speakers have included the nation’s top experts on personal and professional development. This year’s speakers lineup will be no different. Stay tuned for announcements!

How many breakout sessions will there be?

For the in-person conference experience, there will be one main keynote session with multiple keynote speakers. 

For the virtual conference experience, there will be nine breakout sessions. We will offer session tracks on leadership, personal development, and career advancement. You can choose 3 (out of 9 total) sessions on event day, including a Q&A with speakers. All 9 breakouts will be available for on-demand playback through November 6. Please see the agenda outline here.

Do I have to choose the breakout sessions in advance?

For the in-person conference experience on Oct. 6, all speakers will be in one two-hour keynote session and there are no breakout sessions.
 
For the virtual conference experience on Oct 7, the detailed agenda will be posted on our website well in advance to help you decide which sessions you want to attend. But you don’t need to choose in advance or tell us your choices. Instead, at the time of each session, simply click on the session of your choice.

Will there be on-demand access?

On-demand access will be available for most of the virtual “Conference Anywhere” experience through Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. This includes access to all nine breakout sessions, interactive networking, immersive exhibit hall experiences, and complimentary career services. Keynotes can only be viewed live. There will be no on-demand or virtual viewing of the in-person event.

Will there be closed captioning for all sessions?

Yes.

How many tickets may I purchase?

A maximum of 10 tickets for the hybrid (Conference In-Person + Anywhere) event. There is no limit on ticket purchases for the virtual (Conference Anywhere) event.

If you are interested in purchasing 40 or more virtual tickets, please email [email protected].

How do I purchase an in-person ticket only?

Our in-person event is offered only as a hybrid ticket which includes both the virtual and In-person conferences on October 7 and 6.

Can I buy multiple tickets now, even if I don’t know who will use them?

Absolutely! You can buy a group of tickets now under one main contact and assign the tickets later. You will have full access to your registration to add your attendees’ information at a later date.

Will I be able to sit at a table with my team?

The in-person Conference has been reconfigured to theater-style seating, and all tickets in a single registration will be assigned seating together.

Is there a discount for buying group tickets?

No.

Can I share my virtual registration with other people?

No. One ticket enables one person to watch from their personal computer or handheld device. This is an immersive and interactive environment that does not lend itself to group viewing. Also, please note that if two people log in with the same credentials, the system will block both.

Are men welcome?

Yes! Everyone is more than welcome.

What is your cancellation policy?

We do NOT offer any refunds for ticket purchases, no exceptions. You may, however, easily transfer your ticket to another party.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please visit our Contact Page.

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Registration Opens June 7