Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Conference?

The 2020 Conference will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The third annual Workplace Summit will be held Tuesday, November 10th, from 1:00-5:00 pm.

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

Enter the Conference at 12th & Arch or through the Grand Hall on Market between 11th & 12th.

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?

Ticket prices have not yet been set for 2020.

For reference, 2019 Conference tickets were $185 each; $1,850 for a table for 10. Tickets for the 2019 Workplace Summit were $75 each. Livestream tickets were $50 each.

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 third annual Workplace Summit will be held November 10, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 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.

How do I register?

Online registration for all 2020 events will open at 9:00am Eastern on May 20th.

Join our email list to receive important Conference news, including registration announcements.

Registration Tips
Because tickets to the main conference typically sell out within minutes, there are a few things you should do to maximize your chances of getting one:

  1. Sign up for our email list and add [email protected] to your address book to help our messages get through to you.
  2. Pay special attention to our emails in April and early May; we always send a “save the date” email about a week before registration opens. Registration typically opens up to seven months in advance of the conference date.
  3. Put registration on your calendar for the morning. Though subject to change, we try to open registration at 9:00 am Eastern. The 2019 Conference sold out just a few minutes after 9:00 am and left many people disappointed because they had waited until later in the day to try to register.

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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?

All tickets are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your ticket to another party easily at no charge. Please refer to your confirmation email for instructions on how to log in and change attendee names.
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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 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 [email protected].
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How do I become a speaker?

To submit to be considered as a speaker for 2020, 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 to join?

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.

Men may be particularly interested in the November 10 Workplace Summit.

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 Newcomer’s Guide for helpful attendee tips and advice.

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