The one-stop hub to help you prepare for an amazing day at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women!
- Getting Here
- Tickets And Entry
- Safety And Accessibility
- Make the Most of Your Day
- National Conference For Women (Virtual)
Where is the Conference located?
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Enter at the eastern or western corners of Arch Street & 12th Street, or at the Grand Hall off the SEPTA Jefferson Station.
What are the Conference hours?
Convention Center doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the Interactive Hall opens at 8:00 a.m.
Session I programming begins at 8:45 a.m.
The Conference ends at 5:00 p.m.
What is the best way to get to the Convention Center?
We recommend taking public transit, taxi, Lyft or Uber. Jefferson Station, served by all regional rail lines, is connected to the Convention Center.
If you must drive, please carefully review the parking advice on our Travel page. You’ll find maps, prices and even an option to reserve discounted parking in advance!
Please plan for traffic and make a backup plan to account for traffic, parking, and crowded public transit.
Where can I park?
Parking options can be found on our Travel page. You’ll find maps, prices, and even an option to reserve discounted parking in advance through SpotHero!
Does the Conference offer hotel blocks or other discounts?
Yes, we partner with local hotels to help attendees find discounted accommodations close to the Convention Center — and to other attendees! Most hotel blocks have expired at this point, but for future reference you can learn more and view options on our Travel page.
NOTE: When you stay at our partner properties, not only will you enjoy extra face time with fellow attendees — you’ll also be supporting the Conference. Please be sure to mention the Conference for Women and/or use our block codes when you book!
Tickets And Entry
What is required for entry?
A printed badge is all you need to enter the event. Starting October 12th, you can find, print, and email badges from within your Conference registration account. (Search your email to find your account login information.) Please print & cut out your badge before you arrive at the Convention Center. BADGES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PRINT STARTING OCTOBER 12TH.
NOTE: Only the primary registrant has access to print or email badges via their registration account. If you did not purchase your own ticket, please contact the primary registrant to have your badge sent to you.
What if I forget or lose my badge?
In the event you lose or forget your badge, you may visit the Help Desk on the 2nd floor outside of Hall A for assistance.
What should I wear and bring?
Many attendees opt for a business casual look. You will be walking a lot, so we suggest comfortable footwear!
Don’t forget your:
- Reusable water bottle (refill stations are available throughout the Convention Center and in the Interactive Hall)
- Resume (to take advantage of the complimentary Resume Review service in the Interactive Hall – sign up in person on Conference Day!).
What if I need help with my registration?
If you need assistance with your registration, please contact the primary registrant for your group, or reach out to [email protected].
What time is lunch?
Lunch will take place in Halls A/B from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., during a scheduled intermission within the keynote session (which runs from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m).
Is there assigned seating for lunch?
The keynote session, where lunch is served, is assigned seating. Your table assignment is located on your badge.
Refer to the Keynote Seating Map in the program book to find your table location.
Do you offer a vegan/ vegetarian/ gluten-free option?
All attendees will receive a complimentary boxed lunch and filtered water. For menu specifics and the option to select an alternate lunch option that is both vegan and gluten-free, visit the Conference Lunch page.
What if I have special dietary needs and/or allergies not satisfied by the alternate lunch option?
If the alternative lunch option does not meet your specific needs, you are welcome to bring your own food for the day.
What is the flow of the day?
Browse the agenda for a snapshot of the day’s programming.
The day includes one keynote session (10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.), three breakout sessions (at 8:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.), lunch break (11:30 a.m.), end-of-day party, and free time built in for networking, 1:1 career coaching, resume reviews, and to explore Interactive Hall offerings.
When can I see the keynote speakers?
The keynote session takes place from 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch break intermission starting at 11:30 a.m.
Seating for the Keynote session is assigned. You can find your table number on your badge.
When do the breakout sessions take place?
Breakout sessions are offered in three time blocks throughout the day:
Session I Program Offerings (8:45 – 9:45 a.m.) include a choice between 3 Executive Insight sessions.
Session II (1:45 – 2:45 p.m.) and Session III (3:15 – 4:15 p.m.) Program Offerings include a choice between 5 sessions (workshops and panels).
Many sessions will be repeated so you don’t have to miss your favorite speakers and sessions.
Do I need to sign up for breakout sessions in advance?
Advance sign-up is NOT required for breakout sessions; however seating is first-come, first-served. We encourage you to review the agenda in advance and plan out which sessions you want to attend.
When does Resume Review and Career Coaching take place?
Complimentary 1:1 Resume Review and Career Coaching will take place throughout the day — except during the Keynote program — in the Interactive Hall.
Please note that sign-up is required, and services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up in person on Conference Day in the Interactive Hall.
Safety And Accessibility
Is there a coat /luggage check available?
Yes, a coat check will be available on the main bridge, opposite the Help Desk. The cost is $3 per item checked.
I am a nursing mother — where can I pump & store milk?
There are two Mamava nursing pods available in the Convention Center, as well as a dedicated Nursing Mothers Room in Meeting Room 302. The Nursing Mothers Room also offers refrigeration.
Do you have accommodations in place for the hearing impaired?
The Keynote program will be closed-captioned.
What if I need another accommodation?
The Conference for Women wants to create an inclusive and accessible experience for all attendees. We request 30 days advance notice of any special accessibility needs. If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected].
Are men’s restrooms available?
Most restrooms have been converted to women’s, with the exception of the following men’s restrooms:
- Street Level – Hall F
- 200 Level – Hall A (dock side), Hall C, Concourse Near MR 203 (west side)
- Ballroom A,B – East side of prefunction
Make the Most of Your Day
Can I preview the program book?
Yes, the digital program book is now available for you to look through in advance.
What can I expect from the Interactive Hall?
We’re putting together a new and better-than-ever Hall for you to explore — fun exhibitor booths, a learning stage, free headshots, career development services, and more. Get more details on the Interactive Hall page.
What networking opportunities are there for attendees?
Visit the Networking & Connections area within the Interactive Hall to participate in Small Group Networking Meet-Ups with peers and Career Connections Meet-Ups with Talent Professionals who will answer your most pressing career questions.
How can I connect with the Conference and other attendees before and after the event?
National Conference For Women (Virtual)
Do I need to purchase a separate ticket for the March 14th virtual Conference?
Your ticket to the October 19th in-person Conference includes access to the March 14th virtual event. There’s nothing more to do now, and we will reach out via email with instructional information closer to March.
You can purchase virtual-only National Conference tickets for friends and colleagues on our registration website, starting October 11th. Learn more.