Attendee Info Hub

Welcome to the 2021 PA Conference for Women

 

We’re thrilled to welcome you to the 2021 Virtual Pennsylvania Conference for Women!

This page will be updated regularly with the information you need to have a successful Conference experience.


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How to Participate in the November 10th Virtual Conference

This year’s Conference will take place entirely online. Click the button below to access the virtual Conference environment:

 

 

Log in today using the email address with which you originally registered,* to complete your attendee profile and ensure that your browser is set up for success with the Conference environment.

Your attendee profile is similar to your badge at one of our in-person events, but with enhanced functionality. Share as much or as little information on your profile as you like, but please keep in mind that this information will be visible to other attendees (minus your email address), and any exhibitors you choose to share with (including your email).

*Do not share your login information with anyone. If two people log in using your email at the same time, both will be expelled from the virtual environment.


INSIDER TIP:

The full Conference experience will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, November 10th. But we encourage you to click the link above, run a System Check, and make sure you’re happy with your attendee profile now.


You will use this same URL and email address to log in throughout the week, as live and on-demand programming continues through November 26th.

If you did not purchase your own ticket and your email address is not working, please check with the main registrant for your group to ensure your email was entered correctly in the system. For any other issues you should reach out to registration@paconferenceforwomen.org.

 

Tech Check

We recommend you do the following prior to event day to ensure a smooth experience in the virtual environment:

•  Ensure your Virtual Private Network (VPN) is OFF.

•  Update your browser!
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Download the most recent version of Chrome or Firefox
            Make sure pop ups are enabled

•  Run a System Check by clicking here: https://cfw.6connex.com/event/conferencesforwomen/system-check

•  ZOOM OUT: Adjust your browser zoom to 75%-90% to see the entire virtual Conference environment, if necessary.
            If you are on a PC press: Ctrl + minus sign
            If you are on a Mac press: ⌘ + minus sign

  Check to ensure your Internet bandwidth is not being used by too many other users when you plan to enjoy the Conference.

  Test your speakers (May we suggest you test using our Women Amplified podcast?)


 

Understanding the Schedule

The virtual Conference consists of two keynote sessions, three periods of breakout sessions, and a virtual Exhibit Hall. All times Eastern.
 
• Keynote sessions—featuring Brené Brown with Aminatou Sow, Laverne Cox with Jenna Wortham, and Glenn Close with Amna Nawaz—will debut on Wednesday, November 10th, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
 
• Breakout sessions, followed by speaker Q&A, will air at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:25 p.m. on November 10th

Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 11th, breakout sessions will be available to replay on-demand until Friday, November 26th at midnight. Special thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal for supporting this opportunity!
 
• The Virtual Exhibit Hall opens at 8:00 a.m. on November 10th, and will remain available through the 26th. Be sure to visit early to take advantage of free career services and facilitated networking.

 

 

Getting Around

Our virtual Conference environment was designed for ease of use, and to replicate the experience of an in-person Conference for Women. But because the virtual version will be new to everyone, we created this short video tour to help you get around on November 10th & beyond:


 

Maximize Your Career at the Conference

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women provides multiple opportunities to enhance your career skills and position yourself for advancement. Some of the opportunities you can take advantage of this year:

• Sign up for 1:1 Resume Review and Career Coaching. Sessions will take place via videoconference. 

Appointments are limited and first-come, first-served, so be sure to visit the Career Hub early on November 10th if this is a priority for you! Sign-up begins at 8:00 a.m. ET.

Thank you to Villanova School of Business for underwriting these opportunities.

Villanova Business School

• Visit the Learning Burst Stage inside the Lifestyle & Learning Hub for a number of Career-focused mini sessions. 

• After the Conference, take advantage of the curated CFW content in our online Career Hub


 

How to Network at a Virtual Event

Because connection is more important than ever these days, we’ve put together several networking opportunities for virtual attendees, as well as a Virtual Networking Guide to help you make the most of your Conference day. Thanks to our Official Networking Sponsor Cisco!

Opportunities include:

• Facilitated networking via live videoconference on November 10th. (Sign up in the Cisco Networking Lounge starting at 8:00 a.m. – space is limited, so register early!)

• Public session chats, allowing attendees to communicate with one another while watching keynote and breakout sessions.

• Private and group messaging available from every room in the virtual Conference environment.

Find our new PA CFW LinkedIn group in the Networking Lounge to connect with your Conference community throughout the year.

• NEW AI Matchmaking matches you with other attendees with similar interests. 

• Exhibitor Office Hours where you can network with companies in real-time throughout the Exhibit Hall Hubs. (Office hours November 10th from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.)

• Share your participation in the Conference on social media by joining us on LinkedIn, and using #PennWomen and tagging @PennWomen on Twitter & Instagram.


 

Exhibit Hall Highlights

The virtual Exhibit Hall is organized into Hubs packed with offerings for you to explore:

CAREER HUB
  Explore companies hiring
  Career Coaching (sign up required; first-come, first-served), sponsored by Villanova
  Resume Review (sign up required; first-come, first-served)

LIFESTYLE & LEARNING HUB
  Bookstore – with FREE SHIPPING on all conference titles
  Learning Stage, featuring on-demand mini sessions—Get inspired by career advice from Drexel University, Independence Blue Cross, Jefferson Health, Johnson & Johnson, Temple Health, and Villanova School of Business.
  Target Lifestyle Lounge

WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS & COMMUNITY HUB
  Join us in supporting small, women-owned businesses and non-profit organizations! 

  Thank you to Qurate and Comcast NBCUniversal for supporting this opportunity.


 

After the Conference

•  This year’s breakout sessions will be available to replay on-demand from Thursday, November 11th until Friday, November 26th at midnight—thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal. Many Exhibit Hall offerings—including booths with interactive office hours, speaker learning bursts, author book readings and more—will be available on demand through November 26th as well.

Just log in to the Conference environment to view.

•  Stream the Conference Playlist on Spotify. The PA Conference for Women Playlist, designed to get your smart energy flowing, is sponsored by PECO.


Before the Conference—Attend a Free Virtual Career Fair!

You’re invited to our all-new Virtual Career Fair on November 9th. (Complimentary admission—pre-registration required) 

  • Interact in 1:1 chats with employers who are hiring – explore thousands of open positions from organizations such as Bristol Myers Squibb, Cisco, Comcast NBCUniversal, Independence Blue Cross, Johnson & Johnson, PECO, Pfizer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, TD Bank and more!
  • Attend a live “Ask the Recruiter” session with Bristol Myers Squibb at 1:30 p.m. and engage with experts to get your most pressing career questions answered.
  • Enjoy live and on-demand content designed to help you address your current career goals, including insights from Conferences for Women, Fairygodboss, Ladies Get Paid, PowerToFly, and other partners.
  • Explore a complimentary sneak peak of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women Virtual Exhibit Hall, including interactive experiences in both the Career and Community & Learning Hubs, plus the chance to shop and support women-owned and local businesses
  • Learn about advanced degree programs at West Chester University, Villanova School of Business, Drexel University, and more!

 Register & upload your resume here to attend, and feel free to tell a friend! 


Stay Involved Year-Round!

We’re bringing you timely advice and expert voices throughout the year. Stay in touch by:

Subscribing to The Conference in Your Inbox, our monthly newsletter.

Listening to Women Amplified, a podcast from the Conferences for Women that showcases Conference speakers (& real listeners!) on a variety of timely topics. Find us everywhere you get podcasts, or just ask your smart speaker to play the latest episode.

• Continuing the conversation. Join our LinkedIn community, and find us posting daily on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

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