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2016 Attendees: Important Information for Conference Day

Pennsylvania Conference For Women

October 6th is on the horizon, and in order to make your special day with us go as smoothly as possible, we have a few important reminders for you.


When You Arrive

If you already have your name badge, you do not need to check in at the registration desk upon arrival – you may proceed to pick up your bag with goodies and lanyard with badge holder outside Exhibit Hall C.

Seating Assignments: Your badge includes your seating assignment for lunch. We ask that you sit only at your assigned seat during that time. However, all other sessions, including the morning keynote session, are open seating.


Tip: Download the App

With so much to do in just one day, it pays to be prepared. Get a head start on planning your day—and getting to know fellow attendees, if you like—by downloading our all-new 2016 app, sponsored by Cisco and now available on all major platforms by searching “PennWomen” (or find download links here).

Browse the full program and save your own custom agenda for the day. Share your information (optional) to make networking a breeze. Get maps, session descriptions and speaker information with a tap of the finger, and receive realtime alerts wherever you are.


Getting to the Conference

On October 6th, approximately 9,000 women will converge on the Pennsylvania Convention Center at the same time.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to plan ahead for traffic, parking and crowded public transit. We suggest you take the train or carpool if at all possible, and allow extra time in the morning so you don’t miss any of our morning programming.

You’ll find directions, parking options, discounts and help navigating public transportation on our Travel page.


Special Meal Requests

We are pleased to be serving Cider Gastrique Chicken with assorted vegetables and a couscous salad at the keynote luncheon. We can also provide an alternative meal for those with certain special diets. If you or anyone in your group requires a Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Free meal, please let your main registrant know so that s/he can login to the registration to make that request for you by this Friday September 23rd.  Only the main registrant may make this request for you. Learn more here.

If neither of our meal choices accommodate your needs, you may bring your own food to the conference.


Bring Your Resume

In addition to free one-on-one career coaching and professional resume review opportunities, you will find talent acquisition teams from some of our sponsors in the Career Pavilion.

Bring your ‘A’ game and your resume!


A Note for Moms

Got milk? The Pennsylvania Convention Center is equipped with two private “nursing pods” on the 200 level between Halls A & B (near registration). We will also provide a dedicated nursing room in Meeting Room 302, with power outlets, a refrigerator and privacy screens. Please plan for the possibility of a crowd during peak break times and bring a battery-operated pump if you have one.


Did you miss our email about Planning Your Day? Catch up on our quick and dirty guide to October 6th here!

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2015 Author Signings and Meet & Greets

Book signings will take place in Exhibit Hall C, inside the Beneficial Knowledge Bank Pavilion. There is an area next to the bookstore where signings will take place.

9:45am
Hope Cohen
Carli Lloyd (Meet & Greet Only)
Rachael Ray

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Andrea Hoffman
Lisa Kueng
Ellen Rogin
Cindy Solomon
Wendy Wallbridge
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Mentoring Millennials—Free Teleclass with Lindsey Pollak September 16

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Tuesday, September 16th
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

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1:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

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2015 Speaker Applications Now Posted

CLICK HERE to submit your proposal.

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