Frequently Asked Questions

When is the conference?

The 2019 conference will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019. Sign up for our newsletter to receive news and updates, including registration announcements for future conferences.

How long is the conference?

One day, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (exact times subject to change)

Where is the conference?

San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 295-9600

For directions, please visit sanjose.org. Travel information will be posted on our Travel and Discounts page as the conference date gets closer and will also be included in the registration confirmations sent via mail three weeks prior to the event.

Who is speaking this year?

Information changes frequently as more speakers are added onto the conference; please check our speaker page for updated information.

How much is a ticket and what does it include?

Workplace Summit tickets are $75 each. Tickets are still available for the February 21, 2019 event.

Conference tickets are $240 each, or $2,400 for a table of ten. The 2019 Conference is now sold out. Add your name to the ticket waiting list here.

Your 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 and more
– Access to one-on-one career coaching and resume critique

We typically sell out well in advance of the conference date.

What should I wear?

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.

How do I register?

Tickets for the 2019 conference are sold out. Add your name to the ticket waiting list here.

What is the Workplace Summit?

The Workplace Summit is a new event that takes place the afternoon before the main conference in the San Jose Convention Center. This 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. We strive for at least a 50% male audience to foster more productive discussions.

Learn more.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]conferenceforwomen.org by January 22, 2019 along with a $25 mandatory cancellation fee.

Seating

Seating is done 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.

Special Needs

Reasonable accommodations will be made for attendees with special needs. If you have special needs, please send us your written request to [email protected]conferenceforwomen.org by January 22, 2019.

How do I become a sponsor?

Contact Marlyse Fant at [email protected].

How do I become an exhibitor?

Visit our exhibitor page to download the application (available closer to the conference date). Email [email protected] with any additional questions.

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 at the conference?

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 create 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.

I have another question. Who can help me?

Visit Contact Us for a list of contacts who can help.

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