Frequently Asked Questions

When is the conference?

The 2018 conference will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018. Sign up for our newsletter to receive news about the 2018 conference, including early registration announcements.

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?

Ticket prices have not been set for the 2018 conference. In 2017, the cost was $250 per ticket ($2,500 for a 10-person table). 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

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?

Registration for the 2018 conference will open in late summer of 2017. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive registration and speaker announcements.

Questions? Visit the Registration FAQ or email [email protected]

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to registration@conferenceforwomen.org by January 23, 2018 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 registration@conferenceforwomen.org by January 23, 2018.

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 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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