Frequently Asked Questions
When is the conference?
The 2017 conference will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Sign up for our newsletter to receive news about the 2017 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
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?
Your $250 ticket ($2,500 for a 10-person table) 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?
Tickets for the 2017 conference are completely sold out. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to find out about registration for the 2018 conference (which will open in late summer 2017).
Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to registration@
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.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for attendees with special needs. If you have special needs, please send us your written request to registration@
How do I become a sponsor?
Contact Marlyse Fant at [email protected] or (215) 514-5846.
How do I become an exhibitor?
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.