Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Conference?
The 11th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women will take place on Thursday, December 10, 2015.
How long is the Conference?
One day, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (exact times subject to change)
Where is the Conference?
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
What is included?
- Light continental breakfast
- Two main keynote sessions
- Three breakout sessions featuring more than 15 topics to choose from
- Access to the exhibit hall all day
- Access to the Career Pavilion, Health & Wellness Pavilion, Community Connection Pavilion
Who is speaking this year?
What should I wear/What may I bring?
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. Limit yourself to a moderately-sized purse; attendees will receive a Conference bag once you arrive for all of your program materials.
Past attendees have found it helpful to bring any of the following: business cards, resume (if you’re participating in our resume reviews/coaching sessions), phone/laptop/tablet + charger, paper/pen for taking notes, a light snack (the keynote luncheon starts at 1:00), or a bottle of water.
How do I register?
The 2015 Conference is sold out. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of future events and important registration deadlines.
You can also still buy a ticket for our first ever Opening Night event, which features speakers, book signings, and access to the Exhibit Hall the evening of December 9th.
Questions? Email [email protected]
What is Opening Night?
For the first time ever, we’re opening up the Exhibit Hall the night before the Conference to host a kick-off celebration presented by EMC. On December 9th from 5-9 pm you can enjoy meeting speakers, author signings, the opportunity to support women-owned businesses and local charities, and live entertainment while making great contacts before the big day. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by clicking “Register Now” anywhere on the site.
When will I receive my registration badges?
Approximately three weeks prior to the event.
Cancellations must have been made in writing by November 10. Questions? Email [email protected]
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.
Any requests that need to be made due to special needs must be made in writing and received by November 10. Please fax request to (512) 532-0920 or email it to [email protected].
How do I become a sponsor?
Contact Marlyse Fant at [email protected] or (215) 514-5846.
How do I become an exhibitor?
Email [email protected]. An online application form will be available closer to the conference date.
Are there volunteer opportunities for the MA Conference for Women?
We depend on volunteers to make each Conference a success. Please check the volunteer page closer to the conference date to find volunteer opportunities.