Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Conference?
The 12th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016.
How long is the Conference?
The 2016 Conference includes three events spread out over two days.
The main Conference will be held on December 8th from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
In addition, we will be hosting Opening Night the evening before the Conference, on December 7th from 5-8pm, and a special Workplace Summit on diversity and inclusion the afternoon of the 7th. See below for details.
Where is the Conference?
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
How much is a ticket and what is included?
Conference Day tickets are $185 each; $1,850 for a table for 10.
- Seated lunch
- Two main keynote sessions
- Three breakout sessions featuring more than 15 topics to choose from
- Afternoon small group “roundtables” and networking opportunities
- Access to the Exhibit Hall all day
- Access to the Career Pavilion (including one-on-one career coaching and resume review), Health & Wellness Pavilion, Community Connection Pavilion and more
Individual tickets for Opening Night on December 7th are $25.
Tickets for the December 7th Workplace Summit are $75 each. Scroll down for more information about these events.
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. You will receive a Conference bag upon arrival to hold all of your program materials.
Past attendees have found it helpful to bring any of the following: business cards, current 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 1:00pm), and a bottle of water.
How do I register?
A larger number of tickets will be made available to the public this year, but we expect to sell out quickly. To accommodate as many people as possible, we are limiting table purchases to one table per transaction. To purchase more than one table, you will need to complete your purchase and then start a new transaction.
Questions? Email [email protected]
What is Opening Night?
For the second year in a row, we’re opening up the Exhibit Hall the night before the Conference to host a kick-off celebration. On December 7th from 5-8 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. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Tickets are just $25 and can be purchased by clicking “Register Now” anywhere on the site. Learn more here.
What is the Workplace Summit?
The second annual Workplace Summit will be held on December 7th at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The 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.
Men are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $75 each and will be on sale along with Conference Day and Opening Night tickets starting June 8th.
When will I receive my registration badges?
Approximately three weeks prior to the event.
Cancellations must be made in writing by November 7th. 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. Unfortunately, requests for special seating cannot be accommodated.
The Conference does its best to accommodate attendees with special needs. All such requests must be made in writing and received by November 7th. Please fax your 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 early this summer to find volunteer opportunities.
I have another question. Who can help me?
Visit Contact Us for a list of contacts who can help.