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
  • Lunch
  • 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?

See the speaker page here; speakers will be added as they are confirmed. Please join our email list and follow us on social media for the latest information.

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.

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.


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.

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.

I have another question. Who can help me?

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

Who produces the Conference?

The Massachusetts Conference for Women is a 501(c)3 organization, Tax ID#20-2699177. Meet our volunteer board members. The conference is produced by Hill + Knowlton Strategies.