The one-stop hub to help you prepare for an amazing day at the
Massachusetts Conference for Women!
- Getting Here
- Tickets And Entry
- Safety And Accessibility
- Interactive Hall
- National Conference For Women (Virtual)
What are the Conference hours?
Convention Center doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the Interactive Hall opens at 8:00 a.m.
Session I programming begins at 8:45 a.m.
The Conference ends at 5:00 p.m.
What is the best way to get to the Convention Center?
We recommend taking public transit, taxi, Lyft or Uber.
The BCEC is steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop. It’s also a 15-minute walk from South Station, one of Boston’s major transportation hubs.
If you must drive, please carefully review the parking advice on our Travel page. You’ll find maps, prices and even an option to reserve discounted parking in advance!
Please plan ahead to account for traffic, parking, and crowded public transit.
Where can I park?
Parking options can be found on our Travel page. You’ll find maps, prices, and even an option to reserve discounted parking in advance through SpotHero!
Tickets And Entry
What is required for entry?
Your printed, hard copy badge is required to enter the event. You will wear your badge all day and a lanyard will be provided on-site.
Our registration team will email your badge to you on December 11th.
If you do not receive your badge via email, log in to your registration account to download it.
If someone else registered you and you do not receive the badge email, contact the person who registered you and they can resend it.
What if I forget or lose my badge?
In the event you lose or forget your badge, you may visit the Help Desk located in the North Lobby.
Expect a wait time of up to 20 minutes – avoid the lines by printing your badge at home!
What should I wear and bring?
Many attendees opt for a business casual look. You will be walking a lot, so we suggest comfortable footwear!
Don’t forget your:
- Reusable water bottle (refill stations are available in the Interactive Hall and inside meeting rooms & ballrooms)
- Resume (to take advantage of the complimentary Resume Review service in the Interactive Hall – sign up in person on Conference Day!).
What if I need help with my registration?
If you need assistance with your registration, please contact the primary registrant for your group, or reach out to [email protected].
What time is lunch?
Lunch will take place in Hall B from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., during a scheduled intermission within the keynote session (which runs from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m).
Is there assigned seating for lunch?
The keynote session, where lunch is served, is assigned seating. Your table assignment is located on your badge.
Refer to the Keynote Seating Map in the program book to find your table location.
(Seating in all breakout sessions is first-come, first-served.)
Do you offer a vegan/ vegetarian/ gluten-free option?
All attendees will receive a complimentary boxed lunch and filtered water. For menu specifics and the option to select an alternate lunch option that is both vegan and gluten-free, visit the Conference Lunch page.
What if I have special dietary needs and/or allergies not satisfied by the alternate lunch option?
If the alternative lunch option does not meet your specific needs, you are welcome to bring your own food for the day.
What is the flow of the day?
The day includes one keynote session (10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.), three breakout sessions (at 8:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.), lunch break (11:30 a.m.), end-of-day party (4:00 p.m.), and free time built in for networking, 1:1 career coaching, resume reviews, and to explore Interactive Hall offerings.
When can I see the keynote speakers?
The keynote session takes place from 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch break intermission starting at 11:30 a.m.
Seating for the Keynote session is assigned. You can find your table number on your badge.
When do the breakout sessions take place?
Breakout sessions are offered in three time blocks throughout the day:
Session I Program Offerings (8:45 – 9:45 a.m.) include a choice between 4 Executive Insights sessions, and one Justice, Equity & Inclusion Speaker Series session.
Session II (1:45 – 2:45 p.m.) and Session III (3:15 – 4:15 p.m.) Program offerings include a choice between 6 sessions (workshops and panels).
Many sessions will be repeated so you don’t have to miss your favorite speakers and sessions.
Do I need to sign up for breakout sessions in advance?
Advance sign-up is NOT required for breakout sessions; however seating is first-come, first-served. We encourage you to review the agenda in advance and plan out which sessions you want to attend.
When do Resume Review and Career Coaching take place?
Complimentary 1:1 Resume Review and Career Coaching will take place throughout the day — except during the Keynote program — in the Interactive Hall.
Please note that sign-up is required, and services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up in person on Conference Day in the Interactive Hall.
Safety And Accessibility
Is there a coat /luggage check available?
Yes, a coat check will be available in the main entrance lobby, near the Help Desk.
There will be an additional coat check located in the Interactive Hall.
In both locations, the cost is $4 per item, payable via cash, credit, and Apple Pay.
I am a nursing mother — where can I pump & store milk?
There is a Mamava nursing pod available in the Convention Center (located across from Meeting Room 159), as well as a dedicated Nursing Mothers Room in Meeting Room 101.
The Nursing Mothers Room also offers refrigeration.
Do you have accommodations in place for the hearing impaired?
The Keynote program will be closed-captioned.
What if I need another accommodation?
The Conference for Women wants to create an inclusive and accessible experience for all attendees. We request 30 days advance notice of any special accessibility needs. If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected].
Are men’s restrooms available?
Most restrooms have been converted to women’s, with the exception of the following men’s rooms:
Level 0 – Exhibit Hall (east wall) & General Session (east wall)
Level 1 – North Lobby (east wall) and SE & SW ends of hallways
Level 2 – SE & SW ends of hallways
Level 3 – East and West sides of Ballroom
What can I expect from the Interactive Hall?
We’re putting together a new and better-than-ever Hall for you to explore — fun exhibitor booths, a learning stage, free headshots, career development services, and more. Get more details on the Interactive Hall page.
How do I sign up for career coaching or resume review?
Sign-up in person in the Interactive Hall starting at 8:00 a.m.
Spaces fill up quickly, so sign up early if this is a priority for you!
Where can I find a listing of this year’s exhibitors?
A current list of exhibitors can be found on the Interactive Hall page.
What networking opportunities are there for attendees?
Visit the Networking & Connections area within the Interactive Hall to participate in Small Group Networking Meet-Ups with peers and Career Connections Meet-Ups with Talent Professionals who will answer your most pressing career questions.
How can I connect with the Conference and other attendees before and after the event?
National Conference For Women (Virtual)
Do I need to purchase a separate ticket for the March 14th virtual Conference?
Your ticket to the in-person Conference on December 14th includes access to the March 14th virtual event. There’s nothing more to do now, and we will reach out via email with instructional information closer to March.
You can purchase virtual-only National Conference tickets for friends and colleagues on our registration website. Learn more.