Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Conference?

The 21st annual Texas Conference for Women will be held October 1, 2020.

How long is the Conference?

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM  (exact times subject to change)

Where is the Conference?

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 404-4000

Click here for directions and parking

How much is a ticket and what does it include?

Prices for the 2020 Conference have not yet been set.

For reference, tickets for the 2019 Conference were $225 each ($2,250 for a table of 10). Tickets for our new evening preview event “Opening Night” were $40 each. Livestream tickets were $50.

Your main day ticket includes:

– A seated luncheon
– Two main stage keynote sessions
– Three hour-long breakout sessions featuring a great variety of workshops, panels, and lectures
– All day access to the Exhibit Hall, featuring free career coaching, resume review, social media and small business pavilions, local and women-owned small businesses and much, much more

Who is speaking this year?

Our Speakers page is updated as speakers are confirmed. Please join our email list to stay up to date on the latest keynote announcements!

What should I wear/ 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 tote bag upon arrival to hold all of your program materials.

What is Opening Night?

We’re opening up the Exhibit Hall the night before the Conference to host a kick-off celebration. This is a separate ticketed event that is not included in your main Conference registration.

On September 30th 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. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Learn more.

How can I register?

Registration opens on our website six months in advance of the upcoming conference, unless otherwise noted.

Please be sure to join our email list to receive news about next year’s conference and other events.

When will I receive my registration badges?

Badges (which serve as your ticket to the conference) become available to print approximately three weeks prior to the event. Email [email protected] with questions.

What if I need to cancel?

All tickets are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your ticket to another party easily at no charge. Please refer to your confirmation email for instructions on how to log in and change attendee names.

How does seating work?

Seating for the morning keynote session and all breakout sessions is done on a first-come/first-served basis. Seating for the keynote luncheon is assigned and your seat assignment can be found on your printed badge. 

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 unfortunately cannot be accommodated.

How can I request special accommodations?

Any requests related to special needs must be made in writing. Please fax your request to (512) 532-0920 or email it to [email protected].

How do I become a speaker?

Please visit us HERE for more information.

How do I become a sponsor?

Contact Wendy Morris at [email protected]

How do I become an exhibitor?

First, visit our Exhibitors page. If you have additional questions, please call 866-433-0630 or email [email protected].

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.

How do I register or request tickets to the Young Women’s Program?

The Texas Conference for Women launched a new Young Women’s Program in 2019. We will be partnering with educational organizations to create and launch mentoring, scholarship, intern and job hiring opportunities. Stay tuned for more information on the program as it develops.

Are men welcome to join?

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.

Who produces the Conference?

The Texas Conference for Women is a 501(c)3 organization, Tax ID# 742947735.

I have another question. Who can help me?

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

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