Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Conference?

The 20th annual Texas Conference for Women will be held October 24, 2019.

How long is the Conference?

7:30 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?

Ticket prices for 2019 have not yet been set. For reference, 2018 tickets were priced at $185 each, or $1,850 for a table of 10.

Your 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.

A note for new moms: Nursing mothers will have four dedicated rooms for peaceful pumping during the Conference: One in the Trinity Box Office on the 1st Floor; one next to Meeting Room 1 on the 1st Floor; one across from Meeting Room 10C on the 3rd Floor; and one in Meeting Room 13AB, located on the 4th Floor. Privacy & refrigeration will be provided.

How can I register?

Registration for the 2019 Conference will open on this website at 9:00am CDT on Wednesday, April 24th.

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?

Cancellations must be requested IN WRITING and e-mailed to [email protected] A $25 processing fee will be charged for each cancelled ticket. 


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.

Special Needs

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 Marlyse Fant at [email protected].

How do I become an exhibitor?

First, visit our Exhibitors page – an application will become available there closer to the conference date. If you have additional questions, please call 866-433-0630 or email exhibitor[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.

Are men welcome at the conference?

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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