2019 Registration Information

FAQ: About Registration–and What to do When the Conference is Sold Out

When does registration open?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019—at promptly 9 a.m. 

What is the price of a ticket?

Conference tickets are $225 each. “Opening Night” tickets are $40 each.

Can I buy group tickets?

Yes. For the conference, you can buy a maximum of 10 tickets or one table of 10 per transaction. Please note: We are unable to provide a discount for the purchase of multiple tickets. A table of 10, for example, would cost $2,250.

What are the payment options?

Credit or debit card. This immediately reserve your ticket(s).

Check payment: Please note that checks are due in our office within 10 business days, or tickets will be released. (State agencies paying through Texas Comptroller have up to 30 days.)

Do I need all attendees’ names when I purchase tickets?

No. You will be provided with instructions on how to add attendee information at a later date.

How does the process work?

To provide a fair user experience, we use the virtual queue system adopted by Ticketmaster for popular concerts and plays. Here’s how it works:

    • Plan to be on our site at or just before 9 a.m. on May 21. Waiting any earlier does not put you into the queue so there is no need to be there early.
    • A “Register Now” button will appear at 9 a.m. You may need to refresh your browser if you don’t immediately see it.
    • Click on “Register Now,” and you will be placed in a virtual queue and told how many people are in front of you. Please note this does not guarantee tickets will be available when it is your turn.

When you click Register Now you will be placed in a virtual queue. Being in the virtual queue does not guarantee conference tickets will be available when your turn is up, and we may sell out while people are still waiting in the queue. We will post a message in the queue when conference tickets have sold out. There is no way to move yourself further up the queue other than waiting for your turn.

While in the queue, you will be told how many people are waiting in front of you, and you’ll see your progress as that number continually drops until it is your turn to buy tickets.

Note: We will post a message as soon as tickets have sold out. 

How can tickets sell out while I’m waiting?

Demand far exceeds capacity. And we are able to process hundreds of transactions at a time. So, things move fast!   

Do you need to be a sponsor or work for a corporation?

Our conference partners, such as Sponsors, Volunteers, Board of Directors and Speakers all receive conference tickets. However, there are more tickets available to the public when registration opens than the total allotted to Conference partners.

There is absolutely no preferential treatment or screening for registration access – anyone can buy a ticket. Because demand is so high, it is the luck of the draw whether you can get tickets, and that can be frustrating.

The Conference for Women is a non-profit organization providing access to over 125 speakers including several high-profile keynote speakers. Comparable events around the country have been priced at or over $500 per ticket. Our corporate sponsors are regional employers and their generous contributions are what enable us to keep ticket prices manageable. Sponsors receive tickets as part of their packages, but it is a small number in relation to the total investment they’re making, and it is far fewer than the number of tickets made available to the public.

What can I do to improve my chances?

Be ready May 21st at 9am!  Nothing can guarantee you’ll be able to get tickets, and access to purchasing tickets is random. However, there are a few things you can do to avoid problems when registering:

    • Never load our site in more than one browser window
      Only have our site loaded in one window on your web browser – things can get extremely messy otherwise, and you might end up losing tickets you’re holding as our site only allows you to process one registration at a time.
    • Make sure that you’re using a steady internet connection
      If you lose your internet connection during registration for even a moment, you may have to start over and by then tickets may be sold out. It’s best to make sure you are using a reliable connection.
    • Use a computer instead of a phone
      While our website is fully accessible by mobile devices, we have had many disappointed emails from those trying to register via their phone or tablet. The internet connection is more likely to be interrupted on a handheld device.
    • Don’t refresh your screen while waiting
      Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to access tickets.The Conference for Women is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queueing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something, and will show you that the number of people in front of you is decreasing. It will bring you into the purchasing site as soon as possible.
    • If using a credit card, know your card limits, billing zip code and rules
      Many corporate credit cards are not allowed to be charged by non-profit organizations, and the conference is a 501(c)3 organization. This will cause a decline and you will lose tickets you were holding. By the time you solve the problem and return, it is likely we will have sold out. In addition, some corporate cards have daily or per-transaction limits that you may not be aware of.  Sometimes people don’t know the billing zip code for their corporate card and that can cause an AVS mismatch and decline. If using a corporate card, we highly recommend checking in with your accounting department or card issuer in advance, to be sure you know about any card limitations.

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT

  • Consider buying tickets to Opening Night! This event was designed to increase access and give an early preview of the Conference.
  • Watch our social media. There is always the chance that more tickets could be released due to cancellations. We’re on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
    Please note: There is no waiting list.
  • Tune in year-round!
    We are always thinking about how to increase access and share insights into the topics you care about throughout the year. Here are some ways to take advantage:

1. Tune in to the new monthly Conference for Women podcast, featuring some of the most popular speakers from all our conferences.

2. Join the conversation on social media, where we regularly share insights and expertise—including monthly Facebook Live conversations with top speakers:

 

 

 

3. Read our most recent articles with experts on work-life balance, financial planning, leadership, success and more.

4. Check out video highlights of our keynote speakers, recordings of helpful breakout sessions, and recaps of past conferences.

5. Finally, join our mailing list to stay up to date on the latest offerings.

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you soon!

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