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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2025 Conference?


The 2025 California Conference for Women will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2025. Registration opens Wednesday, July 17th! For a reminder, subscribe to our newsletter.

How much are tickets?


Ticket prices will be posted soon! However, for reference, regular ticket pricing in 2024 was $350 per person ($3,500 for a table of 10).

What’s included with my ticket?


The In-Person Ticket provides access to the in-person California Conference for Women (February 12, 2025) and the virtual National Conference for Women (March 5, 2025). This ticket can’t be split between two people for the two events. Travel, hotel, transportation and additional meals are not included. 

The in-person Conference experience includes: Reserved seating for keynotes; access to all breakout sessions; robust career services including 1:1 Resume Reviews/Career Coaching and Networking sessions; access to the Interactive Hall; and boxed lunch. 

The virtual National Conference experience includes: Access to all keynotes and breakout sessions; 30 days of on-demand access to breakout sessions; virtual 1:1 Resume Reviews/Career Coaching* and Networking resources; and access to the virtual Interactive Hall.

*First-come, first-served while supplies last 

How do I register?


Registration for the 2025 California Conference for Women opens Wednesday, July 17th!

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Which forms of payment are accepted?


Credit card (to immediately secure tickets) or check (to hold your tickets). Checks must be received in our office within 10 business days or tickets will automatically be released. We do not accept purchase orders.

If you require an invoice, select “Pay By Check.” An invoice will be emailed to you including payment instructions.

How do I register a group?


Enter your contact information and select ticket type and quantity. The person who makes the group purchase is automatically designated as the main contact for the group (even if you do not plan to attend). An email confirmation will automatically be sent with instructions on how and when to enter individual guest names.

Up to 100 in-person tickets per transaction are permitted for In-Person Ticket purchases. Quantity restrictions don’t apply for the virtual National Conference for Women ticket.

Do I need to know who will use the tickets before I buy them?


No, you can assign the tickets as we get closer to the Conference.

Are there discounts available for groups, government, or students?


No additional discounts are available beyond the limited-time-only discounted virtual National Conference Tickets.

As a non-profit organization, we depend on our ticket sales revenue — and our generous sponsors — to cover the operational cost of producing the Conferences. We do our best to keep ticket prices as low as possible while still delivering an outstanding experience.

Can I sit with friends or colleagues? *New policy


Seating is assigned for the Keynote / lunch session. The only way to be guaranteed seating together is to purchase all tickets within a single registration, or to become a sponsor.) 

Keynote seating is assigned based on the date of registration. 

We will accept seating requests for up to 10 individuals per request. We will not accept requests for multiple tables to be near each other or for more than 10 people. The link to the seating request form will be found in your confirmation receipt after you purchase tickets.

Do I need to sign up for breakout sessions in advance?


No advance sign-up is required. In-person sessions are first-come, first-served, so we encourage you to review the agenda and plan in advance.

What is the suggested attire?


Business casual. In addition, please know that there will be a significant amount of walking — so we strongly recommend comfortable footwear.

Does the Conference have any travel or hotel recommendations?


Yes. Please refer to our Travel & Discounts page for the latest information on hotel blocks and travel recommendations.

Are accommodations available for special needs?


We strive to create an inclusive and accessible experience for all attendees. If you require an accommodation for a disability, please email us at least one month before the Conference at [email protected].

Is space available on-site for nursing mothers?


Yes. Information on designated rooms and amenities will be shared within attendee communications closer to event day.

Who can I contact if my company is interested in sponsoring the Conference?


Sponsorship provides tremendous opportunities for companies and their employees to become even more engaged on Conference day and throughout the year. For information on sponsorship benefits and pricing, contact Mala Alvey, Development Director, at [email protected]. For general sponsorship information, please see our Sponsorship Overview.

What is your cancellation policy?


No refunds for any reason, no exceptions. Lineup is subject to change.

I purchased a ticket but can no longer attend, what are my options?


You can transfer the ticket once, at no additional cost. Login to your registration to reassign your ticket and send a confirmation email to the new attendee. Or, contact us about our ticket buyback program, which includes a fee and is subject to demand.

I have other questions!


We are here to help! Please email [email protected].