Women's Leadership Conference - FAQs

Yes! We encourage individuals across all gender identities to attend the conference. The conference is designed for a broad audience, including individuals who are sponsors, mentors, professional development directors, and organizational leaders who want to learn how to better support, retain and advance women. The program is also useful for individuals who want to learn more about gender dynamics in the workplace.

Absolutely! Please save the date for next year's Women's Leadership Conference on Friday, April 24, 2020. You can see all other upcoming events at the Carlson School at https://carlsonschool.umn.edu/events. We also highly encourage you to consider learning more about the wide variety of degree programs or continuing executive education (non-degree) offerings at the Carlson School.

No. If in doubt, business casual is your best bet.  We also recommend dressing in layers as temperatures can vary from room to room.

The closest parking options are located at the 19th or 21st Avenue ramps.  Please note, the 19th and 21st Avenue Ramps are open to the general public and our conference cannot guarantee the availability of parking spaces.  Additional information and alternative options for parking on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota is available at https://www.pts.umn.edu/park/facilities.  We encourage you to arrive early and allow additional time for parking.  Metered parking is also located throughout the University of Minnesota campus.

Continental breakfast (light assortment of pastries, bagels and morning beverage options) will be provided for all registered attendees. Lunchtime meals will correspond to your registered ticket level:

  • Gold: Plated lunch served in Atrium
  • Maroon: Buffet lunch served in L-150
  • Student: Boxed lunch served in 2-206

Appetizers and beverages will also be served and available to all registered attendees during the conference closing networking reception.

Registration fills very quickly for this conference and in advance of the conference date. All attendees are required to have a completed and confirmed registration to attend the conference and unfortunately we cannot accommodate on-site registration.

Check-in will be located near the main entrance of the Carlson School of Management (circle roundabout off 19th Ave.). Check-in will open at 7:30 am and continental breakfast will be available from 8-8:30 am. Conference volunteers will be on-hand to help provide directions and answer any questions you may have.

We can provide a range of accessibility or accommodation arrangements such as lactation, prayer, mobility needs, etc. by request. Please email WLC@umn.edu at least one week prior to the conference with your request.

Please log-in to the conference registration site and click on "manage my registration" to cancel. Cancellations received before 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, April 2, 2018 are fully refundable. Cancellations received after 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, April 2, 2018 are nonrefundable. If you have any questions about your registration or need additional assistance, please email WLC@umn.edu.

Sponsorship is a great way to showcase your organization and to support the continued development of your employees. Sponsorship also secures a set number of tickets for your organization to attend next year's conference. Act fast! Sponsorship opportunities are limited and are considered in May through January for the conference the following year. To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact Katy Fischgrabe kfischgr@umn.edu.

This conference does not provide CEU or CPE credits. At this time, CPE hours continue to be granted only through the MBT program and CCPS certificate programs at the University of Minnesota. To request a certificate of attendance without the CPE hours listed, please e-mail WLC@umn.edu.

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