Frequently Asked Questions
Who is speaking this year?
Information changes frequently as more speakers are added to the conference: please join our e-mail list and blog for updates throughout the year.
What should I wear/what my I bring?
Attendees are generally in business or business-casual attire. You will be networking and moving from main ballroom to breakout sessions during the day so wear comfortable and appropriate shoes and clothing. We recommend a small handbag, as you will receive a tote with program materials at registration as an attendee.
I never got an e-mail confirmation; am I registered?
E-mail with subject line, Am I registered? to firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I receive my badge?
At check-in (7:30 am – 8:15 am) the day of the conference, you will receive your badge and conference tote. After 8:15 am please see the Information desk for your badge. Please help us stay green; recycle your name badge, drop them in the red boxes as you exit.
Cancellation policy: Once you register, you have purchased a non-refundable ticket. You may however find a replacement attendee for your admission. Exhange/Replacement Names must be submitted in writing to email@example.com by March 11, 2013 and please indicate the original person and the correct contact information for the replacing person.
Seating is on a first come/first served basis except for Sponsor prepaid tables. Those who have assigned tables should consult volunteers in the ballroom (or check at the information desk) to find the location of their tables.
What is included in conference admissions?
Continental breakfast, lunch (a limited number are vegetarian), Keynote and Breakout Speakers, Health & Wellness Center, Career & Networking Center and the Exhibitor Hall.
Any requests that need to be made due to special needs must be made in writing and received by March 1, 2013. Please e-mail with subject line, Special needs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a nursing mother' room?
There are two rooms for nursing mother use. One on the upper level and one on the lower level. Please ask volunteers or staff for the locations on site.
What if I lost something?
During the day of the conference please check at the Information desk for lost items. After the conference, please e-mail email@example.com with a description of the item lost or call 413-565-1307.
Is this CEU eligible?
Attendees are eligible for 6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) or for 6 qualifying hours through the Board of Registration in Public Accountancy only, for full day attendance at this conference. To obtain credit, please turn in your name badge at the end of the conference to the Information Desk with handwritten – Need CEU Certificate.
What if I am a vegetarian?
We offer both a meat and vegan option for lunch in the ballroom. you will need to indicate your choice when registering for the conference. Please let your server know you want the vegan option. We also over a vegan option for the exhibitors. Please indicate this on your registration. The Vegan entrée is 100% VEGAN, without dairy, beef, casein, whey, etc. The CenterPlate kitchen staff prepares the VEGAN meals in a separate area of the kitchen; always wearing gloves, hats, etc. There will be no cross contamination for those concerned with allergies.
Want to save time in line at the book store?
Per-order and purchase your books from Follette the Bay Path College Bookstore and get a 15% discount. The books can be picked up prior to the conference or will be waiting for you at conference. The day of the Conference books will have a 10% discount.
Call 413.565.1311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I become a sponsor?
Check out the webpage for details or contact email@example.com
How do I become an exhibitor?
Go to our Exhibitors Information page and click "Reserve Space" or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I park?
We highly recommend you carpool with a friend or friends and split the parking fee!
Springfield Parking Authority garages, which include the Civic Center, Columbus Circle, and I-91 North and South garages are open all day for easy walking access to the MassMutual Center. For more information call the Springfield Parking Authority at (413) 787-6118 or click here for rates http://www.parkspa.com/
Street parking is limited and on an hourly basis.
Where can I stay overnight?
The Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place is offering a special discounted rate of $99.00 (plus tax) to Conference attendees. Deadline for Reservations is March 1, 2013. Please mention that you are attending the Women’s Leadership Conference when making your reservation.
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
One Monarch Place
Springfield MA, 01104
Phone: (413) 781-1010