Empowerment Conference FAQ

Empowerment Conference FAQ 2017-07-21T15:38:28+00:00

Empowerment Conference FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (Select a question below.)

Who should I contact if I have additional questions? 2017-07-21T15:32:47+00:00

If you have additional questions regarding registration, please contact Ken Koonce at (954) 768-9770 or send a message – click here. You can also email us at wocempowerment@gmail.com.

Where will the conference activities take place? 2017-07-21T15:31:53+00:00

All conference activities will take place at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. You will need to be pay prior to the conference in order to join us for any of the conference events.

How do I become a sponsor? 2017-07-21T15:31:28+00:00

You can become a sponsor by downloading the online sponsorship form. There are many opportunities for sponsorship, including but not limited to: WOMEN LEAD® Magazine; Friday Reception/Comedy Show Sponsorship; Saturday Conference Luncheon Sponsorship; Saturday Reception Sponsorship; Sisterhood Breakfast Sponsorship; Friend and Listings Sponsorships. Sponsorship of the Women of Color Empowerment Conference is money well spent!

Are there any lodging accommodations for this conference? 2017-07-21T15:29:40+00:00

Hotel accommodations are available at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 at a special discounted rate.   To secure your hotel spot go to https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/woceiiconference.

Don’t miss an opportunity to “hang out” and enjoy this fabulous property. A “Sisterhood” Suite will be available for those guests reserving with the hotel room block.

How soon should I register for the conference? 2017-07-21T15:28:54+00:00

We encourage you to register online for the conference as soon as possible.  Space is limited and it has sold out each year for the past six years several weeks prior to the conference start date. You should register online at southfloridawomenofcolor.com. If there is a problem registering, our staff can try to assist you by telephone at the contact number below. Try to register online before calling. Registration is easy and 24 hour technical assistance is available for registration on our website.

Can children under the age of 18 attend? 2017-07-21T15:28:29+00:00

The Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc., will invite ten (10) girls, under the age of 18, to meet with some of our special guests and assist at the conference. If you have a name of a young lady that you would like considered for this opportunity, please provide the name, parent’s name, address, telephone number and your relationship with the teen. Due to the fact that the conference is generally sold out weeks prior, we will be focusing on our target audience of women leaders for conference attendance.

May I transfer my registration if I can no longer attend the comedy show or conference? 2017-07-21T15:28:03+00:00

If you register but are unable to attend the Comedy Show or Conference Programming day, you may transfer your registration to another individual by calling the contact number below. We will need written confirmation from you of the name of the person to whom the transfer should be made. Transfers will not be accommodated after September 6, 2017.

Can men attend conference events? 2017-07-21T15:27:38+00:00

We love our men!  We encourage men to join us for our Friday evening Reception and Comedy Show to take place at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Of course, men who are representatives of sponsoring organizations are welcomed to attend all conference activities.

Why do I see different prices for various conference events? 2017-07-21T15:27:14+00:00

Tickets can be individually purchased for three (3) separate events. The Friday, September 8, 2017 benefit comedy show will start at 6:30 PM.  Doors for the Reception and Comedy Show will open at 6:30 PM for the big event. Tickets can only be purchased online at southfloridawomenofcolor.com. Group rates for 15 or more are available by calling 954-900-3494 and leaving your contact information.  We will call you back.

The cost of the Saturday, Women of Color Empowerment Leadership Conference is $125.00.  The conference will start at 8:00 AM. Tickets can only be purchased online at southfloridawomenofcolor.com.

The cost of the Friday night Comedy Show is $75.00.  Tickets and tables for this event can only be purchased online at southfloridawomenofcolor.com.

The cost of the Sunday Spirit of Sisterhood Breakfast is $55.00.  Seating is limited for this beautiful breakfast overlooking the Fort Lauderdale beach.  Tickets can only be purchased online at southfloridawomenofcolor.com.

What does the conference registration fee include? 2017-07-21T15:26:24+00:00

Registration includes access to all sessions on September 9, 2017 (starts at 8:00 AM) and the closing reception which starts at 4:00 PM on that day. Registration does not include the Friday, September 8, 2017 Reception and Comedy Show or the Sunday, September 10, 2017 Spirit of Sisterhood Breakfast.