What are the dates and times of the event?

Friday, March 24, 2023
9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.)

How much does it cost to attend Women's Executive Forum?

Please view pricing on our fees page.

Where is the event located?

Convene Willis Tower
233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 

Enter through the Wacker Drive entrance, turn right at the top of the stairs, and take the stairs/elevator up one flight.


How should I get there?

Willis Tower is located nearest the Quincy stop on the brown, purple, orange, and pink lines. There are also many garages located in the vicinity of Willis Tower, including:

  • One Parking - 227 W. Monroe Street
  • Public Parking - 111 S. Wacker Drive
  • 183 Monroe Garage - 183 W. Monroe Street
How will I receive my name badge?

Registration is located at the entrance to the Convene space in Willis Tower. Enter through the Wacker Drive entrance, turn right at the top of the stairs, and take the stairs/elevator up one flight. Before arriving, please confirm that you received a registration confirmation email to verify that you are registered.

Name badges must be worn during all Women’s Executive Forum events. No exceptions will be made. Individuals without a name badge must register at the registration desk or will be required to leave Women’s Executive Forum 2023.

Name badges may not be shared.

What is the recommended attire?

Comfortable business casual attire with comfortable shoes is recommended for all attendees.

Will childcare be provided?

Women's Executive Forum does not provide childcare services.

Will coat check be available?

Yes. Attendees will have access to a complimentary coat check at the entrance to the Convene meeting space, located on the second floor of Willis Tower.

How was the conference date selected?

The Women’s Executive Forum has typically been held in March, to coincide with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Although previous events have been held throughout the week, this year’s event is scheduled on a Friday to allow attendees to dedicate their full concentration on thought leadership and networking and to expand their network of leaders throughout the industry.

Who should attend the Women’s Executive Forum?

The Women’s Executive Forum is designed for women leaders within the association industry and related partner organizations. Association Forum believes that leadership can be demonstrated at all levels and is not exclusively reserved for those with the most senior job title in an organization.

Who should I contact about dietary restrictions or other special accommodations?

Association Forum is committed to a Welcoming Environment® and ensuring that all attendees are supported in having a positive experience. Please contact us at 312-924-7000 or education@associationforum.org so we can make any arrangements necessary.


How do I register?

Under the Registration menu item in the top navigation, click on the "Register" button. Next, please enter your email and click the Search button to begin. You must click on Search so your membership record can be found and display the proper registration rates. If you have a profile account with Association Forum as a member or nonmember, you will need to enter the email address associated with your account to start registration. If an account was not found with your email address, click ‘New Registration’.

How do I update my contact information, event preferences, and other registration details?

From the Women's Executive Forum landing page, click on “Attendee Service Center” under the “Registration” tab in the main navigation menu at the top of the page. To log in, use the email address associated with the registration. You can find your password in your confirmation email. Once inside your registration, edit any details pertaining to your registration and save it.

Can I register on-site?

Although we strongly encourage advance registration to ensure a seamless conference experience, yes, attendees may register on-site on the day of the program.

When is the early bird registration deadline?

The early bird registration rate expires on March 10, 2023.

Who can I contact about questions or problems regarding my registration?

If you have questions regarding your registration, please contact education@associationforum.org.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Cancellations must be made in writing via education@associationforum.org on or before March 10, 2023, to receive a refund less a $75 processing fee. Refunds requested after March 10, 2023, will not be issued. Refunds will be processed in the same manner in which the original payment was made (i.e., registrations paid via credit card will be refunded via credit card). Refunds will not be issued in the event of a no-show. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within two weeks of submitting it, please contact education@associationforum.org.

What is the substitution policy?

Substitution requests must be submitted to education@associationforum.org by March 17, 2023. Requests made after March 17, 2023, must be processed on-site.


Where can I get a copy of the program?

You can access the schedule at a glance here or the full program details here

How many CAE hours will I earn for attending Women's Executive Forum?

You can earn up to 4.25 CAE credit hours. To claim CAE hours, please email education@associationforum.org after the conference for a copy of your attendance record.


I have questions regarding Association Forum membership.

In advance of Women’s Executive Forum, contact membership@associationforum.org. Onsite you may speak with any Association Forum staff member who would be happy to tell you more about the benefits of membership.

I have a question regarding the education program or session content.

Contact us at education@associationforum.org.
How do I book a hotel reservation?

There are many hotels in downtown Chicago depending on rate and brand preference. The closest hotels to Willis Tower are:
To browse other hotel options, visit the Choose Chicago site and select “Book Your Trip” in the top right corner.

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