What is the Central California Women’s Conference?
The Central California Women’s Conference is the Central Valley’s largest women’s conference. The CCWC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the conference is held annually to empower women to live their best life.
Who goes to the conference?
Women of all ages from various economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Most of the attendees are Valley residents, but many come from throughout California. And, men are always welcome! Several attend every year.
Where and when is the conference held?
CCWC, now in its 29th year, is held annually on a Tuesday in mid-September at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center. This year’s event is Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 from 7:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For directions, visit our Planning Your Trip page.
Other than providing tremendous value to each attendee, how does the conference help the community?
The CCWC has donated $800,000 back to Valley women and children’s community benefit organizations. In addition, more than $500,000 is generated into the Valley economy annually due to The CCWC.
How much does it cost?
The cost to attend The CCWC is $110 per person. Tickets include a healthy continental breakfast, Marketplace of exhibitors, warm-up session, keynote luncheon with a celebrity speaker, 21 breakout sessions to choose from during three time slots, and a cool-down session and reception.
The cost for Students with a valid ID number is $75. Online registration is required for the student discount. Tickets go up to $120 each on August 16.
What is the agenda for CCWC?
The day begins at 7:15 a.m. with a healthy continental breakfast. The first speaker session begins at 8 a.m. with opening remarks and the CCWC warm-up speaker. Attendees select three other sessions to attend throughout the day. From 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. lunch is served with our celebrity keynote speaker. Shopping at the Marketplace occurs throughout the day with special breaks. The day concludes with a cool-down session and reception. For more details regarding the schedule, please visit our schedule page.
How is seating reserved for the Keynote Luncheon?
Seating for the celebrity keynote luncheon is reserved in order as you register for the conference. The earlier you register the better seat you will get. If you would like to sit with friends, register together online, or mail registrations together in the same envelope to CCWC, P. O. Box 998, Atwater, CA 95301.
What is The Marketplace?
The Marketplace is a trade show with more than 175 exhibits that provide women with information about products and services. Attendees receive samples and information from a variety of businesses. In addition, visit the non-profit organization booths in the Saroyan Theatre lobby.
Are there special hotel rates/accommodations for the conference?
DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center (formerly the Radisson) is offering a special rate of $129 + tax per room, double or single occupancy. Book early, as this rate is only available through Monday, 9/5/16. Be sure to ask for the CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE special room rate.
Are there special accommodations for people with special needs?
Reasonable arrangements for people with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Mary Stabelfeld at (209) 356-1000.
What methods of payment can I use?
Checks and all credit cards may be used for payment. If paying online, credit cards are the exclusive method of payment and are processed through Authorize.net, a secure company. A $3 processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions. If paying by mail, send a check, money order or pay by credit card. Credit card payments will receive a receipt with a valid email address. Payments can be sent to CCWC, P.O. Box 998, Atwater, CA 95301. Our registration form and information is available HERE for Registration.
Is food provided?
Yes. Breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres and beverages are provided during the conference.
How many attendees are expected?
Our capacity crowd is 3,500 attendees.
Is there a dress code?
There is not a specific dress code for the conference, but business casual attire is what most people wear – and of course, comfortable shoes!
When will I receive my badge(s) in the mail?
Badge information will be announced as it becomes available. Typically badges are mailed out two weeks prior to the conference.