Who can attend the event?
As with all our events and community initiatives, this event is for women and non-binary folks.
Where is the event taking place?
Seer Interactive HQ, 1033 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
When will the event take place?
Thursday, September 21st 2023
What are the timings of the event?
Registration opens at 9am and the first session starts at 10am. The last session finishes at 5pm followed by our after-party which will be till late. There will be several breaks throughout the day, including a lunch break. All timings are in EST.
Who is organising WTSFest 2023?
Areej AbuAli, the founder of Women in Tech SEO. We will have a number of brilliant community members volunteering on the day as well.
What does a ticket include?
Your ticket includes access to the full-day conference in Philadelphia, access to our post-event networking drinks and catering throughout the day.
Is there a code of conduct?
Yes, we prioritise the safety and comfort of our attendees, speakers and organisers. Read more about The WTS Way
Are you giving away scholarship tickets?
Yes, thanks to our Scholarship Sponsor, we are giving away a number of tickets to those who cannot afford to buy a ticket themselves. Simply fill out our Scholarship Form
and we'll contact everyone to inform them if they won a scholarship ticket or not in April.
How will I receive my ticket?
Your invoice and ticket will be sent via email after purchasing. On the day of the event, simply show up at our Registration Desk and we'll give you your lanyard.
Will food and refreshments be provided?
Yes, a delicious lunch, as well as a light breakfast, coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day.
Will I be able to ask the speakers questions?
Our agenda is tightly packed so we won't have time for Q&A during the sessions but our speakers will be around the whole day, so please do go up and ask them questions during the breaks.
Will I be able to network with other attendees?
Yes, we will have several breaks throughout the day, as well as an after-party, there will be lots of opportunities to network.
Can I connect with attendees before the event?
Yes, we will invite all our attendees to a private Slack channel a month prior to the event. It's a great way to connect with one another and make plans before the event.
I don't live in Philadelphia and I'd like to book accommodation, where can I stay?
Here are a few hotel recommendations in the Old City that are about a 10-minute cab from the conference venue: Hotel Monaco ($$$), Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District ($$) and Holiday Inn Penn’s Landing ($). There are plenty of other options if these don't fit your needs, we’d recommend looking in Old City or Center City (10-20 minute cab).
I attended WTSFest before in London, will this feel the same?
The honest answer is it probably won't. As this is our first-ever USA event, we're keeping it much smaller than the UK event. But of course, the sense of community is always the same.
Can I pay directly by invoice?
No, we won’t be able to hold tickets so please pay directly via tito, our ticketing platform.
Can I sponsor the event?
Yes, we have a few sponsorship slots left. Please do get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to sponsor the event.
What does the sponsorship fee go to?
We use our sponsorship fee to pay for our catering, suppliers, logistics fees and most importantly, we pay our speakers a speaker fee (as all conferences should!)
Will you be recording the event?
No, as this is our first WTSFest USA, we won't be recording the event. But we plan to record future events, just as we do with our UK event.
How can I speak at a Women in Tech SEO event?
We open our speaker pitch form 8 months in advance of each event, keep an eye out for the next time we open it.
I have specific accessibility needs that I'd like catered for, who do I ask?
You can email us at email@example.com - we'll work together with our venue to ensure that your needs are met.
I have a question that’s not listed here, how do I get in touch?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org