Frequently Asked Questions

Simmons Leadership Conference
April 3, 2024 | Virtual & In-Person in Boston



Is the 2024 Simmons Leadership Conference a women-only event?

Not at all! We welcome allies of all genders and identities. Allyship is at the heart of our mission. We believe it’s time to call everyone into the conversation and invite them to help lead the way toward leadership equity and inclusion. 

How can I participate in the 2024 Simmons Leadership Conference?

Choose from three flexible options: in-person in Boston, virtual from anywhere on April 3, 2024, or access it on-demand for 90 days post-event.

What’s the focus of this year’s conference?

Our 45th annual conference will explore the theme of Creating Impact as we empower women and their allies to Arrive & Thrive™ in today’s business landscape. We design the content to be ideal for both aspiring and accomplished leaders.

  • World-class speakers will inspire you with their personal journeys to the top of their fields.
  • Thought-provoking panel discussions will build your knowledge of leadership best practices.
  • Candid Q & As with top women leaders will provide expert advice and pro tips.
  • Network with peers from around the globe and meet sponsor organizations.

It’s a great way to enhance your own leadership development and support the journey of others.

What’s included in the ticket price?

Your ticket covers a full day of speakers, panel discussions, leadership insights, networking, and access to our exhibit hall on April 3, 2024. Enhance your experience with pre-event inspiration and community engagement online, a post-conference workshop, and video-on-demand to catch anything you’ve missed.

How can I buy tickets for a large group?

For individual tickets, purchase through our site. If you’re interested in sponsorship or buying a group package, please contact Tracie Charland to learn about volume pricing at

My organization is interested in becoming a sponsor. What is the next step?

If you’re interested in learning more about the many benefits of becoming a sponsor, please contact Tracie Charland at 617-521-3830 or

Is there a dress code?

While we do not have a formal dress code, we recommend attendees wear business-casual attire. For in-person attendees, we suggest you wear comfortable shoes.

How can virtual attendees interact with speakers?

The conference portal allows you to:

Engage with incredible speakers

  • Submit questions to speakers.
  • Participate in interactive polls and discussions on hot topics.

Network and socialize 

  • Meet one-on-one with peers using Instant Networking. 
  • Visit virtual sponsor booths.
  • Browse the online bookstore and purchase titles by our speakers.

Should I sign up for breakout sessions in advance?

It is not required to sign up in advance, but we recommend you look at the agenda and plan your day in advance.

Is there a lactation space?

Yes, there is a designated room with a refrigerator.

What is your cancellation policy?

Tickets are non-refundable but completely transferable. Registration substitutions are allowed with the written permission of the original registrant. All transfers must be made by February 15, 2024.

What time zone will the Simmons Leadership Conference be in?

The conference will be held on April 3, 2024, in the Eastern Standard Time zone. See the full agenda for more information.

Can you recap the 2023 conference?

Our 2023 leadership conference, themed Renewal and Innovation, was our first hybrid event. Attendees gained heartfelt inspiration, wisdom, and insights from a world-class lineup of speakers, including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Quinta Brunson, Masih Alinejad, Juju Chang, Carla Harris, and Amy Purdy. They shared highly personal stories that highlighted the importance of renewal, innovation, community, and vulnerability in leadership. 2023 Event Highlights