2017 Women's Business Center Leadership Conference

It's time to register for the 2017 Women's Business Centers Leadership Conference presented by the Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC) in collaboration with the DC Women’s Business Center, Maryland Women’s Business Center and Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia; with training and presentations from U.S. Small Business Administration.

The conference will:

  • Focus on leadership, capacity building and sustainability for WBCs
  • Expand your network of key advisors and mentors
  • Share best practices and lessons learned
  • Increase your toolbox of resources to assist your clients

Women's Business Centers Leadership Conference Schedule

Monday, September 11, 2017

  • New WBC and new WBC staff training 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Accountability in Action Workshop (optional) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • The Trusted Advisor - 7 Ways to Be the Best Business Advisor You Can Be Workshop (optional) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • U.S. Department of State Partnership Building Session (optional) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • AWBC Impact Capacity Building Project session (for grantees) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • Conference Officially Begins 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Reception at the Torpedo Factory 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Conference 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Conference 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (for non-Capitol Hill Day attendees)
  • Capitol Hill Day 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (for WBC Directors and Executive Directors)

Registration for Conference

Please click the link below and reserve your spot at the conference!

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration
All exhibitors must complete this form and fax back to the hotel by September 6, 2017.

Mandatory Exhibitor Form

Hotel Location Information

The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
15 Minutes from Reagan-Washington National Airport

The conference hotel is sold out! A new block of rooms have been held for conference attendees at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle for 239.00 USD per night.

Click here to book your room at the Residence Inn

2017 Conference FAQs

Click here for answers to some frequently asked questions!