9/19/22 - 9/21/22

Hotel Details

Book your hotel for the next AWBC Leadership Conference! The deadline to reserve your room is August 8th, 2022. Click the link below to make your room reservation in San Juan, PR.

*AWBC booking rate valid upon room availability 


"Thanks for a great conference- it really helped reinvigorate and inspire to me- and our team is benefitting!"

WBC Director, 2020 Attendee

"I liked the virtual more than I thought I would. In person is always nice, but depending on the month and time and other family commitments makes virtual better for me. I really enjoyed all the sessions I attended. ."

WBC Director, 2020 Attendee

"I found every session I attended to be very valuable and would like to see more best practices from other centers in rural areas as well as the larger cities."

WBC Director, 2020 Attendee


9/19 Only

$ 150
  • September 19 ONLY


$ 540
  • September 20 - 21
  • Includes evening session on Sep. 21


$ 640
  • September 20 - 21
  • Includes evening session on Sep. 21

Registration Fee Per Individual Attendee


September 19 - Level 1 Training

8:00am - 9:00am  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am Making the most of Your Conference Experience

9:30am - 11:30am  Introduction to WBC Program Management

11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm Edmis Walk-Through

1:30pm - 2:30pm  Measuring WBC Performance

2:30pm - 3:00pm Coffee Break with the SBA

3:00pm - 3:45pm  A WBC Perspective on Measuring Impact

3:45pm - 4:00pm  Closing Remarks

6:00 - 7:30pm Welcome Reception


Level 1 training registration is required for sessions on September 19, with the exception of the *Welcome Reception open to all conference registrants. 


September 20

7:30am - 9:15am Registration and Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 6:00pm Exhibition Hall

9:30-10:00am Opening Session

10:00am - 10:30am Welcome Remarks from Natalie Cofield, SBA Assistant Administrator and Roberta McCullough, AWBC Board Chair

10:30am - 11:00am Empowering Entrepreneurs of Puerto Rico: The Story of Angelique Sina

11:00am - 11:30am The State of the National WBC Network

11:30am - 11:45am WBC National Crowdfund Campaign Announcement

11:45am - 12:30pm Build the Power of Women Entrepreneurs through Strong, Networked WBCs

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm - 2:00pm Regional Meet & Greet

2:00pm - 2:45pm Breakout Sessions

Engage & Innovate: Become Sustainable through Ingenious Programming

Uncovering Opportunities in Exporting

Make a Bigger Impact through Childcare Expansion Programs

Collaborating with Veteran Entrepreneurship Resources

2:45pm - 3:15pm Coffee and Sweets with Exhibitors

3:15pm - 4:00pm Breakout Sessions

Go Global with Google Market Finder

Making your Match & Beyond

Government Contracting

4:00pm Conference Day Ends - Enjoy the Evening!


September 21

7:30am - 8:45am Breakfast Buffet & User Groups

8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibition Hall

9:00am-9:30am Opening Session

9:30am - 10:15am Entrepreneurship Education: Supporting early stage businesses with Kauffman FastTrac

10:15am - 10:45am Insights on Latina Owned Businesses

10:45am - 11:15am Unleashing the Power of Your Client Relationship Management System (CRM)

11:15am - 11:45am Leveraging Entrepreneurship to Reduce Recidivism for Incarcerated Women

11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm - 1:30pm Breakout Sessions

Success Story Spotlights

Kauffman FastTrac: Entrepreneurial Education - Providing updated tools and content needed for success

Whats Culture Got to Do With it? Cultural Competency and its Direct Effect on Organization Growth

Opening the Vault of Lending

1:30pm - 2:15pm Kauffman's America's New Business Plan: the transformative and collaborative change
we need for a strong future

2:15pm - 3:15pm Annual Meeting with Advisor of the Year

3:15pm - 3:30pm Marsha Bailey Leadership Award

3:30pm - 4:00pm Plans for 2023


4:00pm Conference Day Ends - Enjoy the Evening!