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  • Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
    If you have additional questions regarding registration, please contact Ken Koonce (954) 768-9770. You may also send an email to
  • Where will the conference activities take place?
    Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort 505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL NOTE: The Sisterhood Breakfast will take place offsite. Please obtain information from onsite Event Registration Desk.
  • How do I become a sponsor?
    You can become a sponsor by downloading the online sponsorship form (click link to sponsorship form). There are many opportunities for sponsorship, including but not limited to: WOMEN LEAD® Magazine; Friday Reception Sponsorship; Saturday Conference Luncheon Sponsorship; Saturday Reception Sponsorship; Friend and Listings Sponsorships. Sponsorship of the Women of Color Empowerment Conference is money well spent!
  • Are there any lodging accommodations for this conference?
    Hotel accommodations are available at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Stay tune for more information about hotel group rates.
  • How soon should I register for the conference?
    We encourage you to register online for the conference as soon as possible. The conference has sold out each year for the past eleven years several weeks prior to the conference start date. You should register online at If there is a problem registering, our staff can try to assist you by telephone at the contact number below. NOTE: Registration is easy. However, please try to register online before contacting us. If you experience any difficulty, please contact us at 954-900-3494.
  • Can children under the age of 18 attend?
    In past years, the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc., has invited ten (10) girls, under the age of 18, to meet with some of our special guests, be a part of the technology camp and assist at the conference. No other children are contemplated.
  • May I transfer my registration if I can no longer attend the conference?
    If you registered but are unable to attend the conference weekend programming, you may transfer your registration to another individual by calling the contact number below. We will need written confirmation from you of the name of the person to whom the transfer should be made. Transfers will not be accommodated after September 27, 2023. Please contact 954-900-3494 for more information.
  • Can men attend the conference?
    We love our men! Of course, men who are representatives of sponsoring organizations are welcomed to attend all conference activities.
  • What does the conference registration fee include?
    Registration includes admission to all conference events and activities.
  • Is there transportation for the Sunday Sisterhood Breakfast?
    The Sunday Sisterhood Breakfast will be held off-property at a nearby Private Beach Club. There will be limited coordinated transportation that will leave from the host hotel at 6:45 AM. For attendees not staying at the host hotel, parking is limited for the beach club and carpooling/ridesharing is strongly encouraged. The off-site address will be provided to all registered attendees at the time of the Saturday conference registration. For questions specifically regarding transportation for the Sunday Sisterhood Breakfast, please email us at
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