Frequently Asked Questions

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 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33404

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. Please contact 954-900-3494 for more information.

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 nine 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. Try to register online before calling our in-house staff. Note, registration is easy and there is a 24-hour technical assistance help line available on our website.

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. Due to COVID-19, we will not be able to invite children under the age of 18 this year.

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 1st. Please contace 954-900-3494 for more infomation.

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 the conference with the opportunity to hear from speakers who are experts on the topic of Social Justice issues in America.