Frequently Asked Questions
We want to ensure you get the most out of your WCF experience. So, before we start with the connection, confidence, and career, here’s what you need to know.
How can I make hotel reservations?
WCF 2023 will take place at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells, CA. Our room block officially closed on November 20, 2023, but, subject to availability, you may still be able to book at our conference rate. As of 11/27/23, the hotel is sold out for the night of 12/13 (so if you input a checkout date after 12/13 you will likely be told there are no rooms – though cancellations are always possible). Book here.
If you'd like to explore different hotel options in Palm Springs, we suggest booking at the Hyatt Regency located across the street. Book here.
Can I get a discount on spa services at the hotel?
Yes! As an attendee, you get a 15% discount on any 50-minute or 80-minute spa treatment. The discount is valid from December 8 – 16 and cannot be combined with any other special or promotion. Use promo code WCF15 and book your appointment here.
How do I make sure I get conference emails and updates?
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How can I get involved before the conference starts?
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What is the conference COVID policy?
At this time, we do not plan to require vaccination or testing for WCF 2023. However, this may change based on current conditions and CDC guidance. Should the policy change, we will update our website and notify all current registrants at the email address they used to register. You will have the opportunity to review the policy and opt for a refund (a deadline will be provided) at that time.
Where can I find the agenda and schedule?
What’s the cancellation policy?
Cancellations received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 17, 2023 will receive a full refund, less a $100 administration fee. Cancellations received via email between November 18-November 30, 2023 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after November 30, 2023 (though you may substitute another attendee at any time for no fee).
What’s the dress code?
The entire event is casual. Not business casual. Actual casual. Really! Everyone should wear what makes them comfortable: jeans and a cute top/sweater/sweatshirt, yoga pants and sneakers, etc. I just wouldn't come in shorts, as hotels are typically chilly. How awesome is this? It's like vacation, but at a professional event!
Do you share an attendee list?
We try to be exceptionally thoughtful at WCF to balance the spirit of making authentic connections (which is the primary goal of the event – because this is ultimately what leads to business) and not overwhelming attendees with solicitations. Here is our current approach; it applies to sponsors and non-sponsoring attendees alike:
Approximately 60-75 days prior to the event we will open the conference app to those who are registered. You can't download a list but you can see who is registered and sort by name and company. As people log in and edit their profile they have the ability to make other info, including contact data, accessible to all attendees.
At the event, everyone will have a unique QR code on their badge. People can scan each other's badges using their mobile phone. This takes them to the app, and allows them to see their new "acquaintances" contact info and also make notes specific to that person (i.e. we talked about traveling to Greece). The data for your acquaintances can be exported into a spreadsheet.
Immediately following the event we share a full attendee list (including company, name and job title) with all attendees. This doesn't include email, but allows people to have a way to jog their memory about people they met or shared the WCF experience with.