Empowering more women to be leaders in tech.
November 4-5, 2016
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
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Ela Conf is a conference with a goal to create a safe, supportive, inspiring and comfortable community for adult women (18+) to gain the confidence needed to become leaders, speakers, and teachers in the world of tech. All profits from this event will be donated to Girl Develop It.

In an industry where women are so often marginalized, leadership skills are crucial to making an impact in the field and creating diversity in the workplace. Companies with greater top-level gender diversity perform better financially, are more empathetic, and more innovative. When women become leaders, the entire tech community benefits.

Our code of conduct is the heart of our event. Please reach out to us if you have any concerns or there is something you would like to see included that isn’t.

This year, Ela Conf will be held on the evening of Friday, November 4 and all day Saturday, November 5 at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Tickets are on sale now until November 1st or until they are sold out!

Please note that all sales are final. If you find you're unable to attend after purchasing a ticket, we are happy to transfer your ticket to a friend.


Meet our 36 amazing speakers and see when they will be speaking!


Kick-off Ela Conf with us on Friday evening for a meet and greet, early registration, and talks. We'll have a full day on Saturday with talks, panels, and workshops!

See the entire agenda

Last year our sponsors helped us:

Your sponsorship can help make Ela Conf even better.

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Thank you!

Big thank you to this year's sponsors!

Convince Your Boss

We know it can be difficult making the case to attend an event. Luckily, there are so many reasons why attending Ela Conf will not only be great for you, but good for your company.

At Ela Conf, you will:

We've also created the Boss Convincer for you to download and share with your boss:

Download the Boss Convincer

We <3 our volunteers!

Ela Conf would be a little less magical without our volunteers. We appreciate all your hard work and enthusiasm into making the conference a wonderful experience.

Alex Lash
Alisha Miranda
Alyssa Dill
Angelina Simms
Becca Nock
Bri Piccari
Carol Hansen
Dawn McDougall
Dresden Shumaker
Eleanor Whitney
Erica Gramm
Gloria Bell
Heather Adams
Hilary O'Neil
Jen Dionisio
K'Shelle Waller
Kristen Gallagher
Lauren Pittenger
Mansi Pathak
Melissa Newman
Nadia Barbosa
Ronit Shaham
Sam Provenza
Sarah Johnson
Shanise Barona
Talisha Payton
Tracy Osborn