Empowering more women to be leaders in tech.
November 4-5, 2016
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
About Call for Proposals Speakers Sponsor Tickets Venue Volunteer

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.


Early bird tickets are now on sale until September 25th or until they run out! Regular price tickets will be $180.

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.

We don't wish for the cost of a ticket to be a barrier for any woman to attend. We offer complimentary tickets to all speakers and volunteers. We also offer grants based on either financial or diversity based factors.


Call for proposals

We are officially accepting your proposals for Ela Conf 2016 until September 15th!

We'll be hosting lightning talks Friday night and more talks, workshops, and panels all day Saturday. We welcome both experienced and first-time speakers.

Submit your talk!

Last year our sponsors helped us:

Your sponsorship can help make Ela Conf even better.

Become a sponsor

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