Empowering more women to be leaders in tech.
November 4-5, 2016
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia


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.


Call for proposals

Interested in speaking at Ela Conf? We'll be posting the call for proposals soon!


We're pleased to be hosting Ela Conf at The University of the Arts in Terra Hall!

Terra Hall is located at Broad and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia.

211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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We're looking for volunteers to help us make Ela Conf a success. We have volunteer positions before and during the event. All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to Ela Conf!

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