Who can attend?
WE Con 2016 is open to women, girls, femmes, genderqueer and non-binary people, and those who are interested in learning about issues affecting these communities in Austin and the surrounding areas.
What accommodations for childcare & accessibility will you provide?
Child care provided by Mom’s Best friend, a certified nanny service, is FREE and available on Saturday, April 2, to all paid registrants. Children can be enrolled for any duration of the conference. We’ll need their name and age for the nanny service. Youth ages 12 – 18 are encouraged to attend the Youth sessions!
Disability – ACC Eastview is ADA compliant. Parking for people with disabilities is available in Lot G.
Languages – WE Con Austin is a bilingual event. English and Spanish interpretation will be available for all programming.
Any other questions? Please email conference @ womenctx.org
How is WE Con 2016 different from WE Con 2015?
We’re adjusting the number of workshops offered in the spirit of quality, not quantity. We want to ensure that people enjoy and value the workshops they attend and don’t feel pulled in too many directions with respect to how they want to engage at the conference.
We are adding an opening night ceremony on Friday, April 1, which will feature music, poetry, dance, and other forms of artistic expression. During the ceremony, we will showcase the work of various local women of color creators. We decided to have one full day of workshops – on Saturday, April 2 – because we understand that giving up an entire weekend is not realistic for many of the people we want to reach.
What about food?
We’re working on it! We’re in the process of securing food donations so that we can once again offer food to WE Con attendees. Please register so we can plan accordingly!
We will do our best to accommodate people with dietary restrictions, but we can’t make any promises. If you have severe food allergies or other issues, you are welcome to bring your own food; one of the great things about ACC is that unlike other venues, they permit outside food!
What else is in the area?
A no-fee ATM is located at ACC in Building 2000.
Places To Eat
- Al’s Food Mart 3503 Webberville Rd.
- Taco Mex 2944 E 12th St.
- Texas Sausage 2915 East 12th St.
- Hot Jumbo Bagel 742 Northwestern Ave.
- El Sunzal 642 Calles St.
- Mettle East Austin Bistro 507 Calles St.