20th Annual PWA Conference


Date TBA @ UCSB Corwin Pavilion


 Conference registration:  CLOSED

PWA  is revolutionizing how we serve the UCSB community! Don't miss our 20th annual conference — a day-long event that focuses on professional and personal development through panelists, speakers, and workshops. While many topics are centered around women's interests and issues, everyone is encouraged to attend and benefit from the conference.

The 2016 PWA Conference is the place to network with others around campus, with our guests and keynote speakers, and to celebrate Unsung Hero/ines. PWA strives to build a day packed with programs that will add value to your life and help you on your professional development path


Cost & Membership


Anyone may attend, and PWA members receive a discount on registration. Please note that new membership applications cannot be processed on-site, the day of the conference.


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: PWA Member $20 (register by 5:00PM on Thursday, April 30)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Non-Member/ Community Member $40 (register by 5:00PM on Thursday, April 30)



Conference fees for attendees registering after April 30 are:

  • $30 PWA Members / $60 Non-members
  • Students: $10
  • Presenters and Award Recipients: Free

Online conference registration closes May 8. All other registrations will be taken on-site the day of the conference, as space allows.

Becoming a member is easy and annual membership is only $20. Join PWA today!


Keynote Speaker: TBA


NEW: Check Out Our Program & Schedule Listings! 

The PWA Conference will feature a keynote speaker, presenters, and panelists who are local professionals that have a lot to share with PWA members. Expect talks by successful people in business, marketing, health and wellness, and other industries to share their tools for personal and professional development.

Please view this year's workshop schedule here.


NEW: 2016 Conference Presenter Biographies

Learn a little more about this year's Presenters!



Unsung Hero/ines-- Nominate an Unsung Heroine Today!


The purpose of this award is to recognize special women and men who make a positive impact to the campus by going above and beyond in contributions to their job, co-workers, campus, or community. Unsung Hero/ines receive their awards at the annual conference.  For details on nominating a 2016 Unsung Hero/ine click here. 2013 Unsung Heroines (pictured at left).






Register online today. Payment for the 2016 PWA Conference can be processed through the following options:

  1. Departmental re-charge (pending confirmed approval from MSO/Business Officer); or
  2. Personal check paid in advance. Send to the attention of:
    PWA Treasurer Elizabeth Pulliam
  3. UCSB Mail Code 2115
  4. Student Information Systems & Technology
    2201 SAASB
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  5. Personal check/cash paid day of the conference. Checks should be paid to the order of UC Regents.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Please contact PWA Co-Vice Presidents, Raquel Ramos or Roxanna Van Norman

You can help promote PWA and the 2016 Conference by sharing on Twitter and Facebook! Just copy and paste in a new message on your profile:

Join me at the @UCSBPWA 2016 Conference,


PWA Goals

  • Celebrating Women's Contributions
  • Education & Leadership
  • Community Service
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy



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