3-6 June 2019 • Vancouver, Canada
About
About

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere.

The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality.

Who We Expect
  • 6,000–7,000 attendees
  • 2,500 organizations
  • Over 160 countries
  • 1,500 young people
  • 500 journalists
  • 100,000 Virtual & Satellite Event Participants
  • 1,000+ Private sector representatives from multiple industries
  • UN Agencies and government representatives including ministers and parliamentarians from 50+ countries
About
Vancouver, Canada

The Women Deliver 2019 conference will be hosted in the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, a LEED® Platinum certified, state-of-the-art facility on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Vancouver. A vibrant city, Vancouver is located on Canada’s west coast and is an ideal location to host an international event.

In addition to having the technical capacity to host a conference of this size, Canada is one of the countries in the world that consistently prioritizes and invests in girls and women. These shared values make Canada an especially appropriate choice for the Women Deliver 2019 Conference.

Our government is committed to making the changes necessary to
give women and men equal footing in our society, here in B.C.

– Honourable John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia

For more information on Vancouver, please visit www.tourismvancouver.com

FAQ
What is the Women Deliver Conference?

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference is the largest gathering on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. The conference presents new knowledge, promotes solutions, and serves as a fueling station for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

What is the focus of the conference?

The exact themes of the conference are still developing, but overall, WD2019 will focus on gender equality and how girls and women are drivers of progress. The conference will hone in on solutions and drive investments in girls’ and women’s health – including maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – education, environment, political participation, economic empowerment, and access to resources.

Who will be attending the conference?

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will bring over 6,000 world leaders, influencers, government officials, civil society representatives, private sector leaders, young people, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists from more than 150 countries to Vancouver, Canada, 3-6 June 2019.

Where will the conference be held?

The Women Deliver 2019 conference will be hosted in the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre, a LEED® Platinum-certified, state-of- the-art facility on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Vancouver, Canada.

When will registration open?

Registration will open in May 2018.

What will it cost to attend?

The registration fee will vary according to registration type and time of registration. In years past, the cost has been between $400-900. There will be early bird rates. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when registration opens.

Are there scholarships?

Yes, our scholarship program provides financial assistance to people who would otherwise be unable to cover the cost of attendance. It is opened to individuals of any age, but preference will be given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries and/or vulnerable populations who are working to advance gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. The scholarship window is between 8 March – 19 April 2018 and winners will be announced in September 2018. No scholarships will be available after the application window has closed. Learn more here: SCHOLARSHIP PAGE

Are there discounts?

In addition to the Early-Bird rate which runs through the end of 2018, discounted registration rates are available for youth participants and groups of 20+ people.

How is programming being developed for the conference?

From September 2017 – January 2018 we embarked on a global listening tour to gather ideas and suggestions for WD2019. We heard from over 1,500 individuals through online surveys and in-person interviews, and are using their ideas to inform and assist in program development for WD2019. We’re also continuing to work with experts across the globe to develop the program and identify speakers. Together, we’re planning a robust and dynamic event that will drive action for girls and women.

Can I be a speaker?

We are not accepting speaking requests at this time. Please check back to WD2019.org for any updates on this policy.

How can I suggest a topic or speaker for the conference?

Now that our global listening tour has concluded, we are no longer collecting general suggestions. If you would like to see your speaker or topic featured in Vancouver, we would encourage you to explore other ways to participate such as on-site partner side events, off-site satellite events, exhibition, and sponsorship.

Can I submit an abstract?

Unlike more technical health conferences, Women Deliver Conferences do not solicit abstracts. If you are interested in showcasing your research, you may want to consider reserving an exhibition booth. More information on exhibition and potential electronic poster session will become available in late 2018.

Can I be a sponsor?

Yes, we offer a number of exciting sponsorship packages to both corporate and non-profit organizations. Women Deliver is committed to ensuring that all sponsors derive the maximum value for their sponsorship investment. More information is available at Sponsors page.

Can I exhibit?

Yes, more information on exhibition will become available in September of 2018.

Can I host an auxiliary meeting on-site?

Yes, more information on On-site Partner Side Events will become available in September of 2018.

Can I volunteer?

Thank you for your interest, but at this time we are not accepting applications for individual volunteers. If anything changes in the future and we are able to bring on volunteers, that information will be communicated via our newsletter. You can sign up at WD2019.org.

How can I participate if I cannot travel to Vancouver?

Women Deliver will be holding a virtual conference, with streaming of plenary sessions, selected concurrent sessions, and specific programming for a digital audience. Those who cannot attend in person will be able to participate remotely. Satellite sessions will also take place in communities and countries around the world leading up to, during, and after the conference to foster a deep dive into the issues related to girls and women. Organized by NGOs, universities, and corporations alike, these sessions add to the richness and reach of the conference.

Can I donate/support financially?

Yes, more information on donation towards conference-specific expenditures like young people’s travel will become available in 2018. If you would like to support Women Deliver’s general advocacy now, please visit http://womendeliver.org/donate

Why did Women Deliver choose Canada for the host country?

In addition to having the technical capacity to host a conference of our size, Canada is one of the countries in the world that consistently prioritizes and invests in girls and women. Many venues and host countries were under consideration in the selection process, but these shared values make Canada an especially appropriate choice.