What are the dates of the Momentum Conference?
On Tuesday, December 11th, there will be a one-day City Leader pre-conference training. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:00 am, and the first session begins at 9:00 am. Male City Leaders are welcome to join.
Wednesday, December 12th, and Thursday, December 13th are the dates for JWRP Momentum Trip alumni, leaders, and any other women who would like to join, even if they haven’t been a part of the MOMentum Journey. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:00 am on both days, the first session begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday and 8:30 am on Thursday, and the conference ends at 4:10 pm on Thursday.
Who may attend the Conference?
Momentum Journey alumni, madrichot, City Leaders, women who may want to be a part of the Momentum journey in the future, potential Partners and friends of our alumni and Partners.
What is the cost of the conference?
The cost of the conference is $499. The conference fee includes meals but does not include lodging. There is no additional cost for the City Leader day.
For participants on our Fall 2018 trips, there is a $50 refund*. We are also offering limited scholarships and installment payment plans. Please be in touch to learn more about the discount and our special financing options – firstname.lastname@example.org.
*$50 refund to be given at end of the conference. Please email MomentumConference@jwrp.org to receive a refund.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THE CONFERENCE OR HOTEL AFTER NOVEMBER 30TH.
Where will the conference be held?
The conference will be held at the Riggs Alumni Center at the University of Maryland, located at 7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742.
Should I bring a laptop?
Yes, we encourage all women to bring a laptop or iPad, as all handouts will be online.
Where will we sleep?
We have a block of rooms at the College Park Marriott, located at 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783. The cost is $160 per night plus 13% tax. If you share a room, the cost is $90.40 per night. The total cost of a single room for two nights is $361.60, and the total cost for a double room for two nights is $180.80. Check-in is at 4:00 pm, and check out is at 12:00 pm.
There is limited home hospitality available – if you are in need, please e-mail email@example.com.
How will we get to/from the conference from the hotel?
The Marriott Shuttle can take women from the Marriott to the Alumni Center each day. The shuttle runs from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm and they operate on a first come first served basis. Since the shuttle is by request, we recommend letting the front desk know 15-20 minutes in advance.
Is there parking at the College Park Marriott, and if so, how much does it cost?
Parking at the College Park Marriott is for guest only, but it is complimentary.
Is there parking at the Riggs Alumni Center, and if so, how much does it cost?
Yes, there is parking, and the cost could change slightly, but it is around $15 – $20 per day. Please be mindful of the parking, as it is a college campus and tickets are handed out frequently.
What is the closest airport?
The local airports are:
BWI (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – about 25 miles S (30-40 minutes)
DCA (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – about 15 miles SW (30 minutes)
IAD Washington Dulles International Airport – about 30 miles W (1 hour)
How do I get back and forth from the airport to the conference?
You may use any transportation available – Uber, Lyft, Super Shuttle, etc.
English is not my native language – will there be translation?
No, there will be no translation at this conference.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds available after October 31, 2018. Prior to that date, if a refund is required for any reason, it will be issued in full, less a 10% processing fee.