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Young Women's Conference FAQ's

Q: When & where does the Young Women's Conference take place?

A: The annual Young Women's Conference usually takes place in early spring on Princeton University's main campus from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. 

Q: When does registration open?

A: Registration opens in mid-October.

Q: Are there any costs to attend?

A: There is no cost to register or attend YWC.

Q: How many students are we allowed to bring from our school?

A: We request that groups of students be kept at 10 with one adult chaperone. The goal is to have as many schools participate as possible.

Q: How will we get there?

A; You will need to arrange for transportation to Princeton (i.e. school bus, car-pool, etc.).

Q: Can male students attend?

A: Sorry! The YWC is intended for female students in grades 7 through 10.

Q: Are parents allowed to bring their daughter(s) to the event?

A: Yes, parents may bring their daughter(s) to the event, but there must be at least 3 female students. Registrations for less than 3 female students will not be accepted.

Q: Will there be food?

A: No, lunch will not be provided. Students and chaperones are strongly encouraged to pack and bring a lunch/snacks. There will be a designated area for everyone to have lunch before the keynote session. There is no place on site to purchase lunch on campus that will allow enough time to eat and make the keynote session. Pizza or any other food delivery will not be permitted.

Q: What is the day like?

A: It will be a very busy day! Attendees will be divided into groups and explore the hands-on exhibit as well as lab tours throughout main campus. There will also be breakout talks as well as a keynote speaker.

Q: What if we're late?

A: If you arrive after your scheduled time, you will be directed to the next activity on your agenda.

Don't see your question here? Please contact Deedee Ortiz at dortiz@pppl.gov.

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