9 Inspiring Women’s Conference Ideas

Looking for modern, inspiring women’s conference ideas? Large-scale events are daunting to produce, and finding a venue to host them isn’t even half the battle. That’s why Peerspace is an event planner’s best friend! We simplify the venue booking process so that finding the perfect event space is as easy as securing a hotel room for a family vacation. 

All spaces are available by the hour and available in thousands of locations across North America and the globe. Plus, when you book a Peerspace venue, you get the full support of your venue’s local host. While many conference-worthy venues will already have all the amenities you need, your host can help you source all the extras you need, like catering, photography, and more. That way, you can focus on hosting incredibly inspiring women’s conference ideas.

Conferences can be an empowering networking experience, primarily when you gear it toward bringing women together. Here are women’s conference ideas for any niche, hobby, or industry relevant to modern women. Make an impact in your community with an event that inspires, educates, and uplifts.

1. Focus on wellness

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Bring together experts in the health and wellness fields to create a conference that gives women the confidence to take charge of their health. Invite fitness influencers, health-focused companies, and body-positive speakers like model Katie Willcox of Healthy is the New Skinny. In fact, Health at Every Size (HAES) makes it easy to book professionals to speak at conferences.

Seek sponsors like healthy snack companies, athletic clothing brands, infused water manufacturers, and wellness-focused media companies. Set up workshops on nutrition, mental health, yoga, fitness, self-care, and more to make it more interactive. Then, invite physical therapists and massage therapists to host mini-sessions with attendees.

After you bring all of these pieces together, you’ll create an immersive experience. In fact, it will inspire your community to try new things and engage in a healthier lifestyle. Plus, if your event is virtual, you can consider installing and using Zoom apps, which range from productivity apps to mindfulness-focused ones like Wellness Coach to Thrive Reset, spotlighting 60-second wellness breaks. The latter would be perfect for intermissions.

2. Foster entrepreneurship 

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Spark creativity with a conference designed for female entrepreneurs. Feature speakers from the food, arts, media, apparel, tech, health, and beauty industries so that business owners of all types can benefit from the sessions. Be sure to book a Peerspace venue that has all the space and amenities you need for your speakers and attendees.

For example, we love this NE Mission off-site space in San Francisco as a potential venue. Besides its design that comprises hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and high ceilings with skylights that will add energy to your conference, the venue also provides you with a projector, a screen, and a sound system, ideal for your speaker panel.

Host workshops on business plan writing, marketing, budgeting, funding, self-care for CEOs, hiring practices, and networking. Also, don’t forget to touch upon managing the balance of full-time work when starting a new business! Entrepreneurship gives women the opportunity to work on their terms and be their own bosses. Use this opportunity to equip them with the knowledge, support, and tools they need to build their empires confidently.

Be sure to send attendees home with planners for their businesses, worksheets, discounts for marketing materials, and other practical supplies. This is a popular women’s conference idea, but yours can provide unique value by catering to different niches and offering creative workshops that you can’t easily find elsewhere.

Check out our complete guide on workshops to better understand how to plan every aspect of your conference!

3. Bring bloggers together

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Blogging can be a lucrative endeavor, and it is also a creative outlet that almost anyone can enjoy once they find their niche. Therefore, set up new and seasoned bloggers for success with a blogging conference. Do so by featuring workshops on social media strategy, monetization, writing, search engine optimization (SEO), networking, budgeting, website hosting, and personal branding.

Check out Peerspace for event venues near you that make fabulous blogging seminar spaces. One great example is this stylish production and event space in Highland Park, Los Angeles. It has room for 80 people and comes well-equipped with a full PA system, chairs, a kitchen, and an outdoor area.

With plenty of photogenic nooks and crannies on-site, budding bloggers can create content right from the event! Talk to the host about adding a video gallery to highlight aspects of the blogging conference in a visual, stimulating manner.

4. Feature panels on podcasting

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From companies to individuals, it seems like everyone has a podcast these days! It just might be the new blogging, so hop on the bandwagon and host a conference for podcast hobbyists and entrepreneurs alike. In fact, you can easily reach out to podcasters via social media channels like LinkedIn or Instagram to gauge their interest in your event.

Much like a blogging conference, you would want to feature workshops on marketing, social media, content planning, and monetization. You could also host workshops on interviewing techniques, recording equipment, and online distribution. 

Explore Peerspace for podcast venues that include all the necessary equipment so you and your attendees can get right down to work. Some venues include a sound engineer and other perks that add to the proceedings.

Here are a couple of our favorites:

Whether your conference is in New York City, Los Angeles, or anywhere in between, you can rest assured that Peerspace has the place for you.

5. Host a documentary screening

Educate and inspire by showing relevant documentaries at your conference! Showing films is an impactful way to get your conference attendees fired up and ready to tackle their goals. Be inspired by documentaries that focus on social change (in fact, Sundance curated a handy list of titles).

Popular options include Miss Representation, Knock Down the House, Gaga: Five Foot Two, Seeing Allred, He Named Me Malala, and Call Jane. All of these documentaries and movies focus on modern female heroines, including the well-known and the little-known.

Netflix also allows one-time educational screenings for any documentaries that meet their listed criteria! For tips on how to plan your documentary screening, refer to this informative article.

6. Give out swag bags

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Every conference attendee needs to walk away brimming with knowledge — and an arm-full of goodies! Approach potential sponsors and ask them to provide in-kind donations that you can send home with your guests. In addition, Etsy is a fantastic resource for commissioning small businesses to produce custom swag.

Our favorite potential swag items include relevant books, beauty items, snacks, T-shirts, water bottles, planners, and various branded office supplies. This conference idea is the perfect finishing touch that every guest will greatly appreciate.

Learn more about the best and most creative swag bag ideas here!

7. Host a TEDx event

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Give women a speaking platform by hosting your own independent TEDx speaking event. Invite speakers to submit their relevant presentations before you start advertising the conference to the public. Because, really, setting up the event itself can be a learning experience on its own!

Choose a venue with theater-style seating, a projector and screens, and possibly a stage (Peerspace can help!), and then visit this page to find all of the information you need to set up your event.

8. Host a conscious living conference

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In today’s society, being a conscious, ethical consumer is more than just a trendy lifestyle that looks good on Instagram — it’s a form of activism. Bring in experts, consultants, and social media influencers and bloggers for a conference that guides attendees through more ethical lifestyle choices.

Cover topics like zero-waste living, sustainable fashion, veganism, and environmental lobbying. Also, ask chefs to host cooking demos that use ethical, sustainable ingredients. (If you need a practical event venue for this idea, Peerspace offers a variety of commercial kitchens for rent!)

Host your conscious living seminar in a venue like this home with an eco-consciously designed kitchen in Portland, OR. It not only looks great, but the kitchen was made with recycled countertops, 100% renewably powered electricity, and energy-efficient appliances.

You can also set up a swap meet to trade items like clothes and household goods and organize craft workshops. Then, invite fair-trade certified and benefit corporations to have booths to educate attendees on their products. With this timely conference idea, you can teach your community how to do good just by switching up their consumption habits.

Learn more about renting a commercial kitchen by the hour here!

9. Go virtual

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You may have incredible women’s conference ideas lined up and a slew of impressive speakers. However, not all of the people who wish to attend will be able to do so, whether it be for monetary, logistical, or personal reasons.

Don’t let the location get in the way of reaching countless women. Instead, host a hybrid or completely virtual women’s conference! Doing so, you open up the doors to a lot more attendees and perhaps even more special guests. It may even save you funding since you won’t have to pay for flights and lodging for out-of-town speakers.

Book a stunning Peerspace venue for your backdrop and decide if fully virtual or optional virtual attendance is best. You can take a pulse reading by sending out a poll and see how your attendees and special guests feel.

If your women’s conference pertains to women in tech, this is the perfect opportunity for your speakers to introduce new tech products and services to the virtual crowd! Though really, it also works for just about any industry and niche. It may take more forethought to work out the details, but the payoff will be worth it when you realize how many more women you’re able to reach!

Bonus idea: foster mentorship

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Bring together women of different age groups, backgrounds, and career levels together to encourage mentorship. Women empower each other, and younger women who do not have a strong female figure in their lives can feel a little lost at sea. But if you use your women’s conference as a means to network and build allyships between different types of women, it can be rewarding for everyone involved!

To get the ball rolling, be sure to enlist women who are leaders in their fields and who are interested in mentorship. Then, invite women who are in the starting stages of their careers and in need of support. At the conference, plan a networking seminar to bring these groups together. Everyone will learn a lot about each other, and may even learn to appreciate the ups and downs of their own journey a bit more.

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We hope these women’s conference ideas have inspired you to take your conference to new heights! Use any and all that speak to you. And of course, book a sensational Peerspace venue. You can find a venue that includes the equipment you need, the style you want, and the space that makes you and your attendees comfortable.

You can also consider your host your secret weapon when it comes to maximizing your event. Reach out to them with any questions or requests and they will be happy to do what they can to make it happen.

Coming up with women’s conference ideas may seem daunting. However, by following these tips, you can pull off a majorly successful event! Conferences build communities, spread knowledge, and inspire leaders. So just imagine the new ideas you can spark with yours!

Take a few of these women’s conference ideas to get started. When you do, you’ll be well on your way to creating a memorable, impactful event for the women in your community.

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