Q: What types of tickets are available?

A: There are 3 types of tickets available for the weekend’s events: Conference and Party (for those interested in attending both the conference and the after party), Conference Only (for those interested in attending just the conference), and Party Only (for those interested in attending just the after party). Early bird ticket sales start in November 2018 and will be discounted for all ticket types. Note that Party Only tickets will be released in 2019.

Q: Are there discounts available for students?

A: Yes, for students who can prove their eligibility. To purchase a student ticket, simply use your .edu e-mail address; upon arrival at the conference, your status will be verified using your student ID.

Q: Do you offer refunds?

A: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds.  


Q: I am interested in becoming a sponsor of the conference.  What are my options?

A: ABC 2019 has two types of sponsorship: direct and media.

  • Direct sponsors contribute funds that will be used towards the operations of the conference.  Depending on the tier of sponsorship, direct sponsors receive recognition, tickets, VIP access, priority in recruiting attendees, and other benefits.

  • Media sponsors generally contribute ad dollars used in promoting the conference’s mission and theme.  Media sponsors receive recognition as well as other benefits.

Contact the conference team to get started here.


Q: Who are the keynotes for ABC 2019?

A: We will keep the site updated as keynote speakers are confirmed here.

Q: To whom do I write if I would like to suggest a keynote speaker or a panelist?

A: Please submit your suggestion here. Thank you!

Q: What panels will be available at ABC 2019?

A: We will keep the site updated as panels and panelists are confirmed.


Q: When should I plan to arrive in Boston?

A: We suggest arriving in the morning/early afternoon of Friday, February 15, 2019.

Q: When should I plan to depart from Boston?

A: We suggest staying in Boston until the morning of Sunday, February 17, 2019.

Q: How can I find other attendees to share a hotel room, cab, etc?

A: Reach out to others on the Facebook group to help you network prior to the conference.

Q: What do I do if I need a visa to attend?

A: We can offer a letter to support your visa application once you register and pay for your conference ticket. Contact us here.

Q: Do you have hotel / accommodation recommendations for the conference?

A: We have posted recommendations for nearby accommodations here.

Q: How do you recommend I get around Boston?

A: We suggest using official taxis, Uber, Lyft, and public transportation (MBTA).

Q: What is the dress code for the conference?

A: Dress code is business formal / business formal for the day time events on February 15 and 16. Evening wear / business casual is appropriate for the after party on February 16.


Q: I work for a media organization and am interested in covering the conference.  Whom should I contact?

A: For media inquiries, please contact us here.


Q: To whom do I write if I have ideas, suggestions, or concerns about the conference?

A: Please contact us here. Thank you!