Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

GENERAL

What is She Speaks?

She Speaks is a conference for women seeking to live out the unique calling God has placed on their lives — whether that is speaking, writing or leading. She Speaks combines professional training with practical application and all of it is covered in biblical truth. But that’s not all! Our main sessions start with worship and prayer, making She Speaks a time of spiritual refreshment and inspiration.

Where is it?

She Speaks takes place at the Embassy Suites Hotel Resort & Conference Center in Concord, NC.
5400 John Q Hammons Drive NW
Concord, NC 28207
704-455-8200

Who should attend She Speaks?

Our She Speaks attendees are some of the most inspirational women in the world. They come from all over to gain wisdom and knowledge in sharing the message God has placed on their heart. They are influencers in their communities — whether that’s home, work, church or online.

She Speaks is for the aspiring author or the stay-at-home mom wanting to start a new career as a speaker. She Speaks is for the woman hearing whispers from God to tell her story — even if it’s just to one person. She Speaks is for the blogger who wants to engage a wider audience or the women’s ministry leader who wants to connect on a deeper level.

Not sure if you’re that confident in what God is asking you to do? We understand. She Speaks is for the influencer who is just starting, at a crossroads, doubting her impact, or just trying to juggle it all.

If you’re interested in making a career out of your calling or want to see what this whole speaking-writing-blogging-world is about, join us this July in Concord, NC. We’ll save you a seat and can’t wait to hear your story.

How much is registration and what does it include?


Are scholarships available?

We would love to offer scholarships, but at this time we have not received any donations. Should scholarships become available, we will send out information to our announcement list. Be sure you are signed up by entering your email address below!

Do you take volunteers?

Our biggest volunteer need is for intercessory prayer. We would be so grateful if you would commit to pray for the conference itself and all the details, for the leaders and for the participants.  We would love prayer coverage before, during and after the conference. All other volunteer needs are managed by our existing team.  Thank you for your heart to serve.

REGISTRATION

Payment:

Proverbs 31 Ministries has 2 convenient options for paying your conference fee:

  1. Pay in full when you register online.
  2. Pay in 2 installments.

Payment #1 – $400 deposit due at time of online registration to hold your spot.

Payment #2 – Remaining balance due date extended to May 5th.

If you choose to participate in the Payment Plan …

Please input $400 into the payment box during checkout. If you do not do this you will be charged the FULL AMOUNT rather than the deposit.

The remaining payment will not be automatically charged. Please make your final payment by May 5th.

 

Hotel:

Click here to make your reservation at the Embassy Suites. Because our conference will end late in the evening on Saturday night, we recommend a hotel stay of Friday and Saturday night. If you want to extend your reservation beyond checking in July 21st and checking out July 24th, please call the Embassy Suites directly (704-455-8200) to make your reservation.

Refunds and Cancellations:

If your cancellation is received on or before May 31, 2016, we will refund the total amount of your conference fee paid to date, minus a $100 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received after May 31, 2016 will only receive a total refund of $100. If your cancellation is received after May 31, based on vendor contracts, we are still required to pay for your materials and food. Thank you for understanding the need to protect the ministry from financial loss.

To cancel your registration, please email SheSpeaks@Proverbs31.org or call the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ office at 704-849-2270.

PREPARING FOR THE CONFERENCE

What is the dress code?

Dressy-casual. Slacks, khakis, dress jeans with a nice top.
Our best advice: Pick your favorite outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable.

If you are meeting with a publisher, we recommend dressing accordingly.

Also, the hotel is kept at a very low temperature to combat the July humidity. Please bring a sweater. We would hate for the cold temperature to distract you from the teachings.

What should I pack?

Notebook, Bible, pen. If you prefer to use a laptop or tablet for taking notes, you are welcome to do so. Conference notebooks with plenty of room for notes will be provided with your schedule.  There is no wi-fi in the workshop rooms, however there is in the hotel lobby.

We recommend getting business cards printed for networking purposes — you just never know who you will connect with!

Dietary needs

All meals will be buffet style to accommodate different dietary needs such as: gluten free, vegetarian, and lactose free. There is no need to alert us of your unique dietary needs as the buffet will provide ample choices for you.

We recommend you carry snacks for an afternoon pick-me-up if needed. The lines at the hotel coffee shop can be long.

PUBLISHER APPOINTMENTS

Publisher appointments are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please mark on your conference registration if you would like to meet with a publisher. When we have secured our listing of visiting publishers and agents, we will send you a complete list, including their current publishing interests and what they do not accept. At that time you’ll receive instructions on how to make your top picks for your appointments.

Click here for more information on publisher appointments.

TRAVEL

Will She Speaks be providing hotels?

She Speaks will not be providing hotel arrangements, but we have reserved rooms for our She Speaks attendees. These will sell out, so make your reservations soon. Click here to make your reservation at the Embassy Suites.

What hotels are close?

The Courtyard Marriott and Residence Inn Marriott are close. Please see our travel page for more information.

Which airport is closest?

The closest airport is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

 

GENERAL INFORMATION & SPONSORSHIPS

If you have general questions about the She Speaks Conference, please browse through our FAQ page. If you can’t find your answer there, email SheSpeaks@Proverbs31.org.

We have room for a few more sponsorships in 2016. if your business or organization would like to be one of our valued sponsors this year, please download this information or send us an email at SheSpeaks@Proverbs31.org.

Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen has a passion for and connection to women and uses this passion as Executive Director of Ministry Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries where her leadership portfolio includes oversight of the She Speaks Conference, Speaker Team, Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, Ministry Training and Co-Director of COMPEL Membership Site for Writers.  Lisa’s experience as a Board Certified Life Coach, Ministry Consultant and Certified Speaker has uniquely prepared her to facilitate training and workshops for church staffs and leadership teams.  She also has extensive team coaching experience with organizations locally and internationally facilitating DISC and Gallup Strengthsfinders.  She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and has two college-age children.

Website: http://ljallencoaching.com/

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