Frequently Asked Questions

Question:

Can I attend PTDY/PTAD?

Answer:

Approval rests with your leadership but attending OWLS will definitely enhance your value to your service! These references may help:

  • Air Force: AFI 36-3003, Military Leave Program, 24 Aug 2020, Table 3.6 Rule 6
  • Army: AR 600-8-10, Leaves and Passes, 3 Jun 2020, para 5-2 and 5-3
  • Navy: MILPERSMAN 1050-270, Administrative Absences, 10 May 17, para 3(a)
  • Marines: MCO 1050.3J, Regulations for Leave, Liberty, and Administrative Absence, 19 May 09, Chapter 5, para 1(c)
  • Coast Guard: COMDTINST M1000.8A Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, 22 Jun 18, Para 2.A.10.b. (1)

Question:
What are the registration fees?

Answer:
The daily registration fees are $50 with savings for two or more days.  Early bird pricing is valid until 15 October, 2020.  See the Registration Pricing tab for more details.


Question:
Can I attend for just one day?

Answer:
Yes. Note, there is a discount for attending more than one day. Pricing is based on daily attendance, not on program selections.


Question:
Since the events are virtual, will there be networking, mentoring, or other opportunities to engage beyond the presentations?

Answer:
Absolutely!  For ALL attendees, we encourage you to reach out and connect with other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors throughout the event.  The event team has created an event experience that will support networking, discussion, chat, and virtual breakout opportunities that will allow you to make new connections, seek or provide mentoring, and delve deeper into important topics.


Question:
How should I prepare for these events?

Answer:
For those attending the Career Coaching Workshop, it is recommended you have an electronic version of your current resume ready to share and reference. For ALL attendees, we encourage you to prepare a quick introduction of yourselves and be ready to engage other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors through the event networking, discussion, and virtual breakout opportunities.


Question:
What is the Dress Code?

Answer:
Since this event will be hosted virtually, event attendees are encouraged to be comfortable yet professional.  Event attendees are recommended to wear business casual. Those who are unit funded may be required to attend in uniform, in which case, Class B uniform or equivalent is recommended. Speakers and Presenters are recommended to wear business attire or Service Dress.


Question:
Are there options if I cannot pay the registration fees?

Answer:
If you are unable to personally cover registration fees, do not hesitate to ask your supervisor, units, companies, or organizations for support.  There may be training and professional development funds available to cover your registration fees.  If this is not an option, you may select the option, “Admission Price Waiver Wait List” when registering.  Placement on the wait list does NOT guarantee admission to the events.  The AcademyWomen team will contact you directly if there is donation money available to cover your registration fees.


Question:
Since this event is virtual, why do we have to pay registration fees?

Answer:
The registration fees cover expenses incurred to plan, organize, and run a very high-end, professional first-class event.  In addition to hearing from and engaging in discussions with world-class speakers, you will gain personal insights from the proprietary Passion Profiler assessment and have the opportunity to connect with other high-caliber event attendees from all military services and many organizations doing important work for our nation.  This event offers unique opportunities to meet leaders, spark new ideas, and consider ways to hone your own leadership.  The programming offered in these three days has been life-changing, eye-opening, and career-enhancing.  The value of these events extends well beyond the cost of registration.


Question:
How can I help others attend who may not be able to pay the registration fees (even if I cannot attend myself)?

Answer:
Thank you for your generosity and commitment to build our community! If you are able to donate an additional admission fee, or multiple admission fees, on behalf of those who may not be able to afford the cost, you may select the registration option, “Donate Admission(s)” and contribute any amount. AcademyWomen is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Please confer with your tax professional to determine your level of deduction. Receipts for donated admission fees will be available upon request.