When is the next conference?

The 2017 WDIB Gala & Awards dinner is a two-day event on Friday, Oct 6 – Saturday, Oct 7 2017.  

How long is the conference?

Friday, Oct 6 from 6p-12a and Saturday, Oct 7 from 12p-9p. 

Where is the conference?

The Watson Hotel 57th Street, 440 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Do you have a room block?

Yes! Call the hotel ASAP at Call 212-581-8100 and use our group code: “Women Doing It Big” to book a room at our discounted rate. 


Can I purchase a ticket for Friday or Saturday only?


How can I become a sponsor or exhibitor?

For questions, press inquiries or more information call 917-652-1371 or email Info@TianaVonJohnson.com


How can I get a press pass?

Visit http://womendoingitbig.org/press/

Who will be attending the event?

Beginning and experienced entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches, consultants, authors, trainers, experts, internet marketers, info-preneurs, aspiring TV/radio/media personalities, actors, entertainers, lawyers, ministers and anyone who is interested in intense personal and business development.  



Are men allowed to attend the conference?

Yes. We welcome and encourage men to attend.

Are children and teens allowed to attend the conference?

Yes. We welcome mature children and teens. There are discounted tickets for children and teens. No children under 12 years old allowed.  Women Doing It Big founder Tiana Von Johnson is all about encouraging the youth to tap into their inner passion and began building their brand through entrepreneurship. Feel free to bring your teenagers to the event.     

I have another question. Who can help me?

Call 917-652-1371 or email info@TianaVonJohnson.com

Who produces the conference?

Tiana Von Johnson. Visit TianaVonJohnson.com for her bio.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

A photo ID is required when you register at the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Please bring your ticket and photo ID to the registration desk.

If I already registered but cannot attend, can I send someone else in my place?

Yes. Contact us at info@tianavonjohnson.com to let us know the new attendees name so that we can have a badge for them upon their arrival.

What should I wear?

Comfortable attire. Flat shoes may be wise.


How can I become a volunteer at the conference?

We are 100% full.

How can I work behind the scenes for the conference production team?

We are 100% full.

Do you provide transportation to and from the conference?

No. All transportation arrangements are the responsibility of attendees.

Is Sign Language interpretation available at the conference?


Are meals included with my ticket purchase?

Yes. Lunch will be served on Saturday. Brunch will be served on Sunday.

Am I responsible for arranging and paying for my own air travel?



Is the conference available in Spanish or other languages?


Can I purchase a ticket at the event?

No. This is an exclusive VIP Advance tickets only event. Secure your VIP seat ASAP! Registration ends on December 10, 2016.  

Will I be able to take pictures or get an autograph from the speakers/artists?

Yes you will be able to take pictures. However, you will not be able to take pictures or receive autographs from the Celebrity speakers/artists unless you upgrade your ticket for the celebrity meet-n-greet. More information will be sent early January.

Can I bring food/drinks with me?

Unfortunately, the facility forbids bringing outside food and drinks into their building.

Is there parking at the venue?

The hotel offers parking for $47+. There are other parking garages in the area that varies in price. Please google the garages in the area before your arrival to insure you are getting the best parking desired. There is metered parking on the streets, however, we would advise all attendees to park in a parking garage to insure your car is not ticketed. As well as, so you do not have to continuously interrupt the event in order to attend the meters all day.  

Are pets allowed?


Is smoking allowed?

No. It is a smoke-fee facility.

Is there ramp access at the venus?


Is there an elevator at the venue?


How far is the venue from the airport?

55 minutes from John F. Kennedy airport.  

40 minutes from LaGuardia Airport

35 minutes from Newark airport.

What will the weather be like?

The event is during the winter season which means it will be extremely cold and may even be snowing. Dress heavy and warm.  

Are there discounts for groups?

Email info@tianavonjohnson.com

May I bring a friend, child, or family member with me?

No. Guests may not accompany you to the event unless they are registered for the event themselves.