2016 Conference

Women Deliver’s conferences are the world’s largest global convenings to focus on the health, rights and well-being of girls and women. Building on the successes of Women Deliver's three previous global gatherings—in London in 2007, in Washington in 2010 and in Kuala Lumpur in 2013—the 2016 Conference will bring together world leaders, advocates, policymakers, journalists, young people, researchers and leaders of the private sector and civil society to showcase what it means and how it works when women and girls become the focus of development efforts.

The conference, which will be held in Copenhagen from 16–19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing for more than a decade, and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The focus of the conference will be on how to implement SDGs as they relate to girls and women, with a specific focus on health – in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – and the inter-connections with gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment.

Our conference website is: WD2016.org, and make sure to join the conversation on social media using #WD2016, and check out some important information below:

  • Registration: Online registration is now open and the early bird rate of $500 USD – payable by credit card, wire transfer, or check – will run until 31 January 2016. After 31 January, the rates will go up. There is a special rate of $400 for young people (under the age of 30 by the date of conference). In addition to general admission to the plenaries, concurrent sessions, and exhibition hall, registration will also include lunch at the conference center on each of the three full conference days and two evening events.
  • Hotels: Women Deliver has contracted with hotels in Copenhagen to give you a variety of accommodation options and rates. Details are available here
  • Scholarships: Women Deliver puts much emphasis on getting people from all over the world to our conferences, including individuals and organizations who might not have the means to pay for the experience themselves. Therefore, a large portion of our conference budget is allocated to scholarships for participants from low and middle income countries. All in all, Women Deliver has allocated budget for 700 recipients for the 4th Global Conference. The scholarship application process for regular participation (under 30 and over 30) closed in May 2015 with more than 5,000 applications. The scholarship application process for media participation closed in August 2015 with more than 700 applications. The winners of all scholarships were announced in the fall of 2015. If you do not receive a scholarship and cannot attend, you will still have the opportunity to follow the conference via livestream during the conference plenary sessions. 
  • Media: There are no registration fees for media – we welcome the participation! Journalists will need to go through a vetting process, which will begin in early 2016. In the meantime, we are beginning to collect journalist names in order to share further information about the conference and topic areas. Please contact Jessica Malter, jmalter@womendeliver.org, for more information.
  • Program: The focus of the 2016 conference will be on how to implement the SDGs as they relate to girls and women, with a specific focus on health – in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights – and the inter-connections with gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment. We are working with experts across the globe to develop the program with topics and speakers. We do not accept abstracts, proposals, or speakers’ bios for this conference.
  • Exhibits: The conference center has a big and beautiful exhibit space where thousands of people will flock every day. Exhibition space is filling up and we encourage you to reserve your booth as soon as possible. More information about exhibition opportunities can be found here. If you have any ideas or questions, please contact Louise Dunn, ldunn@womendeliver.org
  • Sponsorship: This will be the largest conference on health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women for more than a decade and we welcome sponsorships from corporations, non-governmental organizations, governments, and multilaterals. We have a number of benefits for those who sponsor the conference, all of which are detailed here. If you have questions about Women Deliver 2016 sponsorship opportunities, please contact sponsorships2016@womendeliver.org.

Should you still have questions, please contact Roger Pagano, rpagano@womendeliver.org, who will direct your inquiry to the best person.

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