Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the YWE Summit?

The inaugural 2018 YWE Summit is a 2.5 day conference-meets-retreat in beautiful Kananaskis, Alberta. Content will span leadership development, gender diversity and inclusion and energy industry acumen themes. This is NOT a typical conference!

Where is YWE Summit taking place?

The newly renovated Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection (1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0). It is also home to the Kananaskis Nordic Spa!

What are the dates for YWE Summit?

Thursday, November 1 - Saturday, November 3, 2018: Registration starts at 8:00 am on November 1, 2018 and Closing Remarks are at 1:30 pm on November 3, 2018.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets are on sale now! Early-adopter prices are in effect until Friday, October 5, 2018.

Who comes to YWE Summit?

YWE members are cross-discipline and represent the full value-chain of the energy industry, including but not limited to engineering, law, consulting, human resources, marketing, geosciences, sales, etc.

How much does it cost?

Early-adopter prices are $1,500 + GST for double-occupancy, and $1,750 + GST for single-occupancy

Regular prices are $1,750 + GST for double-occupancy, and $2,000 + GST for single-occupancy

What does my ticket include?

The ticket price is an all-inclusive cost that includes:

  • 2-nights accommodation at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection

  • Food and beverage throughout the Summit including 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, morning and afternoon snacks and enough coffee and smoothies to power you through a transformative experience

  • 2.5 days of YWE content across leadership development, gender diversity and energy industry themes

  • Curated networking opportunities, a pre- and post-workbook, access to executive coaching and professional headshots

  • A complementary focus on health, wellness and self-care

What is the difference between double-occupancy and single-occupancy?

Double-occupancy is two attendees to a hotel room (each with their own Queen-size bed). If you know someone who is attending the Summit, you can mention their name on the registration form and we'll put you together; or you can let us hand-select a roommate for you at the Summit. Single-occupancy is one attendee to a hotel room.

What's your cancellation or refund policy?

We are able to offer a full refund minus a $100 administration fee until October 9, 2018. After October 9, 2018 tickets will be transferable only (with the option to sell to another person).

Should I bring my kids?

We intend to offer an immersive experience that requires you to be fully present during the Summit. That being said, if you choose the single occupancy option and are able to bring along a family member or babysitter, it would still be a valuable experience for you.

How can my company become a sponsor?

We would love to work with your company to co-create an innovative sponsorship package that maximizes their impact, visibility and recognition as a diversity and inclusion leader in the energy industry. Please download our Sponsorship Package and contact us to discuss further.

Who do I contact for questions?

Please contact Nicole Gergely, YWE Summit Lead or Katie Smith, YWE Executive Director at with any questions.