Please note: online registration is now closed. 

Onsite Registration

Attendees can register onsite in Detroit starting on Monday, June 18 and through Thursday, June 21.  You will be able to register for a Full Registration or Day Pass. Both exclude access to invitation-only functions. See pricing details below. 



With a full conference registration, access to any pre-conference activities is permitted on Monday, June 18 as well as all general workshops, all speaker sessions, meal functions, evening receptions, the Business Fair, and the Tribute! Reception and Dinner (excluding invitation-only functions).


DAY PASSES / Business Fair Only Pass

Each Day Pass includes admission to all events that on occur on the day for which the pass was purchased (excluding invitation-only functions).

  • Tuesday Day Pass includes admission to all general sessions, workshops, meal functions and the Welcome Reception and Silent Auction on Tuesday, June 19.
  • Wednesday Day Pass includes admission to the general sessions, meal functions, the Business Fair and the evening event on Wednesday, June 20.
  • ↔ Thursday Day Pass includes admission to all keynote sessions, workshops, meal functions and the Tribute! Dinner on Thursday, June 21.

Note: Sponsors & Exhibitors can purchase additional Exhibitor Day Passes for $250.

The Business Fair Only pass includes admission to the Business Fair Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, June 20. It does not include access to meal functions or the evening function.


Spouse/Companion Pass

Companion Passes are available so attendees with Full-Conference Passes can bring a guest to an evening event if they are traveling with a spouse or friend. The Companion Passes are only needed for guests who are not attending the daytime conference activities. Any individual who has a Full-Conference pass or a Day Pass does not need to purchase any additional passes for themselves in order to attend the evening events.

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Refund & Transfer Policy

All registration/ticket sales are final, no refunds will be issued. All exhibitor and sponsor package purchases are final and non-refundable.  Paid registrations may be transferred to another individual at your organization if you notify WBENC in writing by June 11, 2018. Send transfer and substitutions via email to Please include complete contact information for yourself as well as for the colleague who will be using the registration. All requests must be made in writing by June 11, 2018. Registrations may not be transferred to future WBENC events.