Guru Empower FAQ

we know you have questions.
luckily, we have answers.

Can you recommend hotels?
Yes! Check out our Locations page for hotel suggestions and booking info. Rooms are booking up fast, so we suggest booking ASAP.
Can my company sponsor Empower?

We have limited sponsorship opportunities available—please reach out to Chris Anderson for more information at

When should I plan to arrive and leave Philadelphia?
Check out the Empower agenda here. If you're attending the Guru Customer Summit, make sure you can arrive at World Cafe Live by 2:30pm on May 7th. Otherwise, we suggest arriving in time for the Welcome Reception (6-7:30pm on May 7th), where you can check-in and get your badge.
Is there a code of conduct?
Yes! We're promoting and enforcing the Conference Code of Conduct, with a commitment to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.
I manage a (sales, support and/or CS) community, how can I get involved with Empower?
Reach out to Chris Anderson ( about becoming an Empower partner - we'll hook you up with free and discounted passes for you and your community as a thank you for helping to spread the word about Empower!
I need to justify the time and cost of attending Empower to my boss. Can you help?
Of course! Here's a "convince your boss" template you can tailor, to articulate a strong ROI case for attending Empower.
What can I do around Philadelphia while I'm there?
We LOVE Philly - look out for a comprehensive Philly guide coming soon, complete with recommendations on restaurants, shopping, experiences and landmarks, and more.
I missed early bird pricing, and can't afford the current pricing. Can you help?
We don't want anyone to miss out on joining us at Empower on account of the registration cost. Drop Chris Anderson a line (, and we'll do everything possible to get you and your team there!
I'd like to send a group of folks to Empower, do you offer group rates?
Yes! Drop Chris Anderson a line (, and we'll arrange a group rate that works for your team and budget.
Are there speaking slots still available?
We are quickly closing out our speaker roster for Empower 2019, but if you're interested or would like to nominate someone, please let us know by emailing
What should I wear at Empower?
Business casual is encouraged, but most importantly, we want you to feel comfortable while you're at Empower, so you can focus on learning and connecting with colleagues.
My company doesn't use Guru - will Empower be worthwhile for me?
Yes, 100%. Empower is not a Guru user conference. Empower is all about learning and sharing best practices around empowering your frontline revenue teams (sales, customer success, and support) to deliver best-in-call customer experience and drive revenue - regardless of whether you use Guru or not. Check out our Tentative Sessions to get an idea for what to expect.
Other questions?
Don't hesitate to reach out to us ( with any and all questions about Empower!
Can you recommend hotels?
Yes! Check out our Locations page for hotel suggestions and booking info!
Where can I park near the Empower venue?
The venue is surrounded by public parking lots that range from $13-$16 for a flat rate. We recommend this lot across the street from the venue.