How long are the conference sessions?

Each session lasts approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hours. See our Schedule of Events page for more details.

Can I film the conference when I attend?

You may record a portion of the worship or teaching using a cell phone or tablet as long as the light is in the “off” position.

Will I be filmed by the media crew at the conference?

As with most conferences please be advised that our media team will be filming throughout the event. By registering for the event you give your consent for photographs (and video) to be taken of you during the Advance Women’s Conference and to be used for publicity purposes: on the krissymiles.com website, in brochures and flyers and news releases, and in presentations to future prospective program participants. Understand that you will receive no compensation for such uses.

You retain the right to have any photographs discontinued from use in any or all of the above venues upon request, and if, at any time, you wish your photograph(s) and/or videos to be discontinued from any of the above, it is your responsibility to contact the program director to make this request.

Can I take pictures if I don't use a flash?

You can take pictures, however, we ask that you please refrain from using a flash.

Will Gigi be available for a photo opp?

Yes. Gigi will be available for a limited amount of time during the women’s conference at her book signing table*. However, for an opportunity to meet Gigi in person, please click the link to our Women’s Business Summit which will be held prior to the conference on Friday afternoon at the Embassy Suites. Here, Gigi will be featured as the keynote speaker. Tickets are available for purchase which include a private V.I.P. meet and greet as well as book signing with Gigi at the conclusion of the summit.

*Please see the schedule of events for more details.

Can men attend the conferences?

Please note that our annual women’s conference is a ladies only event.

Will childcare be provided?

Childcare will not be provided. Nursing infants are welcome provided each participant be respectful of others’ desire to concentrate and be free from distractions during each of the sessions.

Can I sell something at the conference or hand out materials?

The Nfluence Network partners with local non-profits to improve the lives of women in our community, therefore only organizations with a specific focus toward helping women in the Michiana area will be considered. For more information about booth space and distribution of materials for your non-profit, please email info@krissymiles.com, or call our main office at 574.247.9800.

Can you tell me the topic of an upcoming conference?

Pastor Krissy and the women’s ministry team at The Nfluence Network selects a theme for each year’s conference. This year’s theme is “Advance.” Therefore, the focus of each session will be geared toward concepts which will help women advance their faith, relationships, careers and family.

How do I get the CDs from the conference I attended?

A recording will be created from the conference you attended and we will inform you of its availability by email. Please make sure we have your current email address in our system. Just fill out the subscription form to make sure that you receive our email promotions.

What do I wear at ADVANCE?

Casual wear is acceptable at this event. Convention centers can get cold so we recommend bringing a jacket.

Will there be ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters for the deaf?

Not at this time; however, if you are an ASL interpreter and would like to volunteer, please fill out the application form on the Volunteer Page.

Is there Wheelchair Accessible seating?

Yes. We can accommodate for wheelchair seating, however, please note that the event will be hosted in the Bendix Theatre which boasts raised-auditorium style seating.

Will Spanish translation be available?

Not at this time; however, if you are a Spanish interpreter and would like to volunteer, please fill out the application form on the Volunteer Page.

Can I bring food or beverages into the venue?

Yes. Water bottles, coffee and light snacks are acceptable in the venue.

Are concessions available inside the venue?


Why did you change the venue and location for the Nfluence annual women’s conference?

As Pastor Krissy and the women’s ministry of the Nfluence Network met at the conclusion of the 2018 conference, the team was convinced that we wanted to make a greater impact in our community in 2019.

Little did we know that the Lord would be leading the entire leadership team at the Nfluence Network to place our current facility up for sale in the fall of 2019. This means that by the time the conference is held in October, we may not have had a venue ready in time in which to host our annual women’s conference!

The 2019 venue at the South Bend Century Center is an incredible location only 15 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and more.

Are there assigned seats?

V.I.P. seats with closer access to the stage are available to our honored guest pastors. Please email Becky Gritton (becky@nfluence.church), for more information about our our special pastor’s reception before the conference.

Can I leave my belongings on a seat to save them?

While saving seats is not prohibited, we ask that you be mindful of those attendees who made a special effort to be at the conference in a timely manner so as to secure a good seat.

If you are attending in a special group of 5 or more, please notify our Guest Services Coordinator and we will assist in you in securing seats for your group. (lindsey@nfluence.church)

We do not recommend leaving your personal possessions out of your sight. The Nfluence Network is not responsible for any items left unattended.

Will Krissy be doing a book signing or meet-and-greet?

Yes. Krissy will have both a meet-and-greet and book signing during the breaks.

Will there be a live stream option?

Not at this time.

Will you receive an offering at this event?

Yes. We believe that scheduling a time for a free-will offering gives people a chance to partner with God in supporting ministries which are meaningful to them. If you’ve been blessed by the ministries of The Nfluence Network, we invite you to make a donation. All donations are tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines.

*For more information on when the offering time will be scheduled throughout the conference, please see the Schedule of Events page.