Friday, October 27


1:30 -3:20 pm Closed Session for IUPUI Student Pre-Conference (RSVP Here)


Change Agents: tapping into the power of women in leadership; using our power to serve our communities

Action Planning: identifying your strengths, connecting with others, leading others, and creating community change   

Kathy Marrs


Robyn L. Moberly, Chief Judge, Southern District of Indiana

4:30-6:00pm Effective Civic Engagement


panel discussion of effective ways to harness your skillset for public service

Moderator: Sheila Kennedy


Maggie Lewis

Marie Dandie

Jenn Ping

Adrianne Slash

6-8:00pm Welcome Cocktail Reception


The reception is included in the conference registration.

You may register to attend just the reception. 


Registrants, speakers, select sponsors, and other community leaders

Saturday, October 28

7:30-8:00am Registration & Breakfast
8:00-9:00am Welcome & Keynote Jennifer Nelson Williams & Cristina Costa:


Ferial Govashiri

9:00-10:15am Campaign Operations 101


panel discussion of campaign fundamentals

Mod: Dana Black


Megan Robertson

Jen Hallowell

Peter Hanscom

Marie Dandie

10:30-11:00am Ignite Talk Sue Ellspermann
11:00-12:15pm Barriers to Women Candidates


panel discussion of public opinion research on women candidates and crafting effective messaging

Mod: Sheila Kennedy


Kristy Horn Sheeler

Leslie Galbreath

Denise Herd

Melina Kennedy

12:15-1:30pm Lunch & Keynote Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson
1:45-3:00pm Messaging & Branding Toolkit


panel discussion of identifying your audience and building a following through use of traditional and social media outlets

Mod: Mary Beth Schneider


Laura Beck

Colleen Fanning

Jennifer Wagner

Mike Murphy

Tonya Brother-Bridges

3:00-3:30pm Ignite Talk Jordan Brooks
3:45-4:45pm Fundraising


presentation and Q&A covering fundraising techniques, setting goals/budgets, and identifying targets

Emily Gurwitz
4:45-5:00pm Closing session Jennifer Nelson Williams & Cristina Costa:



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