Monday, September 24, 2012

The National Rural Women’s Conference 2013 – be part of something big!


"Women of regional and rural Australia - if you attend one conference in 2013, it has to be this one." - Geraldine Doogue, ABC, NRWConference Ambassador

Whatever your age, location, background or stage of life, if you're a female and live in regional or rural Australia, the s for you!
Put 18-20 February 2013 in your diaries and come hear from more than 30 exceptional presenters sharing their experience of business, community, rural issues and the joys and challenges of rural life.

Head to the NRWC Website and Register!
The 2013 National Rural Women's Conference website is live! And it's got plenty of information about the conference for you to browse through, including the program, keynote speakers, where to stay in Canberra and how to register, plus much more.
Early-bird registrations open Monday 8, October (and are valid until Sunday, 21 October) at a cost of $395. Heavily subsidised group registrations are also available. Early-bird registrations includes:
  • 2 day conference ticket
  • Welcome reception ticket
  • Gala dinner ticket
  • Lunch and morning and afternoon tea daily
  • Delegate satchel 
Australia's favourite cook, Maggie Beer!

Maggie Beer, will be a guest speaker at the NRWC Conference Dinner at Parliament House on Tuesday, 19 February 2013. The Dinner is a collaborative partnership with the Canberra Centenary Celebrations and the contribution of all women to the fabric of Australian life will be celebrated.

With numerous jobs in a variety of fields appearing on Maggie’s work history in her early years, it wasn’t until she moved to the Barossa Valley in 1973 and started growing grapes and breeding pheasants that her career began in the world of food and spans farming, food production, exporting, food writing and television presenting.

First two speakers!
 
Liz Davenport, leading Australian fashion designer and businesswoman will deliver a keynote address at the conference. Having been involved in the fashion industry as a designer, manufacturer and retailer for more than 35 years, Liz is about to publish her first book and is one of only five Australian designers to receive the highest fashion accolade - a Grand Award from the Fashion Industries of Australia.

The second keynote speaker to be announced is Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, who has been the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner since 2007. During her term she has been committed to improving gender equality through her advocacy in preventing violence against women and sexual harassment, improving lifetime economic security for women, balancing paid work and unpaid caring responsibilities, promoting women’s representation in leadership and strengthening gender equality laws, monitoring and agencies.

 
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your networks, make new business connections, enhance and improve your skills and be motivated and inspired by some amazing women!
 
The National Rural Women's Conference has gone social!

To keep up to date with the latest news follow on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.

There will be some great discussions on the Linked In group, and all platforms create an opportunity to meet some of your fellow delegates before the conference.
 
Mark 18-20 February in your diary now and stay tuned for further details!


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