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2018 Virginia Women's Conference: Commanding Stories

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The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton

110 Shenandoah Avenue Northwest

Roanoke, VA 24016

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Register today for the 2018 Virginia Women's Conference: Commanding Stories to be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 8am-3pm at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. We have an exciting day planned for you!

*There is no fee to attend, but registration is required*

#VAWC18 Keynote is widely-acclaimed bestselling author Beth Macy! Author of Factory Man, Truevine, and most recently, DOPESICK: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America, Beth has won more than a dozen national awards for her reporting, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard.

Beth’s book, DOPESICK, celebrating a month on the New York Times bestseller list, profiles the real people touched by this national epidemic and those leading, as she puts it, Dunkirk-like, grassroots efforts to stem the tide of death and despair. She has been combining journalistic excellence with compassionate, unforgettable storytelling for a quarter century at the Roanoke Times and through two national bestsellers. In DOPESICK, she puts the full force of her skills and passion into reporting on this wide-spread and deadly epidemic.

We are so pleased to have Beth join us to talk about her creative process, her Roanoke roots, and most importantly the touching personal stories she gathered and lessons she gleaned from researching and writing DOPESICK.

Thank you to our 2018 Conference Co-Hosts: Senator Mark R. Warner, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, AT&T Services, Inc., B2C Enterprises, Bella Magazine, Carilion Clinic, City of Roanoke, COTA @ Virginia Tech, Cortex Leadership Consulting, Cox Communications, Dominion Energy, GEICO, Genworth, goMonti, Hollins University, Radford University, Shenandoah University, Virginia Community Capital, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity

#VAWC18 Agenda
8:00 AM -- Registration, Networking Breakfast, & Resource Fair
8:45 AM -- Welcome Program
9:00 AM -- The State of Working Women
9:15 AM -- Keynote Beth Macy
10:15 AM -- Morning Workshops
11:30 AM -- Resource Fair Break
Noon -- Lunch
1:15 PM -- Afternoon Workshops
2:35 PM -- Closing Program
3:00 PM -- Conference Concludes

Hotel Block Information: (Book your room ASAP)
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center ($179+) Closes on October 26.
SpringHill Suites Roanoke ($142+) Closes on October 19.

This conference is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical official U.S. Senate constituent services event. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service should contact Reagan Blewett at 202.224.6210 no later than Monday, November 5, 2018. Please direct general conference questions to our Roanoke office: 540.857.2676.

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