Download the workshop schedule to learn more about each session. Several additional sessions are pending and a final schedule will be posted the day of the Conference.
7:45 - 8:45 a.m—Registration and breakfast in Davis Auditorium foyer, Sturm Hall
9 - 9:30 a.m.—Welcome remarks in Davis Auditorium
10 - 11 a.m.—Workshop session 1 in the Chambers Center
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.—Workshop session 2 in the Chambers Center
12:30 - 2 p.m.—Luncheon and keynote in the Cable Center (see keynote speaker biography below)
2:30 - 3:30 p.m—Workshop session 3 in the Chambers Center
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.—Reception (sponsored by WAND) in the Garden Room, Chambers Center
Former White House Office of Administration General Counsel Denise Maes will be the keynote speaker for the 18th Annual DU Women's Conference.
In November 2011, Maes returned to her adopted home of Denver to work for the ACLU of Colorado. Named one of the Top Seven Women Lawyers by LAW WEEK Colorado in 2009, she left the firm of Berenbaum Weinshienk & Eason, where she was partner, to serve as General Counsel for the White House Office of Administration in the Executive Office of President Barack Obama. She later directed budget and finance operations for the Office of Vice President Joe Biden.
A co-founder and former director of the Colorado Latina Initiative, Maes served as chair of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, chair of Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, director of the Downtown Denver Partnership, and as director of the Colorado Women's Bar and Hispanic Bar associations.
Celebrated in the legal, business, social justice and Latina/o communities, she was lauded in 2010 as "Barrister of the Year" by The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center).