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21st Annual Women's Conference: April 1, 2016

Women's Conference

Schedule and Events

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Conference at a Glance - Friday, April 1st, 2016

8:00 am - 8:30 am Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast
Driscoll Student Center North, Gallery and Ballroom
8:30 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Morning Keynote Performance: SlamNUBA
Driscoll Student Center North, Ballroom
9:30 am - 10:45 am Workshop Session I
Sturm Hall and Driscoll Student Center North, Various Locations
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Workshop Session II
Sturm Hall and Driscoll Student Center North, Various Locations
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Lauren Y. Casteel
Driscoll Student Center North, Ballroom
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Workshop Session III
Sturm Hall and Driscoll Student Center North, Various Locations
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Reception, sponsored by the Colorado Women's College
Driscoll Student Center North, Gallery

Lunafest Film Festival

Date: Thursday, March 31st
Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall
Tickets: $8 ($6 for students)

Kick off the Women's Conference with the Lunafest Film Festival, presented by the Colorado Women's College and Living and Learning Communities. The festival will feature six short films by women, for women, and about women – plus a community reception and lively panel discussions. Check out the festival trailer for a sneak peek at the films! Funds raised from the event will go to the Breast Cancer Fund and the Blossom Project. This event is open to the public.

Register for the Women's Conference and get $2 off your ticket!

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Half the Sky* Fair

Half the Sky Fair

Date: Friday, April 1st
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Driscoll Student Center Bridge
Tickets: Free!

Shop for the perfect gift at the International Market where your purchases benefit nonprofit organizations that support women and girls. Enjoy lively cultural entertainment. Engage with others making a real difference in the lives of women here in Colorado and around the world.

"Women hold up half the sky," according to a Chinese adage. The Half the Sky* Fair is a lively celebration of the light and hope that women represent around the globe. Meet dedicated individuals from women-centered non-profit organizations like ours that empower women and girls worldwide. At the Fair you will find entertainment, food, and handcrafted gift items created by women entrepreneurs from around the world.

The International Market will offer the wares of artisans and businesswomen working around the world to eradicate poverty through entrepreneurship and fair trade.

The Half the Sky* Fair is an annual event created by a group of students and alumnae of the Women's College of the University of Denver dedicated to the protection and advancement of women and girls. Produced entirely by volunteers, the annual Half the Sky Fair donates all net proceeds to selected local and international nonprofit 501(c)3 charities that support the empowerment of girls and women through education.

*Inspired by the best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.