AAUW members and other interested individuals are warmly invited to participate in the

AAUW New England Regional Conference

Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 13, 2007

World Learning, School for International Training
1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, Vermont

Host Branches:  Brattleboro VT and Keene NH

Theme:  Finding and Using Our Public Voices

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 12, 2007  7:00 - 9:00 pm
Welcome Reception, light refreshments
SIT, International Center

Saturday, October 13, 2007  9:00 - 3:00 
Conference  SIT, Rotch Rooms

8:00Registration,  continental breakfast,  AAUW shopping

9:00Welcome and Introductions -- Patricia Ho, Andrea Weisberg
Facilitators: Gail Smith and Carol Virostek

9:15Conversations with Keynote Speakers:

Madeleine Kunin
Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland
and Former Governor of Vermont

Dr. Karen Houseknecht
Vice President of Biology, ASDI, Inc.
Association for Women in Science Board

12:00      Lunch and Town Hall  --  Patricia Ho, Gail Nordmoe

1:00 AAUW member action and interaction

Finding and using our public voices, as we address
mission-focused programming, membership outreach,
alternative state and branch structures, and other issues
important to you.

Facilitator Maggie Ford with Hollie Bagley, Pat Bologna,
Betsy Eggleston, Charmen Goehring-Fox, Pat Rathbun

AAUW advances equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education and research.
As our keynote speakers share their stories, we are invited to interact with them.  Through their role-modeling, we will reach new understandings, form connections and create new insights toward individual and organizational empowerment.

In the afternoon, we will translate these understandings into AAUW action.  New England leaders will facilitate frank discussion on program planning, membership recruitment and alternative state and branch structures.  We will share experiences and learn from each other as we adapt to changes within AAUW.

This will be a relevant conference for all of us, with many 'take-aways'. Any interested individuals are welcome to attend; however, the afternoon session would be more meaningful to AAUW members.