FAB Women’s Conference rescheduled for Nov. 2

SHERIDAN — Organizers of the FAB (For.About.By) Women’s Conference announced Nov. 2 as the reschedule date for the event that was canceled last weekend due to an early snowstorm that knocked out power to much of Sheridan.

While the conference will be slightly different — for example it will be one day rather than a day and a half — it will still include most of the speakers that were originally scheduled.

Brig. Gen. Kathy Wright will highlight the event as our keynote speaker at dinner the evening of Nov. 2 and owner and founder of Red Ants Pants Sarah Calhoun will speak during lunch. In additional, the 11 women nominated for the Woman of the Year award will be recognized and the winner will be announced at the dinner.

The event will still be held at Sheridan College.

More than 20 local and statewide speakers will present throughout the day on topics ranging from wage negotiation and women’s health to basic car mechanics and introductory yoga. An updated schedule will be posted on the conference website, thesheridanpress.com/fab by the middle of next week.

In order to meet time constraints with the new conference date, one portion of the conference will be separated from the rest of the event. The film screening of “MissRepresentation,” a documentary about how women are portrayed in the media, will be moved to Oct. 22. The screening will be at 6 p.m. at the Carriage House Theater and will be followed by a panel discussion.

The film includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem.

The panel will include some of the FAB Women’s Conference committee members, which are Amy Albrecht, Jenny Craft, Elaine Henry, Susan Woody, Wendy Smith, Rhonda Weber and Kristen Czaban.

Those who have already purchased tickets to the women’s conference will be able to attend the film screening free of any additional charge. Otherwise, the cost will be $10 to cover the cost of getting the film to Sheridan and the use of the space.

Another change to the event will be the cost. Due to the shortening of the conference, the cost to attend will be $65. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday. It also includes attendance at all of the sessions scheduled for throughout the day and the opportunity to browse booths set up by our sponsors.

If you have any questions regarding the event, contact Kristen Czaban at 672-2431. For more information, or to register, visit thesheridanpress.com/fab.


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