New TexasWomen App Now Available!

* If you have already downloaded the app and are having problems, please tap the menu icon in the very top-right of the screen, then select “Check for app updates” at the bottom of the list that appears.


Download the NEW official Texas Conference for Women app. You requested better features, and we listened! You’re going to love it…

WHY DOWNLOAD? 

  • Full AGENDA, SPEAKER & EXHIBITOR listings
  • MAPS to help you get around
  • ALERTS to keep you in the loop on last minute changes
  • Access to past and present session podcasts, teleclasses
  • Social wall to keep you posted on all of the amazing things happening – and share your own!

BENEFITS OF CREATING A LOGIN

  • Ability to build a custom schedule
  • Save session, speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor favorites for quick access
  • Take & save notes on individual sessions – and export post conference
  • Search attendees and send private and group messages

If you have last year’s app, please delete and download the new one. 


Special thanks to Cisco for underwriting this year’s conference app!
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Looking for Your Photo?

Texas Conference For WomenDid someone snap a photo of you at the 2016 Conference?

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Abby Wambach Offstage

After her keynote speech at this year’s conference, soccer legend and equal pay advocate Abby Wambach stuck around to visit with the athletes from the Special Olympics Texas.

They were, as you can imagine, totally stoked.

Abby Wambach meets a fan at the 2016 TX Conference for Women img_7384

 

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2016 Conference Day Logistics

Texas Conference For Women

November 15th is on the horizon, and in order to make your conference day go as smoothly as possible, we have a few important reminders for you.

(Stay tuned for one more email that will help you plan your day around all the great programming we’ve set up this year!)


When You Arrive…

If you already have your name badge, you do NOT need to check in at the registration desk upon arrival – you may proceed to pick up your lanyard with badge holder outside the Exhibit Hall (Halls 1 & 2) and tote bag with goodies just inside the Hall.

Seating Assignments: Your badge includes your seating assignment for lunch. We ask that you sit only at your assigned seat during that time. However, all other sessions, including the morning keynote session, are open seating.


Tip: Download the App

With so much to do in just one day, it pays to be prepared. Get a head start on planning your day—and getting to know fellow attendees, if you like—by downloading our all-new 2016 app, sponsored by Cisco and now available on all major platforms by searching “TexasWomen” (or find download links here).

Browse the full program and save your own custom agenda for the day. Share your information (optional) to make networking a breeze. Get maps, session descriptions and speaker information with a tap of the finger, and receive realtime alerts wherever you are!


Getting to the Conference

On November 15th, approximately 7,500 women will converge on the Austin Convention Center at the same time.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to plan ahead for traffic, parking and crowded public transit. We suggest you take public transportation or carpool if at all possible, and allow extra time for travel so you don’t miss anything.

Capital Metro’s MetroRail stops directly outside the Austin Convention Center (“Downtown Station”) – it couldn’t be more convenient! Visit CapMetro’s website to plan your trip by bus or rail and download the CapMetro app to pay for your fare with a credit or debit card. Please note the ticket machines at the stations now only accept cash.

For those driving, the Conference has arranged for free shuttles from Palmer Event Center Garage. Parking at Palmer is $8.

You’ll find directions, parking options, maps, discounts and help navigating public transportation on our Travel page.


Bring Your Resume

In addition to free one-on-one career coaching and professional resume review opportunities, you will find talent acquisition teams from some of our sponsors in the Career Pavilion.


A Note for Moms

The Austin Convention Center is equipped with private “nursing pods” located on the first floor outside Ballroom A. We will also provide dedicated nursing rooms in the Trinity Box Office (1st floor) and Meeting Room 13 (4th floor) with power outlets and privacy screens. You’ll find a refrigerator in MR 13 for storage. Please plan for the possibility of a crowd during peak break times and bring a battery-operated pump if you have one.

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2016 Author Signing Schedule

bookpeople booksBook signings will take place in the Exhibit Hall, next to the on-site bookstore.

9:45 – 10:15 am
Annie Clark
Abby Wambach
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The 2016 TX Conference for Women is Sold Out

Tickets for the 2016 Conference are completely sold out!

We do not anticipate releasing additional tickets. However, if you would like to be notified should additional tickets become available, please click here.

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What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

executive-order-2016Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much poetry in an executive order that only requires reporting, but it acknowledges the existence of the pay gap, something many people do not believe exists. It’s an important first step.” Read More

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The Changing Image of HIV

TX_Walgreen-Vanessa-220x300When you think of a person with HIV, do you imagine a grandparent? A person in a nursing home? Or someone counting the months to retirement? If not, think again. According to the CDC, of the 1.2 million people in the U.S. living with HIV, half of them will be 50 years of age or older this year. Thirty years ago, that statistic would have been thought unimaginable. Today, however, it’s cause for grateful celebration, renewed hope and a traveling exhibit designed to inspire dialogue, eradicate stigmas and share the faces and stories of individuals who are living well beyond their HIV diagnosis.

“When HIV first appeared in the U.S. in the 80s, there basically wasn’t an answer for the epidemic,” says Glen Pietrandoni, senior director of virology in Specialty Pharmacy at Walgreens. “Mostly all any medical professional could do was hold a patient’s hand, offer nutritional supplements and antibiotics.”

Over the past 30 years, medical research, education and advanced medications have offered those living with the virus longer and healthier lives. “There haven’t been too many life-threatening health conditions like this that a society has been able to turn around so quickly,” Pietrandoni says. “That’s why we felt it was important to celebrate that fact and call attention to another reality—older adults living with HIV who may lack the support needed to help manage HIV and other health conditions that can accompany aging such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer. By making their challenges known, more of us will be able to offer support.”

A New Portrait of HIV

In collaboration with The Graying of AIDS, an independent documentary project and educational campaign, Walgreens developed an art exhibition and awareness campaign featuring ten portraits of people over 50 living with HIV. Each individual was professionally photographed and allowed to share glimpses into their HIV journey. The stories and portraits were printed on canvasses that were stretched over 8 ft. by 8 ft. metal rectangular structures.

“Currently, I am one of many people across the country sharing my challenges and successes as we continue treatment for HIV while managing all the other factors that come with aging,” says Vanessa, 59, living with HIV since 1991, pictured above. “For me, living life to the fullest and sharing my story is extremely important and HIV is just a part of my life. It is important for people to know that you can live a normal life with HIV. Most importantly, I’m preparing for living beyond 59 and discovering all life has to offer.”

As the population of older Americans living with HIV grows, their daily realities and health concerns are changing. Walgreens pharmacists offer confidential, face-to-face counseling and can provide tailored medication therapy programs. Working with a patient’s doctor, our pharmacists can provide information to help manage medication side effects and review a patient’s medications to identify any potential drug interactions. This is especially important for older patients living with HIV who might be starting to take medications for conditions that may be associated with aging.

For more information about the “Well Beyond HIV” campaign and to learn where the art exhibit will stop next, please visit www.WellBeyondHIV.com.

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2015 Earlybird Registration Now Open!

Register today!

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Circle of Health International – Supply Drive for Women and Children in Crisis

Please join the Conference and Circle of Health International (COHI) in our emergency supply drive for women and children in crisis settings.

We invite you to donate any of the following:
— sanitary items
— diapers
— baby formula
— back packs
— toothbrushes and toothpaste
…to be distributed to women and children in need. Circle of Health International works with women and their communities in times of crisis and disaster to ensure access to quality maternal and newborn care.

Supply donation bins will be located inside the Community Connection Pavilion. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

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