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The Women's Center in The Office of Women's Initiatives under The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be hosting the 2018 Women's Leadership Conference on March 8 at the Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. The theme for this event is "Innovating a Better Future," a focus on the value of sharing ideas, creating spaces for collaboration and networking as a tool to connect innovative ideas.

Centering around this year's theme, the conference will feature keynote speaker Lauren Washington. Washington is the founder of Black Women Talk Tech, a conference that educates, promotes, researches and funds entrepreneurial ventures of black women in tech. She also developed the Keep Up app to help with managing social media. The Women's Leadership Conference is open to all including faculty, staff, professionals, students and community members. Panel session topics will include Equipping Ourselves to Innovate, Ideating on Innovating, Innovation and You: Moving to the Next Step in Your Career, Positive Disruption and Social Entrepreneurship- Activating Passion for Social Justice, and Throwing out the Box- Recognizing Opportunity and Embracing Creativity.

Information and registration for those wishing to attend the conference is available online. Registration on-site will be from 8-10 a.m. The conference begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m. The fee for Auburn students, faculty and staff is $35, and non-student registration fee is $50.

Contact Stephanie Patterson for more information.