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The Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s Women’s Center will host the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference on Thursday, March 8, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The theme for this event is “Innovating a Better Future,” which will focus on the value of sharing ideas, creating spaces for collaboration and networking as a tool to connect innovative ideas.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Lauren Washington, the founder of Black Women Talk Tech, a conference that educates, promotes, researches and funds entrepreneurial ventures of black women in technology fields. She also developed the Keep Up app to help with managing social media. Panel session topics 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.

Registration for the conference can be found online. Registration on-site will be held from 8-10 a.m. The conference begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m. All are welcome. The fee for Auburn students, faculty and staff is $35; everyone else is $50.

More information regarding the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference can be found on the Office of Sustainability website. Contact Stephanie Patterson for any questions.