What You Need To Know About NOBEL Women’s Annual Legislative Conference: NOBEL Women on the M.O.V.E.

This summer, the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women will host its Annual Legislative Conference at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, June 19-22, 2014. This year’s theme is NOBEL Women on the M.O.V.E. – Motivating, Organizing, Vocalizing and Empowering the Next Generation of Black Women Leaders will provide a platform for collaboration, leadership training, and policy development with specific focuses on the State of Black Women in America, poverty, education, voting rights, economic development, mentoring, health and wellness, energy and telecommunications. Prior to the official start of the conference, the National Installment Lenders Association, will host a Pre-Conference Summit June 18-19, 2014. Scholarship Application is now Closed. For more information please visit  www.nobel-women.org.

Conference and Hotel Registration Deadlines

The early registration deadline for the conference is now CLOSED. Information on regular registration is now available online at www.nobel-women.org.  The hotel reservation deadline is Thursday, May 29, 2014, and additional details about the resort and accommodations can be found online in our conference materials. To make hotel reservations please call 1.888.567.6667 or 228.386.7444. Please use group code: NOBEL Women when reserving rooms.

Nearest Airports 

Located on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, theBeau Rivage is conveniently located approximately an hour drive from New Orleans to the west and Mobile, Alabama, to the east. In addition to being easily accessible by land, daily major airline service is also available via the Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport located only 15 minutes from Beau Rivage (by love). For more travel information please visit the Beau Rivage at www.beaurivage.com. 

Resolutions Deadline

EXTENDED: Due Wednesday, April 30th

Legislative members of NOBEL Women interested in submitting resolutions for consideration during the Annual Legislative Conference must do so by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Resolutions should be submitted via email to resolutions@nobel-women.org and may cover any of the following substantive policy areas:

  • Economic and Social Justice (ESJ)
  • Education (EDU)
  • Energy (ENG)
  • Families & Children (FAM)
  • Health (HEA)
  • Leadership (LEA)
  • Technology (TEC)
  • Telecommunications (TEL)
  • Telehealth (THE)

About NOBEL-Women

Founded in 1985, to increase and promote the presence of Black women in government, NOBEL Women creates programming to advance the participation of Black women in the fields of public policy, public service and civic engagement; provides a network and support system for Black women in leadership; serves as a medium for thoughtful dialogue on issues of public interest betweenelected officials and stakeholders; and trains and educates women to assume government and/or corporate leadership roles.

Resolutions received after the deadline must be submitted to Resolutions Chair directly for consideration


For questions regarding the resolutions process contact NOBEL Women Headquarters at 202-507-6246 or contact Resolutions’ Chairwoman Rep. Barbara Ballard (KS) at resolutions@nobel-women.org.


Download applications here.