2018 Conference Agenda

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NOBEL Women Annual Legislative Conference

Theme:Creating Leadership Opportunities by Empowering Women and Girls

June 28 – July 1, 2018 • Wednesday, June 27, 2018

6:30pm: Pre Conference Private Dinner – (Pre-conference, Invitation only)

Description: Attendees will join policy experts for an evening of conversation on women’s
health and priorities.

Location: Gallery and Garden, 2220 Highland Ave., S, Birmingham, AL 35205

Thursday, June 28, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm ALC Registration

Location: Westin Ballroom Lobby

8:00am – 1:00 pm: 3G (Girls, Gigabytes, & Gadgets)

Moderated by Representative Pebblin Warren (AL)

Description: NOBEL Women’s signature STEM program is welcoming Girls, Inc., of Central Birmingham, Boys and Girls Club, Tall Girls Inspiration and Alabama’s Division of Youth Service to participate in the 3G program. Attendees will receive instruction from Birmingham’s Southern Research. Alabama Power’s iCan STEM female engineers will participate in a panel discussion to encourage our young girls to pursue STEM related careers.

Location: Westin, 1st Floor, Camellia and Westin Ballroom A & B

9:30 am – 10:00 am: NOBEL Women Corporate Advisory Council Meeting

Moderated by: Paula Hoisington, Vice President, Government Relations & Policy Development, Net Communications

Location: Westin, 2 nd Floor, Azalea Room

10:00 am – 11:00 am: NOBEL Women Board Meeting (closed)

Moderated by: Representative Karen Camper (TN), President, NOBEL Women

Location: Westin, 2 nd Floor, Magnolia Room

11:00 am – 12:00 noon NOBEL Women – Ratification of Resolutions (closed)

Moderated by: Senator Gloria Butler (GA), South Region Coordinator, NOBEL Women

Location: Westin, 2 nd Floor, Magnolia Room

12:00 noon – 5:00 pm: Urban Agriculture Academy (Pre-conference, Invitation Only)

Moderated by Representative Helen Miller (IA), Founder, Urban Agriculture Academy

Description: Representative Helen Miller (IA), Founder, Urban Agriculture Academy and other industry experts engage minority and urban legislators and policymakers in agricultural and rural policy making initiatives.

Location: Westin, 1st floor, Westin Ballroom C & D

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: President’s Reception

Moderated by: Representative Karen Camper, President, NOBEL Women, Representative Juandalynn Givan (AL) , 2 nd Vice President, NOBEL Women, ALC Conference Chair and Representative Rolanda Hollis (AL), Co-chair, AL Host Committee

Description: Opening event of 2018 NOBEL Women Annual Legislative Conference. NOBEL Women’s National President and AL Host Committee will recognize champions of NOBEL Women from throughout the year who have aided the organization in continuously fulfilling its
mission.

Location: Westin Ballroom A & B

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Sponsors VIP Reception (Invitation Only)

Moderated by: Representative Karen Camper, President, NOBEL Women, Representative Juandalynn Givan (AL) , 2 nd Vice President, NOBEL Women, ALC Conference Chair

Description: NOBEL Women Board members engage with Sponsors for an intimate cocktail hour.

Location: Westin Ballroom C & D

Friday, June 29, 2018

6:00 am – 7:00 am Exercise – Zumba

Facilitated by Gloria Buie

Description: Join Gloria Buie as she engages participants in an exciting workout that will be sure to be great c ardio workout that melts fat, strengthens the core, and improves flexibility.

Location: Westin, 1 st Floor, Camelia Room

7:00 am – 4:00 pm ALC Registration

Location: 3rd Floor Forum

8:00 am – 9:30 am: Power of Leadership Opening Plenary Breakfast

Moderated by Representative Juandalynn Givan (AL), 2 nd VP, NOBEL Women, ALC Conference Chair

Description: Conference attendees will hear from a line up of amazing local and national leaders.

Location: Forum J

10:00 am- 10:30 A Moment with Maxine

Moderator: Sherri Jackson, CBS 42 News

Description: Participants will participants in an interactive conversations with one of the most most fierce leaders of our time, Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Location: Forum GHI

10:30 am – 11:30am HBCUs – Innovative, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

Facilitator: Representative Rolanda Hollis (AL) , Co-Chair, AL Host Committee

Moderator: Nichelle Williams Nix, JD, MPH, Director, Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs, State of Alabama

Description:This panel will explore the ways in which HBCUs are forming/leveraging collaborative partnerships with state, federal, and local governments, other HBCUs, and private industry in order to encourage entrepreneurship, spur innovation, and effectively position themselves for the future.

Location: Forum GHI

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Abbott Nutrition

Presenter: Dr. Albert Barrocas, Tulane University

Description: This presentation will discuss ‘Getting to Good Health in Older African
Americans, One Bite at a Time.’

Location: Forum GHI

12:00pm– 12:30 pm Planned Parenthood- Reproductive Rights: The Threats and the
Opportunities

Moderator: Nia Martin-Robinson, Director of Black Leadership and Engagement

Description: Conference attendees will be engaged in discussion around reproductive health and justice in the African American community.

Location: Forum GHI

12:45 pm- 2:15 pm Plenary Luncheon- Fireside Chat with Black Women’s Roundtable

Moderator: Representative Patricia Smith (LA), 1 st Vice-President, NOBEL Women

Description: Leaders from the Black Women’s Roundtable will engage around the blacks womans agenda in a time of crisis.

Panelist:

Location: Forum J

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Mental Health in the African American Community: Addressing the Crisis;
The Face Behind the Mask

Facilitated by Representative Rolanda Hollis (AL), Co-Chair, AL Host Committee

Description: This panel of experts will engage the audience around mental health and wellness in the black community.

Moderated by: James Green, Mental Health Authority, State of Alabama

Location: Forum GHI

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Pfizer Presentation

Presentor Melissa Bishop-Murphy, Senior Director, National Government Relations and Multi-cultural Affairs

Description: Attendees will hear a presentation from one of the largest pharmaceutical companies.

Location: Forum GHI

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Power of the Pink March

Moderated by: Representative Juandalynn Givan (AL), 2 nd VP, NOBEL Women, ALC Conference Chair

Description: Conference attendees will join with the local community to highlight the power of Black woman and girls in this historic moment for women.

Location: Forum GHI

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Glam Lounge Drop-ins, Touch- up

Location: Westin Azalea

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Shuttle buses to Host Night Out

Location: Form GHI

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Host Night Out

Description: Join the Alabama Host Committee for an old school hip hop night out with Doug E Fresh.

Location: Birmingham Museum of Art

Saturday, June 30, 2018

6:00 am – 7:00 am: Exercise – Zumba

Facilitated by Gloria Buie

Description: Join Gloria Buie as she engages participants in an exciting workout that will be sure to be great c ardio workout that melts fat, strengthens the core, and improves flexibility.

Location: Westin, 1 st Floor, Camelia Room

7:00 am -4:00 pm Registration

Location: 3rd Floor Forum

8:00 am – 9:15 am The Impact of Technology and Industries in the 21 century Technology Panel Plenary Breakfast

Host Representative Louise Alexander (AL)

Moderator: Representative Barbara Drummond (AL)*

Description: Donna Epps, VP, Policy and Strategic Alliances at Verizon will help lead a discussion around new age technology.

Location: Forum J

9:30 am – 10:30 am .Cultivating Leaders and Smart Communities through Technology

Moderator: Representative Adline Clarke(AL)

Description: During this session, leaders will discuss the latest developments in infrastructure investments and broadband deployment as they share how these tools can support our future leaders in developing policy that will create the cultivation of connected and smart minority communities.

Location:Forum GHI

10:45 am – 11:45 am Powerful Women Leading Major Cities: Mayor Panel

Moderator: Representative Laura Hall (AL), Immediate Past President, NOBEL Women

Description: Conference attendees will hear from black women mayors about their path to leadership and how they solve some of the nationals largest problems on a local level.

Location: Forum GHI

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lessons in Leadership Luncheon with Donna Brazile

Host: Senator Linda Coleman-Madison, (AL)

Description: National Shining Star recipients and Political Strategist Donna Brazile, will give remarks doing this powerful luncheon.

Location: Forum J

1:30pm – 1:45 pm Compassion & Choices

Presentator: Donna Smith, Deputy Director, National African American Outreach

Description: Participants will assemble to discuss end of life care and policy protections for advocates.

Location: Forum J

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm African American Women Justices Taking the Bench Judges Panel

Moderator: Representative Raumesh Akbari (TN), Financial Secretary, NOBEL Women

Description: This session will focus on the rise of elected black women judges and how these positions of power are used to move vulnerable communities forward.

Location: Forum GHI

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm “Who Run the World?” Women’s Empowerment

Host: Representative Merika Coleman (AL)

Moderator: Senator Anastasia Pittman (OK)

Description: Conference attendees will take home words of wisdom, struggle, and empowerment from trailblazers that mimic our theme of the 2018 NOBEL Women’s Annual Legislative Conference: Creating Leadership Opportunities by Empowering Women and Girls.

4:15 pm Closing – Representative Karen Camper (TN), President NOBEL Women

Location: Forum GHI

4:30pm – 7:00pm Glam Squad Appointments (By Appointment Only)

Location: Westin Azalea

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Shining Star General and VIP Pre-Receptions

Location: Sheraton Ballroom Lobby

7:00: pm – 9:30 Shining Star Gala

Description: The NOBEL Women Shining Stars Award Gala is an award ceremony recognizing NOBEL Women designated honorees whose efforts have contributed astoundingly to the upward mobility of the black community. Senator Vivian Figures (AL) and Representative Barbara Drummond (AL) to make a special presentation to Immediate Past President Laura Hall (AL)

Location: Sheraton- Birmingham Ballroom

Sunday, July 1, 2018

8:30 am – 12 Noon Farewell Breakfast

MC: Senator Marilyn Moore

Description: Conference attendees join together to bid each other farewell at the organizations signature Farewell Gospel Breakfast.

Location: Forum J

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Interim Nat’l Executive Director, LeTonia Hardin, ed@nobel-women.org or 865.755.2811.