NDWN Annual Meeting and WOY Banquet

09/21/2018  5:00 PM -  09/22/2018  4:00 PM  Ramada Inn - 1400 Interchange Ave, Bismarck

Tickets for the NDWN Annual Meeting/Woman of the Year event are on sale now! One ticket gets you access to both days of celebration, education and networking! Click Here to get yours today! 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada under ND Women's Network. 

Friday, September 21 -

5:00-5:45 pm - Members only social (Assembly Hall)

6:00-8:00 pm - Woman of the Year Banquet (West Heritage)


Saturday, September 22 -

8:00 am - Registration Opens

8:00-8:30 am - Light breakfast/visit booths (Assembly Hall)

8:30 am - Welcome and Announcements

8:45-9:30 am - Advocacy – Learn strategies to be an effective advocate. Janelle Moos, CAWS and Mike Chaussee, AARP (Assembly Hall)

9:30-10:15 am - ND Breastfeeding Policy – Learn about the history of the current ND breastfeeding law and hear about an initiative to improve the law. Karen Ehrens and Erika Lee (Assembly Hall)

10:15-10:30 am – Break

10:30-11:15 am - North Dakota’s Addiction Crisis – Get an overview of the data surrounding addiction in North Dakota. Learn about policies and programs that are making an impact, where there are gaps and what you can do to help. Kurt Snyder, Heartview Foundation (Assembly Hall)

11:15-12:45 pm - Lunch with Annual Meeting (Assembly Hall). Lunch sponsored by ND Farmers Union. 

12:45-1:30 pm - Sex Education in North Dakota- Learn about the policies and programs that impact the reproductive health of our youth. Learn about current state laws, what the research is showing us about the impact of comprehensive sex education programming in ND, and potential attacks aimed at shutting down the programs. Amy Jacobson, Planned Parenthood (Assembly Hall)

1:30-2:15 pm - Child Care Access in North Dakota – Learn about the projected need for child care vs the child care capacity in our state, the average cost of child care, the challenges facing childcare providers and parents, and programs and resources available. Verla Jung, Child Care Aware of ND (Assembly Hall)

2:15-2:30 pm - Break with snacks

2:30-3:15 pm - Panel Discussion “The Next Generation of Voters” Hear from 18-21 year old ND residents about issues important to them, how they get info on political issues and candidates, and what motivates them to go to the polls. Moderated by Karla Rose Hanson (Assembly Hall)

3:15-4:00 pm - Women’s Devising Project The lead collaborators of the Women's Devising Project invite you to experience creating as a community. We will share a bit about our work, guide you through a theater game (no acting required) and end with a surprise. We can't wait to create with you! (Assembly Hall) Kathryn Dunlap and Eichelle


Thank you to our NDWN Annual Meeting lunch sponsor: