NDWN Annual Meeting and WOY Banquet

09/21/2018  5:00 PM -  09/22/2018  5:00 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 -

5:00-6:00 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

8:00-8:45 am - Light breakfast/visit booths (Assembly Hall)

8:45 – Welcome and Announcements – Kristie Wolff

9:00-10:00 am – AdvocacySpeaker TBA (Assembly Hall)

10:00- 10:15 – Break

10:15-11:15 – Breakout sessions

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 (Executive 106)

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 (Executive 114)

11:15 – 1:00 pm – NDFU Farmers share lunch and NDWN Annual Meeting (Assembly Hall)

1:10-2:10pm - Breakouts

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 (Executive 106)    

Childcare 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 (Executive 114)

2:15-3:15 – 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)

3:15-3:30 pm – Break/sponsor booths announce prize drawings

3:30-4:15 pm – Closing – Women’s Devising Project Play (Assembly Hall)