Join us at AAUW Ohio Convention April 9-10 in Akron
Women Worldwide: Leadership, Advocacy and Policy is the theme of the AAUW Ohio 2011 Equity Day and Convention, which will be held Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, at Quaker Square Inn, 135 S. Broadway in Akron.
The two-day event, co-sponsored by the University of Akron’s Office of Inclusion and Equity, will provide learning opportunities on the topics of women in business, women in STEM and women across the globe, among others.
Equity Day Events April 9
Patricia Millhoff, president of AAUW Ohio and an associate professor of criminal justice at UA, will open the event at 10 a.m. April 9. Candace Campbell Jackson, UA’s vice president and chief of staff, will speak on “Pathways to Leadership” at 10:15 a.m.
Saturday events will feature two additional keynote speakers. Karen Rainey, AAUW Ohio’s public policy advocate, will speak on that topic at 1 p.m. Dr. Katherine Fell, president of the University of Findlay, will speak about leadership at the optional awards banquet at 7 p.m.
Three breakout sessions are also scheduled for Saturday, with sessions ending at 5 p.m. Participants include J.J. Reichert, women’s program coordinator in the Governor’s Office for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Division; Ann Klotz, director of the Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls; Pam Ferris Olson, author of Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women’s Stories; and Dr. Rosa Githiora, interim director of UA’s Women’s Resource Center.
Breakout session topics include:
- Small business and entrepreneurship
- Mission-based programming and public policy
- STEM Education Initiative
- Empowering women through education
- Status of women in Israel
- Immigration and women
- Women and STEM
- Women and the environment
- Social media and you
Convention Events April 10
Sunday’s program begins at 9 a.m. with a membership workshop followed by sessions with branch officer and their state board counterparts. A breakout session at 10:15 a.m. will feature panel discussions about the organization’s Legacy Circle and Bowling Green State University’s Digital Mirror Project.
At 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Linda Hallman, executive director of AAUW, will install officers and lead a session for all members that will end at 3 p.m.
How to register
Students can attend Saturday programs for free, with the exception of meals.
They can register by downloading the Student Registration Form, completing it, and e-mailing it to Nancy Stellhorn at email@example.com. They can also mail their completed form to Nancy at the address on the Student Registration Form. Students may purchase the $17 buffet lunch that will be served that day by choosing that option on the registration form and paying for it online via PayPal.
For all others, the cost is $60 per day, which includes lunch. The cost of the optional Saturday evening awards banquet is $30.
To register, download the Registration Form as a Word document, fill it out, pay online via PayPal, and e-mail your completed form to Nancy Stellhorn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who wish may also mail their check and completed form to Nancy at the address on the Registration Form.
Equity Day and Convention quick links
- Visit the AAUW Ohio 2011 Equity Day and Convention page for all the convention details, including program, cost, registration, location, accommodations and recognition.
- Download the full program.
- Get your branch recognized at Awards Banquet April 9
- Students can attend Equity Day free!
- Bring a kid’s book to Convention for First Book
- Download the Student Registration Form.
- Download the non-student Registration Form.
- Pay online via PayPal.
- Get directions to Quaker Square Inn.