Women’s Conference Registration Deadline Approaches

Posted on 5/21/2012 1:08:28 PM

Time is running out to register for the fifth annual Women’s Conference on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

The deadline to register is Friday, May 25. There is no charge for IUP employees to attend, but all participants must register in advance.

Conference organizers have learned that some people who registered for the conference online did not complete the process and are therefore not registered. Those who successfully completed the process should have received a confirmation e-mail.

If you did not receive the e-mail or are unsure if you received the e-mail, please contact Kathy Brewer at 724-357-4799 or Betsy Sarneso at 724-357-2598 to see if you are on the list of registrants.

Detailed directions on how to register for the Women’s Conference are now available on the conference website.

Participants may register to attend the full conference, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or just the morning or afternoon session. Both half-day sessions include lunch and the keynote presentation, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Ruth Modzelewski, Komen for the Cure Pittsburgh affiliate

The keynote speaker will be Ruth Modzelewski, mission coordinator with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Pittsburgh affiliate and a two-time breast cancer survivor.

The conference will also feature hourlong workshops on topics including nutrition and exercise, stress reduction, smartphone apps, social media, conflict resolution, body image, organization, meditation and yoga, self-defense, ergonomics, and wills, living wills, and power of attorney.

The theme of this year’s conference is “In Sisterhood.” It is hosted by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women at IUP and co-sponsored by Indiana Regional Medical Center’s Spirit of Women program.

Again, the conference is free for IUP employees, with the cost paid by division vice presidents. IRMC employees, Spirit of Women members, IUP retirees, and IUP students may attend for a discounted rate of $30. The cost for all others is $50 for a full day or $35 for a half day. All participants must register in advance.

Vendor/information tables will also be available throughout the event. Tables may be reserved for $25 each but are free for IUP programs and services.

Find more information on the Women’s Conference website, or go directly to the conference registration page.