2008 NOW Regional Conferences
Regional conferences are open to any NOW member. In 2008, regions will elect members of the NOW Board of Directors for a two-year term. All members of the region in good standing whose dues are received by the national organization or its appropriate subunits at least ninety days prior to the conference and who are present may vote.
For more details about your Regional Conference and how to register, write to the email address below.
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Regional Conference and Virginia NOW State Conference
Theme: "Sexism and Politics in 2008"
Saturday, May 17, 8:30a-6:30p in Arlington, Va.
Location: Barcroft Community House, 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington
Keynote speaker: Deirdre Condit, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Political Science/Public Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University
For more info: Email or go to VA NOW website
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Guam, American Samoa, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Regional Conference and Arizona NOW Spring Conference
Saturday, April 5, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Phoenix, Az.
Location: Radisson Phoenix Airport Hotel on I-10 and University Blvd Exit
Keynote Speaker: NOW President Kim Gandy
Rep. Ed Ableser (LD-17) and Rep. Linda Lopez (LD-29) will attend an Open Forum
Registration opens 8:30am
Also: Friday, April 4, 6-9pm, reception in hotel lounge for Kim Gandy. Also in attendance: Rep. Jackie Thrasher (LD-10), Democratic candidate Tammy Pursley (LD-18), and local chapter member and national entertainer Elaine Lundberg.
For more info: Website or Email
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Saturday, April 26, in Boston, Mass.
For more info: Email
South Central Region
Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Saturday, May 17, in Albuquerque, N.M.
Conference fee: $35, includes registration and lunch
Guest Speaker: Jane Midgley, author of Women and the U.S. Budget
Agenda: 6a-9a breakfast | 9a Registration | 10a Welcome | 10:30a Speaker
12n-1p Lunch | 1:15p NOW Update | 3p Board Election | 6:30p Dinner
Location: Hotel Blue 717 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM | 877-878-4868 (for free airport pick-up, call hotel)
Room rates: $85 plus tax for nights of 5/16 and 5/17
Sunday, May 18 at 10:00 am: Optional visit to Albuquerque's Old Town
For more info: Email or call 505-982-1823
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
Saturday, May 31, in Vancouver, WA
Washington State Univ., 14204 NE Salmon Creel Ave, Vancouver
Keynote Speaker: Susan Wicklund, author of "This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor"
For more info: Email or call Judie at 253-627-8130
Great Lakes Region
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
Regional Conference and Women of Color and Allies Summit
Fri-Sat, May 30-31, in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Oakland Community College, 27055 Orchard Lake Rd.
Registration open 3:00p-8:30p on Fri and 8:00a-3:00p on Sat
Agenda - Fri: 4-9p Women of Color and Allies Summit Workshops
Sat: 9a Plenary 1 | 10a Workshops | 12n Lunch | 1:30p Workshops | 3p Plenary 2 (includes elections)
Hotel: Comfort Inn, 30715 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 248-471-9220
Room Rates: One bed $69.99, Two beds $79.99; tell them you're with Great Lakes NOW
For more info: Email or call 317-435-5388
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee
Theme: "Run Like a GRRRL, Lead Like a Woman"
Saturday, May 31, 8:30a-4:30p in Nashville, Tenn., with entertainment to follow
Location: Nashville Peace & Justice Center, 4732 Longdale Drive
Also: Hospitality on Fri at 7:00p
For more info: Email or call 615-269-7141
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Saturday, May 31, 10:00a-4:00p, in Atlanta, Ga.
Location: Sistersong, 1237 Ralph David Abernathy, SW
For more info: Email or call 404-344-9629
Prairie States Region
Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
Satruday, May 17, in Altoona (Des Moines), Iowa
For more info: Email
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