2018 Virginia Women's Conference

Announcing the 9th Annual Virginia Women’s Conference

8 AM – 3 PM, Saturday, November 17 at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center


The Virginia Women’s Conference is dedicated to providing a venue for Virginia women of all ages to meet, network, hear from experts on a variety of important topics, and gather resources from federal, state, and local agencies. It will feature remarks from Senator Warner, keynote Beth Macy, and will include workshops, a resource expo, and networking opportunities.

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#VAWC18 Agenda

8:00 AM              Doors Open: Registration, Networking Breakfast, & Resource Fair

8:45 AM              Welcome Program

9:00 AM              Mini-Session and Keynote Beth Macy!

10:15 AM            Morning Workshops

11:30 AM            Resource Fair Break

Noon                    Lunch

1:15 PM              Afternoon Workshops

2:35 PM              Closing Program

3:00 PM              Conference Concludes



Beth Macy, widely-acclaimed bestselling author of Factory Man, Truevine, and most recently, DOPESICK: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America will keynote this year’s conference. Beth has won more than a dozen national awards for her reporting, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard.

Beth’s book, DOPESICK, celebrating a month on the New York Times bestseller list, profiles the real people touched by this national epidemic and those leading, as she puts it, Dunkirk-like, grassroots efforts to stem the tide of death and despair. She has been combining journalistic excellence with compassionate, unforgettable storytelling for a quarter century at the Roanoke Times and through two national bestsellers. In DOPESICK, she puts the full force of her skills and passion into reporting on this wide-spread and deadly epidemic.

We are so pleased to have Beth join us to talk about her creative process, her Roanoke roots, and most importantly the touching personal stories she gathered and lessons she gleaned from researching and writing DOPESICK

This conference is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical official U.S. Senate constituent services event. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service should contact Reagan Blewett at 202.224.6210 no later than Monday, November 5, 2018.