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Sunday June 11 Location
12:00 - 19:00 Conference Registration Main Office
14:00 - 14:45 Walk and Talk with WLAG Chair, Lynn Shollen (Session 1) Meet Outside Main Hall
14:15 - 15:45

Tour of Omega Center for Sustainable Living

OCSL
15:00 - 15:45 Walk and Talk with WLAG Chair, Lynn Shollen (Session 2) Meet Outside Main Hall
17:30 - 18:30 Poster Session
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Dining Hall
17:45 - 18:45 Movement Class Movement Studio
17:45 - 18:45 Meditation Sanctuary
17:45 - 18:45 Beginner Yoga Stillwater
18:00 - 19:15 Dinner: Cultivating Our Whole Selves Dining Hall
19:30 - 21:00

Fireside Chat: Women's Leadership and the Arts

Facilitator: Susan Madsen, Utah Valley University

Lake Theater
19:30 - 21:00 Fireside Chat: Val-Kill Eleanor Roosevelt Life and Home

Facilitators: Manuela Roosevelt & Frank Futral, The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership

Ram Dass Library
19:30 - 21:00

Fireside Chat: Remember Who You Are

Facilitator: Gloria Burgess, Seattle University

Sanctuary
Monday June 12
7:00 - 8:00 Reflective Writing as a Leadership Practice Cedar
7:00 - 8:00 Tai Chi Movement Studio
7:00 - 8:00 Meditation Sanctuary
7:00 - 8:00 Intermediate Yoga Stillwater
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast With Optional Silence Dining Hall
8:00 - 17:00 Conference Registration Main Office
8:30 - 9:00 Morning Social
Thank you University of Phoenix for sponsoring this special event
Main Hall
9:00 - 10:15 Keynote: Tapping the Power of the Female Vision

Sally Helgesen

Main Hall
10:30 - 12:00 Concurrent Session 1
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12:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Personal Is Political Dining Hall
13:00 - 14:00 Reflection: Female Vision: See Things Differently. See Different Things with keynote speaker Sally Helgesen Sanctuary
13:00 - 13:45 Movement Class Movement Studio
14:15 - 15:45 Concurrent Session 2
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16:00 - 17:30 Concurrent Session 3
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17:45 - 18:45 Movement Class Movement Studio
17:45 - 18:45 Meditation Sanctuary
17:45 - 18:45 Beginner Yoga Stillwater
18:00 - 19:15 Dinner: "It Is Better to Light a Candle Than to Curse the Darkness" Dining Hall
19:30 - 21:00 Award Ceremony for Outstanding Scholarship & Outstanding Practice

Eleanor Roosevelt Docudrama - Live Performance Starring Debbie Dimitre
Main Hall
Tuesday June 13
7:00 - 8:00 Reflective Writing as a Leadership Practice Cedar
7:00 - 8:00 Tai Chi Movement Studio
7:00 - 8:00 Meditation Sanctuary
7:00 - 8:00 Intermediate Yoga Stillwater
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast With Optional Silence Dining Hall
8:00 - 17:00 Conference Registration Main Office
8:45 - 10:15 Concurrent Session 4
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10:30 - 12:00 Keynote Panel: Women and Power: Cultivating Influence

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha
Tuajuanda C. Jordan
Barbara Kellerman
Betsy Myers

Moderator: Susan Madsen

Main Hall
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Do Power Differently Dining Hall
13:00 - 14:00 Movement Class Movement Studio
13:00 - 14:00 Reflection: Trump and Testosterone with keynote speaker Barbara Kellerman Sanctuary
14:15 - 15:45 Concurrent Session 5
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16:00 - 17:30 Concurrent Session 6
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17:45 - 18:45 Wine and Cheese Event
Thank you MetLife for being a conference supporter and sponsoring this event!
Long Pond Lake
17:45 - 18:45 Movement Class Movement Studio
17:45 - 18:45 Meditation Sanctuary
17:45 - 18:45 Beginner Yoga Stillwater
18:00 - 19:15 Dinner: Asilomar Declaration and Call to Action Dining Hall
19:30 - 21:00

Fireside Chat: Courage on the Front Line

Facilitator: Clare Shine, Salzburg Global Seminar

Cabin by the Field
19:30 - 21:00

Fireside Chat: Four Decades of Winemaking: One Woman's Story of Wine, Women, and Politics

Facilitator: Phyllis Feder, Clinton Vineyards

Ram Dass Library
19:30 - 21:00

Fireside Chat: Leadership: A Matter of How to Be

Facilitator: Frances Hesselbein, Frances Hesselbein Institute

Sanctuary
Wednesday June 14
7:00 - 8:00 Tai Chi Movement Studio
7:00 - 8:00 Meditation Sanctuary
7:00 - 8:00 Intermediate Yoga Stillwater
7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast With Optional Silence Dining Hall
8:45 - 10:15 Concurrent Session 7
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10:30 - 12:00 Plenary: Grandma Moses - American Primitive Folk Artist - Docudrama - Live Performance Starring Debbie Dimitre & Closing Main Hall
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch: "Life Is What We Make It" Dining Hall
13:00 - 1400 Departures  
14:00 - 17:00

Post-Conference VIP Guided Tour of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Parthership at Hyde Park

Bus Departs Omega at 14:00 (2PM) and returns at 17:00 (5PM). Ticketed Event. Please note: This activity carries an additional registration fee of $85. Please register in advance via the conference registration form. The event will be capped at 35 participants.

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IMPORTANT: ILA's conference registration fee gives attendees access to all non-ticketed activities except for MEALS, YOGA, MEDITATION, TAI CHI, and REFLECTION or MOVEMENT classes. Attendees who lodge at the Omega Institute will automatically gain access to all meals and supplemental activities as listed above. Attendees who choose not to lodge at the Omega Institute, should purchase a conference commuter plan ($120) from Omega in order to access conference meals and supplemental activities.

Debbie Dimitre

About the Storyteller

For the past 30 years this Northwest Storyteller/Actress has been entertaining audiences of all ages with her historical docudramas, bringing to life such women as Nellie Bly, Eleanor Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Harriet Beecher-Stowe, and Rachel Carson just to name a few. Debbie has performed for schools, libraries, bookstores, churches, senior/retirement communities, museums, as well as numerous social and philanthropic organizations. She has performed for Folklife Festival, has served on the board of the Seattle Storytellers Guild, has been a member of the Biblical Storytellers Network and has facilitated storytelling workshops as well as women's retreats.

As noted by Debbie: "My interest in women's stories was born out of an awareness that our children's school books are practically void of information about women in American history, their contributions, courage and bravery. Thus was created Patch-Work Tales, a series of one woman presentations in which I bring to life, in costume and in character, various women from America's past."

As a theatre major at both the University of Oregon and Portland State University over 40 years ago, Debbie never imagined she would one day have her own one- woman production that would take her all over the Northwest. As the mother of three grown children and a grandmother, Debbie says she feels blessed to be living her dream.

Sherry LeVine Grindeland of the Bellevue Journal American wrote: "Once you have heard Debbie Dimitre assume the character of a woman out of America's past, you will never again think of history as dull or uninteresting." ×