to Aug 29

national association of state judicial educators annual conference

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The National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1975, that strives to improve the justice system through judicial branch education. NASJE is a leader in defining the practice of judicial branch education and in gathering and sharing resources among educators.

NASJE’s ongoing achievements include:

  • Furthering the professional education, growth and experience of state judicial educators
  • Developing standards for the continuing education of state judges
  • Maintaining a clearinghouse for the exchange of materials, techniques, and information
  • Providing a forum for the development of progressive theories of judicial education
  • Promoting judicial education research and development
  • Representing and advancing the interests of state and local judicial education programs


Topic:  Individuality, Courage & Values:  the Foundations of Leadership

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to May 3

association of surgical educators annual meeting (PRIVATE EVENT)


The Association for Surgical Education was formed in 1980 and its 850 members represent over 190 medical schools and institutions throughout the United States and Canada.The mission of the Association for Surgical Education is to promote, recognize, and reward excellence, innovation and scholarship in surgical education.


Topic:  Inclusion, Individuality & Courage: Why These Are the Birthplace of Innovation

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11:30 AM11:30

the rose "a time to care" fundraising luncheon


The Rose reduces deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics, and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay.The Rose addresses any barrier that might keep a woman from caring for her own needs.  Studies show women often put personal needs on hold while tending to the needs of others. Many women cite cost and lack of access as reasons they delay preventive services. Yet, early detection mammography screenings are the most powerful weapons in the fight against breast cancer - which is 98% curable when detected early. For the woman who puts everyone else ahead of her own care, The Rose encourages her to take care of Me2. 

Every service offered by The Rose is available to the uninsured through one of many sponsorship programs. In fact the whole purpose of the Empower Her® Sponsorship Program is to ensure any woman has access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care. From the initial screening mammogram, through diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound and biopsies as well as access to treatment -- all are part of the "quality breast health care" offered at The Rose. 

Same day diagnosis, special programs for young women, on-site physicians dedicated to breast health care, advanced digital technology -- all reflect The Rose's emphasis on quality and excellence. The Rose collaborates with the best medical organizations in Texas and reach women from Matagorda to Shelby Counties. 


Topic:  Making Light and Quiet Activism: Why We’re Wired to Change the World

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to Apr 7

erma bombeck writer's workshop


The Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop is the only one in the country devoted to both humor and human interest writing. Through the workshop, the University of Dayton and the Bombeck family honor one of America’s most celebrated storytellers and humorists. Over the past decade, the workshop has attracted such household names as Dave Barry, Phil Donahue, Art Buchwald, Nancy Cartwright, Don Novello, Garrison Keillor, Gail Collins, Connie Schultz, Roy Blount Jr., Adriana Trigiani, Amy Ephron and Alan Zweibel.  The 2018 workshop, emceed by Patricia Wynn Brown, will feature an incredible line-up of keynote speakers:

• Craig Ferguson host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for 10 years, author, comedian. He won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host for “Celebrity Name Game,” and can be heard nightly on The Craig Ferguson Showon SiriusXM.

• Liza Donnelly, award-winning cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine, resident cartoonist for CBS News and author/editor of 18 books.

• John Grogan, author of the international #1 bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, a memoir and numerous children’s books.

• Karen Walrond, bestselling author, photographer, coach and inspirational speaker who inspires others to find and celebrate their own uniqueness, through the power of storytelling.

• Monica Piper, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and stand-up comic who has written for sit-coms Roseanne, Mad About You and Veronica’s Closet, and was the head writer of the #1 children’s animated series Rugrats.

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to Mar 12

BE Conference

  • Omni Austin Hotel Downtown (map)
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The BE Conference is a premier conference for emerging professionals, bringing together women who are at the top of their fields in media, entertainment, entrepreneurship and technology with young female influencers, along with corporate leaders who want to connect with them.

“BE” is about being the best possible version of yourself.

BE Conference is focused on connections, experience and mentorship, where industry leaders connect with young female professionals to grow and succeed in their professional lives.

A gathering of leaders. Focused on what’s next.

Join us in Austin as we meet, connect and learn.

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to Feb 3

dad 2.0 summit

  • Ritz Carlton New Orleans (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Dad 2.0 Summit is an annual conference where marketers, social media leaders, and blogging parents connect to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood.

More men are defying stereotypes by taking active roles in their children’s lives, making day-to-day household purchasing decisions regarding products and services, and chronicling these experiences online. The Dad 2.0 Summit is an open conversation about the commercial power of dads online, as well as an opportunity to learn the tools and tactics used by influential bloggers to create high-quality content, build personal brands, and develop viable business models.


Topic:  Building A Constructive Dialogue After #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has exposed a system of predation and abuse, and the long-overdue reckoning has come due. Our panel will explore the current movements toward gender equality, the messages our children are receiving about gender relations and feminism, men’s roles in closing the gender gap, and strategies parents can use every day to move the conversation in a positive direction.

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8:00 AM08:00

st. agnes academy student body assembly (PRIVATE EVENT)

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Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.

St. Agnes Academy was founded in 1905 by Mother Pauline Gannon, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas. The Academy opened on February 11, 1906, at its former location at 3901 Fannin. It was in operation at that site until September 1963 when the present-day campus opened at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in Sharpstown. St. Agnes numbers more than 10,000 graduates, many of whom now have daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters who are Academy students or alumnae.

In 1917 St. Agnes was accredited by the University of Texas and the State Board of Education. It is now affiliated with the following educational associations: Catholic Schools of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, The National Catholic Educational Association, The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, AdvancEd (formerly the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), and The College Board.

From its founding until 1939, the Academy offered 12 years of instruction and boarding facilities for its students. In 1939, the boarding facilities were discontinued, and, in 1954, the Academy began to function as a day school for students in grades 9-12. Today, St. Agnes has approximately 900 girls enrolled.


Topic:  Vulnerability, Courage & Trusteeship: Why We’re Wired to Change the World


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