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Where Women and
Technology Meet.

MARCH 12-13, 2017    AUSTIN, TEXAS

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Influential women in Media, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Technology will gather for VIP networking, workshops, panels and mentor sessions with top industry executives, thought leaders and creatives in a first-class setting for networking, mentorship and ideas.

#BEinAustin

Join us just for the day or stay over with us at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.  We have a limited BE Conference great rate hotel block so if you are interested in that, make sure you secure your room now.

Speakers

Dawn Laguens

Dawn Laguens

Dawn Laguens, executive vice president and chief brand officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, led the successful campaign to defeat the Pence…

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Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach is the Cofounder and CoCEO of Werk, the go-to destination for flexible work opportunities for ambitious women. Werk aims to fix the leadership pipeline where it is most…

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Jane Mosbacher Morris

Jane Mosbacher Morris

Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a socially inspired business connecting the 32B artisan industry with businesses and consumers seeking social impact products. She…

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Soledad OBrien

Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” O’Brien, founder and CEO…

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Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper is founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of 2015 Emmy nominated television series,“The Valley Girl Show”. Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist…

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Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis is the founder of Deeds Not Words, an advocacy initiative that empowers millennial women to channel their passion and energy on issues of gender equality into actionable change….

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Melissa Arnot

Melissa Arnot

Eddie Bauer guide Melissa Arnot has made her life about exploring the beautiful mountains of the world. She is passionate about climbing and pushing her own limits, but her ultimate…

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Shannon Stubo

Shannon Stubo

Shannon Stubo is the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at LinkedIn. She has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate communications field and has…

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Andrea Razzaghi

Andrea Razzaghi

Andrea Razzaghi is the Deputy Director of Astrophysics at NASA, providing executive leadership, strategic direction, and overall management of the programs and projects in the Astrophysics Division of the NASA…

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Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Walker began her television career under the mentorship of legendary journalist Linda Ellerbee at Nick News as…

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Cindy Whitehead

Cindy Whitehead is a highly regarded women’s health advocate and serial entrepreneur. Over a distinguished 22-year career in healthcare, in only the last 10 she has started and sold two…

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Beatriz Acevedo

Beatriz Acevedo is the founding partner and president of mitú, the most influential digital media brand for Latino Millennials.  She’s a digital pioneer, Latin media expert and multi-award winning producer….

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Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A thirteen-year blogging veteran, she is the…

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Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone is a board director, movement-builder and founder who creates scale movements with technology, storytelling and consumer aspiration. Lisa was founding CEO of #1 social media publisher for women…

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The ultimate networking event.

BE Conference starts and ends with networking opportunities and even includes several structured mentorship sessions, media opportunities and networking breaks throughout the day.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Early Check In & Cocktails
  • 8:30 pm Networking Event & Nightcap

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • 7 am Registration Open
  • 8:00 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9 - 10:45 am Welcome & Opening Keynote

    Four different discussions from female leaders in entertainment, science, politics, media and business on how they are pushing boundaries, creating innovations, breaking the mold and changing the game.

    Changing the Game
    Doing the Work
    Spreading the News
    Breaking the Mold

  • 10:45 - 11 am Networking Break
  • 11 - 12:30 pm GA Mastermind Sessions

    The beauty of Mastermind Groups is that participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. Our three Mastermind Groups will focus on 1) Resume building/interview skills/negotiating skills 2) Workplace issues/facilitating and promoting diversity and progress 3) Finances/financial planning/budgeting/managing finances.

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm VIP Mentorship sessions

    VIP Mentorship sessions will consist of one mentor to four VIP attendees. These will be held in the VIP lounge.

SPACE

  • 12:45 - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch
  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm GA Mentorship Sessions

    GA Mentorship sessions will consist of one mentor to eight GA attendees. These will be held in the main ballroom.

  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm VP Mastermind Sessions

    The beauty of Mastermind Groups is that participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. Our three Mastermind Groups will focus on 1) Resume building/interview skills/negotiating skills 2) Workplace issues/facilitating and promoting diversity and progress 3) Finances/financial planning/budgeting/managing finances.

  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm Networking Break

    Market Place Break

  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm Closing Keynote: 5 Discussions

    Five different discussions with leaders in business, finance, industry and community focused on building empowerment in entrepreneurship, finances, and personal direction, as well as a view into the future and how we are moving forward with action.

    Entrepreneurship: Start it up.
    Money: Raise it, Manage it, Spend it
    Life Changes: Who has the time?
    Expansions: Finding Your Give
    What’s Next: Get Where You’re Going

  • 5:30 - 8:00 pm Cocktails, Music and More

WHAT IS BE?

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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Location

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, Texas

Join us just for the day or stay over with us at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.  We have a limited BE Conference great rate hotel block so if you are interested in that, make sure you secure your room now.

Please note there is a 2 night minimum stay since the date is during SXSW. This affects all hotels in the area.

8212 Barton Club Dr, Austin, TX 78735

Enjoy the Austin hill country at this resort spread across 4,000 landscaped acres.  The resort has both indoor and outdoor pools, and there are four golf courses, 11 tennis courts and a spa. The four dining options include a formal restaurant with a veranda, as well as a poolside bar. The resort fee covers the use of Wi-Fi and access to the gym and steam room.

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Sponsors

The BE Conference is one of 2017’s hottest tickets. Progressive brands will #BEinAustin with 300+ attendees including top influencers, innovators, corporate change-agents, bloggers, creators, media, makers, celebrities, and C-suite leaders. Companies who value the insights and future of Millennial women will find The BE Conference a unique and compelling opportunity to build lasting connections. 

There are many customizable sponsorship activations, including:

  • Speaking and mentorship opportunities for company executives.

  • Brand promotion to an audience of Millennial tastemakers.

  • Opportunity to build lasting connections with today’s leading female entrepreneurs & businesswomen.

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WHO IS BEHIND BE?

 

The BE Conference is organized by a team known for impactful, first-class events with key niche groups: The Wrap and Mom 2.0.

The Wrap is a media and entertainment force in both digital and print, and also presents a series of women-focused events such as the Women’s Breakfast Series and The Grill.

Mom 2.0 is a multifaceted media and conference company known for bringing today’s leading parenting influencers together with top brands both online and in person at events like the Mom 2.0 Summit.

WHO ATTENDS BE?

 

Influencers. Instagrammers. Businesswomen. Bloggers. Scientists. Students. Communicators. Content Creators. Media. Makers. Producers. Programmers. Celebrities. CEOs.

All in one room.

The BE Conference brings together these future leaders with industry founders, disrupters, movers and shakers in Media, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship and Technology.

WHY BE?

 

There are 80 million Millennials in America, half are women. Highly ambitious, educated, optimistic, dedicated, and attempting to thrive with well-rounded lifestyles, Millennials are powerful players and they are not here to play…they are ready to get going. Most of them just need a place to meet and a roadmap to start.

There are many reasons influencers come to BE Conferences…to network, to mentor, to learn new skills, to launch new projects or products. And to BE with like minds.

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