Each summer, NeW leaders, NeW supporters and those interested in learning more about NeW gather in Washington, DC for the annual NeW National Conference. The Network of enlightened Women held its 2013 National Conference on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28 in Washington, DC at The Heritage Foundation. On Thursday evening, we kicked off the conference with a networking event for young professionals. The National Conference continued on Friday, June 28 with Christina Hoff Sommers, author of Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys, as the keynote speaker. The day included student speakers, an alumnae panel and a professional development training.
Save the date for the 2014 National Conference to be held at The Heritage Foundation June 19-20, 2014!
See below for pictures from the 2013 Reception and National Conference.
2013 National Conference Photos
2013 National Conference Reception Photos
See below for pictures from last year’s Reception and National Conference.
2012 National Conference Photos
2012 National Conference Reception Photos
2012 Speed Networking Reception
After the National Conference, we held a Speed Networking Reception follow-up event. Enjoy the pictures!
2011 National Conference Reception Photos
Our Sixth Annual National Conference was held on Friday, June 24 at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. Kate O’Beirne, author of Women Who Make the World Worse and former Washington Editor of National Review, gave an educational and enlightening keynote speech. The National Conference kicked off with a reception for DC professionals on Thursday, June 23. Enjoy the pictures below!
2011 National Conference Photos
2010 National Conference Photos
Our Fifth Annual National Conference occurred on June 25, 2010. Over 60 women from around the nation gathered to learn more about NeW. Read a review here.
2008 National Conference Photos
2007 National Conference Photos
NeW National Conference Keynote Speakers
Carrie Lukas (2007)
Danielle Crittenden (2008)
Kate Obenshain (2009)
Christina Hoff Sommers (2010)
Kate O’Beirne (2011)
Mary Katharine Ham (2012)
NeW National Conference Award Winners
- Enlightened Woman of the Year: Danielle Sturgis (Drake University)
- Chapter of the Year: Arizona State University
- Enlightened Woman of the Year: Meredith Ramsey (University of Virginia)
- Chapter of the Year: University of Florida
- Chapter of the Year: Florida State University
- Enlightened Woman of the Year: Kathleen Bracken (University of Virginia)
- Chapter of the Year: Ohio State University
- New chapter of the Year: The King’s College
- Enlightened Woman of the Year: Blayne Bennett (Arizona State University)
- Chapter of the Year: University of Virginia
- New chapter of the Year: James Madison University
- Enlightened Woman of the Year: Danelle Gagliardi (Ohio State University)
- Chapter of the Year: Akron University
- New chapter of the Year: Cornell University
- Enlightened Woman of the Year: Alyssa Richardson (Jame Madison University)
- Chapter of the Year: Cornell University
- New chapter of the Year: Sweet Briar Colleage
- Enlightened Woman of the Year: Rachel Smith (Akron University)
- NeW Woman of the Year: Emily Goff (NeW DC)