National Conference

You’re Invited to the 2014 National Conference to be held at The Heritage Foundation June 19-20, 2014!

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 2014 NeW National Conference will be held on Thursday, June 19, and Friday, June 20, in Washington, DC at The Heritage Foundation. On Thursday evening, we will kick off the conference with a networking event for young professionals. The event will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The National Conference continues on Friday from 10am to 4pm. These events are FREE for attendees.

RSVP here today! If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Condrey at alyssa@enlightenedwomen.org. Also invite your friends and colleagues who would like to learn more about NeW!

See below for pictures from the 2013 Reception and National Conference.

2013 National Conference Photos

2013 National Conference Reception Photos

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2013 NeW Reception Invitation

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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

2006

  • Enlightened Woman of the Year: Danielle Sturgis (Drake University)

2007

  • Chapter of the Year: Arizona State University
  • Enlightened Woman of the Year: Meredith Ramsey (University of Virginia)

2008

  • Chapter of the Year: University of Florida

2009

  • Chapter of the Year: Florida State University
  • Enlightened Woman of the Year: Kathleen Bracken (University of Virginia)

2010

  • 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)

2011

  • 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)

2012

  • Chapter of the Year: Akron University
  • New chapter of the Year: Cornell University
  • Enlightened Woman of the Year: Alyssa Richardson (Jame Madison University)

2013

  • 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)